Mazatlan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa with a population of more than 350,000. No youngster, Mazatlan was founded in 1531. It developed as a commercial seaport, importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines. It served as the capital of Sinaloa from 1859 to 1873. The German settlers also influenced the local music, banda, which is an alteration of Bavarian folk music. The settlers also established the Pacifico Brewery. It is located on the coast above Puerta Vallarta. is considered one of the longest in the world, has a length of about 21 km, along the Pacific coast, among which you can find from high cliffs, monuments, gazebos, old buildings, hotels, etc. The Malecon from Mazatlan is composed of a series of scenic roads with pedestrian space whose name varies along the route by stage or time of construction. Mazatlan is still a major port and tourism popular for its fishing and sandy beaches. Many North Americans retire here for the warm weather and inexpensive lifestyle. Picture of Mazatlan Lighthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Stan Shebs; picture of the Monument to the Continuity of Life courtesy of Wikipedia and Juanjosegzi.