Zeb and Eider Duck and their humans had a great time in Mazatlan. We were able to do everything we wanted to do. You may remember that a strong hurricane hit Los Cabos, Mexico in early September. Los Cabos and Mazatlan are really very close. The Gulf of California separates Los Cabos on the Baja Peninsula from Mazatlan on the mainland. For several weeks after the hurricane, Mazatlan was hit with extremely high waves. We want to show you some of the water damage we saw, a few months later. Our first resort, Torres Mazatlan, has a lot of beachfront property. There is a cement wall between the resort property and the waterfront.
The water did a lot of damage to parts of this wall. There had been many high walls of sand bags to protect things.
Some of these sand bags remain here. One of the days in our vacations we experienced high waves. Not doing damage, because the sand bags still offered some protection. Much of the damage at Torres Mazatlan had been repaired before our arrival. Our second condo was Villas El Rancho. This is a much smaller complex. The repairs were beginning while we were there. From our condo, the doors opened to a grassy area with lounge chairs over looking the beach. However, the water was so high, that the entire area was covered in water, and mostly washed away. This is how our patio area looked when we arrived.
However, the repairs were being made very quickly. We bet the repairs are all finished now. The resort sits above the beach, so this was the only area of severe water damage. The water had also damaged the stairs from the beach to our condo.
Several areas along the beach were being repaired.
We just want to show you that there was not much damage away from the beach. We love these palm trees with the bright red berries and no damage here.
The restaurant at El Rancho is elevated overlooking the beach. The restaurant, Lupitas, was serving tasty food and the view was great.
The repairs were progressing quickly, so we hope you will visit Mazatlan soon and enjoy the beaches and the friendly people. We are glad we were in Mazatlan.
I’m so glad I found your blog. I use my timeshare at El Rancho every Jan or Feb and feared it may have been destroyed. I love that place so much more than timeshares that are modern and fancy–feels authentic Mexico, Long walks on the beach, sunset on their seawall and meals in the treehouse restaurant cannot be beat.
We loved El Rancho and the treehouse restaurant allowed such wonderful views while eating. An American renting across the street came almost every night just for the sunset–and a short stop at the tropical bar. Thanks for reading and commenting and enjoy your time there. It is beautiful!