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Mazatlan, Mexico
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Quaint little village with cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and charming square.
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Enjoyed to visit the church. We went as a group for the church and the market place. Everyone should venture to the city for a few hours and enjoy everything!

Thank d13b2013
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We visited Copala with a small group out of Mazatlan. We walked through the town to the plaza and the old church. We saw maybe 10 residents of the town... five of them were school boys trying to sell cottonwood bark carvings. As an architect,...More

Thank travelfanaticsunltd
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We used Vista tours as it was half the price of Nexus in the hotel lobby. It was a fabulous tour visiting 3 towns in the mountains. Our air conditioned bus was comfortable and our guide outstanding. We visited a quaint bakery ,a ceramic place...More

Thank mambo4
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We took a tour from our hotel to Copala and stopped at several places on the way to watch local artisans working. We saw woodworkers and tile makers and when we got to the village we were fascinated by the square and the buildings. The...More

Thank MaryEllen W
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We spend our winters here though we also enjoy the summers and rainy season. Copala is an old Spanish mining town dating from the mid 1500's. The church was completed in the mid 1700's. Daytime finds many tourists coming to view the village with its...More

2  Thank Dalitraveler
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We did this originally several years ago as a small group van tour. Decided to drive out from Mazatlan with friends and show them a village. It is about an hours drive on a decent road. We had no issues with the travel and enjoyed...More

Thank Dinolady
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Rustic historic village with an amazing church (mid 1700's) Beautiful architecture and church - Sublime Banana Cream Pie and Baking!

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We went there in 2015. It was a very nice day trip. We stopped at a potters shop on the side of the road and watched them make clay pottery, it was fun. The town of Copala was very quaint with a beautiful 18th century...More

Thank Brad T
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great trip just east of Mazatlan worth the time and effort. We went in our own vehicle, but it is possible to hire a vehicle or use one of the tour companies. An interesting village with a large artisan population, a fascinating architectural spread, a...More

Thank davyboy777
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I planned to travel there by bus only to learn that there was no return bus that day. My plan was to spend the day and explore and paint. Subsequently I went on a tour which I would not recommend. Short stops in various villages,...More

Thank laurabaxter01
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Tami V
ljjust wondering about public transportation. Some other reviewed said they got there and then coudnl't get back. Do you know what bus we would catch? thanks
16 February 2017|
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Response from Dalitraveler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not seeing your question earlier. To get to Copala from Mazatlán take a bus heading to Concordia. They leave about every 5-10 minutes from the bus station a short walk from the Malecon near the aquarium. I usually... More
Hi, wife and I are on 25th anniversary and paid for a one bedroom suite, asking for a king size bed with great view, however wife recently had knee surgery so am thinking a lower level room closer to corner (understand rooms ending in 23 and 24 are corner rooms) probably would be better. Is staying in the tower newer and closer to dining, etc? Sorry for so many questions, just trying to get best possible suite with less walking for my wife. Thank you for your responses in advance.
26 December 2014|
Response from Inspired12 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the corner units in El Moro tower are 1 bed room, if that works for you just ask for 1 bedroom, I don't remember the #'s. sorry. also ask for a renovated room, we did and got a nice room. El Moro is in the heart of... More
How far from Mazatlán?
17 December 2014|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your starting spot in Mazatlan, it takes just over an hour to drive to Copala.