Photos and maps throughout. Here you'll find every practical detail on the Mazatlan area that you need, as well as town and regional maps and sound travel advice from an author who knows the region intimately. Adventures range from cultural to physical. Learn Spanish in Mazatlan's top language school, explore nature at Teacapan, or wander around the Piedre Labradas, ancient stone carvings lying on the beach at Estacion Dimas, just north of the city. A walking tour of the city itself takes you to historic houses, delightful plazas, museums and gardens. Surrounding towns - Tepic, Guasave, San Blas - are also covered. Parks and reserves are given special attention, with tips for birders and nature lovers.