Mazatlán´s City Forest is referred to as the City´s lungs, and is a protected natural territory that is one of Mazatlán´s most beautiful and captivating attractions, where you´ll be in direct contact with the beautiful local flora and fauna.
Located in the central area of Mazatlán, next to the Aquarium, it spans over 12 hectares in which 2 ecosystems predominate: on one side, you´ll find a thorn-wood forest and Tule vegetation, and on the other side, bordering with the saltwater lagoon, you´ll find leaf-shedding trees.
As for its plant life, marine vegetation predominates, besides coconut palm trees, Eucalyptus trees, mangroves, banana groves, cactus, Lemongrass trees and Bougainvilleas, among others. There are 25 existing bird species and 6 mammal species that make up the endemic fauna of this beautiful site.
It´s undoubtedly a favorite place for families to enjoy a pleasurable and recreational weekend, to get closer to nature and create awareness. The City Forest has many commodities, such as bar-b-q grills and fun outdoor playground facilities, wading pool, outdoor amphitheater, a fun and colorful train that tours the entire Forest, outdoor skating rink, a small zoo and a beautiful natural lagoon, all for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike.
You just can´t miss it!