We had a 20 year time share with El Cid Mazatlan and we had not used it in over 10 years. We arrived and they told us we were five days late and only had two days left, unless we paid $3,000 for and upgrade package, and then they should be able to accomodate us. We decided we would not be strong armed, so they kicked us out. During the two days we had, we went to a Kiosk down the street, went online and found this Pueblo Bonito. Man, did we get lucky. This was one of the best 5 day vacations we ever had. The Jr. Suite was XLNT and the place was so serene and beautiful. They are not close to the main resorts in Maxatlan, but they do have regular complimentary shuttles to their less intimate resort where all the action is. The only issue was two times at the same restaurant, we had some issues and the attitude of the wait staff and management was less than desired. Overall, this really is an awesome place and although it is a family friendly place, the atmosphere is so high end, even the kids act like adults, for the most part. One of the disadvantages of a more remote place is that you can feel like a captive audience and it can be easy to let a minor issue overwhelm overall experience. Nothing is ever perfect, and if you keep this is mind, you will never be disappointed with this place. I long to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each suite comes with a panoramic ocean view from your private balcony and has amenities like outdoor Jacuzzis, a beauty salon with mini-spa and tennis courts nearby. Relax below 150-year-old mangroves that surround a free-form pool and stroll the shoreline by the bay. Located next world famous sport fishing waters, golf courses, and the Gold Zone, you can enjoy any number of nearby activities on both land and water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Hotel Mazatlan
- Mazatlan Emerald Bay
- Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Mazatlan
- Emerald Bay Mazatlan