Odyssey Premier Elite Encourages You to Experience the Colorful and Joyous Carnaval in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Mazatlan is becoming much more acknowledged in the travel world. Mazatlan is a costal city with a never ending malecón (boardwalk) brightly decorated with large paper mache figurines strategically painted to give you the feeling of a caribbean carnaval.
Mazatlan is becoming much more acknowledged in the travel world. With new tourism reforms, remodels everywhere from the old historic centro all the way to Cerritos and safer streets, Mazatlan opens it’s doors to just about everyone looking for a good time. During Carnaval, you cannot expect any less than that. Local vendors go to great lengths to serve their clients with local seafood, produce and of course local beverages as well. It's a small wonder as the city claims to be one of the top destinations for Carnaval, drawing hundreds of thousands of people a year, with festival traditions going back about 100 years. While there, you can get a taste of coastal Mexico with dishes like red snapper prepared in the local zarandeado style, with Serrano chilies, lime juice, peppercorns and oregano. Also, enjoy the parades of impressive homemade floats built stories high for their kings, queens, princesses and their troupes.
Mazatlan is a costal city with a never ending malecón (boardwalk) brightly decorated with large paper mache figurines strategically painted to give you the feeling of a caribbean carnaval. You can also visit the Plazuela Machado which during the day there are many cafes and activities to part-take in, and even stay into the night where the Plazuela transforms into a popular nightlife destination. There’s live bands in every corner, playing everything from the traditional norteño music to pop and oldies. The climate in February is very delightful, more so for those looking to escape the snow and cold. Be sure to bring a few light sweaters though because the air can get chilly upon nightfall.
You can’t resist dancing, drinking, cultural experiences and friendly natives all in one place. Come to carnaval, because after just one taste you’ll be coming back every year.
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