Cheap Mazatlan Vacations


Your Mazatlan vacation

The charms of Mazatlan are palpable everywhere, from the beaches and seaside bars to the bargain-filled alleyways. Whether you're exploring the markets of Old Mazatlan or cruising the El Malecon seaside strip, Mazatlan delights and astounds. The views from El Mirador are an absolute winner, as is the bargain Mexican cuisine at Senor Frog's. For a night at the theater Mazatlan-style, head to Teatro Angela Peralta to watch a traditional play and some colorful dance troupes.

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Cheap Mazatlan Vacation Packages

Hotel Playa Mazatlan

3 stars
4.1 / 5 126 reviews
Beachfront hotel with great views and a long history in the Zona DoradaIdeally located in the heart of Mazatlan's lively Golden Zone (Zona Dorada), the Hotel Playa Mazatlan provides premier service, accommodations and amenities to its guests, many of whom return year after year. A proud pioneer of the Mazatlan tourist scene, the hotel first opened its doors five decades ago and has hosted film stars including John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Then a quiet, low-key hotel in a virtually unknown area, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan is now a full-service resort stretching more than a quarter-mile of golden beach. HighlightsTemazcal purifying steam bath experience  Live music and dancing during peak seasons "La Original Fiesta Mexicana" dinner showOpen-air dining overlooking the three islandsThree swimming pools and two Jacuzzis RoomsHotel Playa Mazatlan guests choose from garden view, ocean view and family rooms, as well as junior suites. All include a balcony or terrace, Internet access and satellite TV. Superior family rooms and junior suites also include coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators. For a one-of-a-kind experience, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan offers boutique rooms and penthouses, some with kitchens and dining areas. FeaturesThe Hotel Playa Mazatlan features Colonial-style architecture with rustic Mexican decor, surrounded by lush gardens, pools and waterfalls. Relax under a beachfront palapa or take a dip in one of three pools or two Jacuzzis. Adventure-seeking guests enjoy the hotel's rock climbing walls and zip line. In addition to traditional spa massage therapies, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan offers a Temazcal experience -- a traditional pre-Hispanic natural steam bath and cave pool used to purify the body, mind and soul. TransportationGeneral Rafael Buelna International Airport (12.5 mi/20.1 km)Central de Autobuses (2.2 mi/3.6 km)Mexican Federal Highway 15 (2.8 mi/4.4 km) Attractions Bullring (Plaza de Toros) (1.1 mi/1.7 km) Mazatlan Aquarium (1.7 mi/2.7 km)   City and State Tourism Office (3.2 mi/5.2 km) Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (3.3 mi/5.4 km)  Plazuela Machado (3.4 mi/5.5 km)  Teatro Angela Peralta (3.5 mi/5.6 km)  Museo Arqueologico de Mazatlan (3.5 mi/5.6 km) Lighthouse (El Faro) (4.6 mi/7.4 km) Estrella del Mar golf course (12.6 mi/20.4 km) Business Business center23,000 square feet of function space includes event rooms, courtyards and terracesCatering services available
Value FREE kids up to 12 + Free WiFi
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RIU Emerald Bay - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.7 / 5 96 reviews
All-inclusive resort with spa, swim-up bar and numerous dining optionsRising 20 stories over the Pacific at Playa Brujas, the lavish and all-inclusive Riu Emerald Bay provides guests with an unforgettable Mazatlan experience. While away an afternoon at the beachfront swimming pool or adjoining Jacuzzi, taking advantage of complimentary sun loungers and pooside palapas. Kids love the children's pool, playground and daily activities. Grown-ups sign up for daytime activities, too. Afterwards, unwind at the Riu Emerald Bay sauna and then get ready for an evening of live music, theme shows or dancing. HighlightsRenova Spa with massage therapies and salon (fees apply) Fitness center, sauna and Jacuzzi Two lighted, hard surface tennis courts Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool Asian, Mexican and steakhouse restaurants, sports bar and swim-up bar RoomsThe expansive and all-inclusive Riu Emerald Bay features 715 guest rooms and suites with traditional decor such as poster beds and modern amenities such as flat-panel TVs. Standard rooms include a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, mini-bars, in-room safes and hairdryers. Loft suites and ocean view rooms are available. For additional space, request a Riu Emerald Bay triple room or junior suite, all with ocean views. Suites provide the utmost comfort and luxury, with a Jacuzzi, separate shower, lounge area with sofa, dressing room and a Jacuzzi terrace with ocean view. DiningThe all-inclusive amenities at Riu Emerald Bay feature all meals and 24/7 snacks -- full American breakfast buffet or continental breakfast, lunch selections such as pizzas and salads, and theme dinner buffets with on-the-spot cooking stations. Local and imported beverages are unlimited, and each guest room's mini-bar and liquor dispenser is restocked regularly.  TransportationGeneral Rafael Buelna International Airport (16.6 mi/26.7 km)Mexican Federal Highway 15 (5.1 mi/8.2 km) Central de Autobuses (6.8 mi/10.9 km) Attractions Mazagua water park (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Marina Mazatlan (2.6 mi/4.2 km) Mazatlan Aquarium (6.2 mi/10 km)   City and State Tourism Office (8.1 mi/13 km) Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (8.1 mi/13 km)  Museo Arqueologico de Mazatlan (8.2 mi/13.2 km) Plazuela Machado (8.2 mi/13.2 km) Teatro Angela Peralta (8.2 mi/13.2 km) Lighthouse (El Faro) (9.3 mi/14.9 km) Business Meeting and event space available Public computers with Internet access (fees apply)
Value $35 SPA Credit and Golf Discount
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La Siesta

