A June 2003 trip
to Mazatlan by jenmarvol
Quote: I revisited Mazatlan with my mother and my two sons. I had purchased a timeshare last year and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it even more this time.
Some of the highlights this time were: The Mexican Fiesta at Hotel La Playa--delicious food and great entertainment; Stone Island tour--loads of fun for a great price as we went horseback riding and the banana boat; and last, but definitely not least (this was my favorite) was the day on the Bula (a catamaran sailing boat)--so much fun! We had a wonderful snack of fresh fruit and endless beverages. We were served a light lunch that consisted of a deli sandwich and chips. We sailed to Deer Island where we were given a choice of activities such as snorkeling or kayaking or just enjoying the beach. I felt spoiled on this ride on Bula. I will do it again, maybe even twice on my next visit.
Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay has a beautiful restaurant (La Cordeliere), a nice bar called Kelly's, and of course the bars in the pool and a grill near the big new pool. We also went to other places in town to eat--to get to town you take the free shuttle to Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan, which is also a beautiful resort. We did not eat breakfast there (they have a restaurant where they just serve breakfast), but we went to their other restaurant that overlooks the beach and the food was fabulous.
The Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan have a pool party on Wednesday evenings. For US dollars you get a delicious buffet dinner--salads, barbecued hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken, fresh fruit, and beverages, both alcohol and non-alcoholic (kids pay a cheaper price for the buffet). It is very family oriented, but is for singles too. It was a lot of fun.
We also ate at Senor Frogs, which was a lot of fun and the food is great. We ate at La Costa Marinara, which has great seafood. You will probably get a coupon if you walk anywhere near the restaurant or at the airport. The food was spectacular.
Speaking of food (and haven't I already?) we had a kitchen in our Junior Suite. We took a trip to one of the two large supermarkets in Mazatlan--we went to Commerciale Mexicana (also known as Mega). It is a huge store and has a pretty good selection of food. But we could not find cheddar cheese!! We usually ate breakfast and lunch in our room or made lunch to go--it sure saved money!
I highly recommend both Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay and Mazatlan as a fun place to visit!
Hotel | "Pueblo Bonito Resort"
I mentioned they were accommdating. We were put in a lovely room, but realized after two days that we wanted a better view. We had gone grocery shopping and filled up the large refrigerator that was in our room. When they showed us the new room we were going to get, we noticed that the refrigerator was much smaller. We mentioned this and they moved our refrigerator (that was full) to our new room!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 7, 2003
Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan
AVENIDA CAMARON SABALO 2121
Mazatlan, Mexico 82110
52-669 914 3700
We spent a couple of hours out at the island before sailing back, and that was a wonderful, relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Feeling the warm wind blow and the ocean mist spraying us! Wow! I have a son who went with me. He is developmentally disabled and he told me that Bula was the best part of our trip to Mazatlan.