"The Pearl of the Pacific" Mazatlán by VictoriaMB
Mazatlán Travel Guide: 473 reviews and 779 photos
I haven't been to Mexico past Mexicali or Rosarita (Baja CA) so a friend of mine and I wanted to travel and she left it in my hands to decide where to go....an all-inclusive travel deal popped so I thought why not Mazatlan? Let's do it!
Our hotel was in the ZonaDorada - Golden Zone which was centrally placed but touristy. Great friendly, charming, locally owned hotel that is not a big resort - Hotel Playa Mazatlan.
Lots of farmers markets, street vendors, and shopping to do here. Cheap, cheap, cheap! Unfortunately, I did run into a Wal-mart. :-((
- Pros:Inexpensive version of Puerto Vallarta, beautiful, lots of exploration options in the area, and the amazing sunsets.
- Cons:Very humid and warm during the summer - expect to sweat alot!, constant bombardment by street and beach vendors and time share salespeople
- In a nutshell:Been there, done that.
Take a catamaran from the beach out to one of these islands for the day. Our host, Taco...yep taco took the two of us... more travel advice
I would say closer to $15 to include tip. Zona Dorada, depending on where exactly you are staying, is a good maybe 25... more travel advice
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