Oct 16, 2012

Experience the Real Mexico: Mazatlan

If miles of stunning palm-lined beaches, breath-taking sunsets, historical artefacts and outdoor activities are a must on your vacation list, Mazatlan in Mexico offers just this! Only a 1 hour flight away from Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan is a perfect vacation spot catering to those wanting to be pampered at one of its many luxury resorts as well as offering countless outdoor and water sports options ranging from mountain biking and shooting to kayaking and surfing.

If relaxation is your number one priority, look no further than the elegant all-inclusive Hotel Riu Emerald Bay.  The hotel offers a picturesque beach location and features rooms and suites with panoramic views over golden sands and dazzling blue waters.

Amenities and highlights include:

  • All meals and snacks
  • Optional dining at three fine dining restaurants offering Asian, Mexican and Italian cuisine.
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages
  • Stocked mini bar and liquor dispenser
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Children’s pool
  • Beach volleyball
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Bodyboarding
  • Renova Spa – featuring a variety of treatments, massages, beauty salon and hairdresser (additional charge)

There is no shortage of entertainment for adults and children at the Hotel Riu Emerald Bay. Children aged between 4-7 and 8-12 are treated to a daytime entertainment programme at RiuLand which includes exciting themed days such as Pirate Day, Games Day and Aqualand! Adults also have the option of daytime entertainment, but if nightlife is more your scene, your stay at the hotel includes complimentary entrance to Pacha nightclub and drinks at the club!

Prefer something a little more secluded? The outstanding Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa brings an air of elegance and sophistication. Located on 20 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the hotel features its very own private beach and lush landscapes of swaying palm trees, trickling streams and spectacular gardens. Quite simply, this luxury beach resort is an oasis paradise.

The hotel features Junior and Master Suites and these include:

  • Balcony with ocean views
  • Complimentary bath products
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • 24 hour suite service
  • Complimentary satellite TV with premium channels
  • Bathrobes

For spa lovers and fitness fanatics – you will certainly not be disappointed when staying at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay. Treatments consist of an impressive range of massages, stone rituals, aromatherapy, body scrubs, exfoliating treatments, facials and hydrotherapies. You will certainly feel revitalised as you relax to the sounds of peaceful lapping waves. The fitness centre also provides excellent facilities including yoga, spin classes and the option of a personal trainer to help you comprise a fitness plan and get you on your way to the dream body that you’ve always wanted!

The resort offers exceptional all-inclusive dining options with an impressive range of cuisines catering to every palate. Themed dinner nights take place every day of the week offering everything from Asian, Mexican, and Italian to Steak & Lobster Nights! After a satisfying meal wash everything down with unlimited drinks on offer including soft drinks, cocktails, wines and liquors.

Interested in venturing outside of your resort? Many exciting tours and excursions await you! Mazatlan is a city rich in history and culture – embark on a tour of El Quelite, a charming little village which includes a visit to a traditional bakery which still uses the old-fashioned method of an old clay oven and a visit to an old church. Feeling hungry? Stop for lunch at El Meson de Los Laureanos, an authentic restaurant run by the retired village doctor – the food here is phenomenal and there is a colourful ambience all around.

Perhaps a catamaran cruise along the bay is more your style? The Stone Island excursion offers a scenic cruise and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a sea lion! Upon your arrival, you will be taken to a beach area where you can enjoy an open bar and lunch. For the adventurous, activities on the island include taking a ride on a banana boat, kayaking and horseback riding!

Ready to experience the ‘Real Mexico’? Call one of our friendly agents today on 1-888-685-6888 for more information, or book online at

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