About 4 miles north of downtown lies the Sábalo traffic circle in the Zona Dorada (Gold Zone) near the Punta Camarón, a rocky outcropping over the water. The Zona Dorada begins where Avenida del Mar intersects avenida Rafael Buelna and becomes avenida Camarón Sábalo, which leads north through the abundant hotels and fast-food restaurants of the tourist zone. From here, the resort hotels, including the huge El Cid Resort complex, spread northward along and beyond Playa Sábalo. The new Marina Mazatlán development has changed the landscape north of the Zona Dorada considerably, as hotels, condo complexes, and private residences rise around the new marina. North of here is Los Cerritos (Little Hills), the northern limit of Mazatlán.
A pulmonia is a taxi that looks like a souped-up golf cart. Hundreds of these roam the streets. They are very popular among locals.
Tell the driver what are you interested in seeing or simply tell him to drive you around and get familiar with Mazatlan. You can have a Pacifico or Corona beer if you want.
The name Pulmonía (pneumonia) comes from the idea of old residents that riding an open air car can give you a cold !!