Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Morning Walk to the Quiet Malecon

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I had my breakfast on the terrace. The warm sun was busy heating up Mazatlan to its high of 24°C. After a load of wash finished, we walked through the Centro area. I didn't remember the pretty cobblestone streets around the Plazuela Zaragoza. It was eerily quiet because of the lack of tourists. There are not spring break crowds nor cruise ship passengers this year.
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The Olas Atlas beach abuts the 'original' part of Mazatlan.  We chose our Airbnb due to its location in the heart of the Centro. We continued along the mostly-empty Malecon past the hill and the El Clavadista.  Most hotel development is a few kilometers further along the beach.  

There were indigenous people peoples here and the Spanish founded the city in the 1530s. However, large groups of German immigrants arrived in the 1850s and influenced the culture here.    We've yet to visit most of this city but look forward to learning a lot in the upcoming weeks and months.


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