We stayed at the riu for a week this November and loved it. We set our expectations low and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were excellent and friendly, the food was good with plenty of variety and the drinks were great, we loved the 'mazatlans'. We arrived on a Friday and yes there were a lot of Mexicans, we're in Mexico! I don't see how anyone can complain about people having a good time in their own country and don't forget that not all of Mexico is on the beach.
Yes there were a lot of kids but we loved watching them play and they were a lot better to be around than the drunk Canadians in the bar pool, but thats just me.
Make sure you go to the market in Old Mazatlan it is something else, and the people there are very nice! I never once felt unsafe during my vacation.
If your easygoing and just want to have a good time in the sun I highly recommend this hotel, and screw the restaurant up the beach, the food at Riu is just as good and free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening summer 2009 * 12 km / 7.45 miles from Mazatlan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa Las Brujas beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 20-story main building * Surrounded by 13.500 m2 / 16.15 sq. yards of lush gardens * 10 km / 6.2 miles from various shops * 12 km / 7.45 miles from Mazatlan * 32 km / 19.87 miles from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan