Sunset is reason enough to bring everyone to the Malecón, the seaside walkway that runs along the seafront in the area near Olas Altas or Old Town. The name Olas Altas means “high waves.” The Malecón is an area where late in the day, especially on Sunday evenings, families stroll. Each evening when the sun dips toward the horizon, the Malecón springs to life. Vendors sell treats to eat, jewelry, pottery and all kinds of other handicrafts.
Mazatlán also boasts an attraction similar to a popular event in Acapulco. On a pedestrian overlook in this same part of town is a high-divers’ tower where you can watch cliff divers, known as clavadistas, dive into the ocean from their high perch. They miss the rocky cliffs to the amazement of onlookers. While the spectacle isn’t as routinely scheduled as the divers of Acapulco, it is nonetheless a display of bravery and skill.
Mazatlán is a city that treasures its public art, and along the Malecón are a number of exceptionally beautiful monuments. One is the Monumento a la Continuidad de la Vida.
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