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Travel Blogs from Mazatlan
Today we were heading down the coast to Mazatlan, a more tourist hotspot due to the beaches and the ferry across to the Baja California with more good beaches! We so far had seen no other non-mexicans since the border, not a problem, just no Americans or Europpeans to be seen. We figured we may see more here. The drive again was pretty easy/boring …
... Pulmonia to the central market. A Pulmonia is a taxi that looks like a four seat golf cart that is put on a VW chassis and engine. The back seat is raised and can fit three people. They are open and cool to ride in.
We walked around the market, did a little shopping, mostly just looking around then walked over to the Fish Market restaurant on the malecon ...
... then selves and invited us to happy hour. That is at 4 every day on the beach. If you look it up on google earth it is 23 degrees 11min 09.61 sec N and 106 degrees 24 min 04.46 sec W. We are camped in the 3rd row about in the middle. And would you believe that Evelyn came over to meet us and after we talked a bit she asked us if we were Bill and Bonnie. What a surprise, that is the first time anyone has asked ...
The Cliff Divers of El Clavadista (45 foot dives into ocean) perform every weekend.
The lighthouse (El Faro) is the highest natural lighthouse in the world.
The twin towers of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which is located in the old town, can be seen from anywhere on the malecon.
The daily, colourful indoor market is full of interesting objects and foods.
People get around using all sorts of transportation - ...
... tourists on the streets/beaches, at least they're not begging. That's one of the many great things about Mexico! We've only come across begging a handful of times at most.
We took a bus ride to the other side of town and walked back along the promenade. This gave us good exposure to how the town once expanded and now appears to be contracting. We ended up walking over 10km, much needed exercise.
Part of the reason we ended up ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center