For many, the words "vacation in Mazatlán" provoke an idea of the heyday holidays of the '70s, of cocktails decorated with umbrellas in the Golden Zone and hotels called Paradise frequented by the movie stars of the time.
While Mazatlán has spent many years perhaps dreaming of the old travel days before the Riviera Maya pulled international tourism away from its shores, it has always remained popular with national holidaymakers in Mexico.
In the past few years, a huge drive to improve infrastructure, modernize outdated hotels and restore the city's colonial center is . . .