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South of Mazatlan

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South of Mazatlan

So next trip we are wanting to further explore south of Maz. Our plan would be to spend 4 nights in Maz and then rent a car and head south eventually flying out of Puerto Vallarta after 2 -3 weeks.

Can anyone recommend beachfront communities to the south? We are looking for good basic hotel, casitas or possibly even a bit more rustic. But overall a nice beach and relaxed community would take precedence.

Anyone done much adventuring along the coast to the south ?

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1. Re: South of Mazatlan

Check out Teacapan and San Blas. They might fit the bill for you.

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2. Re: South of Mazatlan

Rincon de Guayabitos is a funky little beach town, too.

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3. Re: South of Mazatlan

Teacapan would be a nifty place for a day. There are a couple decent small hotels in town, on the bay. But you will need to backtrack to Escuanapa from there to continue south. That is a peninsula.

San Blas is another great place BUT do not do it during the rainy season. Mosquitos will eat you alive! They have a pretty nice 'Jungle cruise' there that will take half a day. Plus an old fort on a hill just after you cross the bridge and just before you enter the town. (Just inland from the bridge is a road that heads south all the way to PV.

Try to squeeze in a half day to see Mexcaltitan, very near San Blass. It is a unique village on a very small island in the esturary that is BELIEVED to be the home of the Aztecs! You park and take a Panga across about 300 feet of water to reach the village. There is a small museum that is open SOMETIMES.

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4. Re: South of Mazatlan

Thanks. Gives me some info to start hitting my maps and doing some homework.

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5. Re: South of Mazatlan

Another good readson to visit Teacapan would be to see if in the relatively original state. Teacapan has been targeted by the Mexican government to be developed into a resort area a la Los Cabos, and Ixtapa.

The economy is the US and other things having slowed Mexican tourism currently, has put that on hold. However it's just a matter of time before the sleepy village of Teacapn will be changed forever.

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6. Re: South of Mazatlan

To add to that, here is map with a bit of description of the area and what's to come. Escuinapa is a cool little place to also visit before things begin to take shape too much for this big resort.

geo-mexico.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/si…

Edited: 2:21 pm, April 05, 2012
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7. Re: South of Mazatlan

P.S. Here is the article link about "A Pacific Coast Cancun" that the map is from. It gives directions which you might find helpful.

http://geo-mexico.com/?p=3815

Edited: 2:25 pm, April 05, 2012
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8. Re: South of Mazatlan

Very nice article....thank you. BTW word has it one of Mazatlan's most well known citizens is a landowner in Teacapan and expects to play a significant role in development of the area.

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