Built in 2006, mighty Picachos
Dam arrived in Sinaloa to great protest. The
dam on the Presidio river flooded dozens of villages,
and drove thousands of families from their homes.
Desperately needed for irrigation and drinking water
for the drought-ridden region, Picachos brought
with it a whole new region for both tourism and
local economy in rural Mazatlan.
On this sensational rural excursion,
we will tour the ghost town of San Marcos, whose
residents have long since relocated to other towns,
but its colonial character remains. We will
admire the Dam Curtain, an incredible water jet
that faces the agricultural fields. We will
board a local boat and watch local fishermen catching
tilapia in traditional ways on the newly opened
The scenery of the Sierra Madre
is all around us, as we appreciate this once unreachable
rural area, where we will see local farmers are
raising cattle, pheasants, peacocks, chickens and
ducks and really experience life in the rural areas
well outside of Mazatlan.
Yes! This tour is available to you for a cruise
and Fridays and 10:00 AM.
your Mazatlan Hotel
Round Trip Transportation
Boat Ride on Picachos Lake
Drinks on Board
Our tours are open to everyone - no
matter what country you're from, hotel
guests, cruise ship passengers, residents,
everyone! All prices are in U.S.
Dollars and include all taxes.