Mazatlan Journals

The Emerald of Mazatlan

A December 2002 trip to Mazatlan by merezy

Quote: A stay at the new Pueblo Bonito Resort.

The Emerald of Mazatlan

Overview

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Highly recommended are the Deer Island tour for snorkeling and the country tour for history and crafts. A trip to old town for shopping should not be missed. Take a tour of Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay. Don't forget to parasail!

Quick Tips:

Bring a bundle of one dollar bills for tipping.

Best Way To Get Around:

Take advantage of the free shuttle to other Pueblo Bonitos near town. From there use either local buses (cheapest), eco taxis, pulmonias (most expensive but most fun), sidewalks, or beach to get around.
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The resort is just gorgeous! This is a new timeshare built away from the other resorts. The surroundings are elegant all the way from the driveway to the beach. It has a European feel with a Mexican flair. The rooms are handsomely furnished with a Hispanic influence even down to the colorfully tiled bathrooms. Every room has an ocean view and is just a few steps from the beach. The grounds are beautiful and well-kept. An on-site French restaurant and grocery store have gourmet food. You'll feel like a big game hunter in Kelly's bar. Many activities are available: workout room, massage, sauna, daily activities at the pool, and a deserted beach to walk or suntan. The pacific ocean and two swimming p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2003

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay
Av. Ernesto Coppel Campana 201
Mazatlan, Mexico 82110
+52 (669) 989-0525

Ernie Tomato's

Restaurant | "Ernies Tomatoes"

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Ernie's Tomatoes has an overall playful atmosphere. The tomato theme is an intriguing aspect as you walk up to the restaurant. The colorful tomatoes painted on the outside are carried to the inside walls as well. There is a giant red tomato hanging from the ceiling with vines trailing outward. Before you can sit down, a waiter is standing there to serve you, what service. A free hors d'ouevre of fried squid, not fried spider as it would appear, is served. I was reluctant to try it, but it was pleasantly tasty and crunchy and tasted nothing like a spider. Ha Ha Ha. The margaritas and pina coladas were very tasty. The entrees were delicious, from the seafood burrito to the shrimp fajitas. We were...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Ernie Tomato's
Rodolfo T. Loaiza Avenue Number 403-1
Mazatlan, Mexico
526699142474

Deer Island

Attraction

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Take the boat from the El Cid Marina to the island. Enjoy drinks and the view of Mazatlan on the way there. Have fun with the sea lions sunning on a rock. Snorkel until lunch. Don't pass up the banana boat, it's worth the ride.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Deer Island
Mazatlan
Mazatlan, Mexico

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The country tour takes an entire day but does include several stops and lunch. On the way to the country, a stop is made to see brick layers in action. It is a painstaking task that does not pay very well, about $5 a day. As you travel up into the mountains or hills, you make a roadside visit to a furniture maker. Beautiful chairs, rockers, and love seats are on display. Pottery, silver, and other wood carved trinkets are also displayed. Be wary of large objects because you'll have to carry your purchases. Two villages are toured: Concordia and Coppola. Both are very quiant and quite old. The local churches are somewhat ornate but have donation boxes for further refurbishments. A wedding...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Pronatours - Country Tour
El Cid Marina
Mazatlan, Mexico