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Hotel La Siesta - Historic District

Mazatlan, Mexico

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We had finished up our trip through Mexico's Copper Canyon on the El Chepe train, and spent some time in the city of Culiacan.

But it was time to hit the beach! We took a bus from Culiacan and the trip was about 4 hours.

Upon arriving, we then took a Jeepney to our vintage hotel, right on the beach - Hotel La Siesta!

Inside La Siesta hotel, a poster of Mazatlan in 1936

Inside our hotel, a poster of Mazatlan in 1936

 

 

 

Check. Out. This. Poster.

Here you have a group of sport fishermen with the sailfish they caught lined up behind them. One of the guys has a UC Davis tee shirt on!

The ladies, in the meanwhile, have every stitch of clothing on - including their high heels and one is wearing a tiara - sitting on lounge chairs on the sidewalk in front of Hotel La Siesta. Not surprisingly, a very common sight here in Mexico, one woman is doing some knitting or sewing.

Notice the bright red coupe with fins and white wall tires parked behind them.

Hotel La Siesta today, Mazatlan, Mexico

Hotel La Siesta today

Since it was a holiday when we arrived, we were lucky to get a room with a garden view.

Painted old wooden floorboards creaked as we walked to our second story room which fortunately, had modern air conditioning.

The swimming pool was down below in the garden area. You will notice a white bottomed, blue bottle water dispenser on each floor.

Miss Hotel La Siesta, Miss Mazatlan, and Miss Sinaloa with their tiaras on while sipping on Coca Cola, 1952. Mazatlan, Mexico

Another poster of Carnaval in Mazatlan, 1952

Here you have Miss Hotel La Siesta, Miss Mazatlan, and Miss Sinaloa with their tiaras on while sipping on Coca Cola.

What a flash into the past these posters offered us!

Refreshing private swimming pool, La Siesta Hotel, Mazatlan, Mexico

Refreshing private swimming pool

It had been a hot trip, and Billy couldn't wait to jump into the pool downstairs.

Rooftop view of the ocean from La Siesta Hotel, Mazatlan, Mexico

Rooftop view of the ocean

This was the view from our hotel, and the sea beckons.

Isn't it gorgeous? Notice how blue the sky is - not a cloud anywhere!

Renovated historic district, Mazatlan, Mexico

Renovated historic district

After eating dinner and watching the sunset, we took a walk around the area and discovered this historic section of town.

By the late 1700s, pirates had been purged from the port area of this section of Mazatlan, and the early 1800s brought more ship traffic, causing Mazatlan to grow.

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In the Historical District of Mazatlan, there are many buildings that have been renovated to reflect an earlier style of living. These walking streets were beautifully done, clean and classy.

An area waiting for renovation in Mazatlan, Mexico

This area waiting for renovation?

Another block showed similar buildings that haven't been fully renovated, but the drawings on the painted sides were intriguing.

Trumpet player painted on the side of a building, Mazatlan, Mexico

Trumpet player

 

 

 

Isn't this great? An artist's rendition of a trumpet player painted on the rough plaster sides of a building.

Corner restaurant in historic district, Mazatlan, Mexico

Just around the corner

This was a fairly large area of renovated places, showcasing restaurants, stores and hotels.

On a return visit we have promised ourselves to do more exploring in this area of town!

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Hotel La Siesta

Avenida Olas Altas #11

Centro, 82000 Mazatlán, Sinaloa

Tele: 01 669 981 2640

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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