It was a really long day of sightseeing, hotel visits and lots of food, but don’t worry, I didn’t jump off any cliffs!
I was picked up first thing in the morning by Maria Elena of Mazatlan Hotel Association and Victor of Prono Tours, who knows everything and anything about Mazatlan. We drove through the Golden Zone and Ocean Avenue, as I listened to the history of this beautiful city, the statues along the way and the people who live here. We watched the fisherman, whose main object is shrimp, and saw an overview of the hotels from the original to the new. We also saw the divers who jump off the cliff (it is too dangerous for the inexperienced) as a way of earning their living, and the markets around them.
This restaurant is a haunt of the local and foreign famous, though it’s reasonable for everyone. This restaurant has been around since 1963 and was so successful in encouraged the owners to also start the Senor Frog (a stop for me on Thursday) and Carlos and Charlie’s chains. The waiters made fantastic homemade salsa and guacamole in from of our table and I enjoyed a wonderfully authentic burrito.
Dinner at La Casa Country, a cute place with a very Mexican atmosphere and American country music in the background, was delicious. I had their special Tortilla Soup, with avocado and cheese sprinkled on top. It was actually quite light and not too spicy. I also had a junior portion (not much room left after lunch) of the BBQ Ribs in a great sauce with a little kick. It was accompanied by a perfect Tanqueray Apple Martini.The Mexican Fiesta show at El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel (where I will be staying on Sunday) was a lot of fun and then Maria Elena and I stopped off at Rios Coffee Café for a wind down of chocolate and green tea.
Today I am leaving the Inn at Mazatlan and heading over to Riu Emerald Bay Resort for a few days. I’m leaving with the memory of this beautiful sunset from my balcony last night.
Hasta mañana (Until tomorrow ).