is not much of a beach for swimming, but it is close to many historical sites,
and old-time cafes. From the view rooms in the hotel you can watch the surfers
and the beautiful sunsets. It is in the center of the Carnaval celebration site, so
if you like partying, be sure and get reservations six months in advance. You
can get a double for about $40 U.S. most of the year. The telephone number is
Hotel DeCima: Across the street from the beach, at del Mar # 48. Rooms are
$30 U.S. double and have two beds. Some rooms surround the pool, while oth-
ers face the beach. There is AC, cable TV, parking, and a restaurant and bar on-
site. They can be contacted at 982-7400.
Hotel Del Sol: This hotel is across the street from the beach on Del Mar.
Reservations can be made by calling 985-1103. A double is $45 U.S. and with
kitchenette, $55 U.S. Each room has AC and cable TV. There is a pool, private
parking, sun deck, video room, and travel agency on premises. Prices are con-
siderably lower from Easter to November.
Josefina's Apartments: Located at Calle Venus #33, about two blocks from
Olas Altas beach. They have five units, from studio to two-bedroom, with full
kitchen facilities (including dishes and cookware), cable TV, shared courtyard,
starting at $35 U.S. a day. A two-bedroom unit is $50 U.S. for a couple, and $60
U.S. for more than two persons. Weekly and monthly rates may be arranged in
low season. Call them at 982-5592.
Hotel Lerma: It is known as a backpacker hotel and rates for the basic
rooms are $10 U.S. double, year round. It is located on Simon Bolivar between
Aquilles Serdan & Juarez, in El Centro district of old town, about two blocks
from the beach and four blocks from the Central Market. It has secure park-
ing, but no pets are allowed. Managed by the owner and his son, Carlos Lerma,
who speaks English.
Hotel Regis: Recommended by my friend, Rick Lewis, this is a small hotel
on the corner of Najera and Canonero in El Centro area. Rates are about $8 U.S.
per person, up to $14 U.S. for four people. It is clean, and each room has its
own toilet, hot water, TV and AC. Check out its web page at
www.mazinfo.com/regis, or telephone them at 985-3304.
Bed and Breakfast
If you like to have company with your breakfast, and a "community life"
during your vacation, Mazatlán has the B&Bs for you. In my travels, I have
never found B&B proprietors that were not personable, and there are no
Captain Moe's Posada: Owned and operated by my friends, Dorothy and
Moe Faith, this B&B is located in the Gaviotas neighborhood, in the Golden
Char les A. Hall