About Barbara A
Lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Since Apr 2015
18-24 year old female
In love with travelling, enjoying the very essence of wherever ago and discover everything about the culture, folklore and traditions there may be. The caribbean has my heart, but home is wherever mother nature and us are.
Art Galleries, Gift & Speciality Shops
Beach & Pool Clubs, Beaches
Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
If you are ready to start your first day, Hector's lovely and scrumptious breakfast will surely fuel your morning up! His delicious homemade pastries, bread, and a nice cup of coffee is something you cannot miss before heading out on your adventure.
After breakfast, you'll get to admire one of the most beautiful and breathtaking views at the Mirador. Don't miss the chance to photograph this beautiful scenery and view the incredible sight of the daredevil divers.
Afterwards, if you feel like doing something laid back head, to Isla de la Piedras. You'll find that its sandy beaches and calm waters are the best places to relax. Try a 'pescado zarandeado' (grilled fish) and explore this petite but lovely island.
For lunch, how about some nice and juicy tomahawk meat or maybe some fish and chips? With an ever-changing menu, you'll be sure to find something delicious and surprising at Angelina's.
Authentic and beautiful art is what you'll find at Nidart. What makes it extra special is that the family who runs the gallery also creates all these beautiful pieces of art. So say hi to Rak and Loa, feast your eyes on their beautiful works, and purchase something lovely!
To continue the shopping theme into the evening, at Look Gallery you'll find paintings, jewelry, and some of the best furniture around. Whatever you are looking for, I'm sure that you'll find it here and at a very good price.
To end your first day at Mazatlan, why not try the tasty Amaranto pork and the Gyoza for starters, and then have the chef's special. You will be surprised by the amazing flavor of a mystery dish paired with a nice glass of wine. Sounds like a great night!
Start day two with a nice cup of coffee or juice accompanied by some of the most delicious waffles and eggs Benedict around Mazatlan. Although the place tends to be a little crowded at times, the wait is totally worth it.
After breakfast, some walking might be good, especially if you have had a nice feast at Allegro. At first glance you may think that it will take you forever to climb all these stairs, but once you get to the top and get to appreciate the view... You'll fall in love with it!
Once you've finished admiring the views of Mazatlan from above, head back and pamper yourself! The calm and friendly atmosphere at Tippy Toes makes it the perfect place to enjoy a mani-pedi, a facial, or a massage.
If you are feeling refreshed and relaxed, why not take some time to visit the aquarium? You can visit the botanic garden, get to know more about the flora and fauna of the region, and if you are feeling a little bit adventurous you might want to swim in the acrylic tank with the sharks!
If you would like to continue your shopping, walking down the Golden Zone is a good option. You'll find different shops and vendors, offering all kinds of souvenirs and knick-knack that will brighten up your home with the vibe of Mazatlan!
If you are a little bit hungry after all the shopping, some authentic Italian cuisine is the remedy! Reggio Cucina Casual is located right in the Golden Zone. Here, every pizza, every pasta, and every tapa, is made with nothing but the best ingredients, following very traditional recipes. Pair them with a lovely wine and you'll be sure to come back on your next holiday!
A good option for breakfast on day three is the lovely and delicious Surf's Up! I can recommend the Good Vibrations or No Pasa Nada breakfasts, but you'll find that the menu has options suitable for everybody's taste. Also, don't forget to taste some of the delicious fair trade coffee!
If you are looking for something different — a location off the beaten path — then Copala is for you. You'll find lovely little houses with red bricks, a beautiful church, and great views of lush nature wherever you look.
After a visit to the quiet little town of Copala, pay a visit to Isla de los Venados, an island with calm waters and lovely sandy beaches. You can practice kayaking, take a swim, or even ride a banana boat.
Maybe you feel a little bit hungry after all that sightseeing and swimming, so why not stop at SOCIAL? They serve really yummy paninis and Corona-Margaritas — a funny, curious drink that will surely refresh you. Or you can always have a nice cup of coffee and a tasty dessert.
Take a stroll through the old neighbourhood of Mazatlan, listen to the sound of the waves, and watch the nightlife develop while you walk. On your way you can also find stores and vendors — something might just catch your eye!
In the evening at Plaza Machado, you'll see Mazatlan at its best: Lit up, alive, and with lots of people coming and going. Here you'll also find live music and free events, as well as plenty of great restaurants.
Finally, our last stop is very delicious one... Delirium! Here you will find tacos of every kind. Well served, traditional, and some with a twist that will leave your senses in complete awe. Have a nice cold beer and enjoy the salsas, tortillas, and the wonderful ambience!