2 stars
3.7 / 5 69 reviews
Olas Altas beachfront hotel with original El Shrimp Bucket locationLocated in the heart of Mazatlan's historic city center, La Siesta provides a great base for exploring this area of the Pacific coast. Stroll through old Mazatlan and visit the Plazuela Machado and Teatro Angela Peralta, both within walking distance of the hotel. Or take in ocean views from the famous Malecon (boardwalk) across the street. La Siesta offers clean, functional hotel rooms -- most with balconies and ocean views -- as well as a restaurant, convenience store and travel agency on the ground floor. HighlightsGreat ocean views in the heart of the historic district Original El Shrimp Bucket location Travel agency and convenience store  Free 24/7 Internet access in the lobby Swimming pool with waterfall RoomsEach room at La Siesta in Mazatlan features two double beds, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Choose a room overlooking the interior garden courtyard or facing the ocean with a balcony. FeaturesA pretty rooftop sun deck and pool area features lounge and patio seating, bright colors, tropical plants and a small waterfall. An interior courtyard patio has the feel of a tropical oasis, with abundant plants and cafe seating. For snacks and beverages, stop by the convenience store at La Siesta.  The popular El Shrimp Bucket restaurant is located on the ground floor of La Siesta in Mazatlan. Founded in 1963, this El Shrimp Bucket location was the first of what is now a widespread chain. The shrimp comes in all varieties - a bucket of jumbo breaded, peel and eat, coconut, stuffed, grilled and scampi. Also try local specialties such as mochomos (shredded beef with onions and serrano peppers) and chilorio (spiced smoked pork sausage). Room service is available. TransportationGeneral Rafael Buelna International Airport (10.1 mi/16.2 km)Central de Autobuses (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Mexican Federal Highway 15 (3.5 mi/5.6 km) Attractions Plazuela De Leon (0.2 mi/0.3 km)  Museo Arqueologico de Mazatlan (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Plazuela Machado (0.2 mi/0.4 km) Teatro Angela Peralta (0.3 mi/0.5 km)  City and State Tourism Office (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Lighthouse (El Faro) (1.3 mi/2.1 km) Mazatlan Aquarium (2.1 mi/3.4 km)   Estrella del Mar golf course (9.7 mi/15.6 km) Business Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Value Kids up to 12 Stay for FREE + FREE WiFi
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Nightly rates from $33

Luna Palace

3 stars
3.4 / 5 50 reviews
Ocean view suites with fully-equipped kitchenettes in the Zona DoradaThe beachfront Luna Palace provides the comforts of home in condominium-style junior and one-bedroom suites. All rooms include a private balcony or terrace, kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi Internet access. The Eclipse Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at indoor and terrace dining areas with ocean views. Enjoy a cocktail at the poolside swim-up bar, open daily. Poolside waiter service also is available. The bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping of the Zona Dorada are within walking distance of Luna Palace. HighlightsFreeform pool with swim-up bar Recently refreshed rooms with contemporary style Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel Beachfront restaurantWater slides RoomsEach of the 71 Luna Palace suites features a private balcony or terrace with views of the Pacific Ocean and three islands. Air conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, hair dryers and in-room safes are included, along with one king or two double beds. Kitchenettes include microwaves, refrigerators, stovetop burners, utensils and dining space for four. One-bedroom suites feature divided sleeping and living areas, sofa sleeper and an additional bathroom and TV. Recently refreshed style in Luna Palace suites add a touch of tropical sophistication, with crisp white bedding, warm earth tones and flat-panel TVs. FeaturesVisit the Eclipse Restaurant or the swim-up bar for meals and drinks with ocean and sunset views, or choose in-room dining. The Luna Palace pool, surrounded by lounge and patio seating and shaded by palm trees, features waterfalls, water slides and a foot bridge. TransportationGeneral Rafael Buelna International Airport (14 mi/22.6 km)Mexican Federal Highway 15 (3.1 mi/5 km) Central de Autobuses (3.9 mi/6.3 km) Attractions Marina Mazatlan (0.7 mi/1.1 km) Mazatlan Aquarium (3.4 mi/5.4 km)   City and State Tourism Office (5.1 mi/8.2 km) Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (5.1 mi/8.2 km)  Museo Arqueologico de Mazatlan (5.2 mi/8.4 km) Plazuela Machado (5.2 mi/8.4 km) Teatro Angela Peralta (5.3 mi/8.5 km) Lighthouse (El Faro) (6.3 mi/10.1 km) Estrella del Mar golf course (14.4 mi/23.2 km) Business Copy and fax services available Event and meeting space
Value 15% off on Food & Beverages, Continental Breakfast
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Casa Lucila - Hotel Boutique Adults Only

