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Getting around

Bus & tram


Local buses run from 6am to 10:30pm. Regular white buses cost M$5; air-con green buses cost M$10. Route Sábalo–Centro travels from the Centro Mercado to Playa Norte via Juárez, then north on Av del Mar to the Zona Dorada and further north on Av Camarón Sábalo. Route Playa Sur travels south along Av Ejército Méxicano, near the bus station and through the city center, passing the market, then to the ferry terminal and El Faro.

To get into the center of Mazatlán from the bus terminal, go to Av Ejército Mexicano and catch any bus going south. Alternatively, you can walk 500m from the bus station to the beach and take a Sábalo–Centro bus heading south to the center.

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Local transport


Mazatlán has a special type of taxi called a pulmonía, a small open-air vehicle similar to a golf cart. There are also regular red-and-white and green-and-white taxis called ‘eco-taxis’ that have rates from M$80 to M$100 for trips around town. Pulmonías can be slightly cheaper (or much more expensive) depending on your bargaining skills, the time of day and whether or not there is a cruise ship in port.

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Kelly’s Bicycle Shop and Tours can provide mountain bikes for M$150 per day.

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