Favorite thing: You can plan a side trip tour (many hotels can plan side trips for you after you arrive), rent a small sailboat, parasail, play on the beach, visit an art museum or an aquarium, go to the Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan, leave the tourist area and travel to down town to see how the local people live, or take a deep see fishing trip. Mazatlan is considered the “sailfish capital of the world” and has been catering to fishermen for decades. Besides these there are many more possible activities available. Ask at your hotel when arrive and you can find out about all of the fun and interesting activities you can take part in. A good website to find information on Mazatlan is www.mazatlan.com.mx
Favorite thing: We went for a visit to Acuario Mazatlan. I was not sure what to expect. This place was quite small. They had a decent turtle display inside the building. Outside were various paths to follow that pointed out various natural species of plants. This is not Sea World but it was ok for wasting away a couple of hours.
The Acuario which is located close to Senor Frogs. There are also a few animals. This place is small but a relaxing short walk. A break from the beach. This place is an opportunity to see all the different types of plants and take pictures of them.
The place is very clean and worth a visit.....
Favorite thing: It's a lot of fun & quite interesting to ck out different hotels & have a few drinks by there pools. One that appears to be a nice spot is the Costa del Ore which has a large pool area & a well stocked bar. If you get real lucky, you can get there during happy hour & have 2 for 1 mixed drinks or beers.
The thing I noticed most about Mexico was the vibrant colors of everything. From the poorest houses and rundown playgrounds to the getaway spots for the rich, everything is so colorful it is almost surreal.
Fondest memory: Seeing the bright colors and bright smiles
Many vacationers chose to stay on the mainland and enjoy themselves there, however a trip to one or all three of Mazatlan's offshore islands should be on your list of 'things to do'. Just hop on one of the little daysailers, rent some snorkeling gear and head off to my favorite, Deer Island for a snack, a few Pacificos and a swim in its calm, crystal clear waters...
Fondest memory: I live here in Mazatlan and when I am away, I miss Joe's Oyster Bar. Its a great beachside bar with good food and cold beer. You can hang out inside or in front on the beach all day and come back at night for some more fun and dancing.
Favorite thing: checking around no one certain hostel is open. Go to whasupmaz.com for a 'high' end hotel on Stone Island. There are a few hotels on Stone Island.. the place , Mazatlan, is empty. Everything is a deal. If you come here, stay at the LaSiesta in old town for a night. Inside room $30 us, speak with Cynthia011526699812640. From there you can ferry to "Stone Island"$10 pesos and search for the best deal. There are many cheap hotels, as low as $10 you could use as a base, but the LaSiesta is a good base. Has Wifi etc. My contact at Stone Island is gone a week or two, I don't go there much,but wouldn't trust a storage place unless it was at my hotel,lots of bad times here, so if your coming soon that's my advice. Buena Suerte!
Favorite thing: When we arrived at Stone Island on a tour. This was the taxi that greeted us. It was different. I enjoyed it.
Fondest memory: Okay...this wasn't even a real jungle. It was like a lot with animals in cages, helluh mosquitos and doo doo everywhere! Yuck!
Favorite thing: If you get the opportunity to visit Mexico, be sure to meet and greet the locals...they are wonderful people and can show you a good time.