Mazatlan vs Puerto Escondido


The most awaited moment is approaching. The heat begins to feel on our skin, an inescapable sign that summer is approaching and with it the holidays, those long-awaited weeks of peace and tranquility that allow us to rest in front of the sea, our feet on the sand and in our hands a cool drink for company.

If there is something that Mexico should not envy of other countries in the world, it is its beaches. Its cities facing the sea are chosen by countless tourists who come from all corners of the earth to enjoy a unique experience. So much is their vacation offer, the multiple destinations to choose from, that sometimes the first problem that arises is knowing precisely which place to select and why.

But don’t worry, today we help you. In this note, we are going to tell you all the details of two destinations far apart from each other but equally beautiful and recommended: Mazatlán and Puerto Escondido.

Mazatlan: accommodation, attractions and beaches

The first thing you should think about if you decide to visit the city known as the Pearl of the Pacific is where to stay. The offer for accommodation is immense and very rich, but a widely used option is the all-inclusive hotels in Mazatlan.

In general, this type of accommodation is located in front of the coast, with unique access and a view of the beach. In turn, and as a way to provide a few days of complete rest, these hotels have a swimming pool, bars, restaurants, spa, gym, and exclusive services for their clients, such as scheduled activities, parties, and other types of entertainment.

These all-inclusive hotels are ideal for those traveling with children or as a family. Given its wide range of recreational offerings, adults can relax in front of the sea, lying on the sand, or in a deckchair with a drink provided by the hotel bar while the little ones have fun playing safely within its vicinity, in the pool. , in the games room or in the children’s clubs that these types of establishments usually have.

Once the accommodation and stay are solved, it only remains to review the tourist attractions of the city and put together a well-varied and complete travel schedule, as only Mazatlan can do.

Although the Pearl of the Pacific is characterized by its beautiful beaches, one of the most visited areas of the city is its historic center. With old houses and buildings built at the end of the 19th century, walking through the streets that surround the famous Plaza Machado is a must-do activity on the itinerary of any tourist lucky enough to get to know the city.

Then, other interesting destinations in the city are the Malecon, the Lighthouse, and the Mazatlan Aquarium. With respect to the first, with its twenty-one kilometers in length, this coastal promenade is considered one of the longest in the world. Its route along the Pacific coast is full of cliffs and museums, allowing a complete appreciation of both the landscape and the history of the city.

The Mazatlan Lighthouse began to be built in the last decade of the 19th century, eventually becoming one of the symbols of the city. Located at the top of Cerro Crestón, to reach it it is necessary to climb a staircase of more than three hundred steps. However, the effort is well worth it: when you reach the top, you can see a unique panoramic view of the city, especially for those who want to take home a beautiful souvenir postcard of their vacation.

For its part, the Mazatlan Aquarium, which opened in 1980, offers an unmissable experience for all those who want to learn more about the marine ecosystem. It is one of the water parks with the largest number of animal species, including penguins, sharks, jellyfish, manta rays, frogs, fish, sea lions, among others. They also have museums, a botanical garden and diving exhibitions.

Finally, for those who are lovers of surfing, both Olas Atlas and Cerritos are two beaches that usually attract many fans of this sport.

Puerto Escondido: accommodation, attractions and beaches

For those who prefer to visit a destination further south in Mexico, this old fishing village that is located within the state of Oaxaca is a good option.

Like the rest of the country’s coastal cities, there is an enormous diversity of hotels in Puerto Escondido. With lodgings located both in the center and on the coast, it is possible to choose the ideal hotel according to the type of vacation you want to do in this city that, like many others in Mexico, has everything.

The series of hills and mountains that surround the sea not only give the city a special landscape, but also allow it to offer tourists the most varied attractions. You can do skydiving and other extreme sports; spend the day surfing, both on beaches with big waves and others with a gentler swell; visit the different restaurants with food from different parts of the world; walk through its various galleries and bars, with a rudimentary and bohemian style that attracts more than one; or visit some of its most emblematic destinations, such as the Adoquinado, the Malecón, Puerto Angelito, or beaches recognized as Zicatela, Carrizalillo and Bacocho, among others.

Other tourist destinations worth visiting

Mexico is a country with extraordinary landscapes, full of life, and beaches that are filled summer after summer with tourists willing to enjoy every second of their trip. But it is also a country of unparalleled cultural richness. Its Aztec and Mayan tradition forces those who visit us to get away from the sand and the sea for at least a few days and visit some of its most emblematic monuments, such as Teotihuacán, Cuicilco or the pyramid of Chichén Itzá, within the Riviera Maya.

This 2022 season, now without the health restrictions due to the Covid 19 coronavirus pandemic that brought down our past vacations, will undoubtedly be special. And you, what destination in Mexico are you going to visit?

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