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Easter weekend and week

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Easter weekend and week

We are going to Mazatlan April 2nd which is Good Friday. Is there alot of stuff closed in Mazatlan for that weekend. When we were in Dominican for Easter, there were a few things closed and motorized water sports were suspended for Holy Week.

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1. Re: Easter weekend and week

I guarantee you, nothing will be closed (except some offices and nearly all government offices)! Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the Mexican "Spring Break" for EVERYONE! Anyone who can beg, borrow, steal or otherwise find a way to a beach…GOES TO THE BEACH!

The town will be packed around the clock right up to Easter morning when everyone is leaving to get home to go to work Monday morning.

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We were in Maz for Easter Week last year, probably the best experienxe we have had anywhere.

The days were pretty laid back without alot of activity but about 10 p.m. they closed the main street near the Dairy Queen & the party started; thousands of people drinking, dancing, & partying till dawn, no fights, no problems, just alot of nationals having fun.

We felt safe the entire time & watched the sun come up 3 different mornings while dancing & partying with the locals in front of Joes Oyster Bar & Valentinos

If this had been the U.S. they'd of burned the city to the ground.

Pretty impressive considering we were in what some deem as a very dangerous place.

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Your problem in Maz is it is gonna be so crowded - its party central...40% mas caro more expensive than other weeks, but a great way to see Mexico - you should definitely get downtown and see the Cathedral on Sabado de Gloria and Easter Sunday..

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I was in Mazatlan between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday in 2008. I loved the carnival atmosphere on the beaches. Loads of children and some different vendors than you usually see. LIke raspado carts. Raspados are fruit flavoured shaved ice drinks, but these weren't slurpee machines. The guy would cart a huge block of ice around and shave some off with a plane when someone ordered one.

Palm Sunday is also a great day to explore the cathedral area.

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We would not go back for Carnival or Motorcycle week (been there done that) but will definatly get back down for Easter week.

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