|Stretching from the Golden
Zone all the way to Old Town and beyond, Mazatlan's waterfront street,
called the Malecón, is the heart and life of Mazatlan. As you go north
along the Malecón from Olas Altas, you can find many beachfront restaurants,
discos, night clubs and hotels. Generally, prices are somewhat cheaper
than in the Zone, and you are a lot less likely to run into vendors
If you're looking for a break from the noise and the activity in the Golden Zone, take a walk south down the Malecón. Here you can kick your shoes off and dine on fresh seafood under a palapa on the beach, view one of the many artistic monuments, or just sit on the wall and watch the waves roll in.
An absolute must for any visit to Mazatlan is sitting on the levee of the Malecón and watching the sun set over the Pacific. At dusk you will find many couples snuggled up, watching and waiting for the sun to go down.
A fun trip, and a great way to see a lot more of Mazatlan, is to walk the whole way between Valentino's, at the south end of the Golden zone, all the way to Old Town. This is 3-4 miles and takes about 1:20 - 2:00 hours. If you decide to do this, make sure you bring sunscreen, a hat, and a bottle of water. It can get pretty warm.