|Mexican Silver Chains|
Diver's Point offers a twice daily spectacular where a diver take a plunge from a platform 59 feet above the water. Not overly spectacular (I have seen cliff divers do well over 100 feet!) until you consider that water was only 6 feet deep where he went in!
|A View Out To Sea|
Central to this area and completed in 1856, is the combined Moorish and Gothic designed Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. If the combined architecture styles aren't enough to differentiate this Cathedral, add to it the fact that it is the only Roman Catholic Church in the world that displays the Star of David from each of its 28 stained-glass windows.
|The Cathedral's Interior|
And speaking of those windows, on a sunny day, the light streams through, rendering some of the deepest red and green examples of stained glass that I had ever encountered. The red and green light strikes the walls, chandelier and floors of the Cathedral leaving vivid impression of its interior.
For shopping, Mazatlán has its Zona Dorada or Golden Zone. Vendors abound with handmade crafts and jewelry. Also you find some very nice seaside restaurants and hotels.
Mazatlán is quintessential Mexico...in a very good way!
But the Grand Princess sails on time! We arrived back aboard just in time for evening cocktails, and prepared for another enjoyable evening sailing the Pacific Ocean.