Our home is a beautiful, comfortable eighth floor condominium in an elite complex with a big infinity swimming pool and terrace in front of the ocean with a gazebo on each end of the large patio. We also have a gym and four barbecues in the back of the complex with large areas for patio parties overlooking the spectacular view of the estuary, the city-park and the city.
I thank God every day for the views. In the daylight hours, it's the view of the ocean, palm trees swaying in the tropical breezes, the activity on the 8-mile long walkway by the sea (Malecón) and the awesome sunsets. At night, it's the unobstructed view of the city with all the sparkling lights. Both are breath taking. I shouldn't say both because every direction you look is a beautiful photo opportunity.
When I first arrived here in Mazatlán by auto in 1986, I knew I had found my home. I looked at the beach and thought I was in a Hollywood movie scene. I never left. I returned to the USA after several months, sold my nightclub, and immediately returned to my new home here in Mazatlán. I eventually bought a condominium in the center of the original vista I saw when I first arrived. That condo is what I am offering you as a trade for your home.
Mazatlán. We call it the Pearl of the Pacific. The the average temperature hovers around 83°F/32°C. The sun shines almost every day, and outdoors is the place to be.
The activities this city has to offer will appeal to almost everyone. Here on the Sea of Cortéz/Pacific Ocean, Mazatlán’s coastline beckons you to stroll along its many beaches, or its 10 kilometers of sidewalk by the sea, called "The Malecón", or to hike to El Faro lighthouse, the highest natural lighthouse in the Americas. All beaches in México are federal property up to high tide lines, and are public. Most of our beaches have lifeguards and colored warning flags that indicate the condition of the serf.
BEACH SPORTS—try them all: serf, para sail, kayak, boogie board, sail on a catamaran, jet ski, ride a banana boat, shore fish, swim, body surf, play beach volleyball...or laze the day away under a palapa or hang out by our infinity swimming-pool in front of the ocean. Do as much or as little as you want.
The Golden Zone is on the north side of Valentino’s nightclub which looks like a castle. Playa Gaviotas extends from Hotel Playa Mazatlán to El Cid Mega Resort.
The three islands you see offshore (Las Tres Islas): are named Wolf, Deer and Bird islands. Deer Island (center) has a small beach with great tide pools for snorkeling and can be accessed by boat cruises or catamarán.
Isla de la Piedra – Stone Island is located at the southern end of the city and is actually a peninsula but is easily accessible by taking a water taxi from the harbor. This is a laid back destination where you can walk, ride horses , or rent an ATV to explore the miles of undeveloped beaches, or hang out in one of the several open-air restaurants.
Olas Altas means high waves. Located in Centro Histórico Old Town, Olas Altas is the starting point for the Malecón, the city’s seaside walkway and continues for 10 kilometers, north to Valentino’s.
Shops, galleries and restaurants line the walkway and offer art, silver, souvenirs and great food.
Playa Los Pinos; lies between the Marine House and Fisherman’s Monument. Local fishermen sell their daily catches here in the early morning or late afternoon. This is a great place to buy fresh fish at a better price than at the market.
Playa Norte is north of Playa Los Pinos. This is a popular site to watch locals play beach Volleyball, baseball and soccer. Continuing north along Avenida Del Mar which is also called the Malecón is Playa Marlin. Fresh seafood is served at beach-side restaurants. Punta Camarónis, the rocky point next to Valentinos, is a favorite with experienced surfers who love this area’s big crashing waves.
North Beaches: Playa Bruja and Punta Cerritos—take any of the buses marked “Cerritos” or my car if we come to an agreement, and you will find these more isolated beaches that are popular with surfers. It is also a great area for relaxing with good open-air restaurants serving delicious seafood. My favorite is The Playa Bruja Restaurant. Happy hour starts at 5 PM Sunday. They have a great combo the crowd loves. The food is great and the prices are quite reasonable.
Mazatlán claims to have ten thousand restaurants.If you count all the places where you can buy prepared food ready to eat I guess there are.
Dining and dancing are some of my favorite things to do. Personally I like a more romantic atmosphere but the city has tons of jamming hot spots. It's a spring break mecca for the college kids. My favorite location for romantic dining and dancing to tropical music is the Terraza at the Hotel Playa Mazatlán. I sure you will find your favorite things to do once you get here