Mazatlan began as so many other beach destinations in Mexico. A
bustling port city with a commercial fishing industry.
In spite of Mazatlan becoming a tourism destination, the fishing
industry is as strong as ever. Each day brings in entire fleets of
ships with tons of shrimp and fish. As a tourist you may say so what
. . . so you will find great deals on melt-in-your-mouth sea food
If you are looking to do some fishing of your own, there are plenty
of deep sea fishing boats that will take you out to get the catch
of the day yourself.
Though most tourists are more interested in the sun, sand and water
sports. . . and Mazatlan has all of those things.
It has now been quite a few years since Mazatlan was on the top
of anyones list as the vacation destination of choice. As in Acapulco,
the tourist machine is growing older and the once new resorts are
getting older as well. The up-side of this is that it gives the city
a flavor of glory days gone by and there are great deals to be found
on hotel rooms.
When walking the beaches in Mazatlan, it is easy to spot the now
aging generation of American tourists who have been coming here year
after year. Then they bring their children who will eventually return
and bring theirs. It may not be the uber resort of Cancun, but it
is a comfortable place to stay . . . and the more you stay, the more
it begins to feel like your home away from home.
That may explain why Mazatlan is more and more favored as a place
people come to retire. Well, that and the fact that housing and the
cost of living are far less than the US. To check out Mazatlan
real estate, you can visit VivaReal. They have a comprehensive database
of property listings for sale.
Don't get me wrong though . . . Mazatlan is not just for the geriatric
generation . . . it has bars, clubs, and hopping nightlife that keeps
the 20 somethings sleeping until past noon.
If you want to slow down there is Stone
Island. The perfect place to relax in true Mexican fashion and forget
that there is a resort city with a major port just a few minutes
away. And, lest we forget . . . what is now known as Old Mazatlan
is an example of how the Spanish colonial architecture can transport
your mind out of the tourist zone and into the true flavor of Mexico.
When all is said and done . . . Mazatlan is the kind of place that
grows on you and if you visit too often, it may cause you to grow