Semana Santa

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Easter Week in Mazatlán

Easter Week or Semana Santa is a beach holiday for most Mexicans. With the new Mazatlán – Durango highway there are more people enjoying the beach here than ever, with the expectation being around 500,000 visitors. As you can see from the panorama picture above, the beaches are plenty full. With so many people in town it is a bit of a nightmare driving anywhere after 10 in the morning, but we just stay close to home for the week....

Semana Santa in Mazatlán

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. 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. We went for...

What’s Going On In Mazatlán?

It is Semana Santa here in Mazatlán.  The paper says they expect the hotels to be at 100% occupancy starting today.  So far – during the day, anyway – it has been pretty relaxed and not too packed at the beaches and the traffic is still more or less normal.  I expect that to change, though! The picture at the top of the post is from yesterday – I took a bike ride and liked how the lifeguards, Marina, and...

Semana Santa at the Beach

Semana Santa at the beach is a pretty amazing adventure. People watching is the order of the day. We arrived at our favorite palapa restaurant around 11 and the beach was more busy than usual. But by 2 pm, it was packed.   The beach vendors were out in force…here are mangos on a stick. …and ice cream… …and pastries… The lifeguards were keeping an eye on everything… …while Paul and Jessica shared a meal of grilled fish… Some people...