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This is a favorite place for a lot of snowbirds to eat : great ribs!!! No ambiance. Good prices.

A huge plate of ribs, baked potatoe, garlic toast and side salad : 80 pesos/plate or about $7 CAN

 

We went out on the town with our friends to an excellent seafood restaurant: Mariscos El Memin. We waved down a taxi of sorts. It is a truck with seats in the flatbed portion. The cost of the ride was about 40 pesos/couple. It is a fun way to get to your destination.

Joyce pointing out sites to me

Our group getting out of the taxi at the restaurant

The menu

Group picture

A wonderful picture of my shrimp fajitas

Coconut shrimp

 

We decided at the end of the night to take a bus back up to our RV Resort. The rest of the group went back to Doug and Barbs condo for after dinner drinks. It was an awesome meal and great company

John and I went back to Old Town and had lunch at the "Beach Burger"

I would recommend this restaurant. Good prices, excellent service.

So we decided to take the bus from in front of our RV Resort all the way to Cerritos at the North end of Mazatlan. We got off at the end of the Hotel area and walked back along the beach ( 12 KM). That only got us to the inland marina. We then took the ferry across to the condo resort and walked back to our RV another couple of KM down the road. We were tired, but had a great morning.

John and I were walking along the beach one afternoon and saw these young Mexicans fishing in the reef rocks. The low tide allows them to fish for crab and small lobsters

Large crab

Lobster (very small)

 

Stone Island

Quoted from: http://www.advantagemexico.com/mazatlan/stone_island.html

Stone Island Mazatlan( Isla de la Piedra ), really a peninsula, is located south of Mazatlan, just a short boat ride across Navigation Channel. With about 4,000 residents, Stone Island Mazatlan has a lot to offer, but without the crowds of mainland Mazatlan. Mexico's third largest coconut grove follows the length of the southern beach, which seems to disappear on the horizon as it stretches eastward. Gentle waves make for a refreshing swim, and the sandy beach is the perfect place to take in the hot Mexican sun. Palapa restaurants run one right after the other for a good length at the beginning of the beach. Often animated by roaming vendors and mariachis, these open-aired restaurants are a pleasant way to cool off in the shade and enjoy an ocean view. While seafood is sure to be on every menu, chicken, quesadillas, soups, salads, and coconuts are also local favorites. Most of these restaurants also offer umbrella-shaded areas with lounging chairs and hammocks if you'd just like to enjoy a margarita or some fresh limeade. Many of these restaurants also rent out ATVs, catamarans, banana boats, and horses. Showers and volleyball courts are sometimes available free of charge if you find the right place.

Tres Amigos RV Park on Stone Island

http://www.kingdavid.com.mx/component/jomres/?task=viewproperty&property_uid=15

Below is a picture of the downtown shrimp market. We bought 20 KG at 90 pesos per KG

John eating chips sticks sprinkled with hot sauce and lime juice

We walked to the bottom of the hill near the El Faro lighthouse

Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MazatlŠn

MazatlŠn's lighthouse (El Faro) began to shine by mid-1879. The lamp had been handcrafted in Paris, containing a big oil lamp with mirrors and a Fresnel lens to enhance the light. Since the light was static, in the distance it was often mistaken for a star. By 1905 this lamp was converted to a revolving lamp. Today, the 1000 watt bulb can be seen for 30 nautical miles (60 km). Near the lighthouse shore, famous "divers" (called this even by the Spanish speaking inhabitants of MazatlŠn) perform daring jumps off high rocks into the Pacific Ocean for tips from onlooking tourists.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Mazatlan_El_Faro_2.jpg

http://www.mazatlan.gob.mx/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=74

We spent most of our last few days in Mazatlan walking, sunbathing, eating. The standard tourist stuff. We are looking forward to our trip next winter to the eastern coast of Mexico.

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