Experience the lifestyle only Mazatlan can offer

It is that time of year once again, when many Canadians and Americans have settled in to life in Mazatlan for another season. There are many reasons why people return to the city each year that go far beyond the weather and the beach. The lifestyle, which keeps visitors coming back to the Pearl of the Pacific, includes much more than the typical resort experience expected of beach destinations.


Mazatlan has matured in several ways in recent years, surprising visitors with luxury residences, hotels, and recreational facilities not usually associated with the destination in the past, and in certain cases, not associated with any other resort destination.

If you haven’t traveled to Mazatlan in a few years, you’ll be amazed when you visit the historic center of town. Much of the area has been renovated to reflect its architectural past with colorful façades. There are superb restaurants where you can enjoy delicious meals, as well as the outdoor music and dancing that takes place at the Plazuela Machado on weekends.

The jewel of the restored cultural center of town is the Angela Peralta Theater. The theater was built in the early 1870’s and enjoyed its heyday in the following years. Yet tragically, for much of the 20th century the theater was all but forgotten and left in ruins until 1987, when restoration of the historic theater began. The Theater reopened in 1992 and is now the stage for national and international ballet, opera, theater, and musical performances. The Angela Peralta is located next to the municipal center of arts, which offers workshops for music, painting, and sculpture among others.

In addition to the cultural activities, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the Pacific League’s baseball season; golf, fishing and tennis tournaments; the world’s third largest Carnaval (Mardigras); the bull fighting season; the annual International Pacific Marathon and Triathlon; and the annual Motorcycle Week; among others. These events take place between October and May.

An important number Americans and Canadians who stay for the entire season also donate their time to various charitable organizations. The charities benefit local causes such as primary education. In fact, some of these organizations were started by the Canadian and American residents of Mazatlan.


Mazatlan offers several choices for the avid golfer. El C id currently boasts a 27-hole golf course designed by Lee Treviño and Larry Hughes, located in Mazatlan ‘s golden zone inside the residential development and marina. The Club house has great facilities including a ste ak house, swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and spa.

The Estrella del Mar luxury resort boasts a Robert Trent Jones Jr. 18-hole championship sea-side golf course with breatht ak ing views. The golf course is situated on an 816 acre gated community.

Marina Mazatlan and S an Anton io Hills will add two new golf courses to the landscape. Marina Mazatlan sits on 15.12 square miles of land and is building an 18-hole golf course to compliment its residential areas and marina. San Antonio Hills is developing an 18-hole David Fleming, Links Golf course. The course will offer players a European style experience that is the first of its kind in the region.


One of the best features of the city is that the Mexican, Canadian and American residents (and visitors) share all that the destination has to offer. Mazatlan is a working city with a thriving community, but remains a place where most activities are in close proximity and you always get the feeling that everybody knows each other.

In order to take full advantage of longer visits and spending time with friends, Canadians and Americans have been investing in recreational property in Mazatlan for decades; but have been doing so in much larger numbers during the past three years. With lots, condos, homes and villas available in different price ranges, Mazatlan has something for everyone.

There are several luxury beach front condominium projects already under construction and others about to start, as well as single home and townhouse residential developments. All of the projects have distinctive styles ranging from traditional 19th and 20th century architecture to avant-garde, all with top of the line finishes.

In addition to the previously mentioned El Cid, Estrella del Mar, Marina Mazatlan and San Anton io Hills developments, there are several other full–ownership projects with great locations well worth considering:

Costa Bonita Resorts, Escondido Towers , and Las Gavias Grand are three beach-front condominium projects, all with unique characteristics and gorgeous views. IMPULSA’s Horizon Sky Residences is another great condominium project. Horizon is located across the street from the “malecón” or boardwalk that follows the beach for several kilometers. Raíces is a new development of homes and two condominium towers located 300 ft. from the ocean.

If you aren’t sure what type of property would best suit your needs, a good option would be to contact Walfre Real Estate, a reputable brokerage with more than 30 years experience in the region.

As Mazatlan continues to mature as an investment destination, recreational property continues to be more affordable than that of other Mexican destinations, and property taxes are very low. These features, along with its privileged location, have caused demand from C anadians and Americans to rise significantly. Mazatlan has truly become an investment hotspot as well as a lifestyle destination.

If you want to find out more about life and acquiring recreational property in Mazatlan, please visit mazatlanlifestyle.net .

We look forward to seeing you very soon!