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Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs

Highway Internacional #15, Mexico
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A must-see if you're anwyhere close

Located on a beautiful sandy beach only 35 miles north of Mazatlan, this archaeological site... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Lee C
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Portland, Oregon
Amazing experience

We visited Las Labradas while on a trip to Mazatlan. Our family of four loved walking along the... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Purplefan10
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Minnesota
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This is a very much overlooked and little known acheological site on the coast of the Sea of Cortez about 30 miles north of the city of Mazatlan. This site contains some of the best preserved Indian rock carvings in Mexico. The site has recently undergone substantial improvement courtesy of the government of Sinaloa and is now very user friendly and easy to access. It lies about 3 miles off the international highway on the coast and has an information center and well laid out paths to the carvings. It also is situated next to a marvelous beach for those inclined to sunbath or simply enjoy the waters. A google search on "Las Labradas Sinaloa" will provide additional information in both English and Spanish. This site is growing in popularity is is the location for a yearly spring equinox celebration that is also becoming increasingly popular.
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Located on a beautiful sandy beach only 35 miles north of Mazatlan, this archaeological site comprises a unique mantle of volcanic rocks that feature over two hundred drawings carved by ancient nomadic cultures dated as far back as 2,000 years B.C., known as one of the most...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We visited Las Labradas while on a trip to Mazatlan. Our family of four loved walking along the beach and stopping to explore the carvings in the rocks. We were fortunate enough to be there for the spring festival. We were able to see traditional...More

Thank Purplefan10
Reviewed 14 February 2015

right now by american standards this is just getting going. We visited in the pouring rain and the staff were very accommodating. The rocks were very slippery and the road off the main highway full of mud. There is very little infrastructure but if you...More

Thank A May M
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We took a drive to Las Labradas on a weekday morning. It is only about an hour or so north of Mazatlan. What a beautiful spot! The museum was quite full of information about petroglyphs. When we walked on the beach we were having such...More

Thank GmaKathy
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We visited this site on a recent visit to Mazatlan. Go now while it is still not very well known and enjoy the peace and tranquillity as well as viewing the petroglyphs. We booked a tour at short notice with Mazatlan Vantours. They provided a...More

Thank judy g
Reviewed 22 February 2014

North of Mazatlan, on a remote beach, there is a large cluster of boulders. When you arrive at the beach at first all you see is the expanse of beach and the large rocks. Then as you move closer, and begin climbing on the rocks...More

Thank GaiaSanFrancisco
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Very interesting piece of history. The beach is beautiful and the town very quaint. Very tiny town with farm animals of all sorts in front yard of houses.

Thank jhellman66
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We went to Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs today in our own car.Almost impossible to find as there is no signage on the 15D norhbound.Google maps say there is a Hwy.20 4 miles north of Mazatlan.Does this Hwy. exist or is it really 15D,which is a...More

Thank bootsyjean
Reviewed 23 April 2013

A bit of a bus ride from Mazatlan to this site but well worth it. This is an archaeological zone with carved stones dating back 1500 years, depicting the historical passing of pre-Hispanic settlers of this region. Bring your camera, a snack, some water and...More

1  Thank foxycruiser
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The place is 51 km outside of Mazatlan. If you have a chance rent a car and drive there or take a tour. It`s almost on the other side of El Quelite (Los Laureanos Restaurant) (where you probably have been for breakfast already and if...More

1  Thank Angelika40
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