Estrella Del Mar, Mazatlan, Mexico: I've had some peeps following my travel diary this week, wanting more info on where we are. In a nutshell: In Heaven. Lol. But - for real ... On the Pacific coast of Mexico, across from the Baja Peninsula - in Mazatlan. I discovered this treasure 4 years ago when looking for a quiet Vaca spot to UNplug. We are in a privately owned 2-bedroom, 3-bath condo on the coast .... ~10 miles (I think)/30-45 minutes from Mazatlan. Please contact the condo owners directly for rates - but I can tell you it is at a price point comparable to a mid-range hotel per night. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the owners of our unit.
The resort consists of 3 phases, each with its own pool - as well as a hotel and 2 restaurants. It sits on 3-1/2 miles of (literally) private beach. I see fewer than a dozen peeps on the beach a day. And it is COMPLETELY safe. I have talked to other property owners - neverrrrr an issue with safety. There is a grocery shopping service I email my list to - and the condo is stocked for me for a NOMINAL (& I mean nominal) fee. And there is an extremely reasonably priced shuttle service into Mazatlan from the resort - where you can go to spend the day or catch tour packages for area activities. (We are doing the Blue Agave Tequila Factory Tour on Saturday - cannot wait!)
Now. If you are looking for the hubbub & excitement of an all-inclusive resort where there are activities and a lot of peeps - EDM is NOT the place for you. But if, like me, you simply need to completely UNplug from life as you know it, yet have the option to shuttle into the craziness of the city - THIS is your place. We are able to come here for the FRACTION of the cost of an all-inclusive, which gives us the luxury of a longer stay.
The staff of EDM could not be more acccomodating, as well. The property is HUGE - with a professional level golf course on top of everything else. As such, there is a shuttle service that will take you to the on-property restaurants at no cost - beyond a well-deserved tip to the drivers.
What else can I tell you? Please ask. But, The condo owners have been SO kind to share their home with us. And I am thrilled to be able to share the joy