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Mazatlán is a Mexican city and beach on the Pacific coast, just across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula.
The city was started in 1531. By the mid-1800s a large group of immigrants had arrived from Germany. These new citizens made Mazatlán into a successful commercial seaport, importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines. They also influenced the music, banda, which is a form of Bavarian folk music, and also started the Pacific Brewery on March 14, 1900.
Mazatlán is the Mexico's largest commercial port. It is also a popular tourist destination, with its beaches lined with resort hotels. A car ferry across the Gulf of California from Mazatlán to La Paz, Baja California Sur exists. Mazatlán is served by Gral. Rafael Buelna International Airport.
Set at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains on a peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean, Mazatlán is one of the Mexican Riviera’s premier resort areas. Its remarkable scenic beauty is complemented by a delightful festive atmosphere and a wealth of exciting activities.
Although Mazatlán is one of Mexico’s most popular vacation destinations, it has another identity as the largest port in Mexico, with a bustling economy independent of the tourism industry.
This duality adds an interesting cosmopolitan flavor to this unique city that you are sure to savor.
Because it was a city long before it became a beach resort, Mazatlán is less touristy than some of its neighbors on what the cruise industry calls the Mexican Riviera. Places like Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, which like Mazatlán are ports of call on the cruise ship circuit, were tailor-made as resort developments.
Mazatlán on the other hand is a city that discovered it had a beach out front and became a resort almost as an afterthought.
Because of its lengthy focus on industry, Mazatlán came late to the discovery that its miles and miles of sand beaches offered an asset that had never been exploited: a prime tourist attraction. The first couple of hotels, in the area of Old Mazatlán called Olas Altas, served primarily as lodging for sports fishermen from the U.S. and Canada.
The City is concentrated in two areas: In the north, there is the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located. In the south there is El Centro (downtown) where the heart of the city is. These two centres are linked by Avenue Del Mar, also known as the Malecón, which is a scenic beach-front avenue that bridges the gap between the two areas.
International - Mexican Congress on Chemical Reaction Engineering - IMCCRE 2018