Monday, December 29, 2014

colorful old town Mazatlan

Another fun morning outing to old town Mazatlan. Part of the small downtown, Centro Historico, is beautifully restored.

catedral de la Purisima Concepcion

Matazlan is more lush and tropical than Baja

It's about a 20 minutes A/C bus drive ($ 0.70 /pp) to get there. This morning we opted to take the unique open-air taxi, called Pulmonias to get there. We also took an open bed pick up truck with benches in the back. Fun drives, but we feel a bit safer in the bus. Glad we don't have to drive cars ourselves here though, as traffic is hectic and not very controlled.....stop signs seem just a mere suggestion.

We started with the large, busy municipal market, where you can get anything from clothing to fresh fish and veggies. Getting a super size juice combo (orange, mango, celery, pineapple) made on the spot is one of our favorites. Upstairs are all small places to eat.

busy marcado street, takes some gusto to drive here as well as cross the street..

Tessa with her new shirt from the market, Bliss in the background


  1. Really pretty buildings. I like Tessa's new shirt. She looks so happy.

    1. Thanks Joan, and yes she is happy exploring all the time. And today she got a smoothie served to her in the pool by her new friend, 10 yr old Chance, a boy from Colorado!

  2. Happy New Year, mijn kleine munchkin (en je ouders) en veel plezier met de boobies op Isla Isabela!
    Corine and the guys

  3. Ditto to what Corine wrote above. Something about "boobies"? :-) Happy New Year! Safe travels.
    Matt and Sarah


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