Visited thsi resort in March of 2012, and had a great time.
Didn't seem very busy, and there was not much to do after dinner. The entertainment finished around 9.. and after that the lobby bar was pretty much where everyone gatheres.
However my boyfriend and I always found something to do- either go out in Mazatlan, which is a 20 minute cab ride away, or stayed on the resort and found entertaining things to do on our own.
During the day, we always found a great spot on the beach or by the pool.. there was never a shortage of loungers.
Since we usually get bored just hanging out at the pool or beach, we went out alot. We took a cab down to Mazatlan a few times, just walked around the city and checked out some restairants. Lola & Pedro is a great spot and have live entertainment a few times a week. Great sangria and food!!
Another nice restaurant is just 5 minutes up the beach, right by the hotel. Its by the cliff thats on the right of the hotel itself. We had great food there: I had guacomole, lobster, shrimp, rice and the delicious tequila they make themselves. They also offer tours and souvenirs at the bar. I think it was called Mr. Lionso's? Not very sure.
We also booked some horseriding tours through Ginger's horses. It was great!
The food was great at the resort as well, but we just wanted to change it up and go out a few nights. The breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets were delicious, however, the a la carte restaurants were not that good. We tried them a couple of nights but were not very impressed.
Overall, it was a very relazing vacation and I would definitely return to Mazatlan...it was a great city!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening summer 2009 * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa Las Brujas beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 20-story main building * Surrounded by 13.500 M2 / 16.15 Sq. Yards of lush gardens * 10 km / 6.2 Miles from various shops * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan * 32 km / 19.87 Miles from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan