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Mazatlán

Getting there & away

Contents

Land

Car

Shop around for the best rates, which begin at US$40 per day during the high season. There are several rental agencies in town:

Alamo (913-10-10; Av Camarón Sábalo 410)

Budget (913-20-00; Av Camarón Sábalo 402)

Hertz (913-60-60; Av Camarón Sábalo 314)

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Boat

Baja Ferries (985-04-70; www.bajaferries.com; tickets adult/child M$800/400; ticket office 8am-3pm Mon-Sat, 9am-1pm Sun), with a terminal at the southern end of town, operates ferries between Mazatlán and La Paz in Baja California Sur (actually to the port of Pichilingue, 23km from La Paz). The 17-hour ferry to Pichilingue departs at 3pm (you should be there with ticket in hand at 1pm) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from the terminal. Strong winter winds may cause delays. Tickets are sold from two days in advance until the morning of departure.

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Air

Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT; 928-04-38) is 27km southeast of the Zona Dorada. Carriers servicing the airport include the following:

Aero California (985-25-87; Airport) Direct service to Guadalajara, La Paz, Mexico City and Tijuana.

Aeroméxico (914-11-11; Av Camarón Sábalo 310) Service to Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, via Mexico City. Direct service to San Diego, Phoenix, La Paz, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Alaska Airlines (985-27-30; Airport) Direct service to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

Continental (800-900-5000; Airport) Direct service to Houston.

US Airways (981-11-84; Airport) Direct service to Phoenix.

Mexicana (913-07-72; Av Camarón Sábalo) Service to Denver, Los Angeles, Los Cabos, via Mexico City. Direct service to Guadalajara and Mexico City.

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