We are into our third week of sun and warm weather in Mazatlan. What a great vacation we have had. I'm not looking forward to our exodus back to reality next Saturday.
We chose to rent a condo away from the Golden Zone rather than stay at one of the many Resort Hotels and what a great decision that was for us. We took a condo out in Cerritos and have thus far enjoyed 3 weeks of peace and quiet. The place is great. a large 3 bedroom, with every amenity we would want. A very nice pool area and sun deck and we're right on the beach. The staff here are first rate and they keep the place spotless.
If we want to go out somewhere, the bus stops just a few steps from our front door (of course the bus stops virtually anywhere, just hold up your hand) or we can grab a pulmonia which are plentiful and reasonably priced (after negotiation of course).
Best of all we haven't had to run the gauntlet of "Time Share Sharks" trying to lure us out the Rui Emerald Bay or La Jolla.
We've tried a few of the local restaurants and haven't had a bad meal yet.
Los Arcos: A very nice restaurant. Great clam chowder and their beef and shrimp skewers are very tasty.
Mr. Lionso's: A wonderful restaurant out at Playa Bruhas. Fabulous coconut shrimp and 2 for 1 margaritas and sangrias. Try their coffee or amaretto flavoured tequila.
The Seafarer: A very nice restaurant overlooking the marina. A great steak and seafood place.
The Last Drop: The tee shirt doesn't lie. The best burger and pizza south of the border.
La Marina Yacht and Tennis Club: They have a great restaurant on the second floor with dinner special every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.
We made it through the Easter weekend crowds and are gearing up for Moto week. It's a zoo in the Golden Zone but pretty quiet out here.