Tee up for the ideal golf vacation in a relaxed, comfortable setting along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Discover the endless pleasures of playing Mazatlán's premier golf courses, while enjoying a refreshing stay at El Cid. Experience extraordinary value in this popular golf destination, nicknamed the "Pearl of the Pacific" in light of its authentic natural charm.
Prepare for the perfect getaway with ocean-view accommodations, upgraded amenities, and world-class golf on three extraordinary courses. Available for travel through April 30, 2013, the Mazatlán Stay and Play Golf Getaway package includes:
EXPERIENCE THE CAREFREE PACE OF LIFE
Play a morning or afternoon round of leisurely golf along the peaceful Pacific coast. Escape to a resort town with a timeless sense of ease, where you can simply relax among the friendly locals, practice your favorite sport on several well-designed courses, and enjoy life along the ocean. Discover the qualities that uniquely define Mazatlán as one of Mexico's most popular travel destinations and a particularly preferred spot for golfers.
AUTHENTIC MEXICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
Feast on an abundance of delicious seafood, reeled in daily by local fisherman, including the world's largest shrimp fleet. Savor fresh dishes of clams, oysters, marlin, and more.
IRRESISTIBLE SURF-AND-TURF CUISINE
Pair a generous helping of shrimp and seafood with your favorite steak, or savor delicious dishes of clams, oysters, marlin, and more. Feast on an abundance of extraordinarily fresh seafood, reeled in daily by local fisherman.
WARMTH AND FRIENDLINESS
Delight in the sincere graciousness of the local residents, consistently cited as one of the city's most memorable characteristics by visitors.
Experience a relaxing golf vacation at a surprisingly affordable price lower than you'll find at other resort destinations in Mexico and elsewhere around the world.
EL CID GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
A PGA-rated, par-72 course, featuring 27 challenging championship holes, nine of which were designed by Lee Teviño.
ESTRELLA DEL MAR
An oceanfront golf course, with 18 picturesque holes set along the tropical coast of the Pacific, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
LA MARINA GOLF COURSE
Featuring 18 holes, designed by David N. Fleming, ranked as one of the world's top-ten golf-course architects, particularly focused on preserving the environment.
Rated "Excellent" by 45 Trip Advisor travelers:
"I very much enjoyed 3 rounds at the El Cid old course during my vacation in March of 2009. This was easily the most relaxing golf experience which I have ever had. The serenity of this mature and well ketpt course is embellished by pleasant vistas of the Mazatlan countryside. The course is very well designed, with no overlapping holes or parallel fairways and consequently, you get the feeling that you are the only ones out there....
"El Cid CC Golf Course made for some good times for my friends and me. The course is in great shape, and the staff was friendly and impressive. Oh sure, the darn course did steal a lot of my balls (water). And I spent way too much time on its beaches (sand traps). But other than that, the holes were challenging...the variety was fun...the pace was just about right...and even when I suffered a lousy shot, I was having too much fun to care. Isn't that the point? I wish I were there right now."
"Golfed a couple of early morning 9-hole rounds. The early bird gets the worm - we had the course to ourselves. Pro shop was efficient, with good rental clubs. Caddies were attentive. And glory to it all, a drink cart! Tees and fairways were in good shape, and greens were well-maintained. Exceeded my expectations."
EL CID CASTILLA BEACH
OCEAN VIEW - Enjoy Mazatlan's breathtaking sunsets from the private balcony in our Ocean View Rooms. Located in the 15-story tower, our spacious rooms feature a contemporary, tropical-style décor. Maximum occupancy: 4.
EL CID MARINA BEACH
JUNIOR SUITE - Treat yourself to the luxurious comfort of our spacious Junior Suite. Its wall-to-wall, white-tiled flooring and elegant hues create a soothing, relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere. Each suite overlooks the magnificent ocean or stunning marina, and features two queen beds and a living area with two sofas. They also have individual climate control, air conditioning and ceiling fans, wireless Internet access, refrigerator, balcony or patio, coffeemaker, in-room safe, satellite TV, an iron and ironing board, direct-dial telephone, and radio alarm clock. The marble bathroom features a shower, hair dryer, and bath amenities for your convenience. Maximum occupancy: 4.
Mazatlan: 10 reasons to visit the 'Pearl of the Pacific
If you're looking for a family beach destination in Mexico, more than 2.3 million people who live there say you should buy a ticket to Mazatlan. In a nationwide "Battle of the Destinations" held the first week in July, more than 73 percent of voters gave Cancún, Acapulco and Ixtapa a pass and cast their ballots for the Pearl of the Pacific.
Mazatlan's 16 miles of golden sand beaches and attendant tourism are fringe benefits for the largest port between the United States and the Panama Canal. The city has a long and still-present history, picturesque surroundings to fuel a lifetime of day trips, and a thriving fishing industry. Besides its golden beaches, Mazatlan still boasts the inexpensive digs, fresh seafood, stellar sportfishing and Mexican day-to-day culture that has appealed to travelers since the 1940s.
Mazatlan did time as a spring break haven, remnants of which can still be found in the Zona Dorada tourist zone. Newer developments have been heavy on marina-golf-spa resorts, but these are removed from Mazatlan's centro. At heart, it remains refreshingly simple and affordable. Here, then, are our top 10 timeless reasons, in addition to the beaches, to visit Mazatlan.
Former Chronicle travel editor Christine Delsol is the author of "Pauline Frommer's Cancún & the Yucatán" and contributor to "Frommer's Mexico 2011" and "Frommer's Cancún & the Yucatán 2011."
What Others Have to Say
"Everything you need is here. You have a city of remarkable culture, oceanfront resorts with a diverse array of activities and its all within walking distance of a well groomed course. Plus, the service and support is first rate. When you are playing for an historic championship it doesn’t get any better."
"The golf in Mazatlan was some of the best I have encountered during my many travels abroad, and is without a doubt some of the most beautiful and scenic I have ever seen. From the palm tree lined fairways to ocean and Marina views, to tall trees and houses, I think you have it all covered!"
"You are offering an extremely good value to golf operators and their clients. I price compared with some wholesalers and the rate you are offering is lower than either of those and includes the golf. The Elite All-inclusive is great, you can always take the shuttle from the El Cid Marina Hotel to the other properties and even eat at their restaurants."
"El Cid has 27 holes which could allow 3 days of play because of the possibility to combine the three 9 hole loops in different order. Marina Mazatlán is a great new golf course and Estrella del Mar is a stunning course and this Robert Trent Jones Course contributes a lot to the value of the destination. I loved La Marina Resort, the quality and settings are a good match for the lifestyle of the serious golfer. We enjoyed dinner at El Patio and La Concha with its beautiful setting at the other El Cid properties. In all cases, the food is of a very high standard and the service exceeded our expectations."
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