Hotel Riu Emerald Bay
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan
Travel Blogs from Mazatlan
... we had a nearly-full bottle of tequila, and another hostel guest willing to help us drain it.
The next morning, with a tequila bottle no longer weighing us down, we headed out for breakfast further down the coast, stopping to check out cathedrals, theatres and other cool buildings. But after the chilaquiles and huevos rancheros, we were off to Puerto Vallarta...let the touristy days begin.
7235km / 4495mi
... a national park and is home to thousands of boobies (both blue footed and brown varieties), frigate birds, gulls and pelicans. There are also quite a number of iguanas and small lizards. After fueling up with breakfast we lathered up with sunscreen, jumped in the dinghies and took off for the beach at the south end of the island. The landing spot is protected by a small island so thankfully we were able to avoid the dreaded dinghy suicide surf landing. ...
We arrived safely, Mazatlan is not exactly what I expected. Not the tropical paradise Ive seen in pictures but fun so far. The water is pretty murky and a bit colder than I though it would be. But we do have an Ocean View Suite and great Balcony so I am not complaining. My Mom however has surprised me and is being very active, she was up early and made coffee for us :) Not her usual self... (Just Kidding Mom) ..... were heading down to breakfast now, and then laying on the beach. ...
... the shady sides of the streets made it more manageable. The streets are much cleaner than we experienced in Baja. Most of the homes are much better maintained. More sidewalks, and most of them are swept. A Canadian we met on the street directed us to Panama Panderia (Bakery). Jason grinned! Then we quickly found what became our favorite breakfast haunt, El Sunami just off Flores Street. Huevos Rancheros, omelets, muesli and nuts, yogurt, fruit plates all served with a ...
... night here then we are relocating to the Crowne Plaza where I found a great Travel Agent rate (just a little too late after paying a non-refundable first night’s deposit at the roach motel.) The hard Mexican beds we’ve gotten used to were just training for these creaky unforgiving slabs… if you stay in one position too long, one of your limbs falls asleep.
We set off for the beach shortly after our arrival. All ...