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews
Oceanfront boutique hotel with at-home hospitality and luxury amenitiesThe Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique is a restored 19th-century property was a labor of love for owners Conchita and Chris Boccard, who now serve as hosts in this seaside hotel that focuses on simple elegance. Originally a mansion for wealthy German immigrants, the building was a 1940s hotspot -- frequented by John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Ernest Hemingway -- before opening as Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique in 2007. The hotel features a third-floor infinity pool. Amazing views, intimate dining and a luxury spa combine for a memorable stay. HighlightsOn-site Piccolino SpaRestaurant and jazz bar Concierge serviceInfinity poolFree Wi-Fi RoomsClose family ties are part of what make Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique special -- each of the eight suites is named for one of eight sisters, and the hotel itself is named for their mother. Each suite has its own individual personality, but all are designed to make guests feel welcomed and pampered. All rooms offer ocean or courtyard views and are accented with custom-made Italian doors and windows. Flat-panel TVs, Bvlgari bath amenities, coffee makers, in-room safes and free Wi-Fi Internet access are provided. Some rooms feature a private patio or Jacuzzi. FeaturesLocated on the oceanfront in Mazatlan's historic city center, the Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique is within a short walk to art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. After a day of shopping or sightseeing, guests relax with a cocktail and jazz music at the Fernando Jazz Bar. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant Le Sorelle (The Sisters).  The Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique's third-floor infinity pool offers a place to unwind and take in sweeping Pacific views. For even more relaxation, visit Piccolino Spa off the interior courtyard and indulge in an hour-long massage. Swedish, clinical sport, reflexology, shiatsu and hot stone are some favorite styles. TransportationGeneral Rafael Buelna International Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)Mexican Federal Highway 15 (3.8 mi/6.2 km) Attractions Museo Arqueologico de Mazatlan (0.1 mi/0.2 km) Plazuela Machado (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Teatro Angela Peralta (0.4 mi/0.6 km)  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (0.5 mi/0.8 km) Lighthouse (El Faro) (1.1 mi/1.7 km)  Stone Island (Isla de la Piedra) (1.3 mi/2 km) Estrella del Mar golf course (9.5 mi/15.3 km) BusinessMeeting and event space for up to 80 people Personalized menus available
Value FREE Wireless Internet
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Nightly rates from $124
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Mazatlan highlights

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  • Plazuela Machado

    This big market square dates back to 1857 and is packed full of shops, galleries, market stalls and cheap cafes and bars. Plus, there is a constant stream of buskers and street performers to watch while you enjoy the warm temps on your Mazatlan vacation. The architecture is lovely, as is the abundance of shady trees – a true Mexican gem.

  • Olas Altas

    The charming shores of Olas Altas are the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing dip and start the day on an energizing note on your Mazatlan travels. The beachside bars also have plenty of charm, as well as delicious food and drinks for next to nothing. If you like your snacks on the sands, look out for the vendors selling cheap grilled seafood in little paper bags.

  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    This majestic 19th century cathedral is amazing. Made up of an eclectic mix of architectural styles, it's definitely a place for budding photographers. Snap the pale-yellow gothic exterior before heading inside to capture all the gold, frescoes and mosaic art.

  • Acuario Mazatlan

    If you're after plenty of sea life and educational exhibits on your Mazatlan vacation, this aquarium is a great place to spend a day. Scope the many turtlessharks, seals and even birds, as well as a museum filled with fossils, all for a $6 adult entry fee ($4 for kids).

  • Pueblo Viejo

    The old town is a welcome contrast to the touristy Zona Dorada. With its cobbled streets and gorgeous buildings (many of which are being lovingly restored), Pueblo Viejo is the place to come for a traditional Mexican experience on your Mazatlan travels. It's also the place for great – and cheap – food and nights out. Try Te Amo Lucy's for steak, Pedro y Lola for empanadas and Joe's Oyster Bar for bargain drinks and cool tunes.

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