Combine possibly the best beach in Mazatlan with arguably the best golf, and you have Estrella Del Mar. This is not a big resort, but a combination of resort and second homes that have a quiet, rejuvenating feel. A great place to relax, reconnect and recharge.
Estrella Del Mar is Close to the Airport
Only 15 minutes from the Mazatlan airport, Estrella Del Mar is easy to get to compared to the resorts in the Golden Zone, some 35 minutes away. The only downside of this is that when you want to go into town, it’s a 25-35 minute shuttle ride one way. In a week’s stay, an ideal ratio is two nights into Mazatlan proper for dining that is different than the resort. The attraction here is this place has everything and you could be quite content staying here for a week and being just here.
Mulitple Lodging Options
Lodging options are the Villas, condo rentals and an occasional home for rent. The Villas are reminiscent of a Spanish hotel with a large courtyard and fountain and feature 47 luxury rooms, recently renovated. One of the two restaurants, Las Delphines, is here, as well as the spa and fitness center. The other restaurant, La Paloma, is located at the golf clubhouse or the Casa Club. While there are only two restaurants, there are ample selections, and the food is top-notch for all three meals.
No all-inclusive option here, yet the food and drinks are more than reasonably priced. If staying at the Villas, it’s a spirited walk or shuttle ride to the Casa Club, but well worth it with the Oceanside and beach view.
World Class Golf at Estrella Del Mar
This is arguably the best golf in Mazatlan, period. This course is routinely used for Mexican PGA and Greg Norman Events. A John Jacobs Golf School just opened on the driving range for those in need of de-rusting the swing. This is a competitive golf course with plenty of twists, turns, and stunning beach views. The greens were just re-done, giving this course tour greens from start to finish. At 7015 yards from the Gold Tees, this is all you can bite off at sea level into a light, salty breeze.
Rejuvinate at EDM
Re-connecting is an underlying theme at Estrella Del Mar, and that starts with four miles of private beach. From anywhere you stay, serenity begins right outside your door. Villas also have their own pool, tubs and coconut bar so you can get your libation on. Estrella Del Mar is also a national turtle sanctuary, and a couple of nights per week you can participate in helping to launch the baby turtles in their brave, new world.
For a smaller resort, service is pretty fantastic. Everyone values the visitor, so expect real interest in who you are and why you are visiting. That only adds to the relaxation experience.
More Flights to Mazatlan
Mazatlan is continually getting increased air routes from the U.S., with many cities served by direct service over the winter months. It used to be difficult to get to, but now with direct service by Sun Country and others out of Denver and other cold cities, warm golf is a short hop away.
If you don’t play golf, this may not be the place for you. However, if you do play golf, and want that combined with beach, relaxation and limited hustle with no hassles, then Estrella Del Mar is the resort for you in Mazatlan.