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bajaferries_bajastarFrom Sunday 22 May Baja Ferries reports that Mazatlan will have a new tourist waterway to La Paz, Baja California through its new vessel Baja Star.

The vessel Baja Star has a capacity for 1,600 linear meters, 700 passengers accommodated in comfortable cabins and rooms, plus service restaurant and bar, covering the route Mazatlan – La Paz in 12/13 hours of navigation.

 
 
 

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Mazatlan – La Paz | Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday | 17:30 hours

La Paz – Mazatlan | Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 20:00 hours

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May
04

Stately Towns of Sinaloa

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With the aim of highlight the colonial beauty that has the state of Sinaloa in their villages, the holder of the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa, Rafael Lizarraga Favela, announced that there will be relaunched the program “Pueblos Señoriales” (stately towns) to communities where there is already a tourist vocation join to obtain this distinctive regional and can benefit from the tourism contribution to continue offering and publicizing the artistic work, crafts and architecture that protects each village.

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Nowadays Sinaloa has three Magical Towns: El Fuerte, Cosala and El Rosario and five villages known as ‘Pueblos Señoriales’: Elota, Mocorito, Sinaloa de Leyva, San Ignacio and Villa de Ahome; looking adhere Concordia, Choix, Imala, Copala and Mesillas to the latter category.

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With more than 400 business appointments with operators, wholesalers and national and international media, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Rafael Lizarraga Favela, described as successful the participation of the state of Sinaloa in the ‘Tianguis Turistico Mexico 2016’ held in recent days in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

With the promise that the airlines will strengthen the connectivity with the state, Rafael Lizarraga Favela said that this year will be relaunched the stately towns and with the program We All Travel for Mexico, tourist flows will be generated in low seasons through vacation packages accessible to the public.

Likewise, in addition to publicizing the new promotional video of Sinaloa, the new website www.visitsinaloa.com where you can see the schedule of events and appreciate the new gallery of photos and videos was launched.

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Happy Children’s Day!

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Apr
26

The Tianguis Turistico Mexico 2016 began

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With the presence of the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, yesterday began the 41st edition of the Tianguis Turistico Mexico 2016 that is being carried out in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco with the participation of 1,300 buyers from 75 countries of the world and where Sinaloa is being a participant with an investment of more than 1.7 million pesos.

During the Tianguis Turistico Mexico 2016 Sinaloa will offer its tourist destinations, gastronomy and ideal locations for conventions and congresses. One of the novelties presented by our state in its stand is the placement of a giant screen that will display the new promotional video of Sinaloa.

This morning the traditional breakfast for “Friends of Mazatlan” will be offered and later it will cut the ribbon for the stand of Sinaloa where the attendees will pamper with an exquisite gastronomic sample of seafood.

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Apr
22

El Rosario Magic Village

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The Magic Village El Rosario Sinaloa brings a history of over 350 years. Located south of the state, it was founded in 1655 on foundations of gold and silver, also having an architectural heritage of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Within its tourist attractions is the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, unique in its kind of fine baroque style, keeps in its interior an impressive gold plated altarpiece, consecrated in 1731 and finished in 1759.

Also you can enjoy Caimanero beaches, the Laguna del Iguanero, its Historic Center, the Minas del Tajo and the Malecon of the Baluarte river.

Absorb its culture at the Museum of Lola Beltran, singer, actress and Mexican television considered the maximum exponent of the vernacular music of Mexico.

Visit the Spanish Pantheon where you will admire a construction of neoclassic style, built in 1823.

Admire the craft of the place that has its origins in indigenous communities: Totorames, Xiximes and Acaxees; and do not miss Chametla, the county seat, picturesque village of small streets and colonial houses of 478 years of foundation.

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Apr
22

El Fuerte Magic Village

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Located in the northwestern part of the State of Sinaloa, the Magical Village El Fuerte has great natural attractions, historical, architectural and cultural rooted in the indigenous traditions of Yoremes.

Located in the Ecotourism Circuit of Sea of Cortez – Copper Canyon, El Fuerte is an alive mirror of the history, which you will appreciate through: the Municipal Palace, the Plaza de Armas with its attractive kiosk of wrought iron, the House of Culture, the Hotel Posada del Hidalgo, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, among others; it also offers other options to the visitor as the hunting clubs for the practice of hunting and sport fishing, because in its vicinity are two large dams: the Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez.

With a wide variety of typical dishes during your visit you can admire and purchase the crafts of this municipality where basketry, furniture, woven palm, pottery, woodwork and textiles.

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Apr
22

Magical Villages of Sinaloa

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Located northwest of the Mexican Republic, Sinaloa is the most important agricultural state of Mexico; has the second-largest fishing fleet and is nationally and internationally known for its typical food, its music “Banda” or “Tambora”, tourist destinations like Mazatlan, better known as the “Pearl of the Pacific” and its Magical Villages.

The Magical Villages Programme led by Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism (SECTUR) which recognizes those who inhabit these cities and the work that has been developed to protect and save its cultural richness.

A Magical Village is a town that has symbolic attributes, legends, history, daily life, magic which together represent fresh and different alternatives for visitors.

In Sinaloa three populations have been distinguished with this category:

Cosala

El Fuerte

El Rosario

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Apr
22

Cosala Magic Village

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Inhabited by indigenous groups, Tepehuanes, Acaxees and Xiximes, Cosala is located 158 kilometers from the port of Mazatlan and 156 kilometers from the city of Culiacan, the capital of the state of Sinaloa.

The architecture of Cosala arises from the nature and it integrates perfectly with it, with houses of ceilings reed and tile topped with a cornice and adobe walls with vertical openings framed by moldings painted with different colors to the rest of the of the facing of the wall.

Is the mining the symbol of greater identity of Cosala, it is why in the two shields that are known of the municipality implements are represented the implements used for the mining activity.

Some of the places you must visit during your stay in Cosala are: Thermal Waters, Historic Center, Charco Azul, El Chorrito San Jose de las Bocas, El Ranchito, Grutas Mexico, Guadalupe de los Reyes, the Jose Lopez Portillo dam, Ecological Reserve of Our Lady and Vado Hondo.

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The Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Rafael Lizarraga Favela, reported that the shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line has scheduled visits to the port of Mazatlan in the maritime itinerary of two of its ships, Norwegian Pearl with nearly 4,000 passengers on April 27 and Norwegian Sun would enter to the port three times on 8, 19 and 30 October.

Also in the month of December is expected the arrival of the ship Sirena of the shipping company Oceania Cruises Line. The ship Sirena is a luxury small ship with a capacity of 684 passengers.

Live Mazatlan and enjoy the beauties that shelter the Pearl of the Pacific!

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