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Unique, Family Fun Tours in Mazatlan with Blue Foot Tours & Expeditions

My family and I recently took a cruise to Mazatlán, Mexico. We weren’t sure what to expect during our time in Mazatlan. We were looking for a fun, family vacation excursion in Mazatlán but didn’t want to do a “commercialized excursion.” I found Blue Foot Tours and Expeditions and decided to give them a try. After consulting with Daniel, the family and I decided on the City Bike Tour. The communication with Daniel prior to arriving in Mazatlán was amazing. Daniel responded to my emails promptly and assured me we were going to have a great family fun excursion day in Mazatlán. As soon as the family and I got of the cruise ship, Daniel was outside waiting for us. Daniel had his classic VW bus waiting for us! My youngest son had never been in a VW bus and loved it. Right from the beginning, I could tell this was going to be a great day and so glad I choose Blue Foot Tours and Expeditions. Daniel was so energetic and polite. 

We went back to Daniel’s store and got ready for the day. …

Las Labradas Petroglyphs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

North of Mazatlán, you will find one of Mexico's largest natural parks; La Meseta de Cacaxtla. I recently had the opportunity to visit park to see the pre-historic Las Labradas Petroglyphs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, within the nature reserve.

Established in 2000, this 125,000 acres eco reserve is home to 26 species of amphibians, 59 species of reptiles, 79 species of mammals including jaguar, and over 350 kinds of birds.

Although we didn't see a jaguar, we did see these incredible petroglyphs on the boulders along the Pacific Ocean coastline. The local community provides guides (inquire in Mazatlan first - only 45 minutes north), a small museum and sometimes fresh Mexican food available for purchase.

Visiting this vast wild area is not only awe-inspiring, but helps some of the poor communities that are now the guardians of the park such as Barras de Piaxtla and La Chicayota.

Unfortunately there is not a lot of information in English, but here are some links with more i…