A pleasant surprise during my Mazatlán trip was fireworks nearly every night shortly after dusk. Even during the off-season. My wife and I watched a fireworks display near the ocean from our hotel room, which was a great way to end our first day. While eating at El Presidio in Old Town (Centro Histórico), an unexpected fireworks display began next door, sending our entire dinner party running to the street to watch. Mazatlán is a festive community and fireworks shows add to the romantic atmosphere.