Mazatlan November 7, 2007

We’ve done quite a bit of driving around and getting to know Mazatlan.  The town is a bit larger and busier than we would prefer, however, the place is beautiful.

Here’s a view of the hotel area from the downtown beach.


This old “Fisherman’s Statue” is pretty much the center of the downtown beach.  Several streets go off at different angles from there.  Please excuse the “drive-by” photo.


Downtown Beaches.


New Developments on the north side of town.


The old part of Mazatlan reminds you of parts of the French Quarter in New Orleans with the wrought iron balconies.


There are numerous places to purchase fresh shrimp and seafood.  The entire block where this photo was taken was lined with shrimp.  Each container has a different size shrimp.


We’re staying at the Mar Rosa RV Park.  It is owned by an 87 year old woman.  The land is under contract from a hotel or condo developer and they will take over when she dies.  (See comments about the previous statement) This is a shot of the front gate through a dirty windshield.


The park is pretty empty right now, but will be full by December and stay that way until April.  We are right on the beach and the property is fenced in.  There are two gates that get us to the sea. Here’s a shot at the RV park from the beach, through the fence.


The waves have been pretty large.  Here’s a shot, at dusk, of some ten foot waves from the RV Park patio (palapa).


The park is next door to the Holiday Inn.  Here’s a shot from the other side of the HI toward our “beach”.


Life, as we know it, doesn’t suck!!!

4 Responses to “Mazatlan November 7, 2007”

  1. Sister says:

    Just want you to know that I read this blog. Matzatlan is our neighbors favorite place in Mexico, but I think it may be the only place he’s been.

  2. comrade_backpacker says:

    I have been to Mazatlan many times and I must say that it is one of the best places on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Every time I go I stay at Mar Rosa, and I think your one comment of the RV park is a mistake – I know the owner – and she is the proprietor of the Park and there is no “contract” from hotel or condo developers.

  3. Rick and Tinka says:

    Thank you for the information, we may have been misled. Though many people have mentioned it, I hope that they are mistaken.

  4. Ruth says:

    Grrrr, didn’t answer the question. Tks for the fabulous article….we have 2087 days until we start out on our retirement adventure. We had seen Celestino online and had planned on cking it out. We cannot wait! Tks for all this great info, nice to hear since all we hear is doom and gloom about Mexico and we wanna be doing what you are doing. Thank you thank you thank you!

    Ruth and Chip

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