stayed from jan 25-feb 8, travelled with sunwing, great flight, hot meal, snacks, and free headsets. Hotel is about a half hour ride from airport. Hotel staff boarded bus and gave us our all inclusive bracelets....we proceeded to lobby bar, greeted with drinks, snacks and lots of smiles. Got envelope with our name and there was room key, towel cards and luggage tags if we wanted it delivered to our room. Room was gorgeous, huge king bed, huge balcony, huge bathroom with double sinks. Mini bar with beer water and pepsi or seven up and four licqour dispensers above it.....Many calls in two weeks to follow to ensure everything was okay and if there was anything we needed. Three pools: quiet pool, activity pool, and pool bar. Beach was beautiful, swim at your own risk due to strong riptides and jellyfish.....beach vendors stay behind rope.and if not interested just say "no thank you" and no problem.....Food was wonderful and not repetitive, lots of choices....we opted to not try a la carte, our choice......entertainment staff are great and work hard...stretching classes, aqua aerobics, spanish lessons, bingo,beach or pool volleyball, water polo, air gun, darts, ping pong, and dance lessons.......evening entertainment was okay, we preferred the audience participation nights. Downtown is an 8 peso busride away, we did this twice.......to go to golden zone, and to walk the malecon. Make sure to take a ride in the open air taxis. We did the stone island excursion and enjoyed what it included.....an hour tour of mazatlan coastline and horseback riding, cart tour of island and the lunch. back to hotel....coffee and food (pizza, nachos,burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches) available 24 hours in sports bar. 90 minutes of free wi fi per day. Felt safe entire stay, even the day we ended up off the beaten path and stayed way too long on bus...lol.....no problems what so ever.....Staff are amazing.......Fabian at pool bar, and waiter Genovani to mention just a couple.....and of course Larissa on entertainment crew.........there is a disco 6 nights a week we just chose not to partake...........It is busier on weekends but nothing the amazing staff there can't handle. Make sure you try their amazing coffee.....coffee, baileys, brandy, ice cream and chocolate syrop....sooooooooo good. Would we go back? You better believe we would...in a heartbeat
- 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