Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Life on the beach...
Mazatlan is one of the nicer Mexico beach communities. It is only about 7 hours from Patzcuaro and is one of the better "resort" places Mexico has to offer. A trade off between a really large commercial place and a small rural fishing village Mazatlan is sort of a compromise.
We like it because we found a hotel that allows our dogs to enjoy the vacation also.
Mazatlan has some benefits to it, because
It is not rows of high rise hotels, one after another like Ixtapa.
It is not a quiet, lonely, very trendy and expensive place like Zihuatanejo. (that one I like without the dogs, just the wife!)
It is not overly populated and saturated like Puerto Vallarta.
It is not hot and dusty like Guaymas.
It is not hard to get to, like Costa Careyes or Manzanillo.
I won't even discuss Acapulco......
It is just right. Some touristy spots, a few high rise hotels and condos, and a few or actually a lot of funky old hotels and motels all along the beach areas.
You can get some nice brewskys here, actually a bucket with 4 or 5 beers, with large chunks of ice and a cup of limes already cut for you for about 50 pesos...
Only thing bad is sometime the noise can get pretty disturbing, seems people like to whooup and holler at all times of the day and night here.
There is a new club here that opened awhile ago, called Passions.
It's located about 100 meters across the street from our old two story hotel complex.
It is interesting to see the patrons walking into the club. It caters to gays and transsexuals...........
Wow, to see some of the elaborate outfits some of their patrons parade in.
Anyway, last Saturday night, not Friday, but Saturday the musics lasted all night, morning until 6 AM.
I know, I got up every hour or so and it was still thumping, the same thump, over and over, kind of like a bad headache.
At 6:30 one of the patrons, or someone who enjoyed the noise, pulled their Ford Lobo pickup truck to in front of the place, opened up both doors, and proceeded to play at maximum volume before distortion, Ranchero Music.......
Cue, the hotel residents looking out into the street, the people from the condos next door trying to shout to shut up over the music, nada.
That lasted for about one hour.
The police drove by several times, slowed up and enjoyed the music.....at 7 Am on a Sunday morning.......
Talk about loving and living in Mexico.............
That's one of the things that I hate about Mexico.