Mazatlán Malecon (seawall) Information



View of the Malecon in Mazatlán looking south

View of the Malecon in Mazatlán looking south

The malecon is one of things in Mazatlán that makes Mazatlán unique!  The malecon is 21 kilometres (13 miles) long sea wall.  It runs from the old town to the golden zone at Fiestaland (white castle).

In 2015, the city planted palm trees all the way down the malecon.  The trees are lit up at night.  The trees were donated by people at Stone Island.  This is a great addition to the malecon and makes Mazatlán more beautiful!

south part malecon going through old town

south part malecon going through old town

north end of malecon near Fiestaland

north end of malecon near Fiestaland

There are a number of statues on the malecon, including the Continuation of Life, monument to women, monument to men, Pedro Infante, Venado (deer), Monument to Fishermen, Pacifico brewery statue, Pulmonia monument, and the monument to the Family.  These statues are fantastic and help to make Mazatlán what it is.  Our favourite statue is the 'Continuation of Life' which features a man and woman with dolphins and a pond!

You will see people walking, running, riding bicycles, and roller blading along the malecon especially early in the morning and in the evening when it is cooler.  If you are in Mazatlán, you definitely need to walk part of it!

Pedro Infante monument

Pedro Infante monument

Fisherman's monument

At the south end of the malecon you are in the old town of Mazatlán.  There are many restaurants in the old town that you can stop at to have some food and drinks.  Heading north from the old town, you round a pennisula that has a bunch of monuments and the platform where the divers dive from for the tourists!  Rounding the corner you reach the main bay of Mazatlán.  On this long stretch you pass the small boat fishing fleet, then many hotels.  On your left will be the beach and a bunch of beach front restaurants.  We recommend Puerto Azul (north one) and La Corriente restaurants.  There are a few tunnels under the malecon to go from the beach to the other side of the street.  The tunnel from La Corriente restaurant to the Hotel De Cima is really cool.  It has many different types of fish tiled into the walls!  This section is about 10 miles long.  Finally, you reach the end at Fiestaland, the castle building on the rock outcropping.  This signifies the start of the golden zone area of Mazatlán.

Puerto Azul restaurant

Puerto Azul restaurant

Tiled fish on wall in Hotel De Cima tunnel

Tiled fish on wall in Hotel De Cima tunnel

For safety reasons, we don't recommend walking on the malecon late at night.  During Carnival, the parade goes along most of the length of the malecon.  There are always a few areas of disrepair on the malecon.  Eventually, somebody writes about it in the newspaper and it gets fixed up.  Joe's Oyster Bar is about a 5 minute walk from the north end of the malecon.  JoesOysterBar.com has lots of information about Joe's Oyster Bar and Mazatlán.  Please check out the other pages of our website.

Mazatlán malecon

Mazatlán malecon

Mazatlán malecon

Mazatlán malecon



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This page was last updated on January 18, 2016