MAZATLAN, Mexico (PRWEB) September 01, 2015
Visitors to Mazatlán who are staying with El Cid Vacations Club enjoy not only luxury accommodations, but also all of the culture and entertainment that the city has to offer. With an exciting nightlife and vibrant arts district, Mazatlán is the Mexican city truly with something for everyone.
Besides all of the experiences available in and around the city, adventurous visitors would do well to travel outside of Mazatlan to see the beauty and history that can be found throughout the area. To that end, El Cid Vacations Club recommends visitors take a day trip to find some truly ancient history in Las Labradas.
Located about an hour drive north of Mazatlán on the coast, visitors to Las Labradas will find themselves on a fantastic beach scattered with black rocks. These aren’t just any rocks, however; these stones contain petroglyphs, ancient symbolic carvings that reflect the lives of pre-colonial Indians indigenous to the area. El Cid Vacations Club says approximately 640 petroglyphs can be found along nearly 1,200 feet of shoreline.
The oldest petroglyphs at Las Labradas are estimated to be about 4,500 years old. Even more astonishing, says El Cid Vacations Club, is that the site was in continuous use for more than 3,000 years, having been abandoned around 1200 A.D. That means visitors here will walk through the oldest archaeological site in the state and see some of the oldest pre-Columbian art in northwest Mexico.
Archaeology experts believe the petroglyphs were a method the indigenous people used to communicate with their gods. When groups of Indians made long trips for hunting or fishing – the latter of which is probably the case at Las Labradas – they followed their religious leaders. Thus the petroglyphs at Las Labradas were probably made during rituals or ceremonies in which priests asked their gods for benefits such as a bountiful catch when fishing.
According to El Cid Vacations Club, Las Labradas is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The admission price is 48 pesos, and the park only accepts cash payments. The cost includes access to the site, parking, and museum admission.
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El Cid Vacations Club
Av. Camarón Sábalo S /N Centro Comercial El Cid.
Mazatlán, Sin. México C.P. 82110
Phone +52 669 913 3333
Fax +52 669 916 0665