Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Mazatlán every year. It is celebrated on October 31st every year.
NOTE that halloween is different than Day of the Dead which is celebrated the following days(Nov 1,2) in Mazatlán.
Some children do dress up and go trick or treating in the Golden Zone in the El Cid, Gaviotas, El Dorado and Lomas neighbourhoods.
We aren't aware of any haunted houses in Mazatlán. Note to Mazatlán entrepeneurs...this would be a good business venture!
There was one halloween costume store that set up temporarily in 2017 in the Golden Zone on Avenida Camaron Sabalo, across the street from the Hotel Royal Villas. It did not set up in any of the following years.
We are not aware of any costume rental stores in Mazatlán operating currently. If you know of any, please let us know so that we can post the information here!
If you do go out for Halloween you should see some fantastic, mainly homemade, costumes!
Some of the Nightclubs and restaurants in Mazatlán will have halloween parties. We will attempt to list the places that we find that are having halloween parties in 2022. See below for the list.
We recommend that you buy your costume in your home city because you might NOT be able to buy or rent a decent costume in Mazatlán.
Be aware that it is still hot in Mazatlán on October 31 so we don't recommend costumes that have a full mask or one that is too thick or you will melt!
2022 Halloween party at Joe's Oyster Bar in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Joe's hasn't announced the date of the 2022 party yet. It likely will be on Saturday Oct 29, 2022, but this has not been confirmed.
The bar decorates the entrance with an elaborate halloween display that you walk through.
A large stage is set up and there is a huge costume contest after 2am for large money prizes! Be aware that it is standing room only during the costume contest.
This is the party to go to in order to see the best costumes in Mazatlán. Go early to avoid the huge entry lineup!
Halloween at the Plaza Machado is becoming more and more popular every year.
Children and Adults dress up on October 31 and walk/dine at the Plaza Machado.
Going to the Plaza Machado would be a more family-friendly alternative than to some of the other bars/restaurants that are hosting Halloween parties because it happens earlier in the evening and it is more of a dining/hanging out/walking around vibe in the plaza.
The City of Mazatlán prohibits costumes that portray criminals. Also, it recommends that you don't wear a costume that promotes violence.
If the police deem that you costume is prohibited, you will have to remove it. If you don't remove it or resist, you will be detained and taken in front of a judge. So, choose your costumes carefully.