Well we’re all packed and ready to head home. It’s been a great holiday. Since the last update, I had a massage next door at the Costa de Oro – it was $38 CDN for an hour and was very good. The hotel also has a nice spa, but their rate was $50 CDN for 1 hour, so I decided to go next door.
Santa came yesterday afternoon for the kids and handed out candy. The kids really enjoyed it and it was a good reminder that Christmas is here tomorrow! It’s easy to forget when it’s +27 and sunny! They had a Mexican Fiesta last night. The food was excellent, but we missed the show as Sydney was tired and falling asleep at the table. We could hear the music from our room and it sounded like everyone was having a great time.
So, to wrap up, here is a list of pro’s and con’s for the Inn at Mazatlan:
-VERY clean – the rooms, the grounds, etc. There was always someone scrubbing something.
-Child friendly – lots of kids, nice pool with shallow end, good water quality, etc
-Layout and size of the rooms (one bedroom suites)
-Small resort – easy to get around
-Proximity to the beach and nice beach area in front
-No child menu – sometimes hard to pick things Sydney would like and the portions they brought her were huge
-There was sometimes a sewer smell as you walked past the drainage area from the bathrooms at the main restaurant/pool area (there were drainage pipes that ran from this building that had a grate over part of it – this is where there was sometimes a smell)
-It’s a time share property and they will ask you to attend a presentation a couple times during your stay. Interestingly enough because we were only women travelling, they didn’t bother us at all because they assumed we wouldn’t be in a position to buy a time share without a ‘husband’ with us. This was ok with me!
All in all, I would definitely come back.
Merry Christmas – we’ll soon be joining you in the snow and the cold!