A coastal city in Sinaloa, Mazatlan draws quite a crowd for its sandy beaches, surfing, boardwalks, and fishing. The city was a popular destination for foreign visitors since the stars of Hollywoods golden age put it on the map, before it lurched past its prime into a package-tourist category. Recently, however, Mazatlans historic core (tropical neoclassical) has been restored and brought this coastal city a new allure. The city brings a lively vibe with raucous nightspots and surf breaks that are worthy of international competition. In its Centro Historico, or Old Mazatlan, 19th-century landmarks include the performance hall Teatro Angela Peralta and the towering Immaculate Conception Basilica.