Popular with Mexicans, Americans and international tourists for its seemingly unending beaches, near perfect weather and casual lifestyle, Mazatlan is one of the most inviting destinations in the world. Located at 23°, the same latitude as Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands, the "Pearl of the Pacific", is blessed with 313 days with temperatures above 80°.
Mazatlan is a historicaly-significant city dating back to 1531 who's sheltered bay was favored by ancient mariners the likes of Sir Francis Drake, Mazatlan's port is now the largest between Los Angeles and the Panama Canal, and is a major stop for many major cruise lines. Its international airport is a gateway for Alaska Airlines, Continental, Frontier, Aeromexico, Mexicana and Aerocalifornia. Highway 15 is a 4 lane toll-road that stretches 775 miles to the Arizona border, making Mazatlan as easily accesible by land as by air or sea.