Villas El Rancho in Mazatlan with Zeb and Eider Duck

Our second resort, Villas El Rancho,

Welcome to Villas El Rancho, Mazatlan, Mexico

Welcome to Villas El Rancho, Mazatlan, Mexico

was very close to Torres Mazatlan, our first resort.   Villas El Rancho, or El Rancho, is much smaller.   All the villas are two stories

Villas in El Rancho

Villas in El Rancho

and ours had two bedrooms, a kitchen, 2 baths, a large living room and lots of huge windows.   Our villa was closest to the beach.   The bar was small and close to us;

Restaurant is up the stairs behind the bar

Restaurant is up the stairs behind the bar

same with the restaurant.   From the bar, we can see the pool, surrounded by many tall palm trees.

Pool from the bar

Pool from the bar

Entering the resort, the winding path and lush vegetation enhanced the feeling of privacy.

Path near entrance of resort

Path near entrance of resort

Isn’t this wishing well great?

We are ready to make a wish

We are ready to make a wish

We think it is wonderful.   We are heading for the hot tub now.

Let's go to the hot tub

Let’s go to the hot tub

Definitely worth visiting.   We love hot tubs.

Here we are by the hot tub

Here we are by the hot tub

Leaving the hot tub we see the pool and the path to the bar,

Let's go to the restaurant

Let’s go to the restaurant

and beach and the stairs to the restaurant.   In the restaurant we sit at our favorite table, enjoying the ocean.

Sitting at our favorite table

Sitting at our favorite table

You can see some of the repair work below.

Working to repair the damage from high waves

Working to repair the damage from high waves

The high waves did a lot of damage, but it is being repaired, and there is no reason for not visiting Mazatlan.   The repairs did not interfere with our vacation. We really liked Villas El Rancho in Mazatlan, and we think you would like it also.   We love these flowers–and they are yellow, like us.

So pretty and a great color.

So pretty and a great color.

Mazatlan’s Storm Damage is Being Repaired

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.

Wall between beach and resort

Wall between beach and resort

The water did a lot of damage to parts of this wall.   There had been many high walls of sand bags to protect things.

Sand bags to protect resort.

Sand bags to protect resort.

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.

Our patio, but repairs are being completed

Our patio, but repairs are being completed

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.

Stairs will be replaced

Stairs will be replaced

Several areas along the beach were being repaired.

Working on beach front property

Working on beach front property

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.

We love the red berries on these palm trees

We love the red berries on these palm trees

The restaurant at El Rancho is elevated overlooking the beach.   The restaurant, Lupitas, was serving tasty food and the view was great.

From our restaurant during breakfast.

From our restaurant during breakfast.

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.