We just got back today from Mazatlan. Had a great time and loved this website for all the information on it. Keep up the good work. Make sure you go to Stone Island (not on the tour of it) and eat a t Victor's great food and atmosphere. It's a hut on the beach. We had Kelly's comboand had more than enough food for 5 adults plus at least 6 beers and the bill was around $55.00American.
Henry and Nadine we (wife and myself) just returned from an incredible vacation in mazatlan and we thank you for it.I read just about every word on your web site in the months before we left to prepare. we arrived in mzt. with a pretty good sense of what to do and where to go....thank you soooo much. we stayed at the el cid tower and really enjoyed it. the weather (mid-dec.) was sunny and 80 degrees every day and low humidity. we actually flew in and out of puerta vallarta (long story) and took a nice bus back and forth. the ride was a little long but it allowed us to experience a part of mexico culture we wouldnt have otherwise. it seemed the humidity was higher in p.v. is that normal? we spent one day there, but were sure glad our week was in mzt! the whole fish at los arcos was a unique treat. i made sure the head end was turned away from my wife...haha. we ate several times at papagayos. our dinner there was the only mediocre meal we had, but there breakfast buffet for only 8.50 u.s. more than made up for it. the servers at all the restaurants we ate at practically fell over each other to take care of us..wow...especially at the new emerald bay..great meal. Javier entertained us well on the piano. we had great italian meals at angelos at pueblo benito. i would highly recommend the beachfront restaurant, panchos, to your list. we sat in booths with our feet in the sand on the beach. i ordered their mexican plate for only 8.00 u.s. and it was the only meal i had in mzt. that i couldnt eat everything..superb! the stone island tour was well worth it. we used several of your coupons. we got great massages at myo massage for life..very professional.we spent 3-4 fun, bartering hours at the downtown market.it was pretty easy to navigate with the buses and an occasional taxi. the buses only charged one fare for my wife and i. is that normal? what about families? we may bring our children next time....and there definately will be a next time. the vendor hawks on the beach got a little old..who carries much money on the beach anyhow? we were bombarded with time share invites...we had some fun with these. we did 4 presentations and with the money they were shelling out we pretty well paid for all our meals, groceries, tours, and shopping while in mzt. its not for everyone, but if you can sacrifice 3 hours in the A.M. you can splurge otherwise...for free. we'll probably be back in 2 years and stay for 2 weeks (next years vacation is already spoken for) thanks again for everything..we mentioned your name a lot (especially when we had to post bond at the local jail).. ...just kidding..smile
Hi , I have seen your page many many times and I like it, and I saw the link of The Firt Class Medical Check up in Mazatlan from Dr.Mock ( and it is really true, (firts class), and dr mockÂ´s enterprise and Tourist Medical Assist Co, operating Balboa Hospital & Walk-In Clinic are affiliates enterprises,serving to the international comunity (visitors and residents)with International Standars of care since 1990 and I would like to let know to your web page visitors who we are and what and how we do it,our www is www.doctorsinmazatlan.com & www.touristmedicalassist.com what I do have to do? can you explain me how does it work? Thank you, and congratulations !!!
Buying Real Estate, homes or land. If I buy, who owns it, me or the mexican government? The mexican government came in and took the land away from americans in Cabo. Joe Marshall
I just wanted to comment on what John from BC wrote. It's too bad that you had a bad experience at "The Place". In the last few years we have eaten there probably around 10 times, and are very happy to say it has always been an excellent meal with great service. We always have the all you can drink margaritas with the lobster and steak. We have never tried to substitute beer for the margaritas but it must have been a misunderstanding probably on their part. We have had times where there has been a communication problem at a few different restaurants in Mazatlan..........I just don't think it was intentional. Hopefully you will give them another chance someday. We love it there! To all of you going to Maz this year.....I AM SO ENVIOUS!!!!!!!! Have a blast!
I'm going to be down in Mazatlan Dec 22- Jan 4 with a couple of friends. To those canadian girls, lets get together and have some fun in the Pearl of the Pacific.
It's been several years since we visited MZT many good memories one bad memory were the hundreds of timeshare salespeople on the streets of Mazatlan? The only gripe I have about Mazatlan is the constant harassment by these salespeople. What's the best way to tell them you're not interested, telling them in a polite way does not work. My family will be visiting Mazatlan from Dec 21 thru Dec 30 and the one thing I dread is the Timeshare salespeople. What's the best way to get from the airport to Costa De Oro, bus or cab?
