Lonely Planet Writer

Mexico's Mazatlan pre-Lent carnival gets ready to rock

Street decoration in Mazatlan, Mexico.
Street decoration in Mazatlan, Mexico. Image by Frank Kovalchek / CC BY 2.0

The third-biggest carnival celebrations in the world start tomorrow in the Mexican resort of Mazatlan. The pre-Lent festival here dates back to the nineteenth century and modern events include a mix of cultural offerings, including performances at the city’s beautiful Teatro Angela Peralta, and lively parades through the streets. It runs until 17 February. Read more: mazatlantoday.net