Las Labradas

Archaeological Site in Mazatlán

More than 600 petroglyphs, some believed to be more than 5000 years old, are depicted on volcanic rocks along a sublime stretch of coast about 60km north of Mazatlán. Many of the carvings were made between AD 750 and 1250 and are tied to summer solstice, as evidenced by the solar and geometric engravings. You'll also see intriguing human and animal figures, such as a manta ray-shaped rock. Pack a swimsuit and lunch to enjoy some quality beach time.

Las Labradas is best reached by car. From Mazatlán take Hwy 15 to Hwy 15D and exit just past Km 51, then head coastward about 5.5km along a dirt road. Alternatively, Onca runs tours to the site.