I have been traveling to ,mazatlan for 30 years never seen ya's where you located in mazatlan mike
Hey there all, Myself and my best friend are going to be in Mazatlan with the bustloose group from Dec 27th through to Jan 3rd. I have been to Puerto Vallarta already however my friend does not know what to expect. We would love to meet up with others around this time and maybe all bring in 2003 together:) We are 2 canadian females in our early 20's. Thanks.
Great website! Do you know of any houses to rent on the beach fver this coming winter? Thanks Dawn
We recently had a wonderfull 4 day visit to mazatlan.The scenery, the beaches and the people were just marvellous.It was a great pity that on the last night we were there we had a problem in a restaraunt that soured the whole visit.We were given coupons to "The Place" in the Golden Zone that seemed like a good deal,they showed a meal &all the margueritas you could drink for a fixed price.When we got there & ordered the waiter told us that we could have beer instead of the margueritas-"same price no problemo".We had three drinks each,a mixture of beer & margueritas.When we got the bill we had been charged for some of the beers.On complaining we were told that it was either all the margueritas you could drink or one beer! Not a real big deal but they were adamant we were wrong.I can't believe we were the first people this has happened to,as the four of us heard the same thing.We paid the full bill,which would have been about the same as if we had left a tip, but we left there feeling accused of trying to rip them off.
I'd just like to say that I really appreciate all the hard work you have put into this site. I am going to Mazatlan in Jan., and your site gave me EVERYTHING I wanted to know. Thank you so much, and I promise write about all the neat things I'm sure I learn when I visit. Thanks again! Christina.
MY HUSBAND AND I VISITED MAZATLAN IN 2000, 2001 AND ARE RETURNING IN JAN 2003 (WE WERE MARRIED IN SEPT. 2002) LAST YEAR WE WENT TO PUERTA VALLARTE..ALTHOUGHT THERE WAS MORE THINGS TO DO AND MORE MONEY NEEDED TO SPEND (DUNE BUGGIES, SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS, PIRATE SHIP, ETC) WE TRULY LOVED MAZATLAN....EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT TO DO WAS WITHIN A COUPLE MILE STRETCH. MAZATLAN WAS THE FIRST PLACE WE HAD "WOOD OVEN PIZZA" AND ALTHOUGH IT IS AVAILABLE IN PV..IT WASN'T THE SAME. THE OPEN AIR RESTAURANT LOCATED ACROSS FROM EL CID (PART OF THEIR COMPLEX) COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. OUR SECOND TRIP WE ARRIVED AT OUR HOTEL AROUND 8:30PM, WE DROPPED OUR LUGGAGE IN THE ROOM (SOLAMAR) AND RAN TO THE RESTAURANT THAT SERVED THE PIZZA. THE BARS ARE FANTASTIC..I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING A DAY AT JOE'S OYSTER BAR....COCKROACHES ARE USUAL DEAD BY 2PM. THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY....THE DRINKS AND FOOD ARE REASONABLE. THIS YEAR BRINGING FRIENDS WHOM HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE....STAYING AT EL CID MARINA (FIRST TIME, EL CID COUNTRY CLUB GATED COMMUNITY, 2ND TIME SOLAMAR) AH, THE MINNESOTA CAFE AT SOLAMAR...HOW IRONIC, AH? THE JUNGLE TOUR WAS AN EXPERIENCE IN ITSELF....AND STONE ISLAND....HIGHLY RECOMMEND "VICTORS" FOR THE ATMOSPHERE, FOOD, SERVICE AND FRIENDLINESS. LEFT VICTOR MINNESOTA LICENSE PLATE AND PLAN ON BRINGING HIM ANOTHER IN JANUARY 2003...ANOTHER PLACE CAN SPEND AN ENTIRE DAY AT!!!! IF YOU WANT TO RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR VACATION...MAZATLAN IS THE PLACE. WHEN IN PV WE FELT LIKE WE WERE CONSTANTLY "ON THE RUN" FROM ONE ACTIVITY TO ANOTHER. OUR FAULTS OF COURSE...THEY JUST HAD TOO MUCH TO OFFER A PERSON ON A ONE WEEK I WAS EXHAUSTED WHEN I GOT HOME...HAD FUN..DON'T GET ME WRONG...BUT TOO MUCH IN TOO LITTLE TIME. MAZATLAN PROVED TO BE MUCH MORE RELAXED..A NATURALLY SLOWER PACE. WE ARE LOOKING FOWARD TO OUR VISIT IN JANUARY..MY HUSBAND WHOM IS AFRAID OF HEIGHTS WENT PARASAILING!!! I GOT MY 4TH TATOO...3 DOLPHINS TO REPRESENT MY 3 CHILDREN. 2 PINKS AND A BLUE ONE. WE TRULY BROUGHT BACK LASTING MEMORIES! THANK YOU, SHARI SHARI
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Mazatlan from November 22 to the 29th of this year. We stayed at the El Cid El Moro...a beautiful hotel with excellent service. What an amazing place Mazatlan was. The memories I have will make me smile always. The people were beautiful and the beaches and scenery come in a close second. I plan to return as soon as possible and would even consider moving there. Thank you for a wonderful website that I can visit and remember! April
We're looking at staying at the Oceano Palace. Anybody been there recently? Would you recommend it? I realize that it is only a 2 star hotel. Thanks.
What a great website. We drive down on Friday for a week. I love Mazatlan.
Your site is most informative.Thank you. We are very interested in visiting the area soon with future plans to winter there. However we need a clarification on a point in the text on working in Mexico."TIMESHARES TO UNSUSPECTING VICTIMS" . Why is one a victim if one purchases a timeshare? We were looking at purchasing one to use whilst we visited the area over the next couple of years till a final decision is made. Thanks
my wife and I will be spending New Year's Eve in Mazatlan. Looking for suggestions for dinner and New Year's festivities. Thanks. Paul
Our group (6) will be in a friend's timeshare at Marina El Cid Dec. 21-Jan. 4 & the ladies have talked the guys into dressing up for New Year's Eve. Looking for suggestions for "glamorous" dinner and NY festivities. Thanks. [Love the site]
We will be arriving in Mazatlan on 28 November and plan to stay in the Playa Olas Altas section (Old Section). Would appreciate some opinions of this area. Any opinions of the Hotel La Siesta? (We do not care for large, "tourist" hotels")
Henry & Nadine, I would like your advise. My family (12 people total) will be going to Mazatlan for Christmas this year. We would like a nice restaurant for Christmas dinner. You had recommended Pueblo Bonito, Emerald Bay. We are staying at Torres Mazatlan, which puts us close to there. However, your website says it is expensive. Is this expensive by Bay Area standards, or Mazatlan standards? Is it still good? Is there somewhere else you would recommend for Christmas. We have one your daugher in a wheelchair, so it can't be a place that is too difficult to navigate. (However, we have been able to get her down the stairs at the airport with assistance.) Thanks, Ron
I just happened across you site by mistake. It sure is interesting. I sent you a mail yesturday, but had only scimmed through it. Had more time today. It really is informative for the people that haven't been down to Maz. One of the cafes that you missed as far as I'm concerned is Arre Lulu's. Just on the other side of the Shrimp Bucket, on the Ave. We used to go to Horns and Tails, but the staff changed and the barker out front in leather can get on your nerves. That's why we left. At Lulu's the sevice is great. Javier and Hector are always there to meet your demands. Have our usual seats by the outside menu. Seems that they maybe saving it for us. Just a coincendence maybe. Also you never mention No Name Cafe. I think that they have the best ribs around and give you large portions and the prices are comparable to other cafes around. I find the Shrimp Bucket a rip off. Erine Tomatoes is good. Would only go there for lunch as it is quite noisy at night. They do give you lots of food. Have had food at the huts on the beach and it is good. Do you have any ideas where you can find a heart smart cafe? Partner had major bypass surgery last May, so it will be a challenge this year trying to find places to eat. Damn, no more shrimp for them. I find that the best rates at the cambio are on the other main drag. Not the ones by the beach. Someone said the one beside Ernie Tomatoes was good But last year it was bad compared to the other ones. When shopping at Poncho's mall during the cruising season and you're Canadian, Make sure you tell them that you're not on the cruise and not American. (Sorry Guys, but our money doesn't go as far as yours). Stop by there as soon as you can. They will remember that you have been there before and know that you're not on the cruise ships. It really does work. One more thing and I'll get off. There's a little place called Ina's. Check out The Pacific Pearl for the location. Different buffet everyday and you pay by the weight. Hope this was helpful to other people. Pete from Regina
Hi, I have really enjoyed your site and have learned alot. Our family is coming down for Christmas and staying at the Vidafel and Sea Garden. We can't find alot of information on the resorts. Can you tell us what you know of the resorts and area? Thanks.
Hello, Im not sure who gets to read this but here goes. I am arriving in Mazatlan on Nov. the 22. Does anyone know anyone who wants to be our translator. We are going to get married there and need some help with blood tests and the assistant judge, also hiring 4 witnesses, stuff like that. let me know sincerly Jill
Nadine and Henry: Great Web site... Our family is going to Mazatlan for 6 days in December 2002, including my wife and two small kids. We're generally used to roughing it a little, but this time it's the Costa De Oro. This site is really helpful... Gracias.
Coming for a week at XMas. How's the Vidafel?
Dear Nadine and Henry: I used your website a lot to get ready for my trip to Mazatlan(I just got back last Saturday) and I thought I'd drop you a line to thank you. Your site is bang on for most things but I thought I'd mention one thing that didn't jive. We're told that the period from Sept.30 to Oct.28 is under Pacific Standard Time when it's actually under Mountain. Then again, I could be mistaken. Half the time I didn't know what day it was, let alone what time - and didn't care. I plan to return to Mazatlan and fully intend to use your website; it's a great one. Gracias and adios. Bert Joly
Henry, this is a question, not a comment. We are arriving in Mazatlan on Nov. 8th, and wonder if Hurricane Kenna did much damage to the City? We are staying at Vidafel, and hope that it wasn't too badly damaged as well. If you have a moment, please let me know how Mazatlan fared. All the information I can find reference Puerto Vallarta and not Mazatlan specifically. Thank you so much. Naida
We are looking for a villa or condo to rent in Mazatlan for 7-9 days. Must have min. of three bedrooms and three baths on lower floor for six senior adults. Must be on the beach. We are flexible timewise--looking for 7-9 days mid to last part of February, 2003. Can anyone help?? Thank you!
Dear amigos Henry and Nadine: Firstly, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you for your site about Mazatlan and secondly to thank you for all the support we receive through the information exposed in your site. As the Sales Manager for Costa de Oro Beach Hotel I usually travel inside and outside the country, specifically to the USA and Canada and me and my counterparts from the other hotels in Mazatlan get questions and comments about the city in general but also about Mexico as a country. Often the media in general "gives" wrong information or not really accurate. Just now, I visited your site as visitor 142nd and found out information on "how kenna affected Mazatlan" about the comments such as the ones of Fionna something, I do not remember her last name, but it is this kind of information that affects pretty bad our city. It takes lots of money to promoting the city and to organize and run a Publicity Campaign to let people know about Mazatlan and to try to bring them here, but it just only takes a single one comment or an ad to ruin everything. What you do about our beautiful city is awesome and priceless. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. For any question or comments, should you require any information on what we do (Mazatlan Hotel and Motel Association) to promote our city, please do not hesitate to contact us. Truly yours, Jose Francisco Duarte Garcia Sales Manager Costa de Oro Beach Hotel Mazatlan, Mexico Phone: 669-913-8021/913-2005 Fax: 669-914-4209/913-5444
My 21 year old son will be an exchange student at Monterrey Tec in January of 2003. He needs to find accommodation, but doesn't want to stay with a exchange family. He would like to find some students to live with. Does anyone have any helpful information about where to look? What areas? Is it safe? Temperatures from January to April? It would be nice to have an email address from someone who has attended the univesity. Things to bring and not to bring. Thanks.
I am planning to go to Mazatlan in January with 30 friends of mine. Iwould like to get a brochure on Golf Courses near Playa Mazatlan Resort. Can anyone assist me to get rates for the Golf Courses. Thank you.
I have booked a cruise trip in November to Georgetown, Cozumel and Progresso. If you have any information on scuba diving in any of these places please e-mail me back. I have never been on a cruise before and your help will be apprecipated. Thanks lot, Brent
I really wish I would have explored a little longer before I made my reservations. According to this site, Carnival is feb 8- feb12. I quickly made reservations after reading this here. Later a magazine from the Mexican tourist board told me different. Please everyone, double check before you book.
great site,two things i was looking for,what do you do about banking?&car ins. i saw doctors and real estate but no banker.i'll be in maz. in two weeks and want to start setting things up to move in the next year.do you just use your cash card from america? and about car ins. do you use a mexican agent and co. or u.s. or both.? my other commment is you should tell people how to get to stone island wihtout spending all that money on a tour, some people are poor and or weird and don't like to do anything with a group(especially)the black socks brigade. see you sometime in maz. steve
Can anyone provide me with information on organizing a wedding in Mazatlan? We are from Canada, are going to Mazatlan in March/2003, have our own accomadations. All we need now is find out how to hire a judge or minister, a beautiful location on the beach at sunset........and the costs? Would appreciate any help or ideas that anyone might have that has done this already. THANKS SO MUCH!
Hi, I just came from Mazatlan after two weeks of vacation and it was great. Undobtely it deserves it's nickname as the Pearl of the Pacific. I really recommend visiting 'Andreas Gift Shop' in front of Ocean's Palace and the second store is in front of Pueblo Bonito. The owner's name is Armida. She is a great person. Great things to see in the store. For money exhange I really recommend the one right next to Ernie's Tomatoes. Mario is the name of the person in the money exchange. He is a great person to talk to as well. The previous comment reminded me of Thorny's Burgers. They are great. Specially the atmosphere of the place where you eat them. The theatre Angela Peralta and the great Plazuela Machado are great backgrounds to eat at Thony's in a late evening. The people are wonderful. They did not hesitate to answer any questions we had. Mazatlan is such a wonderful place that I will be visiting once again in December.
My wfe and I are coming down Febuary 18th - 25th for our 10th year. we have met so many wonderful people, that we can't go anywhere else. I have one Question, Is thorny burger still open? Even after nine years there are still things that we haven't seen or experienced. This year we are going to do some differant stuff, Thorny burger, Pacifico Tour, Explore old Mazatlan, See the hotel Freeman etc. Can't wait.
I'm trying to plan my 40th birthday gathering in Matzalan, I was wondering if you knew of a cottage, that may house approxiamately 16-20 adults for 5 days, and 4 nights. The dates are from Jul O7, 2003, until Jul 11, 2003. If you could give me some direction as to where to begin searching for such accommodations, I would be very grateful. Thank you, Hurley Byers
Hello, We are planning a week vacation in Mazatlan and have two questions. Can you recommend a place to snorkle and can you recommend a place where we can purchase fresh shrimp - so that we may cook it at our condo. Thanks, Diane
I have visited your page several times. Each time I am amazed that you do not include on your list, LaCosta Marina - absolutely the best seafood in the city. We have been going to Mazatlan for over 20 years and it is one of our very favorite places to go.
Hello, I would like some advice. I am engaged to a wonderful Tanzanian man in Africa. He wants to meet me in Mexico to be married. We have been going together for over a year. Do you have any missionary friends or pastors in mexico that could help us and a suggestion of a good place to meet at. I never went to Mexico before and would like your comments. Thanks for your help. Rev. Cathryn Hughes Site address: http://www.geocities.com/missteecatswebsites/Home.html
Mazatlan is our favorite place to visit! We have been to Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas but didn't feel the warm'th and the luster that Mazatlan exibits. We usually stay at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan and love eating, shopping and clubing through out the golden zone. This summer was our 9th trip down to Mazatlan and we look foward to our 10 trip anniversery next memorial day weekend. Sincerly---The Ramirez'
HELLO! I just ran across your website...I will be looking over it all evening, sound like everyone loves it! We will be leaving for Mazatlan in 2 weeks from today....just looking for any advice on what to take and what to leave at home, as well as the "must-see" and "could have done with out" places!?!?! We are staying at El Cid, I believe!! THANKS much, Jacy email@example.com
You have put together a wonderful resource for those of us who enjoy Mazatlan. I have a pickup truck without camper that I will be driving down at the end of October. All I have on it is a hard tonneau cover. You said the tolls were higher for trucks. Do you have any idea how much higher? Also, I have heard that there is supposed to be a stretch of the road where it goes inland away from the ocean that is supposed to have the possibility of bandidos. Is there any truth to this? This will be my wife's first ever driving trip into Mexico and I don't want to have anything turn her off. I drove in Mexico for years when I had a ranch in Queretaro, so Their roads don't bother me. I'm looking forward to this trip. Thanks again for your wonderful travel site. Alex Glenn p.s. the link to the Mexican gov't didn't work for me. The message said site not found.
You have put together a wonderful resource for those of us who enjoy Mazatlan. I have a pickup truck without camper that I will be driving down at the end of October. All I have on it is a hard tonneau cover. You said the tolls were higher for trucks. Do you have any idea how much higher? Also, I have heard that there is supposed to be a stretch of the road where it goes inland away from the ocean that is supposed to have the possibility of bandidos. Is there any truth to this? This will be my wife's first ever driving trip into Mexico and I don't want to have anything turn her off. I drove in Mexico for years when I had a ranch in Queretaro, so Their roads don't bother me. I'm looking forward to this trip. Thanks again for your wonderful travel site. Alex Glenn p.s. the link ti the Mexican gov't didn't work for me. The message said site not found.
