Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sights Around Mazatlan – Feb. 12 – 17, 2011

El Cid Hotel and Marina
The last 8 days we have been seeing the sights around Mazatlan. It’s a big city with 4 lane roads, lots of buses, cars, restaurants and tourist shops. Most people speak English so it doesn’t seem like Mexico as much as La Paz did. We are at the El Cid Marina and it is beautiful. Two big resort pools and a large hot tub where the cruisers hang out in the evenings. They have very nice restrooms and showers, laundry service, swim up pool bars and restaurants that will deliver to your boat!

The Marina

Looking out to the Ocean from our Mast

One of the Pools with the Hot Tub

Palapa on the beach at El Cid
Love the Pools here

The gang at Three Amigos
Saturday night we went to dinner at a little place called the Fat Fish that specializes in ribs. Go figure. We went with Scott and Joyce from ‘Life is Good’, Rick and Goldene from ‘Magic Places’ and Steve from ‘Liquid8’. After diner we stopped by another place called Three Amigos for drinks and listened to the live music. What a great time.

We’ve been to all the big stores in Mazatlan by bus. We’ve been to WalMart, Home Depot, Soriana, Mega and the Central Market. We even went to the Alameda Shopping Center. I think we have all the provisions we need for a while.

The Alameda Shopping Center
Had to shop at WalMart


Ron, Betty, Pam and Rick at The Fish Market
Tuesday morning ‘Wisp’ pulled in to the marina. We’d heard they left La Paz for Mazatlan right after we did, but they got stuck in Los Frailes by the northerns. We went out to lunch at the Fish Market for the best fish and chips ever!

Pam's Seared Tuna, Yummm
Wednesday was our last night in Mazatlan and we went to dinner with Scott and Joyce and Rick and Goldene. We went to The Seafarer at a small marina. The restaurant was beautiful and the food was good, but ours was cold when we got it. Mine was seared tuna, so it was OK cold. Rick sent his back and they brought him a new plate. Much better.  A great last night in Mazatlan.

Rick's new plate of Salmon

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