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  • Admire stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape during the funicular ride.

  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the port from the top of Cerro del Vigia.

  • Descend from the Observatorio Mazatlan, located 75 meters above sea level.

  • Discover the history of Observatorio Mazatlan and how it kept the city safe from enemies and pirates.

  • Understand a few processes that are involved in creating the traditional Mexican drink, mezcal.

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What is Observatorio Mazatlán

Observatorio Mazatlan is a funicular ride from the top of Cerro del Vigia. The Observatorio is a building located on top of the Cerra del Vigia, 75 meters above sea level. It was built by the people of Mazatlan, and served as a military observation post, hence giving the area the name Cerro del Vigia. Owing to the strategic location of the Observatorio, the city was protected from enemy ships and pirates. The Observatorio was then used for seismological and meteorological work, going on to become two of the most important centers in all of Mexico.

Why Visit Observatorio Mazatlán

Observatorio Mazatlan is the perfect palace to connect with culture, history, as well as nature. The observatory is part of Mazatlan’s heritage and an ode to the port city in its heyday. Having been recently restored, the observatory is a trip to the rich history of Mazatlan and its famous port. You can also learn about the process of making mezcal, a local drink. The funicular ride is the highlight of the experience, allowing you to take in the stunning landscape and scenery all around. For families with children, this is bound to be an experience unlike any other!

The observatory is also being used as a conservatory for rescued birds while being involved in the care and education of local wildlife. Visitors can also catch some stunning views of the Pacific Ocean during the entire ride. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking to see in person, and you can catch panoramic views of this scenery during the ride.

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Tue to Sun - 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM

Duration - 1 hour

Ticket price

  • Adults - USD 23

  • Children - USD 10

How To Get To Observatorio Mazatlán

Observatorio Mazatlán is located at Observatorio, Cerro del Vigía, 82000 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico.

Get Directions

The easiest way to get to Observatorio Mazatlán is by taxi or car.

Things to See Around Observatorio Mazatlán

There are a few attractions around Observatorio Mexico that are a must-see.

Faro de Navegación Marítima

A lighthouse atop a hill, the Faro de Navegación Marítima is the highest lighthouse in North and South America. A hiking trail with some stairs leads you to the lighthouse, from where you can gaze upon the endless Pacific waters.

El Mirador

El Mirador is an observation deck in Mazatlan that offers Isla El Creston island. The best time to visit the observation deck is early in the morning, to catch breathtaking sunrise views of the city center and Stone Island. A glass skywalk is also present at the top, which makes it an ideal place to take some memorable photographs.

Malecon de Mazatlan

Malecon de Mazatlan is a popular 13-mile long pathway along the beach. It is home to numerous shops, restaurants, and vendors, and is a great place to enjoy local cuisine and street food. For visitors who want to relax along the beach in the evenings and at night, this place is incredibly lively, and a perfect place to relax.

Museo El Rincón de Pedro Infante

A small house museum that is dedicated to Pedro Infante, a cinema star from Mexico’s Golden Age. The museum houses plenty of memorabilia from the life of the actor and offers a peek into the life of the star.

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