on March 1, 2004
This is the closest Mazatlan has to a hostel. . . and it's as close as a five-minute ferry ride. People have called Twin Towers, a hand-built hotel, all sort of things: a posada, a hostel, a community, a happening. It’s a very cheap place to crash and eat while hanging out on a long stretch of empty tropical beach. You can take tourist rides and horseback and such right in front, or completely withdraw from any other society other than the backpackers and old friends who hang out in the hammocks and around the bonfires of the Towers. In fact, you can COMPLETELY withdraw. . . there's a Zen center next door. There is a communal kitchen, toilet, shower, even a steam lodge!! Nights feature chess (if you can beat Chris, the owner, do it. . . he's insufferable about his game) fire dancing, music, crafts, and the usual travel stuff. Steps from restaurants, miles from reality. For more info, including how to get to the island, check the Twin Towerswebsite.
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