After reading some of the negative reviews, my husband and I were a little apprehensive about our upcoming week stay at The Sea Garden - Mazatlan. We needn't have worried. From arrival to departure, our stay was wonderful.
Exactly as promised, Sea Garden sent transportation to pick us up at the ariport. It was about a 30-minute ride to the hotel, which is the last hotel north of the city. Our driver explained that it was Mexican Holy Week, and we should be prepared for huge crowds and lots of traffic. However, our two ventures into town were early enough that there really was no difficulty with crowds or traffic. In fact, it was quite pleasant. THE WEATHER WAS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!! It was about 84-degrees each day. Heaven!
Our one bedroom suite was in the new Mayan Palace building. It was gorgeous, and had a spectacular view of the ocean. We spent a lot to time just staring out into the ocean. It was so relaxing. Thge suite was very nicely furnished, and had a nice little kitchen. (There is a little convenience store downstairs where you can get coffee and everything you need to stock up.) The bed was firm, but very comfortable.
All but one night, we ate elsewhere. There are two restaurants within walking distance. One is La Palapa which is in the Torres (I think) hotel just south of Sea Garden. The other is the fun palapa restaurant at Playa Brujas, just north of the hotel. You walk on the beach about 25 minutes to get to it, and the coconut shrimp and lobster are unbelievable. We ate mostly at hotel. The food is pretty average, but we didn't want to venture out at night with the crazy Holy Week traffic. One night we did order a pizza and salad from room service, and it was delicious.
During the day, we mostly stayed around the hotel. We went to Mazatlan to relax, not to party. Days were spent by the pool or on the nice beach. My husband is a surfer, but instead of his board, he brought his surf mat. He had a ball going out every morning and afternoon. The waves weren't much, but they were fun!
Would we go back again? Absolutely. In fact, we are already planning another trip!
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- Also Known As:
- Mayan Sea Garden Mazatlan Hotel Mazatlan
- Mayan Mazatlan
- Mazatlan Mayan Sea Garden
- Mayan Sea Garden Hotel Mazatlan
- Mayan Palace Mazatlan