Mazatlan Travel Guide


Yet Another Reason to Avoid Mexico

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September 18, 2006 at 5:08 PM | by | ()

We are sure many people have traveled to Mexico and have had a wonderful time. But more often than not, we find reasons to avoid Mexico like it is the plague. Or diarrhea. Or a hurricane.

Folks vacationing near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula and further inland in Mazatlan found themselves in the middle of a hurricane.

There was no electricity early Saturday at the [Hotel Royal Villas], where receptionist Alma Baldez and other employees scurried to hand out candles to guests taking refuge in their rooms.

"It's really ugly out there," Baldez said.

It was the second hurricane to menace the region recently. Two weeks ago, Hurricane John unleashed wind and rain on Cabo San Lucas, a remote enclave on the Baja California's southern tip. Though the storm did not directly hit the resort famous for deep-sea fishing, world-class golf courses and pristine beaches, it killed five people and damaged highways and homes in the region.

Things seemed to have pass without further incident or destruction from Hurricane Lane but we are still sticking to our guns about Mexico.

Related Stories:
· Another reason to avoid Mexico [HotelChatter]
· Hotel guests in Mexican resort caught by surprise after Hurricane Lane changes course [Sign On San Diego]
· Hotel Royal Villas reviews [TripAdvisor]