Our stay was from April 14- 24 2010. We loved the hotel!
The style is very Mexican – lovely tile, terracotta colours, wood, fish ponds, gardens, aviaries… all surrounded by the sound of the crashing waves – heaven!
I went with my 13 year old daughter, her friend and my mother. The hotel had plenty to offer all of us.
We spent the majority of our days on the beach basking in the sun and playing in the waves. The pools are lovely as well. I found them to be a perfect temperature. There is a hot tub – cute and tucked away with a waterfall. Also a small pool on top of the cascade bar – we only discovered this towards the end of our vacation.
Lots of beach vendors… I didn’t find them to be overly pushy, but I speak a little Spanish and enjoy chatting with them. I found the simple bracelets, wraps and dresses to be less expensive on the beach than at the market.
We stayed in room 4011, overlooking the pueblito pool. We had reserved a 1 bedroom suite and lucked out and received one with a nice view and 2 bathrooms (a huge bonus for 4 women sharing a room!). Bedroom has 2 double beds and a pull out in the living room. The beds are a bit small for 2 adults so I opted for the pull out. It is hard foam, but it was fine for me. Waking up to the sound of the waves and seeing the water when first opening your eyes made up for the bed! The kitchenette is well equipped for 6 people. Margarita jugs and glasses included! Toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans, knives, cutting boards, lime squeezer, coffee filters, etc etc. Soap and towels provided for dishes. The maids do not do dishes, but put them away for you. They will but for a $50 peso cost. We went into town to the large MEGA store for supplies for the week. Small store across the street was good for stocking up our beer and water supplies. The hotel water is purified and you can drink from it. We didn’t use it to fill up water bottles, but brushed our teeth with it and drank it occasionally with out any problems.
Staff at the hotel are really lovely. They are friendly, warm, and speak English if needed. We had an electrical failure in the kitchen one morning (don’t use the stove, coffee maker and toaster all at the same time!!) and within 5 minute of calling the front desk all was again in working order.
Food at the resort is good, but I found it to be rather spendy at the restaurants. We did the timeshare tour at Emerald Bay (lovely resort, but the Mazatlan location and style is more to my liking) The $200 food\beverage credit from that paid for lots of poolside drinks and lunches. Canadians are only eligible for the credit if your stay is booked through a travel agent – not if you’re there on timeshare or have booked through the hotel.
Armando the shrimp vendor is down on the beach in front of the pueblito pool from 7:30 am each day – wonderful shrimp!! Approx $180 pesos per kg and they are fresh, huge and delicious. He peels them for you if you like. Made for a truly great lunch one day.
The location is great – short walks to lots of little restaurants. Chili’s Pepper is good and a 5 minute stroll down the beach. From the main road there is the Purple Onion, El Paraje (the Place) and Los Zarapes all within a 5 min or less stroll. A short Pulmonia cab ride (40 pesos) is the golden zone with plenty more restaurants to choose from. We took the bus into Centro and enjoyed all that the old town and Plaza Machado had to offer. A must if you visit Mazatlan. Also venture over to Olas Altas and walk the malecon at sunset.
Free wifi is available with a code from the front desk. The girls had access to the internet all over the resort (room, pools, beach). They used it with their iPods and found it to be very fast.
Mazatlan is a treasure and after visiting other areas of Mexico, a place I will certainly return to again. Enjoy your stay at PB Mazatlan. It is a great place to call home when on vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape for an unforgettable getaway to Mazatlán's exciting Golden Zone, where new discoveries abound in this idyllic 400-year-old city. Authentic Mexican style unites with modern amenities at this Mazatlan resort. Each suite at the Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán comes with an ocean view and amenities to meet your every expectation. Availably activities include sport fishing, golf, tennis, or any number of nearby beach and water activities. ... more less
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