Mazatlan Journals

Magical Mazatlan

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A December 2003 trip to Mazatlan by getawayguy

Royal Villas Resort Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Our fourth vacation to Mazatlan was like rediscovering an old friend. With more time available, we were able to learn more about her past and present and get a glimpse into her future. For many different reasons Mazatlan will remain a treasured destination we will look forward to seeing repeatedly.

Magical Mazatlan

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Overview

The Malecon Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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The obvious things to do include spending time on the beach and playing in the ocean, but with so much else to do, sometimes we return home without having spent as much time relaxing as we had originally planned. If time is not a problem, snorkel off Deer Island, take the King David Jungle Tour to Stone Island and ride horses on the beach, attend at least one concert at the beautifully restored Angela Peralta Theater, take Pueblo Bonita's City Tour (preferably with Eduardo as the guide), play a round of golf, go deep-sea fishing, enjoy a local baseball game, stroll the malecon for a look at some of Mazatlan's sculptural monuments, visit the aquarium, try parasailing and kayaking, and take a country to...Read More

Royal Villas Resort

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Hotel | "Royal Villas"

Royal Villas Resort Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:It is located on the beach and in the Golden Zone among good eating places, nightly entertainment, and stores full of souvenirs. Everything else in Mazatlan is easily accessible by local buses, taxis or open air pulmonias.Best Things About the Resort:Each unit has a beautiful ocean view. Some are incredibly spectacular. The staff make every guest feel like part of the family. Internet access is free and available on the computers in the administrative offices from 9am to 5pm. The rooms are spacious with furnishings that are bright and cheerful. The pools are well-maintained and heated year-round. Resort Experience:When we rate a resort, we c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2004

Royal Villas Resort
Ave Camaron Sabalo 500
Mazatlan, Mexico 82110
+52-669-916-6162

Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan

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Hotel | "Pueblo Bonito"

Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:Located at the north end of the Golden Zone on the beach, Pueblo Bonita is close to many fine restaurants and nightspots as well as good souvenir shopping. Everything else in Mazatlan is easily accessible by bus, taxi, and pulmonia, or by walking. Enjoy sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking, golfing, and duck hunting, or just relax on the beach or at either of the pools or the Jacuzzi.Best Things About the Resort:With one of the friendliest and most accommodating staffs in the world, guests are made to feel like family (the royal family).Resort Experience:Located in Mazatlán's Golden Zone, beneath the majestic Sierra...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 20, 2004

Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan
AVENIDA CAMARON SABALO 2121
Mazatlan, Mexico 82110
52-669 914 3700

Panama Restaurant and Pasteleria

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Restaurant | "Panama Restaurant"

Panama Restaurant and Pasteleria Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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The food here is gourmet Mexican and much more. Don't let the low prices fool you. The chefs in each of the eight locations have created a very diverse menu of attractive and delicious offerings. The atmosphere is sparkling clean, relaxing, bright, and cheerful. Service is excellent. As far as the food goes, everything we tried there was fantastic. In addition to all of the usual beverages, they create magnificent "coolers" by blending together fresh tropical fruit, milk, and ice (using purefied water). Each restaurant has a bakery sales area featuring breads, rolls, pastries, pies, and beautiful cakes for every occasion, including weddings. The dessert cart that...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 14, 2004

Panama Restaurant and Pasteleria
Various Locations
Mazatlan, Mexico
(669) 913-6977

Jungle Tour

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Attraction

Jungle Tour Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Like most tours, the guide picked us up at our hotel. The bus was a large, clean, well-maintained, somewhat new vehicle. The guide was multi-lingual and obviously loved his job. After collecting all the tourists, he transported us to the marina, where one of King David’s open-air boats awaited to carry us on our adventure. While the skipper steered the boat through the bay, the guide pointed out everything nautical along our path and had interesting bits and pieces of information for us. We were told about the shrimp fleet, the cruise ships, the sport fishing boats and the Navy base. As we left the main harbor area, we entered inlets and waterways lined with mangrove trees with hundreds o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 15, 2004

Jungle Tour
Stone Island
Mazatlan, Mexico

Angela Peralta Theatre

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Attraction

Angela Peralta Theatre Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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The Angela Peralta Theater is the pride of the Mazatlecos and the most important cultural center in town, serving as a stage for dancing, theater, music, and opera performances. It was originally built between the years 1869 to 1874 and was inaugerated under the name of Teatro Rubio on February 14th, 1874. Andres Librado Tapia was in charge of the design. It was under the patronage of businessman Manuel Rubio that the theater was being erected, when he died while on a trip to Europe. His widow, Vicenta Unzeta, took over and continued the work. It was opened to the public by early 1874, but she was forced to sell the theater three years later. Between 1878 and 1880 the new own...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 15, 2004

Angela Peralta Theatre
Carnaval Street Near Plaza Machado
Mazatlan, Mexico

City Tour by Pueblo Bonita Resort Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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You can pay a lot more and not get nearly as much. It was obvious from the start that our guide, Eduardo, loved his job and his city, and he wanted all of us to love it, too. We were escorted around the city and were shown the true Mazatlan through the eyes of a native who was born and raised there. He shared the information he had learned in school and from family and friends. We visited the open-air market in old Mazatlan, the 19th-century Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, The Plaza Revolucion (the main plaza), and the Plaza Machado, where outdoor art shows and music concerts take place on Sundays. We viewed the Teatro Angela Peralta and heard its' complete history and the story of Angela Per...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2004

City Tour by Pueblo Bonita Resort
All over Mazatlan
Mazatlan, Mexico