I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox and Time Travel Thursday.
I am finally writing a recap of our Mazatlan stay this year!
As part of our first winter vacationing down south, we drove from Las Vegas on February 16 and stayed overnight at the LAX Hilton. We ere able to leave our car in secure parking for the next two weeks.
We then flew Alaska Air to Mazatlan Mexico from February 17, 2013 to March 5.
General information about Mazatlan
We had been to Mazatlan in 2002 with family. We stayed in the same timeshare resort Vacation Internationale Torres Mazatlan, we have been owners since 1982.
Every night you are treated to a magnificent sunset.
The condo has a bar and restaurant on site as well as a small tienda or shop. The provide all kinds of daily activities and entertainment.
The city bus stops outside the condo and for $1 you can ride to various parts of the city. We like the older area which feels more authentic.
You can also take the local taxi or pulmonia as it is known which can be quite windy in the evening.
Or you can take a cheaper form of taxi, the driver waits until he has a full load.
More photos can be found at this link Fishing.
Plaza Machado is in the historic district and is quiet during the day but comes alive at night with outside restaurants, artists and entertainers.
The city market is an amazing place and we love shopping there. You can find almost anything!
For more photos chick here Mazatlan market.
Eating in Mazatlan is a delight as you can find most food even all the fast food (yuck) chains are here. There is street food, fine dining, family style, buffets and mexican themed evenings.
We had burgers, some of the best ribs I have ever had, ahi tuna a personal favourite and shrimps galore.
There is the Shrimp Bucket on the other side of town. It is a little overpriced as you can get as good as elsewhere.
The Shrimp Bucket is in an excellent location and the area has many interesting statues. Over here you will also find the cliff divers.
You can take a tour to the town of Concordia known for its making furniture.
A trip to Malpica is a delicious one with a stop at the bakery.
But back to food and especially the Shrimp Ladies which are a highlight of visiting the heart of Mazatlan.
I wrote in detail here about buying your shrimp from the ladies and then having one of the restaurants prepare it to order for you.Shrimp Ladies Lunch
In Mazatlan you have it all.
Walks along the beach
Hasta la próxima vez or until the next time... adios and vaya con Dios.