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Mazatlan has been a tourist destination since the 40s when businesses started building hotels at Olas Altas beach. By the 50s it became a popular playground for John Wayne and other movie stars up until the late 60s. Since then the new Zona Dorada, the Gold Zone to the north, has become the location for new resort hotels, condos and shopping centers. The old city, now known as the Centro Historico (Historical Center) lost favor with tourists and locals and the cities old 19th century buildings fell into decay.
Since 2000 Mazatlan has been going through a major facelift with the restoration of the famous Plaza Machado and many of the historic old buildings in the area.
Old Mazatlan is an attractive alternative destination to the modern higher priced resorts that have become common all over the world. There is a good selection of small hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and apartments to choose from with beaches, restaurants and entertainment nearby.
Mazatlan, unlike the modern resorts of Xtapa & Cancun, was an established port city long before tourism arrived. Indian tribes settled here centuries before a Spanish banker named Machado arrived and established commercial relations with vessels calling at Mazatlán from North & South America.
Today the area population of Mazatlan is about 400,000 with two distinctive zones, the old Centro Historico and the newer Zona Dorado, where most of the resort hotels and new housing developments are located.
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