Travellers to Mexico have lots of beach resorts to choose from. So why pick Mazatlán over Cancún or Los Cabos? Because Mazatlán (“Land of the Deer,” in Nahuatl) combines beachy resort glitz---sun, sand, glittering swimming pools, highrise hotels---with a vintage downtown. It’s a combination that’s hard to beat. And recent upgrades to the beautiful old quarter---early 20th- and late-19th-century mansions, the ethereal cathedral, and picturesque plazas---makes exploring Old Mazatlán more enjoyable than ever.