Semana Santa in Mazatlán

April 7, 2012

I love living in a place where people are always so happy. I think Semana Santa is the happiest time of all for Mazatlán visitors. People come from near and far to enjoy a relaxing springtime vacation here.

A tienda (store) on the beach

The weather is perfect – between 80 and 85 degrees – and it is beautiful and sunny with a fantastic breeze. Families set up an umbrella or some sort of shade and spend the entire day on the beach.

Semana Santa in Mazatlan 2012
The mango peeling, cutting, and mango seller refill station

We went for a walk today to Playa Norte from around 11:30 to about 1:30. It was still a bit subdued but people will be arriving all afternoon and by the time I am writing this (4:45 pm) it is probably packed. There has been almost total gridlock in the golden zone, just like every year!

Semana Santa in Mazatlan 2012
South towards the Fisherman's Monument

Semana Santa in Mazatlan 2012

I took a bit of video showing what was going on while we were there, enjoy.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Alot of people hate this week, I LOVE it! So much fun! You can barely walk a block without smiling or laughing over something. Not to mention meeting people from all over Mexico! In a few short days I have met new friends with whom I have standing invitations to go visit; places like Torreon, Leon, Guadalajara,Mexico City, and Durango.

    1. Cancun has been packed as well! I avoided the beaches this weekend because a few friends mentioned they were full and dirty 🙁 hope they’re pristine by next weekend!

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