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Reviewed 1 week ago

many places to visit and eat at. Love the people and the energy. Not our first time and we will be back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank justrigirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Golden Zone is perfectly situated with many fine hotels and restaurants that you can walk to. Big Walmart style store where you should buy the booze that you want to bring back home as its cheaper than at the airport duty free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SteveTracy_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't do much but walk along the playa, shopped a bit, and ate/drank at a few places. My family enjoyed the atmosphere, riding in the red trucks for transportation (and the golf carts) and generally felt safe (a concern before we arrived). Not sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CallieNative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Luna Palace in the middle of all the beach action. Many activities and restaurants to choose from. Everyone was friendly and helpful everywhere we went.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CareBear2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get an opportunity walk the new Malecon. Completely redone and updated again to make walking this beautiful stretch of boardwalk even easier. If you want walk the coast line instead of up on the Malecon, either way you are going to love the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank sparrow2027
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot to do and places to shop in the Golden zone. Prices are good. Lots of safe places to eat.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ronhills
Reviewed 15 December 2018

This is the beachfront newer tourist area. Looks like they have made lots of improvements since the last time we were here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 14 December 2018

This is a great place for travelers to get rid of their gold. Nice shopping if you are looking for Mexican crafts.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S7409DDpauls
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The Golden Zone in Mazatlan is a long area of several streets with Hotels, Beach Resorts and multiple excellent restaurants and bars some right on the sand, shops and you will find groceries and pharmacies as well. I walked for several miles (open air taxi)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Esther G
Reviewed 21 November 2018

While in the golden zone stay away for presentation & promotional tours. I know this seems obvious; however, promises of money & free activities are appealing. Unfortunately, at the end of presentation promises are rarely met. Don't be lured! Stay on the beach, palapa bars,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Shannon W
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26 November 2018|
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Response from Shannon W | Reviewed this property |
Emerald bay is far (taxi ride anywhere you want to go) quiet but not much else except the resort. Pueblo Bonita in the gold zone is a very nice location. Close to many restaurants. My preference would be golden zone. If I... More
21 September 2018|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Yes hotels Costa de Oro and Pueblo Bonito the favourites. Transport is always available.
18 September 2018|
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Response from cynschmidt124 | Reviewed this property |
OXXO is a typical 711 type store, they have everything you might need, and also some of the larger farmacia's. Just take a pulmonia to the grocery store...or Walmart. It's very safe.