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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Visit Stone Island beach while in Mazatlan-- great bargain!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mazatlan highlights and Papantla Flyer Tour

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Visit Stone Island beach while in Mazatlan-- great bargain!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2008

Stone Island is a peninsula located within driving distance from Mazatlan but faster and easier access is by boat ferries operated from the city,. The community of Stone Island is typical of middle and lower class Mexican families. Only Mexican citizens are allowed to purchase there. We arrived by ferry and taxi to a beach-side cafe, and entered the beach through the establishment, one of many placed side-by-side along the shore line. We relaxed in 77 degree sunny weather sitting in chairs and cabanas furnished by the cafe which served a reasonably priced menu [grilled fish a speciality] and full bar. The owners brought out toys for our 15 month old granddaughter to play in the sand. Three hours wading, walking, resting, drinking and eating. Kakai and boat rentals available. The only distraction from a perfect day were the almost constant stream of vendors hoping to make a dollar or two. Information about Stone Island ferries is easily obtained from any Mazatlan hotel.

Helpful?
5 Thank Barbara F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

5 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    0
    1
    1
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
“Not worth the time/money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2005

The Highlights of the city are better seen on your own - take a walking tour or hire a cab to take you to some of the nicer spots -- I'd recommend along the waterfront area. But this tour was more tourist trap than touring.

The worst part was the "theater" they take you to for the Papantla Flyers. After having to wind your way through the shops to get to the theater, you sit in the theater for awhile -- with the performers standing around the stage trying to hawk merchandise. Sitting around the theater, I felt like I was in someone's backyard and waiting for the kids to put on their "show". Very ameteur feeling. We were stuck there for almost an hour and half. We went to see the Flyers -- their two acts lasted a combined 4 or 5 minutes. They were interesting but not worth the time or the money.

Helpful?
43 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mazatlan highlights and Papantla Flyer Tour also viewed

 

Been to Mazatlan highlights and Papantla Flyer Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing