5 extreme sports you can do in Mazatlán


The beautiful port of Mazatlán is the ideal place to open up to new experiences and what better than venturing out to practice extreme sports

MAZATLAN. – If you want to live new experiences and get out of the routine, the beautiful port of Mazatlán offers you the opportunity to practice extreme sports. Whether you are attracted to risk or want to try something different, we tell you everything you need to know to start your adventures full of adrenaline.


Snorkeling is a water sport that consists of diving flat with the surface, using a mask and a breathing tube that has the same name, as well as fins to facilitate swimming. Its greatest attraction is the possibility of appreciating the underwater environment without complicated diving equipment.

You can do this sport in the famous Mazatlan Islands: Piedra, Chivos and Venados.

Rappel and zip line

In the El Habal – La Noria Circuit you can live this experience in the tropical jungle, it has 13 platforms making up a 9-line zip line circuit over huanacaxtle trees and a 13-meter rappel.


This tour is called Huana Coa Canopy Adventure and is not recommended for people with walking difficulties or who need a wheelchair.


Canoeing is the sport that is practiced with a canoe in calm waters or in fast-water rivers. In Mazatlán, thanks to its waves, it is the sport of canoeing, it is very calm.

One of the best-known forms of kayaking is an expedition to the islands of Mazatlán, here we give you some options where you can do this activity: Isla de la Piedra, Venados and Chivos.


Perhaps the best place is the waters of Isla de Los Chivos, since the island is protected by two large reefs that create a huge natural pool. It is an ideal site for beginners. It is a place with crystal clear waters and an enormous number of multicolored fish that inhabit the beautiful reefs.

North beach

It is also a good option, although it is a place for more experienced divers. This is a place with a great variety of marine life and some old shipwrecks.

Other places

Among the best places to practice diving are the coasts of the Pájaros and Venados islands, for their calm and more crystalline waters, Isla de la Piedra, El Faro and Las Piedras Blancas.

In all the dives you can see puffer fish, octopus, moray eels, crabs, starfish, grouper, barracuda, snapper and rays.


On the coasts of Isla Venado, the water is very calm and therefore you can go through it and enjoy the scenery.

If you have never practiced it, do not worry because there are instructors who make sure that after a few lessons you will be able to enjoy this relaxing sport. In addition, in this same place you can practice some other water sports such as kayaking and snorkeling.

Source: Punto