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Travel Blogs from Mazatlan
... San Blass, Mexico and they set us up with an affordable
house rental there. A tropical storm was moving through the area of Mazatlan
and we were soaked. Not fun! So we decided to head south and rent the house for
a day or 2 to get a break from the heat and rain.
After, the house rental we are going to Sayulita(near Puerta
Kerry & Scott
It would be Brett's birthday in two days and he wanted to spend it on the side of the ocean in Mazatlan. Brett was for driving all the way there in one day, around 550km, but I was very dubious about that happening as I'd been on the coast a few days back and I knew what the riding would be like: incredibly hot and stupidly humid! Which tire's you out right quick and does not make for fun riding. So we decided to just hop on the bikes ...
... pulmonias (volkswagon base but looks like a 4 wheel drive), trucks with seats in the back of the truck, bicycles, motorcycles. You name it and people ride around in it.
There are several large mountain top islands that can be visited - Deer Island, Goat Island, Wolf Island and Stone Island - just off the coast.
Walking along the malecon was a daily treat for us. Never a dull moment and lovely views of the ocean and the beach. We also enjoyed going ...
... few days in Maz was to find the imigration office and have our visas extended. Once there we realised that we were given 6 months all along, not 3 as we originally thought. Not quite sure why 3 months was stuck in our heads. Silly us never even bothered to confirm our suspicions. Doh!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this town. Its dated look has a certain charm. It may never regain its heyday but hopefully finds a new niche to keep it going.
W e left Mazatlan and headed along the coast, to a small fishing village well, several small villages very close together, within 20 km of each other, practically neighbors. Rosario was a nice stop we walked along the cobble stone streets, along side colorful houses, the cleanliness here was notable, people sweeping their sidewalks of dirt and dust, and stopping to wave or say a Buenos dias to all who passed.
People here acknowledge each other with greetings ...