When I first transitioned to a travel writer, Mazatlan, the seaside city on the Pacific coast invited me to experience the Mexican travel destination. Since my first visit in 2009, I’ve returned eight times and now have numerous memories of the sun, surf, seafood, cliff diving, amazing sunsets on the malecon and sunsets in the […]
Carnaval. It’s probably on your bucket list, right? Let’s face it, Carnaval is a must attend party. When we hear the word “Carnaval,” most of us fantasize about samba dancing in Rio de Janeiro, Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday bead exchanges in New Orleans or masquerade parties in Venice, right? What about Mazatlan, Mexico? It […]
In the state of Sinaloa, Mexico a small mining town nestled in the mountains still holds its colonial charm. Copala, a short day trip from Mazatlan, offers visitors a wonderful chance to explore and take in history. And part of that history remains a visit to the impressive catholic church on the main square. Even […]
It is no secret I am a big fan of the sunset in Mazatlan. And after many of the sensational sunsets in the coastal city known as the Pearl of the Pacific, I decided to share one with a different twist. I decided to share one not with the Pacific Ocean in the background. Recently […]
During Mazatlán Carnaval I stayed at the RIU Hotel located north of the Golden Zone. The hotel, an all-inclusive right on the beach, provided amazing views of the sunset right from the in-room balcony. Of the six nights at the hotel I watched the sunset from the fifth floor twice. I enjoyed them both. Friday […]
One morning in Mazatlán I woke up early to surf. A local video crew working with the tourism effort for Mazatlán acquired a few surf boards and wanted shoot some footage of a few of us on the waves. We decided to paddle out at Playa Camarones (Shrimp Beach). Apparently, there isn’t much they don’t […]
Las Labradas translates to “the carvings.” And the beach just north of Mazatlan is filled with carvings on its coastal rocks. Travelers don’t come here to swim or soak in the sun, but rather to take a look at the numerous and mysterious petroglyphs. Known to locals for hundreds of years, the engraved rocks have […]
Sunday’s spectacular Carnaval Parade in Mazatlán even provided the 400,000 who lined the malecón with a vibrant half time show – the sunset. All week during Mazatlán Carnaval the sunset impressed, and as much as I wanted to capture the themed floats along the malecón in the best (my favorite) hour of light it wasn’t in […]
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