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Malecón de Mazatlán
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#1 Boutique Hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico

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Spotlight: When Did Mazatlan Become So French?

Sophia Boccard

Most people who know of and think about traveling to Mazatlán do so because the city has a reputation of being an affordable, resort-friendly destination with beaches, a handful of outdoor water activities, and eating an average meal at your all-inclusive resort. We personally see Mazatlan as so much more than just a stop-over for a cruise heading towards the ports of Puerta Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

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9 Most Authentic Souvenirs to Get in Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

When you’re visiting Mazatlan, it can be challenging to decide on gifts to buy your family, friends, colleagues and even yourself! Instead of getting generic items like magnets or shot glasses that are sold all over Mexico (and the world), we wanted to help you find items that are exclusively made or produced in or around Mazatlan. Bring home something authentic and local to our community.

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10 Years, 10 Valades: A Tribute

Sophia Boccard

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of Casa Lucila’s opening, and we compiled 10 signature experiences – one for each year we’ve been open – to create a once-in-a-lifetime package, inviting our guests to celebrate with us. Each experience focuses on a unique member of the Valades Valdez family, including Lucila, Fernando and their eight daughters. Each family member is unique, and thus each element of the package showcases their individual talents and personalities in ways that are true to Mazatlan.

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Photo Essay: From Ruins to Boutique Hotel

Sophia Boccard

Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique began as an abandoned property that was once a mansion for a wealthy German family, built in 1823. While it started as a home to immigrants, the building experienced several incarnations and went through a handful of owners. Probably the most notable of identities, the building was once O'Brien's Seafood Restaurant, a Jazz-Age restaurant and club that was frequented by classic old-Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, who owned a fishing boat nearby, actor Robert Mitchum, and author Ernest Hemingway.

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Mazatlan Revisited: Why Kerouac is Really Mistaken

Sophia Boccard

There seems to be this misconstrued version of a town that is disproportionately untrue. There’s an illusion of cheapness, and I don’t mean affordable, although it is an inexpensive place to live. Mazatlan seems pigeonholed in a cross between a ‘50s Beat Generation stylized ideology mixed with a town overrun by timeshares, thus giving it an outdated 1980s façade. While the city has maintained this steady and consistent reputation, the city’s historic center has been going through a complete revitalization that began as early as the late 1980s

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