Moving around in Mazatlan by public transportation: buses

Below is what we hope is a comprehensive list. If there is anything missing, or if you get lost after following our directions, please do not hesitate to email us and tell us where we went wrong.

Airport - There is no public bus to go from Mazatlan to the airport, you need to arrange a shuttle prior your arrival, click for more info-

American Express Travel Services - (officed closed in 2009) used to be located along Av. Camaron Sabalo in the same strip mall as the Dairy Queen. About a 5-minute walk from El Cid.

Angela Peralta Theater - Take the Sabalo Centro or Sabalo Cocos bus downtown. Walk two blocks south of the Cathedral to Av. Constitution and turn left. After two more blocks, you'll be in the Plaza Machado. On the left side of the Plaza is the theater.

Aquarium - Take the Sabalo Centro bus. Just past Señor Frog's (on your left going downtown), there will be a sign for the Aquarium. Get off here and turn left off Av. Del Mar and follow the street there.

Baseball Stadium - Take the Cerritos Juarez bus. It should drive right past the stadium.

Cathedral - Take the Sabalo Centro or Sabalo Cocos bus downtown. The Sabalo Centro stops right outside. If you take the Sabalo Cocos, walk two blocks south of the mercado.

Central Square-Revolution Park - Take the Sabalo Centro or Sabalo Cocos bus downtown. The Sabalo Centro stops right outside. If you take the Sabalo Cocos, walk two blocks south of the mercado.

Central Bus Station - If you take the Sabalo Centro, ask the driver to let you off near the Terminal de Camiones. He will drop you off along the malecón. From here, turn left down the street the driver indicated and walk about 3 blocks. The terminal will be the strange looking building on your left. If you take the Sabalo Cocos, your best bet is to tell the driver. When the bus is on Carterra Internacional, you will be able to see the station on the left side of the street.

Central Market - Take the Sabalo Centro or Sabalo Cocos bus downtown. The Sabalo Cocos stops at the market. If you are taking the Sabalo Centro, get off 1 block before the cathedral and walk one block to your left.

Dairy Queen - Located on Av. Camaron Sabalo about 5-minutes walking distance south of El Cid. Take any of the buses travelling on Camaron Sabalo.

El Cid Resort Hotel - Located along Av. Camaron Sabalo. Hard to miss. About 15 minutes walking distance from Valentino's. Take any of the buses travelling down Camaron Sabalo.

Ferry Terminal - Take the Sabalo Centro or Sabalo Cocos bus downtown. Go to the mercado and wait on the west side for the Playa Sur bus.

Fisherman's Monument -  Take the Sabalo Centro bus for about 20 minutes. The monument will be the big naked fisherman on your left.

Gaviotas 4 Movie Theater - Located along Av. Camaron Sabalo, about 10 minutes walking distance north of Valentino's and 25 minutes walking distance south of El Cid.

Gigante Grocery Store - Take the Urias or San Joaquin Sabalo bus. About 5 minutes after the bus turns at Valentino's, you'll hit the store. It's on the left hand side and it is gigantic. Very hard to miss, look out for its red and white sign.

Gran Plaza Shopping Mall - Take the Cerritos Juarez bus. It will stop right at the mall. Otherwise, take the Urias or San Joaquin Sabalo buses. About 5 minutes after turning at Valentino's, you'll be able to see the large 'Sam's Club' sign on your right. Get off the bus, turn right and walk down this street for about 5 minutes and you're there.

ITESM Campus Mazatlan - Take the San Joaquin Sabalo bus. If the bus says ´fraccionamiento´ride the bus until the end of the line. Follow the dirt road onto the highway and turn left. Within a few minutes you'll see the school. If the bus just says ´San Joaquin Sabalo´and no more, ask the bus driver to drop you of near the tec (which is where the bus turns right near the end of the line), and walk straight ahead for about 3 minutes, the school is on your right.

Ley 1 Grocery Store-- Old Plaza Ley - Take the Sabalo Cocos bus down Carterra Internacional. The store will be very large on the right hand side. About 30 minutes by bus.

Ley 2 Grocery Store-- Plaza El Mar - Same as the above Ley, but this one is on the left side of the bus.

Lighthouse - Take the Sabalo Centro or Sabalo Cocos bus downtown and catch the Playa Sur bus from the mercado.

McDonalds - Located on Av. Camaron Sabalo across from Valentino's. About 20 minutes walking distance from El Cid. Take any of the buses travelling on Camaron Sabalo.

Multicinemas Las Americas Movie Theater - Located along Carterra Internacional. Take the Sabalo Cocos bus which stops outside or take the Sabalo Centro bus to the stoplight before the Fisherman's Monument, turn left and walk to Carterra Internacional.

Post Office - Located across the street from the Cathedral. Take the Sabalo Centro or Cocos bus downtown.

Sam's Club Grocery Store - Take the Cerritos Juarez bus. It will stop right at the store. Otherwise, take the Urias or San Joaquim Sabalo buses. About 5 minutes after turning at Valentino's, you'll be able to see the large 'Sam's Club' sign on your right. Get off the bus and walk down this street for about 5 minutes and you're there.

Señor Frogs Restaurant - Located on Av. Del Mar (The Malecón). Take the Sabalo Centro bus there. It's on the left hand side, and is highly visible. There's a strip club covered in neon next door which will probably catch your eye first.

Valentinos-Bora Bora Clubs (Fiesta Land) - Located on Av. Camaron Sabalo about 25 minutes walking distance south of El Cid. Take any of the buses travelling on Camaron Sabalo.