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Mazatlan meaning "land of the deer" is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Set in a beautiful cove of the Pacific, Mazatlan lies at about the same latitude as Hawaii. The temperature fluctuates from mid-60's to mid-90's depending on the time of the year. Mazatlan offers 10 miles of inviting sandy beaches. It's no wonder it plays host to more than one million visitors per year.
These visitors will find plenty to keep them busy in Mazatlan, whether it be world class fishing to two championship golf courses and an aging 9 hole course that is located pretty close to town but almost impossible to find, or near perfect surfing, hunting, sunbathing or shopping, Mazatlan offers an excellent destination for all types of vacationers.
Nightlife in Mazatlan should live up to your expectations. In Mazatlan it is only acceptable to party like a rock star! The nightlife in Mazatlan starts late, many of the nightclubs and discos do not even open until 9 or 10 PM, and winds down early in the morning. Most of the discos in Mazatlan close around 3 or 4 AM.
Mazatlan is home to one of the world's greatest parties, Carnival. Mazatlan during Carnival is an unforgettable experience. Carnival, usually the last week in February or the first part of March, is a 100-year-old Mazatlan tradition. The expertise that goes into the planning of this event is evident everywhere during Carnival. This is truly one of the great celebrations in the world. If you wish to visit Mazatlan during Carnival you should make your reservations well in advance, as this giant party is no secret among the Mexicans and savvy travelers.