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Costa de Oro in Mazatlan

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A March 2004 trip to Mazatlan by legokid50

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Costa de Oro in Mazatlan

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Overview

Lighthouse Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Definitely go to the beach. The vendors are a bit intrusive, but you can buy some great souvenirs from them (for good prices if you bargain). Many of the activities offered on the beach are great fun as well. We went parasailing for only USD each. It was awesome! Banana boating is also fun. You can find great things at some of the local shops. Overall, Mazatlan is a wonderful place. We are already planning our next vacation there!Quick Tips: - Watch out for jellyfish. Although rare, they are very painful. If you do happen to get stung, don't panic. It causes no harm, and goes away in under an hour. Often vendors on the beach have treatment for it (treatment is unnecessary, but eases the ...Read More

Costa De Oro Beach Hotel

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Hotel | "Costa de Oro"

Costa De Oro Beach Hotel Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:The Costa de Oro is conveniently located right in the heart of the golden zone. Should you want to go shopping, just step outside the resort. We found the shops next to the resort to have some really great things. Across the street you’ll a pharmacy called Farmacia Moderna (in English= Modern Pharmacy). They have a huge selection and the pharmacists are very helpful. Their prices are also lower than the ones at the resort’s store. Also, within the resort complex is a small spa with a hair salon and massage. If you need to go anywhere else, you can catch a pulmonia right outside the door.Best Things About the Resort:This resort is very nic...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 9, 2004

Costa De Oro Beach Hotel
AVE CAMARON SABALO S N
Mazatlan, Mexico 82110
52-669-913-8021

Tony's on the Beach

Restaurant | "Tony's"

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Tony's On The Beach is one of the best restaurants in Mazatlan. When you step out of the taxi, a waiter guides you back to the restaurant, which is located on the beach. We had a table right by the beach, and the view was just awesome! They have a great selection of Mexican food, and seafood, which was all incredible! I got chicken fajitas, and they were the best I've ever had. Other family members got the house special, which was very good also. It consists of lobsters and shrimp, and comes over a burning candle. Overall, very, very, very good!!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 18, 2004

Tony's on the Beach
Golden Zone
Mazatlan, Mexico

City Tour through Vista Tours

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Attraction

City Tour through Vista Tours Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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On our second day in Mazatlan, we took a tour of the city with Vista Tours. The travel agent in the Costa de Oro booked our tour for us, and they came to pick us up right outside the hotel. From the hotel they took us to their main office where we boarded a van. The tour guide was great and seemed to know a lot about Mazatlan. First they took us to a cathedral that was absolutely beautiful! We got to get out and look around inside of it. After visiting the cathedral, we drove through the fish market and saw the giant shrimp. Moving on, we stopped to see the Mazatlan cliff divers who were incredible. You should give them a tip, as they get no salary and have to live off of tips. Afte...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 2, 2004

City Tour through Vista Tours

Mazatlan, Mexico

Stone Island

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Attraction

Stone Island Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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While staying in Mazatlan, we decided to participate in the Stone Island Tour. We had received free tickets from taking a tour of the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort. We were told that they would pick us up at the hotel at a certain time. When we went to the lobby, we were taken to our "taxi." It was a pickup truck with wooden benches and a canopy in the back! They took us to the dock where we boarded the boat. The tour itself consists of two main parts. In the first part, you travel in an open-air boat from the dock through the Mazatlan harbor to Stone Island (which isn't actually an island; it's attached to the mainland). The tour guide on the boat was very fun and informative. The...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2004

Stone Island
Main Port
Mazatlan, Mexico