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Kendall James-Vargas
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On 12/28/2022 at 9:53 AM, 3Sisters said:

@Kendall James-VargasI don't think you can go wrong with exploring the Pacific Coast! El Faro lighthouse seems like a must see while in Mazatlan. The scenery looks unbeatable. 

did the lighthouse this summer, it was great.  We walked there from the port took about 25 minutes then hiked the trail up (note it does have 336 stairs).  it was a work out getting up.   it was a hot day so definitely do in the morning as there is basically no shade on the trail.   We then took a pulmonia (golfcart type taxi), they were at the bottom no problem,  to one of the shopping areas and walked around a bit then took another pulmonia back.    it seemed the pulmonia's gave better rates in USD than Peso but maybe that was just my conversions,  the vendors in shops usually gave a slightly better rate with Pesos.

 

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@Woody14 This stop sounds like an exercise. I guess I would wear some sneakers and bring a water bottle for climbing the lighthouse! I bet the pulmonias were more fun than the traditional taxi! I have never ridden in a pulmonia before. Would you recommend exchanging currency one arriving at the port to get better overall rates?

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20 hours ago, 3Sisters said:

@Woody14 This stop sounds like an exercise. I guess I would wear some sneakers and bring a water bottle for climbing the lighthouse! I bet the pulmonias were more fun than the traditional taxi! I have never ridden in a pulmonia before. Would you recommend exchanging currency one arriving at the port to get better overall rates?

I brought currency with me so I am not sure about exchanging at the port or the rates they offer sorry.   pulmonias were fun (especially if the drivers english was decent)

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On 1/6/2023 at 9:45 AM, 3Sisters said:

@Woody14 That sounds like a wild ride, no seatbelts! How fast do those things go? Do they travel on the sidewalk or the main road?

not sure about speed, but it always felt safe.   The travel on main roads.  At times there seemed to be more of them than any other vehicles.

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1 minute ago, 3Sisters said:

@Woody14 I'm glad to know you felt safe. I was thinking if it would be a smart mode of transportation with children. It would likely be the most affordable option! Do you know if they allow a lap child to ride? 

I am pretty sue they did yes.   if the group was bigger you would need to use one of the open air trucks.   you can do this too with any size group as they were there and left when full,  we didn't use that service so I don't know much about how it was but it was popular as well.   

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10 minutes ago, 3Sisters said:

@Woody14 Thanks for sharing that! Do you know if the open air trucks were priced about the same? That would likely be the best option when traveling with a large group. 

they might have been a bit cheaper on a per person basis if i remember correctly.

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4 minutes ago, Kendall James-Vargas said:

@Woody14 When you were in Mazatlan did you get into the ocean at all or walk the beaches?

we just did a walk along the Malacon and stuck our feet in the ocean that is it.    the hike to the light house and the heat of the day zapped a lot of the energy. 

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