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El Cid El Moro Tower

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El Cid El Moro Tower

Has anyone stayed here lately? We are leaving soon and I would like to know anything you know!Thanks,Julie

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1. Re: El Cid El Moro Tower

Cancel reservation and book a room at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay.

Whatever it costs, you will be amazed at the difference.

If you have kids maybe, if the kids rule your trip, stay at El Cid.

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We stayed at El Moro Tower from Sunday, Oct 24 to Sunday, Oct 31. It was very clean, the pools are wonderful and the beach without rocks. We stayed in the four story building to the north of the tower and had a 2200 sq. ft suite condo w/2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Kitchen utensils were a little short. One kettle, several fry pans, sufficient silverware and dishes. Taxi from airport about $20 USD; Pulmonia (open air taxi) is about $3 to $4 up to four people to go from El Moro Tower to the market in Old Town. Be sure to go to the Shrimp market, shrimp caught that day available for $12 USD for 1 kilo (2.2#). The shrimp was large and delicious, we bought twice to enjoy. We ate in the condo most of the time. Suggest taking the new Dawn dishwashing towelettes, salt and pepper from home. There is a Wal-Mart Super Center there with very good prices, Gigante is supposed to be cheaper as Ley is also cheaper than Gigante. No need to rent car if you are just going to visit the town areas. Exchanging USD for pesos is a wise decision. Exchange on a daily basis so you keep control of the number of pesos you have left at the end of the vacation. Go for the highest exchange rate and don't pay commission or fees. There are many places to exchange and some merchants will take USD by the exchange will be 10 to 1. There is a grocery store in front/beneath the hotel entrance. Fair prices for the quick items. One doz. eggs about 75 cents, other limited groceries. We bought 1 liter of Tequilla at Wal-Mart and paid 239 pesos, the cheapest we had seen, about $20 USD, Duty Free and Tax Free stores in Mexico City airport were $24 USD. Can bring 2 liter bottles of liquor back per person. Take a city tour and you'll see where you want to spend your time. There is parasailing right on the beach from El Moro Tower. Other activities available at Deer Island by boat. Valerie

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Just a word of caution, we prepaid for a shuttle from the airport to El Moro Tower and back to the airport. The shuttle never arrived to pick us up to take us to the airport. And, we found out there is no refund. There are plenty of taxis around to take, you'll save money and not be gipped out of anything. Valerie / Sabrina

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That service wasn't started as a rip-off, but it sure turned into one! NOBODY should EVER pay in advance for Mazatlan airport shuttle service. There is a running battle (both legal and sometimes physical) between them and the taxi folk and so far the taxi folk are winning. Just pay at the airport for a shuttle bus (if there's 1 or 2 of you) or a taxi if you want something speedier or have 3 or 4 people. The shuttle buses charge per person and stop at every hotel, the taxis are fixed price no matter how many (they hold up to 4) and go direct to your hotel. You can even share a taxi with someone else, but they must be going to the same hotel-resort that you are.