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MY husband and i are due to with mazatlan in november. We are on a day's stop of from a cruise.

Is there anything we should not miss, any fine beaches, bars or places to eat. We are there from 8 am to 7 pm.

Any must do or must not do suggestions welcome.


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1. Re: first time

If I were you..I would catch a taxi to the cathedral then over to the mercado plaza, walk around the plaza..there is some shopping..a couple of museums ..the peralta theatre is down there also.. have lunch at one of the outdoor restaurants.. we always have the shrimp taco's ..really good..be careful with the cabbage slaw they serve as a side..unless you put a lot of lime on it it could wreck your stomach.. also nearby is a really cool market..it's fun just to wander in there.When wer'e at the Playa seems a lot of the "cruise ship people" are there..on the beach..that would be fun too.

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Shopping in Old Town in the morning, then take a cab to the Playa Mazatlan, walk north up the beach until you find a place that catches your eye and stop in for lunch and drinks, then keep wandering until you find another place for drinks and a dip in the pool.

Walk through to the front of the building to get back on the road and shop your way along the Golden Zone, have an early dinner on the beach, we loved Pancho`s, and then back to the ship.

Hmmmm, looks like I love Shopping and the Beach eh? LOL

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This is becoming my standard reply to a cruise passenger!

Personally I would hire a pulmonia (or taxi) from the dock on a downtown tour, making sure to include the market, the cathedral, the Machado (square) and the theatre. You could take a lunch in one of the many beautiful spots in the square, or get the driver to take you down to La Puntilla restaurant where you can catch the boat to Stone Island, and have a late lunch and relaxation there on the one of the best beaches. You can catch the boat back and it is a short walk back to your ship.

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