For the $800 all taxes ect in price we paid from toronto, this rates as one of the best vacation bargains I have had the pleasure of finding. it is a 5 star, but barely, esp for mexico. the place is new and beautiful, staff was perfect, food and drink were great. the beach is a little rough, but the sand is decent for the pacific side of central america.
where you can go wrong here is if you go at a time when lots of locals flood this place. food quality, service go down hill, and there are crowds everywhere for everything. the tons of misbehaved kids will make you think of doing terrible things... this seems to happen from april to october. I would avoid at these months. it is just too over crowded, and too pushy and loud. it maybe a cultural thing but def not what we are used to at a resort, let alone a 5 star.
beds were ok, but not 5 star. however you can ask for a mattress pad and this makes it bearable
- 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