This is the place to go if you are looking for a little peace and quite. Its just off the main strip known as the golden zone but close enough you can either walk to the fun or just catch one of the hundreds of busses or taxis constantly passing by. it is right on the ocean and across the street is the marina so fishing is made easy. Mazatlan is a must see if you are planning a trip to Mexico. So much to do with the family and kids and is really safe. After 15 years of going I've only ever had one problem and it was with a corrupted police officer about 8 years ago looking for some fast cash. I gave him $20 and was on my way. I was walking on the beach late at night by myself and he stopped me and said I was trespassing? Since then the government has worked very hard to clean up the corruption and tourists are left completely alone as after a few bad things happened in Mexico people just stopped going and they finally realized that we are the bread and butter. Now if the local cops want some fast cash they simply use extortion with the business owners. One thing you should keep in mine is there is crime anywhere you go and Mazatlan is overall one of the safest cites I've traveled to. The police this last year are parked at every corner of the streets with their flashing lights on letting their presence be known. It helps keep drugs and crime from entering the tourist areas. They are for the most part very helpful if you have any questions or need help getting around. They know they are there to help now and not hassle. As with visiting all new places just be smart and always travel with at least another person, be respectful, know the rules, have fun, and you will be safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Hacienda Blue Bay is a quaint hotel of 40 suites that is situated on the most beautiful beaches in Mazatlan, Mexico, in an exclusive area surrounded by the Mazatlan Marina and luxury condominiums. The hotel maintains a quiet essence that makes for a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. From our beach you can view amazing sunsets, take long walks in the golden sand, swim in the ocean or our pool, try fishing from the shore and maybe even spot a whale or school of dolphins passing by. All of our rooms have great views of either the garden areas or ocean and come equipped with complete kitchens, air conditioning, Wifi and everything else needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Buses and taxis can be found outside of the hotel to take you to the Golden Zone and the world famous Malecon where you can find a variety of restaurants, bars, shops and other attractions. Our friendly and bilingual staff are also here to help you in planning any type of activities and tours such as deep sea fishing, golfing, snorkeling, city tours or anything else that you would like to do while visiting Mazatlan. We look forward to your visit! ... more less