Mazatlan Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
After Puerto Vallarta, my expectations for Mazatlan are definitely peaking...
Around 10 AM, I got off the ship and tried to find the nearest taxi I could find. The one thing in Mexico that's sort of annoying is the crowd of vendors and people trying to sell you stuff. You really have to fight your way through or else you'll be looking at a bunch of bad deals and leaving with a handful of junk.
The plan was to get to this place called Golden Zone, which was a deserted island that you need to either sail to or get a waverunner and head out to. The taxi driver took us to this isle where we had to walk to the place, but before that... figured we'd do a little shopping before anything. After all, it was sorta early to hit the beach... and the sun wasn't quite up by the time we got there.
Here's the best part of the trip... so I took a katamaran to the other side of the island, as you can see in the image. Since the wind picked up heavily, we were able to get there without a problem. It took about 10 minutes along with some bumps in the ocean to get there. Once there, I figured I should get a workout in the water... so I took a kayak along with my brother and we decided to hit the waves. I would've loved to have gone surfing, but the waves completely disappeared after an hour.
This is the best place to chill if you're ever in the area. The place is run by a small family, and if you get on their good side... you can rent out their equipment for as long as you like. We left the island around 2 PM.
One interesting side note.... there was this big fuss about this guy doing the parasailing. After closer inspection, you can sorta tell that this guy was in his 80s. Can you imagine that? An 80 year old guy on the parasail? It's insane! It was funny because after he came down hard, everyone was crowding around him and cheering him on. He was a big hit apparently.
Next stop... Cabo San Lucas.