Tips for El Cid and Mazatlan

mazatlan, mexico

There were a few things that I had somehow missed when I was reading up on our vacation.  First off I guess we were not allowed to wear shorts into some of the dining rooms.  We went to the Italian place and it said on a sign out front no shorts or flip flops allowed.  Well we were not prepared for anything else, we had brought nothing but shorts for the guys and my daughter and I had capris.  So we entered with our shorts and flip flops, although we looked nice.  There were people that were not dressed nice at all and no one was turned away.  [Read more…]

Review of Mazatlan Mexico

Church in Old Town

Church in Old Town

Ok, we are not fans of Mazatlan.  Its a very loud busy city with lots and lots of traffic.  We chose this place because my daughter found a killer deal and we decided to make the best of it. There is a pretty drive you can take along the coast line through the city. We were able to enjoy that when we went from the Golden District to Old Town Mazatlan.  Old Town was a really fun day.  There are some amazing buildings there and if you walk a ways there is a huge market in which you can buy and trinket, clothing and food you would like.  A few too many pig heads for me, but it was fun and interesting none the less.

The Golden District is a bunch of shops that sell the same stuff over and over again.  Our resort was just on the edge of the Golden District.  We went shopping through there one day and did have an enjoyable time.

The one nice thing about our resort is that even though there is a lot going on in Mazatlan it is really quite where we were.  It’s like we were on our own private island.  That really helped make it an enjoyable time.  But all that to say I don’t know that we will be running back there.  If we found another killer deal like we found this time, then maybe, but I would like to try something new.  I really want to go to Zihuatanejo, Mexico.  This town is the complete opposite of Mazatlan.  Its a quiet, quaint fishing village.  So you will need to watch for that review.

Mazatlan, Mexico with Vacationstogo.com

What a great trip!  We really enjoyed out experience with Vacations To Go .   They sent us all the info through email, but were also available by phone and we were able to talk with our guy directly and ask questions at any time.  GREAT experience.  We will definitely use them again.

The trip was all inclusive and even included our transfers from the airport to the motel.  We ended up in a taxi going to the motel.  The El Cid was a long was away from the airport.  It took us about 30 minutes to get there.  You really got to see all parts of Mazatlan that way.  All the way from everyday life to the touristy section. When we left the motel they took us in a shuttle van. [Read more…]

10 More days Until we leave for Mexico!!

So I was going over my stuff.  We booked this trip back in March and have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to even think about all that we are going to be doing.  So today I got online to reaquaint myself with the trip we have planned, specifically the dining.

So we are staying at El Cid Castilla Beach.  Here are a list of the restaurants that we have to choose from [Read more…]