7 days visiting: Mazatlan & Mexico City
MAZATLAN: Known as “the pearl of the Pacific,” Mazatlán has ample sun, sea and sand. Blessed with blue skies and balmy temperatures, this resort is popular with everyone from families to honeymooners to vacationing college students. Discover its beaches, islands and pulsating nightlife. Get a feel for Mazatlán’s colonial history by wandering the cobblestone streets of the Old Town (Centro Histórico). Dine at the open-air restaurants on Plaza Machado and attend concerts at Angela Peralta Theater. Admire the opulent Immaculate Conception Cathedral and people-watch at the tree-shaded Plazuela República. Also, worth exploring are the food stalls of José Maria Pino Suárez Municipal Market.
Adjacent to the Old Town is Olas Altas Beach, a much-loved surf spot. If you tire of the beach, head for the Mazatlán Archaeological Museum and Mazatlan Art Museum. A short walk south leads to the Cerro del Creston hill. Hike to the El Faro Lighthouse at the top for panoramic views.
Winding around the coastline from Olas Atlas Beach is the Malecon, a buzzing beachfront esplanade lined with bars, food stands and shops.
MEXICO CITY: As the gargantuan pyramids of Teotihuacán attest, the area around Mexico City was occupied from early times by a great civilization, probably Nahuatl in origin. The founding farther south of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, did not occur until more than 600 years after Teotihuacán was abandoned, around AD 750. Between these periods, from 900 to 1200, the Toltec Empire controlled the valley of Mexico. Today, Mexico City is a metropolis of superlatives. It is the city with the second-highest number of museums in the world after Paris, and many of them are free. It is the city with the oldest forest in the Americas (Bosque Chapultepec, an urban park that’s double the size of New York City’s Central Park). It has more than 40,000 restaurants, and even its top tables offer exceptional tasting menus that are far more affordable than comparable restaurants around the world. With a population of more than 20 million, the Mexican capital is an ever-changing metropolis, whose sheer size can be intimidating to even the most experienced travelers. Mexico City travel is like taking a trip through time: you can climb pre-Hispanic pyramids, snap photos of colonial buildings, and dine at an avant-garde restaurant—all in one day.
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