*slightly picture heavy*
For the last couple of years when my dad would go to Mazatlan, he would stay at this hotel. For this trip he told me to check it out and see if I wanted to stay there. I checked it out and said, "Sure, why not?". The only thing that sold me was the fact that the hotel was right on the beach.
Getting to the hotel from the airport was a little shocking to me since I hadn't been to Mazatlan since I was about 15 so I was just shocked at how much it had changed and how much it had stayed the same. The taxi ride took about 15 minutes. I didn't think about it until right now when I was writing this post that maybe I should have taken a picture of the outside of the hotel, but whatevs. There's always next time.
As soon as we got to the room, you could see the other side of the pier. For some reason I've always liked that part of the city.
We had an ocean view room so of course, we could see the ocean. This was taken on the balcony of our room. Even though it was winter and the water was as cold as ice, some crazy people decided it would be fun to go into the water. I know, because, we dipped our toes in the water to see how it was because we were thinking the same thing. Nope, we'll just stick to the pool.
This little path is the only thing separating the hotel from the beach and the huts are property of the hotel so it goes to show just how close it is.
Another view from the balcony.
This was the room we had. It was nice and warm when I got there, so in hindsight, I felt like I had packed more for Mazatlan than I did for being in the valley of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains during winter. The beds were hard, which I like, but for those soft bed sleepers like my cousin, it was a little uncomfortable.
*Duh, I'm a blogger. I HAD to. LOL!*
The sunsets are ALWAYS awesome in Mazatlan so I couldn't pass up taking a few pictures even though my cousin thought I was weird.
One of the pools, this is the pool that's right by the front office. In total, the hotel has four different pools. Immediately off to the side of this one is a small kiddie pool being only about 2 feet in depth. This one was about 4 feet across. To the right (in the picture) you can order food and drinks to be brought pool side and to the left (not pictured) was a guy doing ceramic activities. You could chose a form and paint it any which way you wanted, he'd take it home to put it in the kiln and then come back the next day where you pick it up and pay for it. I kept meaning to paint a ceramic bull head skull but never got around to it.
We ate every meal at the hotel. Breakfast was always a buffet. Normally, I don't like eating from a buffet because in my head it has seemingly weird connotations but I didn't mind eating from this one. Everything looked so appetizing and tasted delicious. The restaurant has a beach view too and the waiters were always nice. But what do you expect from someone who works for tips from foreigners. I didn't see how well most of them understand and speak English simply because my cousin and I were both speaking Spanish, but I noticed a lot of Canadians there so I'm assuming they speak it decently.
I plan on going back for a few days in July so I was checking the rates to see if they differ during summer and I found out that the hotel has a ziplining course and a rock climbing wall. Since ziplining is on my list of things to do this year, I'll do it there. If you plan on taking a trip to Mazatlan, I recommend staying at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. I've stayed at other hotels when I was younger but I REALLY liked this one the most. I haven't stayed at this hotel during the summer but it's known that during the summer, there are small lizards running around everywhere and since I'm not an insect/amphibian type of person, I get freaked out.