While visiting Mazatlán, spend at least one day getting out of the city and experience the rural routes of Mexico. A scenic 45 minute drive from Mazatlán takes you to El Quelite. This charming magical town provides a true small town Mexican cultural experience with colorful streets, smiling locals and one of the most memorable meals you’ll ever eat at El Meson De Los Laureanos.
After lunch, take a short hike to the peak of the village for a scenic view, visit El Quelite’s historic church and browse local shops. Or stay overnight at a charming rental. I found two loft rentals above a shop near the town square.