Without a doubt, one of the most important attractions of Mazatlan are its natural beauties and historical corners and what better place to enjoy them than from the Observatory 1873.
The 1873 Observatory located on the top of ‘Cerro del Vigia’ and 75 meters above sea level, was initially built as a military observation post (hence the name of Cerro del Vigia) since its strategic location allowed the local population to protect themselves from the incursion of enemy ships such as those dedicated to piracy.
For the year 1873, this place was incorporated meteorological and seismological activities, becoming one of the most important in the time of Porfirio Diaz. The recovery of this historic site has allowed both locals and visitors the opportunity to discover part of the history of Mazatlan and its beauties from another perspective.
Living the experience of the 1873 Observatory is unique since the walk begins with the ‘Funicular’ which is an inclined elevator that takes you to the top of the hill, it should be noted that it is the first in Sinaloa and was awarded as the inclined elevator project of the year. Being at the top of the Observatory enjoy the tour of the:
- Sanctuary “The Nest” where you will appreciate exotic birds of the region.
- Access to Sky bar.
- Agaviary and Desiladora where you will see more than 30 species of cacti and agaves and during the tour you will learn a little about the history, curious facts and a tasting of three types of mezcal.
- Zipline (coming soon).
If you live in Mazatlán or will be visiting, do not miss the opportunity to live this incredible experience where the camera will be your best ally.
Ask our Sales Agents how you can add this attraction to your stay. We are waiting for you!
On August 24 will officially begin the arrival of tourist cruises to the port of Mazatlan with the arrival of the ship “Panorama” of the Carnival shipping company, where 4,500 passengers travel in addition to the crew.
The municipal authority has defined all the health and logistics protocols that will be followed during the visit of the cruise ship since it will take care from the request for vaccination certificates, passenger limit in tourist and taxi transport, capacity and organization of tourist tours to avoid crowds between tourists and the local population, among others.
With the arrival of the Carnival cruise ship, the cruise activity in Mazatlan is officially reopened, which was suspended for almost two years due to the health emergency that the world has suffered.
Established since 2002, the Travelers’ Choice Awards are the most important awards awarded by TripAdvisor® and the only ones in the tourism industry that are based on millions of opinions and comments from travelers around the world, reflecting the best of the best in terms of service, quality and customer satisfaction.
Hotel Playa Mazatlan is honored to announce that we have been awarded the Travelers’ Choice 2021 award for consistently receiving excellent reviews from travelers and ranking within the 10% of the most popular hotels on TripAdvisor.
We owe this award to all of you who with your opinions push us to improve ourselves and develop new ways to offer a quality service that you deserve.
Hotel Playa Mazatlan and our team is proud to announce that once again we have been recognized as one of the top family hotels in Mexico and the world; having obtained the coveted title of “Travelers Choice/Best of the Best in Family Hotels” offered by Tripadvisor, the largest opinion generating platform offered to travelers worldwide, boasting millions of users and properties in Mexico and globally.
The Travelers Choice Award is important as it is only offered to those properties that are able to maintain a consistently high score in areas such as service, amenities and pricing as recognized by our users, and as well have defined themselves as family travelers. The Title “Best of the Best” is only offered to the top 1% of all properties globally that have obtained the Traveler’s Choice Award.
It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent the city and maintain ourselves in the preference of our loyal travelers. We are sure that with the continued efforts or our family of employees and the quality of service that recognizes our more than 65 years of experience we will continue to create unforgettable memories and bringing notoriety to our destination, team and brand!
As we had shared with you Mrs. Maria del Socorro Castillo and her husband Mr. Javier Valle were our sponsors at the reopening of Hotel Playa Mazatlan on July 8th. Having their valuable support and loyalty for more than 15 years increases our commitment not only with them but with all our guests who have made our hotel their second home in Mazatlan.
Mrs. Conchita and Mr. Javier are considered Amigos Playa and in their multiple visits we can share innumerable anecdotes full of emotion. Thanks to them today we have the opportunity to meet their beautiful family because the tradition of visiting us has been inherited to their generations.
And do not forget that you can share through our social media all your photos, videos and stories lived with us. It will be an honor to also recognize your loyalty.
On July 8th, Hotel Playa Mazatlan experienced one of the most anticipated moments, its official reopening after several months in pause due to the pandemic by the Covid-19. During these months we worked hard on certifications and remodeling to be ready for this “new normal” that has only prompted us to be better and more careful in matters of health and safety.
Our first guests, Mrs. Maria del Socorro Castillo and her husband Mr. Javier Valle from the state of Coahuila, were in charge of cutting the ribbon for the reopening and amid music and typical dances, under strict security protocols is how we announce that: We are back!
It is important to take into account that for reasons of the pandemic the Hotel will be offering its services only at 65% of its capacity, so there are already dates where we do NOT have availability, so before planning your stay with us consult our Availability Calendar 2020.
With all this, Hotel Playa Mazatlan is ready to offer you memorable experiences in a safe and guaranteed environment.
We invite you to schedule your stay in advance and take advantage of one of our promotions: