Mazatlan a Welcome Retreat from The Valley

Kim and I just returned from a week in Mazatlan.  It was wonderful!  We bid on a silent auction item recently at a benefit and actually won.  We were committed so we rounded up our air miles and flew through Houston to Mazatlan last Monday.

After a 40 minute ride from the airport, we arrived at our accommodation, the Inn at Mazatlan, a time share facility.  It had 220 suites.  Ours was on the 8th floor with a fabulous beach view.  We had one bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, sitting area, and a large balcony.  The facility was well cared for.  It featured 2 swimming pools with a waterfall in addition to 2 hot tubs.

The Papagayo Restaurant served breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The food was above average but we enjoyed sampling the excellent local restaurants including Pancho’s, Topolo, and Pedro y Lola, which had an excellent jazz/blues singer and bass player.

The Inn at Mazatlan is in the Golden Zone, about 5 miles north of Old Mazatlan.  We traveled to Old Mazatlan several times via the local transportation, the Pulmonia, shown below.  This an open air taxi and is loads of fun.  Bargain for fares before getting in.  The roughly 60 pesos we paid to travel from our hotel to Old Mazatlan was very reasonable.

Mazatlan Pulmonia

We loved the beach at Mazatlan.  The body surfing and boogie boarding was awesome.  We had great weather all week and found the heat not oppressive.  We have visited several beach communities in Mexico including Cancun, Playa Riveria, Cabo San Lucas, and Mazatlan.  We found Mazatlan to be our favorite.




  1. #1 by eaglecountytimes on June 28, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    What no comment about your Sailing while in Mazatlan!!! HA!!! Too much body surfing!
    OK – you’ve convinced me – time to by real estate in Mexican beach resorts!
    Lower prices, less lawsuits!!!
    too funny – loved your post!

    • #2 by Terry Nolan on June 28, 2011 - 12:58 pm

      Gracias. We are trying to figure a way to sell everything and move there permanently! Kim already speaks Spanish but I need a little brushing up.

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