This was a GREAT site to help me find the information that i needed to know about cities in Sinaloa!!!! Thank you very must for this site!!!
I'm sure you get lots of questions, but can you help us? We will be in Mazatlan for 1 day on a cruise stop. I love self-guided walking tours just getting to know the city and its sites, particularly the older parts of town. Can you give me an idea of a nice walking route from the pier to many of the key sites, including those that are "not miss"? Thanks.
Your story was very interesting. I am a canadian that will like to retire in 20 years. i want somethinh close to the beach that I could rent, more like a condo Great story Isabel
It has been 3 years since I have been to Mazatlan-we love Mazatlan-May I suggest you add El Mirador Restaurant to your list-Please try it if it is still there At a lookout point over the port and across from El Faro-owner operated-s sometimes the waiters cook---It is wonderful--Jean
My husband and I cant wait to visit Mazatlan (hopefully we will be retiring there soon) after reading so many positive comments. Our daughter worked at the royal solaris in Cancan for 8 months and then was moved to their new resort in Cabo San Lucas for 6 months, she also raves about Mexico. We would welcome any information anyone can give us regarding rental accomodations etc.
I just read a great story in 50plus, a Canadian magazine about Mazatlan. The story mentioned a women named Marlene Santana, she has a business recruiting English teachers. I would like to find out more about her and get an e-mail address. Any help would be appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi I was born in Mazatlan and lived most of my childhood in that beautiful place part of my family is still over ther I just wanted to say that I am really glad that someone like you makes recognitions to places like our Mazatlan. Thank you....
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Hi....What a greay site. My girlfriend and I are getting married on the beach of The Playa Real in 2004. We want to know what we need to do legally to get this done. Any suggestions? We had a wonderful time In Mazatlan in Feb. 2002, and are coming back in Feb 2003. We are so excited.......The best meal I had was at El Patio in the Zone. I had the porterhouse and it was incredible. The service was incredible, and the food to die for. The only bad meal was at Ernie Tomatoes. The server was grumpy and the food was terrible, but the ceveza was good. The Guadalihara Grill was good too. Ask for Karla there, she is wonderful!...So many good things to write, Ill write more later. Jeff
Thanks for the info on your website. I am attempting to come down there this coming Friday. I met a girl in France who lives in Culican. We plan on meeting in Mazatlan for a week but I am not sure where to go or stay. I am on a budget, what do you think is a nice place near the beach going to run me? Thanks for your help...Kevin
I love your web site. Having never travelled to Mexico, since regularly viewing your site I have now aquired a burning desire to get to Mazatlan. My sister and I are thinking of visiting in October or November and possibly renting Chrissy's Apartment, however I am unable to submit a request form because of some form of glitch(computer or human, or otherwise) Please contact me regarding this. Can't wait to get there! Darci Heintz
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si estoy en chile en valaparaiso como llegar a mazatlan? quedebo hacer? cuanto de dinero me vale llegar alla? gracias vicky
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Thanks much for your web site. It had more and better information than the $25 book I bought. We just got back from a week at the El Cid. It was hot. Talking to the locals, I would not recommend visiting from June through October, unless you don't mind staying out of the heat from 10-4 each day. If you don't like crowds, however, the place was deserted. Many times at dinner, there would be only two or three tables of people, even at Sr. Frogs. The Mexican people were very gracious everywhere we went and very appreciative that we tried to speak Spanish. They would just light up and were very friendly. Your food recommendations were great! We tried Los Arcos, Casa Loma, Sr. Frogs, Guadalahara (SP) Grill, Terraza Plaza, and all were as described. Our city tour guide took us to a place in the historic district called Bahia, I think. Anyway, a chef we met on the trip went back there and said it was good. We had absolutely no trouble with the water. We did, however, hear of a tourist who got very sick from eating some uncooked food in Copala on the Country tour. Beware the jewelry stores. My wife had an embarrasing experience at Pardo, when she thought that the prices were in pecos, but they were actually in US $. Thanks again for the interesting and informative web site.
Dear Henry and Nadine, We are strongly considering Mazatlan for early retirement. Your web site information has been an integral part of our decision. Wayne may fly down from Phoenix in the first week of August. I have a job for 1 1/2 month in Reno, so will fly down in mid Sept. Our big concern is we are bringing our two Burmese, male cats with us. Mocha and Java or "the babies", have travelled about with us and we have to locate animal accepting motels, hotels, B & B, for the first several weeks while we search for a home rental. Any suggestions regarding the above would be highly regarded. Also, since we are flying we wish to keep baggage simple unitl we know what the heck we are doing. Thus, any suggestions about important basics needed aside from the medical Rx, records, usual legal papers, and vet papers? Are cats able to handle the local water? Thanks or Gracias, Sharon and Wayne I was born in SF at Children's Hospital. Dad was the restaurant editor of San Francisco Magazine in its zenith).Wayne is a retired Oakland Raider f.ball player and a developer/builder. The Bay Area is our background and bicycling Tiburon and lunching at Sam's has been a big part of our recreational enjoyment.
I love your site. So much info. My Daughter and I will be visiting Mazatlan next Sunday (June 8th -14th). If it as wonderful as you indicate maybe I won't go home to my 50 year partner. Thanks so much for all the work to make this an outstanding place to find the information we need. I feel like I will be visiting a place I've been before. Pat
My wife and I will be staying at Pueblo Bonito at Emerald Bay and would like to know if there is a bus that services the golden zone and down town?
We are going to Mazatlan on 5/31/02 & staying at the El Cid Hotel. Any suggestions or recommendations regarding the hotel? Thanks. Steve P.S. We also are the proud parents of Molly, a red brindle greyhound that is just a little bit spoiled! We are members of the Central Texas Greyhound Pets of America adn can't say enough about the wonderful pets that greys are. Your furry friends are cuties!
I am wanting to get married in mazatlan this fall. if anyone can offer help or sevices i would really appreciate it. I also need the email address of the Fiesta Inn. I pretty new at this computer,so I have a hard time finding stuff. jill
Dear Nadine & Henry, Enjoyed your website thoroughly. Really gave us a lot of good information. One question/problem I have that you might help out with. We have been coming to Mexico for quite a few years, primarily Puerto Vallarta but also Cancun, Cozumal,Acapulco Rosarito. We just got back from a week in Puerto Vallarta (we have a time-share at the Krystal). We will be going back there mid-November and wondered about tying a week in Mazatlan with th week in PV. I have about exhaausted my resourses in finding how to get from Mazatlan to PV. The last info I got was using Aeorlitoral from Mazatlan through Guadalaja to PV at a one way price of about $265/person. My travel agent came up with a fare of about $660/person, which , needless to say was way out of the ballpark. Is it feasable to rent a car in Mazatlan drive to PR and drop it off there? How is the road? Or alternatively, is there a bus that would get us there in some reasonable time? Hope this isn't too much to check on but would appreciate you help, if possible. Thanks for the info on the web site. Jack & Karen Frisch Jack
I have another question... we usually eat in our condo while we are there. We buy at the local markets. We are at Torres Matzatlan which supposedly has their won water system. If we buy fresh veggies at the open marcado, do we need to use something to be sure they are safe to eat? like halzone tablets???? Thanks, Anne
We are just about to embark on a trip to Matzatlan and had a question or two. I got your restaurant recommendations. Thanks. In 1980's was the last time we were in Matzatlan and I'm sure much has changed. We ate at a place called Tres Islas. I understand it was wiped out in a storm???? Also, we ate at a restaurant that was quite elegant in an old house on a side street. I think it was near a golf course. do you have any idea what the name of it could be??? Is it still there??? I know it was not down town. Thanks, Anne
WOW,..Well your sight is great ,..Well Iam 17 yet I feel like I am 30 ,.I lived in Mazatlan for about 6 months,.I just got back in late janruary of this year. I fell in love with Mazatlan the day I had arrived,.I first went down for foriegn exchange ,..and then returned shortly after I came home. The culture ,..the people ,..the clubs.. the beach ....everything about it I love ,...I think about it everyday ,.and how much I wish I was there ,.I have planned after I graduate to hopefully attend college there ,.and work and enjoy the sun ,..I left MAzatlan in late janruary ,..but my heart is still there..;)..Angelique from Wisconsin
We have just returned from another glorious 2 weeks in Mazatlan (this is trip #18). It has to be one of the most wonderful places in Mexico. The people are friendly, the food is fantastic and ...what more can I say. Your suggestions are always super. Our favorite place to eat is still Los Arcos but we tried Mangos this time and you were right, the Coco Wacko Chicken is to die for. We managed 3 visits in 2 weeks. Panchos is also excellent and the service is great. We went to the new Blue Cactus and it was also very good. I just wish that our waiters in the U.S. could spend some time in Mazatlan and take lessons on excellent sevice. Tipping is a pleasure when you get such fantastic service and food. I can hardly wait until next year and we just got home last night.
Dear Sirs Is there an organization in Mazatlan that represents the interests of the tourist industry for travel to Mazatlan? Is there such a thing as the "Mazatlan Tourism Association" or anything similiar? I have some ideas that I would like to talk with them about. Thanks You Dave Roberson
Mexico is my favourite place in the world. I am 18 years old and I was in paradise. I am planning on moving there for a couple of years. I got back from Puerto Vallarta on sunday. I went to mazatlan for a night to visit friends that I met there last May. The night life is great for people my age and I met a lot of really nice people and I partied hard obviously and I enjoyed ever minute of it. For anybody that is iffy about visiting this country. . GO FOR IT. . its fun for EVERYBODY, although the real parties don't really start till about 12. Anywayz, I just thought that I would share my thoughts about the best country ever. . . Mazatlan is better then puerto vallarta in my opinion by the way because the people there seem almost nicer and there isn't as many tourists.
Dear Harry & Nadine, My wife & and another couple visited Mazatlan last December, and your website was extremely helpful. You have done a great job with it. We are coming back to Mazatlan in late October. We are thinking about going to Cabo San Lucas after a week in Mazatlan. Would you give me advice on transportation to Cabo? Commercial air? Ferry? If air, what carrier should I contact? Thanks for your help. Jim Harris
Nadine & Henry, I have been using your excellent website for the last three years. I have a couple of comments / updates that I hope you can address. In your section Our opinions on different neighbor hoods in Mazatlan The Olas Altas and El Centro reference has become quite out dated. The area has recently undergone large changes: The Freeman Hotel is under renovation! New restaurants have opened around Plazuela Machado and its surrounding streets, Banditos and the Memorial CafÃ© gourmet, which has Italian cakes coffee and food, are just a few examples! Arts and Craft shops / galleries are springing up all over the place! Bed and breakfasts abound! The magic and old world charm of the Centro Historico and Olas Altas area is returning. Yes there are still crumbling ruins, which add to its charm. I feel that an update would be appropriate if you have time. Under Things to do an historic tour could be added telling the visitor of historic places of interest. Thank for your wonderful web site. Peter and Cheri
Just a short note to say a big well done to you for your fantastic web site. We found it most useful for our forthcoming holiday to MZT. This will be our second visit and we will be staying in the same hotel as before : Pueblo Bonito. This resort is superb in evey way . The last time we were there we were the only people from England, we were treated like royalty for the entire holiday. Our next visit being 21 april 2002 for two weeks and we are so excited. We are bringing our daughters this time , and we know that they will love it. Many thanks for the information on your web site. hasta luego Tracie & Chris England
Hey there Nadine and Henry! I've actually got a couple of questions if you wouldn't mind giving me your thoughts. I have looked at Mazatlan as I place to work. If I came down there I would be working for Wal-mart. . I'm just curious about the life down there and the people. Is there a presence of a young crowd down there....30-20yrs? What about renting places for an extended period of time...what is it like? I just came back from spending 9 months in Ecuador. So, if you want to give me a shock such as if there is a lot of trash or a lot of dogs running around I can relate. Please feel free to tell me anything that you think would be helpful. Thanks a bunch!! Regards, Falls
A cruise I recently planned has changed ports from Costa Maya to Progresso, Mexico. I am trying to collect information regarding scuba diving in Progresso but cannot find dive shop information. Can anyone help. If you have dived in Progresso, please respond? Thank you.
i am going canoing nest year in the north of Canada. To get there I need to get a bus from Saskatoon to La Ronge. I have looked on the internet for companies who travel this route but have had no success so far. Could you give me the name of a company and the web address please?
So how hot does it really get during the worst part of summer? Oklahoma City can get pretty hot in summer, between 95 & 105 at the worst with the humidity sometimes getting to 85%. I was born and reared in Houston and the place is unbearable now with its intolerable humidity in spring, summer and fall. Mazatlan can't be as hot as OKC or Houston can it? I'm looking for some place to retire next summer. Thanks, Ed. Coronado
My wife and I vacationed in Puerta Vallarta from January 13 through January 20. The people were friendly, the weather was beautiful and the The Blue Bay Club was great! Our only regret was an American fishing charter service called "Tightlines." They completely misrepresented the service and left on boat which we weren't scheduled to be on, with no food, no drinks and NO FISH!
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