Hotel Del Sol:
Heidi & I like Mazatlan and our little hotel Del Sol a lot. We are right across the street from the beach and about midway between the busy hotel tourist zone and the old Mazatlan beach area. About a 4 or 5 mile malecon walkway connects the two areas and is always a buzz of activity. In the evening it fills with walkers, runners, bikers and skaters. Mazatlan Bike week marks the end of high tourist season, all the prices of the discount hotels drop. We go have a chat with the manager and ask what he can do for us if we stay another week. I have a lot of fun with the money negotiations and pay attention not to show our whole hand at once. I start out by asking for a quote for a week for our same small with no frills room. I said “Good, but we would like to be in another room with a kitchen” The manager quotes us another price and says “This just covers expenses” Heidi and I look at each other with a disappointed look. Then I say “What can you do if we stay two weeks” he says “how much can you afford?” Heidi fires back a quick “Not much!” Everyone is smiling and having fun with this then the manager quotes another price, 350 pesos for the best room in the hotel, I say “ Yes but 300 pesos” We end up at 330 pesos cash, about $30 US. We move into the bungalow suite and are likin it. ?