If you are looking for a wonderful small getaway, stay at the Loro de Oro Inn in downtown Mazatlan. The studios are a wonderful bargain and the interior courtyard/pool area is an amazing oasis. It's is a short walk to the beach, and very close to the Plaza Machado which often has nightly music. The Central Plaza and Cathedral are only 2 blocks away. Tony and Lucy are gracious hosts and will make you feel welcome. The restaurant "Te Amo Lucy's" has spectacular food and nightly live music. We loved our visit and hope to return someday soon.