Overall we had a wonderful time. It seems like AGES ago.
We had some minor problems at the hotel ( El Cid Moro ) but they were cleared up with a phone call. More of an inconvenience than a problem. It's all in my review of the Moro which should be up soon hopefully.
We went on a boat cruise to watch the Carnaval fireworks and it was fantastic.
We went out on a boat called the Puesta del Sol. The ONLY problem we had was that we booked the cruise through a guy on the beach named Albert.
He told us that the price included free transportation there and back.
I wouldn't have gone if we had to find our own transportation back!!!
We met him outside the hotel at the designated time and he was very drunk and there was no transportation.
Stay here, he said and he was back within 10 minutes in a pulmonia The man driving it seemed fine but his female companion was absolutely three sheets to the wind. She hurled a glass beer bottle against another vehicle and she was lucky she didn't fall out of the pulmonia.
Albert told us to pay him 200 pesos to guarantee that our pulmonia driver would be there to pick us up after the boat ride.
To make this part of the story short there was no pulmonia there to pick us up after. Luckily we bluffed our way onto a bus that was taking tourists back to various hotels we offered to pay but the driver declined. ( I think there were about 20 or more boat tours that night. It was great. ) Ed asked Albert for the money the next day as he also works a parasail on the beach. He said he couldn't remember and that it was only money.
That isn't the point. The point is he ripped us off knowingly because we asked the pulmonia driver who told us a completely different story. Thank goodness that was the only sour experience I had in Mazatlan.
The next day we watched the parade from Horizon on the Malecon. It was spectacular. It was really really good and very well done. After the parade we just went up to our friends condo who also own at Tenerife and we had a few drinks until the crowds died down then 4 of us walked to Valentinos and caught a pulmonia.
We went downtown a lot and walked a lot and ate a lot. Ed bought me my silver iguana from Hector and I got my umbrella.
Total amount spent on silver=$10,000 pesos.
Total amount spent on Other stuff including tips, hats, sunglasses, wraps, FM3s, and my spending money when Ed left
The thing that adds up the quickest in expenses is the tipping. You have to tip every time you turn around.
Anyway....I was very sad to leave and I'm going back in June.
LINK TO AI FOOD.....
LINK TO EL CENTRO PICS.....
LINK TO BEACH PICS.....
LINK TO MISC PICS......
Houmom.....There is a pic of Blanca in the beach pics.
LINK TO PARADE PICS.....
I'm not a good photographer and I did the best I could.Edited: 05 April 2011, 06:17