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Magical Towns You Can Visit From Mazatlán, Mexico

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In the Magical Towns of Sinaloa, you will be able to appreciate how much it has to offer its visitors. Here is a list of the top Magical Towns you can visit from Mazatlán, Mexico, which will make for an unforgettable day.


Cosalá lived its golden age with mining, which left as its main legacy a beautiful architectural heritage that today constitutes its main tourist attraction, in addition to the beauty of its many places to relax and outdoor sports. These sites include the Ecological Mineral Reserve of Our Lady, the José López Portillo Dam, and the Vado Hondo Spa. The ecological reserve has the second-longest zip line in the country, with four crossings, passing through abysses of about 1,300 ft deep. You can also camp, go on excursions, and do biodiversity watching.

The López Portillo dam is located 12 miles from Cosalá and is where fishing enthusiasts search for bass, tilapia, and other species. In Cosalá  there are more than 250 historical buildings and which include the Plaza de Armas, the temple of Santa Úrsula, the chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Municipal Presidency, the Quinta Minera, the Casa Iriarte, the Casa del Cuartel Quemado and the Jesuit Convent.

El Rosario

The town of El Rosario began its opulence with the mining of precious metals in the seventeenth century. During the mining splendor, the viceregal buildings built in El Rosario constitute some of its main tourist attractions. This enormous wealth would also cause the loss of a few buildings since the multitude of tunnels and galleries opened below the town to extract gold and silver weakened the land, causing the collapse of a few grand homes.

In any case, a remarkable heritage managed to survive. Today, they are great attractions for tourists who love architecture, the most important being the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and its magnificent altarpiece. The altarpiece of the virgin, of predominantly baroque style and covered in gold, is one of the most extraordinary works of Mexican religious art. Another tourist attraction near El Rosario is El Caimanero, a coastal lagoon located about 19 miles from town. The main catch is shrimp, and visitors can go fishing, swimming, or enjoy other outdoor activities.

El Fuerte

This town, North of Sinaloa, obtained its designation as a Magical Town thanks to its historical and natural heritage and the indigenous traditions of the Mayo people. It owes its name to a fort, now disappeared, that the colonizers built in the early seventeenth century to defend themselves from the attacks of the Tehueco natives. The architectural heritage of El Fuerte is headed by the Plaza de Armas, the parish church, the Municipal Palace, the House of Culture, and the Mirador del Fuerte Museum.

The town's main square is dotted with slender palm trees and features stone fountains and a charming wrought-iron kiosk. Around the Plaza de Armas are the most emblematic buildings. The parish church was consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the mid-eighteenth century, and its needle tower distinguishes it. The town hall building is neoclassical in style, with numerous arches in front of the inner courtyard. The indigenous Mayos who live in the area of El Fuerte have managed to preserve their most representative traditions, including their ceremonial centers, their ancestral government structures, their folkloric prints, and their typical cuisine.


Mocorito is a Magical Town of Sinaloa in the north-central sector of the state, located about 75 miles from Culiacán and Los Mochis. The first Spanish settlement was founded in 1531 by Nuño de Guzmán, and in the 1590s, the Jesuits erected the Mocorito Mission. Over the years, buildings of incredible beauty and historical interest were built, which today are tourist attractions. Mocorito, also known as the “Athens of Sinaloa,” where even a cemetery is a place of tourist interest, is rich in architectural beauty, especially its mausoleums. The town's main attraction is the Plazuela Miguel Hidalgo, surrounded by cobbled streets with colonial houses. The central square surrounded by palm trees and landscaped spaces surrounding the beautiful kiosk provides a relaxing atmosphere.

In front of the Plaza is the temple of the Immaculate Conception. This sober building of military monastic style was built for worship and as a defensive fortress. Inside there are 14 altarpieces with scenes from the Way of the Cross.The Municipal Palace is a construction of the early twentieth century that was first a private residence and stands out for the balcony on the upper level and the historical mural painted inside by Ernesto Ríos. To spend some time relaxing outdoors and have a picnic in Mocorito, you head to Alameda Park. In this place, there are zip lines and other amusement activities for kids, walking paths, gardens, sculptures, and outdoor sports.

Book your next trip to Mexico and enjoy the Magical Towns of Sinaloa, which are full of history, majestic buildings, and rich traditions.

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