Posted August 27th, 2017, 12:33 AM
BritinSoCal - Would you feel very comfortable doing this during daylight hours, it sounds interesting enough - as long as not through very "sketchy" areas on route and to/from ship. Does this route feel well-traveled with tourists? (Obviously you still have to be aware as always...)
The Centro Histórico is at the end of Mazatlan's famous blue line (literally a blue line in the middle of the street that runs from the cruise terminal and which you can also find plenty of Mazatlan volunteers - mostly US and Canadian snowbirds - who take US State Department advice with a hefty pinch of salt (and in all fairness I also ignore the FCO threat alerts regarding the US). We're talking the historic downtown centre of Mazatlan here, not some dodgy run down area of Cleveland
But yes, it's perfectly safe. The historic centre is incredibly popular with tourists and locals alike, and yes I've traced those steps on many an occasion... Just take the same kind of precautions you would in any city abroad... or at home.