Comparable only to that of Rio de Janeiro and Mardi Gras, this week-long tradition occurs every year just before Lent.
History of Mazatlán
Mazatlán is an ancient Nahuati word for "land of the deer" and in fact the 2006 champion Mazatlán baseball team is called the "Venados," which is Spanish for deer.
Mazatlán Adventures There are many things to do and see in Mazatlán. "The Pearl of the Pacific," a nickname referring to the splendor and beauty of this great city, has more than 15 miles of beaches for fishing, relaxing, surfing and more.