Mexican Riviera

Hello guys!

We are going on the Mexican Riviera cruise next month. At Cabo San Lucas, we booked a snorkeling excursion. Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, short excursions that will take us through town.

My question is...what else is there to do in Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta? Are there beaches nearby within walking distance of the ship so we can snorkel?

Also, how cold is the water?

Thank you in advance for answering my questions.

5 Answers

Water temps in the low 80s

Thank you for your reply!

Mazatlan has a great old market place for shopping and walking around. For beaches they have all the big resorts in "The Golden Zone" to get to either you will need a taxi or excursion. They also have the culture center with craft fair (very over priced goods)

A city tour excursion is always a good bet on a first visit to a port to get to know the area and see if you feel safe enough to grab a cab and venture off on your own. You can also see if you meet others on a cruise to share a taxi or mini van for a tour. Lots of non ship tours available in the ports depending on your comfort level. You can also see excursions on the "Ship Mate" app. It will also have comments on good places to see and eat left by prior cruisers.

Thank you....maybe after our short excursion, we'll meet others who are brave enough to venture on our own. I have a very bad sense of direction, so I don't think I should be exploring on my own.

Thanks also for the heads up about the overpriced goods. I was planning to buy souvenirs at Mazatlán since it was our last port stop.

Hello, Helloo! (Why am I thinking of beatles?)

It is not a good idea to venture out on your own. It would be better to go with a group of newly found friends you meet on the ship (unless you are sailing with a group you already know).

There is safety in numbers; although the ports are not necessarily dangerous, why make yourself a target for the local thugs? A group of three to four people would discourage some of the street crime.

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