La Noria and Puerta de Canoas welcome tourists, these historic pueblos offering unique experiences while expanding Mazatlan's roster of excursions to its surronding villages. Both pueblos were established in the 1800's.
La Noria jealously guards its original heritage, its adobe homes and artisans serving as living testimonyn to its history, wherein the people of La Noria, over numerous generations, have traditionally worked in saddlery.
Among other attractions, you can visit the San Antonio de Padua Church, and while away your time browsing and shopping for the local handcrafts of this region. And here you can literally cross the Tropic of Cancer, its imaginary line denoted by a special plaque marking its intersection of La Noria's cobblestone streets.
Puerta de Canoas is a small town famous for its fresh basket-type cheese and delicious homemade milk-caramel candy, its name deriving from its history of building fishing "canoas" or canoes.
La Vinada de los Osuna is located nearby, and is famous for its 100% blue agave liquor.