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Old July 10th, 2008, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: Mexican Riviera Excursion Suggestions?


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We'll be doing our first Mexican Riviera cruise on Princess in Oct. hitting the ports of Mazatlan, Puerta Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

Does anyone have any good shore excursion suggestions for these 3 ports, particularly booked through Princess?
Any help would be much appreciated!
Okay, here goes...

>> In Cabo San Lucas, a boat ride to Los Arcos (aka "Land's End") is not to be missed. The natural rock formations and the wildlife are pretty incredible. There are several excursions that incorporate this with snorkeling, beach time, a land tour, or other activities. Cabo San Lucas also has fabulous beaches, for those of us who are beach people!

>> If it's your first visit to Mazatlan, do the city tour that includes the cultural show featuring the Pampatla Flyers. The so-called "Golden Zone" is a dump, but the show and the city's art and history have much to recommend them!

>> In Puerto Vallarta, I highly recommend Princess's tour called "Tequilla Distilleries and Beach Club" or something similar. This excursion visits two distilleries that make real "top shelf" tequillas, one by the modern method and the other by the traditional method, then goes to a beach club that has a magnificent beach. If that does not appeal, the city tour also is very good. When I last checked, there was one error in the descripion of the city tour -- the Church of Our Lady of Guadaloupe is NOT a cathedral, though it is very impressive -- but the tour is nonetheless very good and thd tower divers are excellent.

Have a great cruise!

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