Went to the Riu Emerald Bay January 28th, 2013 - February 5th, 2013, and loved it.... I have been to 10 different Riu's in the past and loved them all and this one did not disappoint.
Pros: the resort itself, it was beauitful, the beach is wonderful to go for long walks, even went for a swim in the ocean, it was cold at first, but once your body adjusted it was awesome. I love the food, remember it is a buffet... My husband thought the lunch buffet was a little repetitive... But it is lunch? We went to the Mexican and Italian a la cartes, both were fine.
Rooms where clean and comfortable, we also were lucky to get a suite which was incredible....
The thing I liked the most was the staff... Everyone and I repeat everyone were amazing, friendly, accommodating and welcoming... The front desk especially Erica Engel the marketing manager, the pool bar staff especially Fabain and Arturo and all of the entertainment staff. We thought the Variety Show that the entertainment crew put on was one of the best that we have seen.
We took advantage of the Cerritos bus into town twice, once to the Mega and then to Walmart the next night. We also did some souvenir shopping the night we went to Mega, it was a short walk from Mega and it was fun to walk up the Main Street.
The first two days it was cold.... But that is not Mazatlan's fault just Mother Nature and even though the entrainment staff is amazing I think there can be more activities at night time before the shows etc...
However my biggest complaint is the dessert, there is to much Flan type desserts... Everything bounced... Lol
I would definitely recommend the Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan... We loved it!
- 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