travelogue – Costa Bonita resort, Mexico

Our second week in Mazatlán we moved to a newer resort, further from the centre of town. Construction is booming here though we cannot understand why.

We were well pleased with Costa Bonita finding it friendly & tranquil.

Costa Bonita means “pretty coast“. For once a marketing name is appropriate as this resort fronts the best beach.

It took me over a week to accommodate to the slower rhythms of life in the tropics. My resting heart rate decreased to synchronize with the surf break.
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Where are the beach vendors? Most are several miles closer to the centre of town, at the much busier “golden zone” of resorts.

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See the messy balcony bottom centre? That’s our unit. Yvonne found it through her condo time-share association.

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A nice touch are the many welded animals decorating the Costa Bonita Resort.

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One night peeked at the (open) penthouse while taking sunset photos. (It had just sold for US$460,000.)

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Costa Bonita was quite quiet while we were there. Many units were not occupied.

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A pleasant stroll down the beach brings you to the surf point restaurant. This is a sprouting pineapple, by the way.

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You can rent water toys. Or annoy EVERYONE by renting a noisy quad.

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One group of local youth even set up a trampoline. Yes, they were both unskilled and dangerous.

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This is the Witch’s Beach.

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I kept hearing that Mazatlan is #1 in the world in Coke consumption per capita.

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Dead sea turtle washed up on the beach.

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A local gringo drove us down to the shrimp market. We loaded up for a feed!

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Fishing boats at Ceritos.

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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