Friday, February 19, 2021

Centro to Punta Cerritos

The End of the Line

The Mazatl├ín Malecon, or seaside walkway, runs a total of 13 miles!  Internet sources say it it one of the longest in the world.  We had walked a section from Olas Atlas Beach to Avenue Zaragoza.  Also, the other day, we walked from the fishing boats along part of South Beach.  

However, one can see miles of beachfront from those points!  We knew that riding on the public 'Green Bus' would be a good way of looking at the main tourist area called the 'Golden Zone'.  The busses, running every 10 to 20 minutes, pass most every hotel.  They even run the other way from Centro to El Faro, the historic lighthouse.

We caught the bus on the back side of the public market in Centro Mazatl├ín.  We could tell it was going north because most streets here are one-way.  We stayed on, passing the new developments in the Marina area to the very end of the line. 

The Point Playa Cerritos

We disembarked at Playa Cerritos and stretched our legs by walking around a bit.  There were a few fishermen trying to sell their day's catch.  We boarded another green bus as it was leaving.  On the return trip we were on the lookout for the points of interest along the route.  We'll be able to just visit the Golden Zone at our pleasure.

Presently, a one-way ticket on these large air-conditioned busses is 11 Mexican pesos.  That means today's four, separate tickets cost us a total of US$ 2.15.  That is a bargain!

On a Green Bus


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