Forty-four members of the Canyon Lake Travel Club departed for Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel on Oct. 9. It had been 12 years since the club had visited this destination. There are several generations of workers who are a part of this hotel family and much has changed since the club’s last visit. Each generation has put its mark on the design of the hotel. It has grown from the original 40 rooms to 441 rooms, employing more than 400 people.
“Since our last visit, the family has added water features for children, a zip line, gorgeous pools with waterfalls and spas. second large palapa area on the beach and a sports bar now graces the second floor,” said member Suzi Delia.
Many members of the club ventured out to take advantage of the activities offered. Some went on city tours, parasailed, rented catamarans, toured Deer Island, visited the aquarium, golfed, walked the beach and enjoyed sitting under a palapa sipping a cocktail.
Some members were lucky enough to be given a personal tour of the hotel and grounds.
“The hotel provided our group with quality service and a great deal of friendly hospitality,” said Suzi. “The Playa Mazatlán was a great place to visit after all these years”
Travel Club functions are open to Canyon Lakers who would like to attend even if they are not members of the club. The club’s annual Christmas Dinner Dance is set for Dec. 1 at the lodge. The theme is Silver Bells. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $45 for members; $50 non-members. The reservation deadline is Monday, Nov. 20.
A Huntington Harbor “Cruise of Lights” and dinner is planned for Dec. 14. The festive holiday cruise is a narrated tour through the waterways of Huntington Harbor. Attendees will enjoy the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays of brightly decorated homes. Dinner at Buca di Beppo will follow the cruise. The cost for members is $85: $90 for non-members. The reservation deadline is Nov. 30.
A viewing of the Rose Parade floats in Pasadena with lunch at Westfield Santa Anita Mall is planned for Jan. 2. The cost is $46 for members; $51 for non-members. The reservation deadline for this day-trip is Nov. 22.
A multi-day cruise to Hawaii is planned for Mar. 4 through Mar. 19. There is no airfare; boarding and disembark is in San Pedro. Visit the clubs website at canyonlaketravelclub.com for more information.
Those interested in attending a club event should contact the person in charge of the event; arrangements can be made to attend and get acquainted with the club. For information about single-day trips, contact Kathy Bacon at 951-246-9968. For information about multi-day trips, contact Nyla Finch at 951-244-8494.