Mazatlan Vacations...Cheap Vacation Packages to Mazatlan
are great relaxing escape that won't break the bank! Mazatlan is the
largest port between Los Angeles and the Panama Canal.
1. How to get to there?
Fly to Mazatlan unless you really enjoy driving. Take the charters
during the winter with direct flights from Mineapolis and Denver, as
well as Salt Lake City and Oakland for your Mazatlan vacation. In terms
of regularly scheduled flights on American carriers, you can fly Alaska
Air from Los Angeles, Continental out of Houston, or America West from
is a new daily one stop flight out of Dallas with American Airlines
that stops in Guadaljara. The only other airlines with regularly
scheduled flights into Mazatlan are Mexicana, Aeromexico, and
airport is about 40 minutes from the city. You can hire an individual
taxi by buying a ticket at the booth as you exit from baggage claim.
The cost is about $20 for the cab, which holds 3 or 4 people. Warning:
As you exit baggage claim you will be approached by numerous people
offering you a 'free' ride from the airport. These are all timeshare
salesmen, and say NO to them.
2. Best time to travel there? What are the most essential items to pack then?
The best time for Mazatlan vacations is shortly after the end of their
rainy season (early October), when everything is green and good. Bring
along some Light Casual clothes.
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3. Visa & Vaccination Requirements?
of citizenship and photo ID. Tourist card is required. Tourist card
valid 3 months for single-entry up to 180 days, $20 fee, requires proof
of U.S. citizenship, photo ID, and proof of sufficient funds. Visa not
required of U.S. citizens for tourist/transit stay of up to 30 days.
Obtain tourist cards in advance from Consulate, Tourism Office, and
most airlines serving Mexico upon arrival. Departure tax $10 is paid at
airport when not included in the cost of the airline ticket. Notarized
consent from parent(s) required for children under age 18 traveling
alone, with one parent, or in someone else custody.
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4. Currency exchange rate?
sure to trade US dollars for pesos when you arrive at your Mazatlan
vacation. Look for money-changer booths along the streets. Credit cards
are widely accepted at restuarants.
5. Local Practices
- Land of the Deer was originally colonized by Spaniards in 1531.
Before the Spanish, it was settled by natives, called the Totorames,
who were hunters and fishers. You will see run down, poor areas but the
locals are very friendly. The city is divided into 3 sections: Old
Mazatlan where the locals are, the Golden Zone where most of the
hotels/resorts are and New Mazatlan, most undeveloped beaches.
is a special kind of music played by 2 or more people. It's essentially
vocal with guitar. It's romantic, lush and full of harmonies. The
electricity in Mexico is the same as the electricity in the USA.
6. What the best and cheapest way to get around during any Mazatlan vacations?
Pulmonias (open taxis) are by far the most fun transportation.
The perfect way to stay cool while being driven through the city's busy
streets. Be sure to ask the price first, but they're all pretty
reasonable. You will be counting the days until your next Mazatlan
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