Travel Blogs from Mazatlan
... jumping and speeding on by. They appeared to be only 3 or 4 feet long but a check in Patti’s on-board marine mammal reference library told us they were probably spinner dolphins and about 7 feet long. For them to seem so small the others that we have seen must be quite a bit larger than we realized. We arrived off of Jaltemba (say Haltemba) in the early afternoon. We dropped our anchor behind Isla la Pena, a small island that protected us from ...
... plan that will take 20 years to complete, with houses, condos, a golf course, etc. They have been working on it for three years now and it is starting to look very beautiful. It is not formally open, but the gardeners let us come in and look around, we took a lot of pictures some of which we have shared here.
There are a lot of other things we like about this park, so if you would like to know something just ask. ...
... A Canadian woman came in second in the Elite class. Our son-in-law mentioned that she was from Guelph, Ontario!
Captain Moe took us on a tour in his car around the city one afternoon. We saw the largest 3 dimensional mosaic mural in the world (according to Guinness) called The Sea of Cortez, then off we went to the harbour and past some of the incredibly poor shack areas of Mazatlan. We didn't go on the dump tour that Lyn suggested, but could hardly imagine ...
... machine guns and pistols, dark sun glasses and black mask over the lower part of their face;
At a Customs checkpoint (vehicle paperwork checked);
At a military checkpoint (interior of Patrol & T-van searched by 2 young soldiers while officers looked on and yarned before turning the sniffer dog loose).
Apart from these checkpoints there was also roving patrols of police/military in normal Ford F150/Dodge1500 open back utes with two blokes in the cab ...
... to leave so I went over to see what they had caught. One of the boys, who looked to be about 14 yrs old, was very sweet and gave me his fishing set up, and a few hooks and some bait. Wow, a teenager, showing kindness! I was bewildered! He showed me how to cast the string from an empty coke bottle and feel the pull of the fish with my finger. I was blown away, I still am blown away by such kind people, I don’t know why, but It just moves me to a level ...
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Great for the hearing impaired
The resort is clean and lovely, however it has the misfortune to be between two LOUD LOUD LOUD discos that go to 4:30 a.m. I saw that a reviewer said it was quiet and I just was shocked -- the vibrations from the bass was reverberating in our room. I have photos of our children on the beach at 3am because no one was sleeping. The food and staff were very good. If you are a spring breaker this would be a great place to stay. If you are a family go up the beach.
What a great place!
The Riviera is a really great place to stay. My 2 biggest priorities are safety and cleanliness when I travel and the Riviera excels in both.
The staff and facilities continue to go beyond my expectations.
I've been going to Mazatlan for several years and continue to stay at the Riviera. I love a place that goes above and beyond to make their customers happy. I don't know if I'm ever happier than when I'm in Mazatlan!
I very much enjoyed my stay here. The rooms were clean and very functional. The staff was all very friendly and very helpful. We did do the all inclusive. That I'm not sure if I would do again. The food was good, the drinks were good but there were so many cheap and good restaurants around the hotel you felt a little confined to the restaurant sometimes. The spaghetti was good, we ate that quite a few nights, but the menu was somewhat limited and more choice would have been nice. The prices were quite reasonable and if you want to spend your days at the pool or beach having drinks the all inclusive is the way to go. I would stay at this hotel again with no hesitation. The beds were a little on the hard side for me. I'm not sure if this is just me or if everyone thought this but they were still comfortable enough that it didn't affect my sleep one bit.
Home away from home
We have been going to this hotel for what will be our 10th year. We have about 10 - 20 in our group every year and it promises to be the best week of the year. The Riviera is without equal in our travel. It is very easy and simple to have a great time at the hotel just doing nothing. The staff is very wonderful and helpful. You feel like they are all there to ensure you have a great time. If you can only go one place each year make it Mazatlan and stay at the Riviera.
Me and my family have been going to Mazatlan for the past 9 years and would not stay anyplace other than the Riviera. The staff is without comparison. Mazatlan is known for their friendly folks and the Riv has the best. From top management to the cleaning staff they are tops. We have a group of 10 - 25 go every year and there have been a lot of things happen and the folks at the Riviera have helped us more than a few times. They have done everything to summoning a doctor at the cost of the hotel to aid my sister who had a seizure at a local restaurant and they insisted she see a doctor. We have nothing but good things to say about the Riviera. Last year I brought my then 1 . 4 year old daughter and it was remarkable. By the third day of the trip the entire staff knew her by name and were never in too much of a hurry to stop to try to get a smile out of her. Awesome.
Spring Break 2003
Mazatlan was awesome. Best spring break ever. Highly recommended!
Lock your suit cases
We have been going to mazatlan for 14 years, and have never worried about anyone taking our belongings. we have used this hotel for our children and stayed two days until we could get into our other cond. we just arrived and changed clothes and shoes . then went to eat. we were gone about 45 minutes at Tonys and came back and my husbands new shoes were gone as were my sandals and a sundress. we had had a man knock on our door while we had been changing clothes saying he ws the housekeeping. we told him we were leaving , to give us a few minutes. that is the only thing we could figure,when it happened. they didn't do anything about it but assured us there were no thieves in there hotel. we were pleasant enough and said they must have need shoes worse than us and left it at that.
I am surprised Mazatlan is not considered as one of popular vacation because my friend and I went there for spring break and we had TEARS leaving the city!! The workers in the Golden Zone were unbelievably friendly... and everything in the Golden Zone was just what we needed. It's a place to be. If anyone ever considered taking a vacation to Mexico--- consider Mazatlan!!! Stay at the Riviera Beach Hotel! WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME THERE!
Great week of Rest and Relaxation
The accomadations were very neat and clean, but the best part was probably the staff. Even with numerous students for college Spring Break, the staff was very warm and engaging. They were probably the best part of our stay.
Reasonbly priced, clean and quiet. I enjoyed my stay at the Riviera Beach Resort very much.