For this trip we traveled as a family. Everyone was an adult, however we had few younger (21 yo) people on board.
We had a very nice 3 bedroom condo, overlooking the beach and pool.
It seamed as at the time we were there, there were only few people in the resort.
Extremely secluded and quiet. Most of the times we were the only people walking on the beach or in the pool.
Pool bar was closes, so we had to buy our own alcohol and make drinks
There was a store on the property, but it barely had anything in it. Good shopping place is when you go to Mazatlan and go to MEGA Superstore.
Place was clean and specious. the only problem was that we didn't have AC, only cling fans.
If you wanted to go to the city, either at the day or night it was not easy to say the least. There was a shuttle from the hotel that we used once. The times it was leaving and returning did not work with our schedule. It is a 45min taxi drive to go to the city it ranges anywhere from $30US-$40US. We spoke to concierge and his dad (taxi driver) would come and get us every night at the previously set up time and wait for us after we went out in the city.
Los Delfinos restaurant was open, food was overpriced and not very tasty. Same as drinks. Club House restaurant was the same way. We had a cook coming to the condo and she made the bast authentic Mexican meals you can ask for.
City is nice, not very big. If you are looking for a night scene entertainment, there are rotating parties from club to club. You pay ~ $25US entrance fee, drinks and entertainment are free. Quality of drinks is low, sweet and not enough alcohol, however you can always ask for additional shot and make it somewhat taste like a drink.
My favorite party was a Foam Party at Bora Bora. Nice place outdoor and fun music.
Mazatlan has a lot of interesting places in the tourist areas that is called- Zona Dorada (Golden Zone). It is walking distance to the main attractions, shops, markets, restaurants and clubs like: Bora Bora (foam party every Tuesday), Valentino's (Friday Ice Party) Sambawa (Beach Party, Thursday) and Senor Frog's (Mardi Gras Party on Wednesday).
Right in the same location there are a lot of fun bars like Gus Gus (karaoke bar) and plenty of other Margarita Gardens.
Multiple restaurants that cook real (not tex-mex) Mexican food.
There are little cart taxis that charge you about a $1-$2 for a ride and can take you anywhere around the city. They are safe and fun, also this is the only city in Mexico that has this kind of transportation.
On the main beach in Zona Dorada there are multiple places that provide, para-sailing, kite surfing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and God knows what else?
Overall hotel is nice, private and quiet at least at the time of our stay. If you are a young person that likes to go out, explore and have fun I DO NOT recommend it, beacuse it is too far away from the city. If you are looking to escape, relax, walk on the beach, sit by the pool and be ready to go to bed by 9PM -that would be the ideal location.
- Also Known As:
- Estrella Del Mar Golf & Beach Hotel Mazatlan
- Estrella Del Mar Golf And Beach Resort