Golden Zone

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Lourdes O
Merida, Mexico4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Ruidosa música de banda y mucha gente tomando, si no te gusta eso, no es el lugar.
Lot of noise by regional musicians performing "banda" music, and lot of people drinking, if you don't like that, that's not the place to visit.
Written 29 March 2024
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Lance
West Kelowna, Canada48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
When in Mazatlan, we stay in a condo in the Golden Zone.
In my opinion, this is the perfect place in Mazatlan to live for the winter.
Everything you need is within walking distance.
Groceries, shopping, entertainment, beaches, mall, ect, ect, ect, is close by.
Don’t get me wrong, we explore the whole city, but this is where we like to stay
Written 23 March 2024
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Tommy M
Roseville, CA2,861 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family

The whole area is one big tourist attraction—or even call it a tourist trap. Restaurants are plentiful here. You can find the famous Pancho’s, or take your chances with the several others. The beach has safe waters. Vendors on foot try to sell all kinds of souvenirs. They will quibble on prices. There are all kinds of shops, some of them tacky and others worthwhile establishments. Most will negotiate on prices. One vendor offered a five pack of Cohiba cigars. They were guaranteed to be Cuban. I saw one hustler offering these cigars for $50 American (in official looking packaging). The price kept coming down, eventually they were offered at $15. Beware. They may be counterfeit. All in all, it's a safe area.
Those unusual looking little taxis are called Pulmonias. They look like oversized golf carts. Be sure to ask the price before taking the fun ride.
Written 16 November 2023
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Pancho07
Sudbury, Canada275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The biggest variety of restaurants in Mazatlan and souvenir shops. Huge hotels stretch from Valentino's to Brujas. Beautiful beaches and waves for surfers. I have seen many changes in the 37 years that I have lived in the Golden Zone. Great ocean fishing starts at the Marina. Boat excursions and parasailing are a regular event along the beach. Two 18 hole golf courses, fitness centres and spas cater to tourists.
Written 27 June 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,814 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This area of Mazatlan has the big hotels, nice beaches, wide boardwalk for walking or biking and many shops and restaurants. It’s a fun way to spend a couple of hours and to enjoy the scenery.
Written 27 April 2023
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Joseph C
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We love the Golden Zone. There is always something going on somewhere. We like the entire boardwalk. We walk it daily.
Written 19 March 2023
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Jen Gouge
Port Angeles, WA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
So much to see and the language is not a deterrent. If you don't purchase anything "good for you", but you miss out on the variety to take back home.
Written 28 February 2023
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Dianne Annala
Vancouver Island, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We walked in the golden zone daily. Felt very safe, although walking across the street is a different story. Be very careful as they will not stop for you. From El Cid Castilla its about an 40 minute walk to the Malecon walk way. Well worth it you get see so many vendors and people and other hotels
Written 21 February 2023
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Rod T
Red Deer, Canada75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Great bar in the gold zone just sit relax and enjoy watching the world go by its owned by a canadian
Written 3 February 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I have always wanted to visit Mazatlán’s Golden Zone, and I finally did in December 2022. I stayed at two different accommodations, and I found staying in the Golden Zone was the way to go, as there are many good restaurants, pubs, stores, and you are close the action. I found a store called, “By Cool” had the best variety and inventory on Mazatlán t-shirts, this is after visiting more than two dozen stores. The beaches are fantastic in the Golden Zone, and worth the time to take morning walks along the beach. Those looking for the Mazatlán sign, it is on the Malecon at the south part of the Golden Zone.
Written 26 January 2023
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