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one year ago in Dec. My 18 yr old son was in a high school wrestling accident. He is now...

one year ago in Dec. My 18 yr old son was in a high school wrestling accident. He is now paralzied from the shoulders down. We are coming there March 3 and I wanted to know what there is to do there for him in a wheel chair? There is several of us from the hospial coming. We have never been on a cruise or been to Mexico. Our lives have been hell for a year. I want to make this very special for him. Thank you
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     asked this on January 26, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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If you can take a taxi to Old Mazatlan in the downtown area, ask to be taken to the Angela Peralta Theatro, it is in the heart of the old city and there is an old church, and many old restored buildings. The side walks are narrow but accessible and there are wonderful open air restaraunts in the square. If the accompaning travelers are in to walk a bit you can go to the Mercado(main market on Benito Juarez) were the locals do most of their purchasing. it is very accessible and is a real great experience for everyone, there is everything you can imagine to purchase there. It could be quite crowded especially early morning but it is worth the trip. The shop keepers are presistant but a hint we have learned is to not wear any expensive jewellry or really fancy clothes and that way they think you have little money and the prices are much lower when you haggle with them, the dickering is part of the fun there, don't ever take their first price.
We own at the Marina and if you were to go to a hotel for the day I would suggest their sister property the El Moro as it is much larger and has a beach you can get close to as well as a resturant that overlooks the beach. They also have shops, many pools and lots of accessible walkways. They also have a wonderful show in the basement and it conected to the Castia which is also a sister property.
There is also the city tour but unless you can get a wheelchair accessible taxi it may be difficult, and they usually end at the' Diamond' zone, this area is for the cruise ships and things are always more expensive here on cruise days. You could ask your taxi driver to take you to the Divers, but that is just young men who make thier living from donations to watch them dive into very shallow water from a tower above the ocean, it is kind of crazy but is not worth planning a trip around as some of the tours suggest.
I hope you have a wonderful trip, we have spent 12 years going to Mazatlan for holidays and we love it like home.
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Hi Shirley, I do hope your dream vacation hasn't been affected by the recent announcement that several cruise lines, including Disney, are dropping Mazatlan from their ports of call for the time being: http://exm.nr/ek82Tr

All that said, you might take a look at somewhere like Mazatlan's El Cid Marina Beach Hotel, a highly-rated all-inclusive resort that offers an excellent mix on on-site activities as well as wheelchair-accessible amenities throughout the property. Here's a link with more specific info on handicap-accessible travel to Mazatlan, offering some helpful logistical pointers on such things as ground transportation and local wheelchair-accessible attractions. Hope this helps. Have a great trip! http://bit.ly/fbTqzI
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