We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.


In cooperation with: Visit Mexico
Which Mazatlan hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Level Contributor
64 posts
9 reviews

Can someone tell me a little about the open air markets? I heard about the shrimp and flower markets too....

Level Contributor
64 posts
9 reviews
11. Re: markets

Another question.........we have a suite with a kitchette. Is it worth buying food and cooking or doing AI? Our friends originally booked and chose not to go AI so my husband and I were going to do AI but....ugh....what to do, what to do....

Level Contributor
2,921 posts
3 reviews
12. Re: markets

It depends entirely on your interests and circumstances. We go for extended stays each winter, and have never, ever, considered all-inclusive. The food offerings can rapidly become banal, and are not the best to be had.

We eat out at any of the many great places perhaps two or three times a week, the other times we cook in, and because we both like cooking, our meals are superb IMHO!!! I have said before that at the time we are there, the produce in the markets makes cooking an absolute joy....even Mega does really well, and has a great bakery to boot.

As I said, it all depends on you. While I will never agree that AI is a good deal in Mazatlan, some people swear by it. Sometimes it is because they have picky kids...sometimes it is because they like to drink like fish, and other times there are other reasons.....so there you go.

Another plus for looking after yourselves is that it gets you out a lot more to enjoy the city and people,...we shop every day!

13. Re: markets

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post has been removed at the author's request. The author may repost if desired.

Posts on the TripAdvisor forums may be edited for a short period of time. Once the edit period has expired, authors may update their posts by removing and reposting them.

To read more about editing your posts, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/help/how_to_edit_your_posts

Removed on: 11:26 am, March 29, 2015
Saginaw, Minnesota
Level Contributor
242 posts
64 reviews
14. Re: markets

We would never consider doing AI either, too many great restaurants in Maz.. We also eat breakfast and lunch in our room. My wife is somewhat picky and my granddaughter is extremely picky. Neils had a great point as I actually love shopping/ wandering aimlessly at the stores and gives me something to do besides laying in the sun and swimming in the pool/ocean.

15. Re: markets

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 2:16 am, May 11, 2014