Is Mazatlan a dump?


Feb 13th, 2001, 06:23 PM
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Is Mazatlan a dump?

A response elsewhere on this board said Mazatlan was the armpit of the coastal towns. True? Does anybody like it? I've been thinking of giving it a try.
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Feb 13th, 2001, 09:30 PM
El Gordo
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"Is Mazatlan a dump?"
No more than any other flea-pit/alcohol-fueled/Gringo-ridden town withn a few hours flight of most of the USA, no.
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Feb 14th, 2001, 01:09 PM
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Been to Mazatlan twice.It is authentic Mexico.I t is touristy,but not as much as other popular spots.We love it,it is our #1 Mexican destination.It is also cheaper than other places.
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Feb 14th, 2001, 02:22 PM
Jose Jimenez
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There we have it folks the final word from Ken, To Whit~
Touristy+Cheap="Authentic Mexico".
And after 2 whole trips to Mexico he should know shouldn't he!!!
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Feb 14th, 2001, 04:36 PM
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i have been to mazatlan just twice, briefly, several years ago, and while it is not my favorite coastal Mexico destination, i would not call it an armpit.
I was not crazy about the newer resort beach area, which is where the big hotels like el cid are located. But i liked the downtown, with churches, theaters, markets, and just everyday life; the lovely residential area on the hill (believe it's icebox hill?); and the older beach area _ maybe called atlas? (sorry my memory is going.) The deepsea fishing was also fun, at least for a non-expert like me. Like anything else, it depends on what you're looking for; if you have more specifics on what you're looking for, someone here could probably help steer you to an appropriate place.
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