9 days in Mazatlan, Puerto Escondido & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

9 days in Mazatlan, Puerto Escondido & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

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Mazatlan
— 5 nights
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Puerto Escondido
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Puerto Vallarta
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Mazatlan

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mazatlan Cathedral and Plaza Machado. Get in touch with nature at Playa Olas Altas and Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gaviotas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Malecon, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Pedro Infante.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan vacation maker website.

Seattle, USA to Mazatlan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get a bit warmer in Mazatlan: highs are around 87°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Escondido trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mazatlan to Puerto Escondido takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Escondido, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Escondido, with lows of 77°F. You will leave for Puerto Vallarta on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Los Muertos Beach and Playa Las Cuevas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Bucerias to see Spas about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Escondido to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puerto Vallarta when traveling from Puerto Escondido in May, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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