The Playa

Graced by towering palms and gentle surf, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan’s property stretches across more than a 1/6 mile of sandy beach on the Sea of Cortez, just south of the Tropic of Cancer. Spectacular sunsets are part of the daily routine, and our clusters of palm-thatched palapas lining the oceanfront offer the perfect place to sit, relax and simply enjoy. As the very first hotel built in Mazatlan’s Gold Zone 55 years ago, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan sets the standard for excellence. Many of our guests return year after year, now bringing their own families to the resort playground where they themselves vacationed as children.

The Hotel Playa Mazatlan’s low-rise colonial architecture and rustico Mexican details transport you back to the charm and luxury of old-time Mexico, with bright-colored tile, arched doorways and arcades, hidden gardens, bubbling fountains, cobblestone walkways and colorful art and sculpture. The covered patio outside the lobby is home to a line of traditional rocking chairs from Concordia – a nearby mountain town known for its hand-made wood furniture – perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. Our lush tropical landscaping includes a host of brilliant flowers, orange-flowering tabachin trees and colorful bougainvillea vines climbing to wrought-iron balconies, with charming fountains and ponds full of lavender and pink lotus flowers, water lilies and schools of colorful koi darting here and there.

With four swimming pools, a host of optional daily activities, water sports, a modern on-site fitness center and spa, climbing wall and zip-line course and excursions to a variety of nearby attractions, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan has something for everyone. Our beachfront restaurant, La Terraza, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner accompanied by the soft sounds of the gentle surf; a daily Happy Hour offers drink specials and dancing under the stars to live music every night

Located in the center of Mazatlan’s lively Zona Dorada (Golden Zone), the Hotel Playa Mazatlan is literally steps away from shopping, dining and night life galore. Centro Historico, the historic center of town, with its theater and colonial architecture, is a quick 15-minute ride along the 12-mile waterfront Malecon, or esplanade; the inter airport is just 30 minutes away. Find out more about Mazatlan here.

Be sure and leave time to experience the Hotel Playa Mazatlan’s famous “La Original Fiesta Mexicana”, our popular dinner show. For more than 40 years, audiences have enjoyed our spectacular Mexican showcase that includes colorful folklorico dancing and music, a buffet of traditional Mexican cuisine, an open bar and more. Our Concierge Desk can assist you with information and reservations for this and any of our other weekly and seasonal events.

The Hotel Playa Mazatlan also has 22,000 sq. ft. of event and meeting spaces that accommodate everything from large-scale weddings and conventions to more intimate parties and business meetings.