Hotel Playa Mazatlan, a Perfect Honeymoon and Wedding Destination

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After calling your beloved mrs so and so for the first time, butterflies will surely start to flutter and the reality of the situation will become apparent. Why not spend that moment in a paradise? Moonlight walks on the beach, sandy oceanfront views, and deluxe spa services are sure to set the mood for the perfect couple’s getaway. Perhaps you would care to reserve the honey moon suite? An excellent choice, and excellent choice indeed.


Of course, the crown jewel of the Hotel Playa Mazatlan experience is the wedding banquet. The best way to usher in a new life together is to tie the knot by the beach in the heart of Mexico. The sun and fun will make your wedding the talk of the town, and everyone involved will share the memory together. We have a wedding planner ready to strategize and plan your wedding, and a professional catering team that offers gourmet food, and luxurious accommodations. It should also be noted that Hotel Playa Mazatlan offers discounts on room and board up to the rate of 40% for your guests. Rates will depend on the size of your group.

Some Legal Considerations

A Mexico vacation, whether it involves a marriage or not, involves some safety precautions. First and foremost, a Passport or original Birth Certificate is required to reenter the country. Also, two witnesses are required to attend your wedding otherwise the betrothal is not legitimate. Lastly, you will need to present your Wedding Certificate to your consulate in Mexico or the Mexican Immigration office.


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Who is Luis Thomas?

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Playa Mazatlán Beach Hotel’s Playapalooza music and comedy festival is in full swing and scheduled to keep on rock all the way through 2016. Don’t worry if you have already missed out on an act or two, there is still plenty to see. Comedian and impersonator Luis Thomas will be playing to crowds at the Venados Show Room on August 9th and 13th. It is not too late to get your tickets!

Luis Thomas may not have been born with a microphone in his hand, but he took to comedy quickly. For most of his life comedy was a hobby. He would entertain friends and family alike with his endless jokes, impersonations, and stories. Living with Luis Thomas was far from boring. His talent undeniable.

During College Luis Thomas decided it was time to chase his dream and turn comedy from a hobby into a career. He stopped pursuing a degree in communications and dropped out of school. For a year he studied at the De Llano School for song and dance and acting. There he refined his talent and began to create his now legendary act. He gained invaluable experience working and learning alongside talented colleagues like Sheyla, Venessa Arias, Venessa Cato, and Garibaldi.

When asked to describe his show, Luis Thomas said “I have a different show than anybody else, I try to create a satire of the character themselves, while still maintaining seriousness in my imitation of the artists voice; I always look for the ‘character’ within every character.”

The “characters” Thomas satirizes are usually popular public figures and celebrities. He takes some of their most outrageous and ridiculous behaviors and parodies them in his act, always to hilarious results. Thomas leaves every crowed he performs in front of nearly dying from laughter. Better grab tickets now so you don’t miss out!

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mazatlan_familydestinationThe President of the Association of Hotels Three Islands, Jose Ramon Manguart Sanchez, announced that according to the preliminary results shown the satisfaction surveys applied in recent days during the summer holidays 2015, Mazatlan consolidates its image as a family destination where security policies have played an important role to achieve this.

In words of the president of this organization, Mazatlan is no longer the backyard to run strongly in the taste and preference of all tourists seeking a safe and completely familiar destination. These results are not only backed by satisfaction surveys, but by the hotel occupancy data that have been at 100% and the increase in retail sales up to 70%.

According to information provided by the Federation of National Chambers of Commerce of Sinaloa (FECANACO), the port of Mazatlan has experienced a historic tourist economy, where the average spending has increased and the number of days of stay.

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touristattentionmoduleIn order to provide the best service and attention to all visitors who visit the beautiful port of Mazatlan during the summer holiday period, the Ministry of Public Security and Traffic Municipal put into operation five modules of attention to the tourist located in strategic areas of the coastal walk.

The attention modules are located at Del Mar Avenue at ‘Universidad de Occidente’ level, next to Valentino’s disco, in the Shield of Sinaloa in Olas Altas and the Monument to the Fisherman and Continuity of Life; in them you can get information about the various tourist sites in the city, its history, places of interest, orientation, reception and care of lost children, among other services.

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forcleanermazatlan2015The Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, accompanied by Vice President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies, Carlos Berdegue Sacristan, gave the green light to start the program “For Cleaner Mazatlan, Summer 2015″ which has as aim to clean daily the Mazatlan beaches to give a better image to tourists.

“For Cleaner Mazatlan, Summer 2015″ is born from the joint action between the tourism businessman and municipal authorities, which involved 50 people who will be responsible for daily cleaning beaches from Valentino’s to Cerritos and where they also have the support of the equipment of machines of sweepers and garbage collection.

forcleanermazatlanThis work will be realized for six weeks where the salary of the participants shall be provided by the businessman as well as the municipal authority.

Likewise there was announced that cleaning will be reinforced in the “Glorieta Sanchez Taboada” some other beach areas and the Stone Island; in order to attend to the citizens’ complaints that have been received by the visual pollution presented and contribute to the good image that should give Mazatlan to its visitors.

Congratulations with this kind of initiative and call to the whole population and tourists not to throw trash in the street or on the beach, respect the signs and have a responsible attitude towards the environment, thus not only contribute to keep Mazatlan in the taste of tourists but moving towards a sustainable life plan.

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Mazatlan looking Blue Flag Certification

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playa_gaviotasThe Department of Ecology and Environment of the City through the Committee of Clean Beaches (Playas Limpias) seeks to obtain the Blue Flag Certification for Playa Gaviotas with the aim of positioning Mazatlan as a sustainable tourism destination internationally.

The Blue Flag Certification is a badge that has become the most important worldwide, which is awarded by the non-governmental, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FFE) for the sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.

Having this flag would allow to Mazatlan to position itself as a destination of great level that seeks to continue to grow in an orderly and sustainable manner, for which the coordinated work of authorities, hoteliers and service providers is needed because within the requirements are:

  • Sampling of the quality of the water.
  • Appropriate disposal of trash.
  • Daily cleaning of the beach.
  • Signaling.
  • Monitoring.
  • Zoning of land and water activities.
  • Creating access for people with special capabilities.
  • Showers, restrooms, among others.
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As part of the 360 years of its founding, El Rosario Sinaloa prepares a series of activities to celebrate this cultural tradition that characterizes it.

So we invite you to know the activities that will be part of the celebration and be part of the foundation of the ‘Real de Minas de Nuestra Señora del Rosario’ in a healthy and completely familiar environment.

El Rosario Sinaloa will celebrate its 360 anniversary
Friday July 31
Motorcycle tour "Route the Rosarazo 2015" and presentation of the animator "Chenchito".
Sunday August 2
06:00 - Triathlon in the "Laguna del Iguanero".
Monday August 3
10:00 – Pictorial exhibition of artists at the City Hall.
17:00 - Parade of tractors and horses through the main streets of the city.
18:30 - Celebration with a giant cake in the Municipal Esplanade.
20:00 - Singing Contest.
Thursday August 6
17:00 - Presentation of the book "Composition of Land and Hispanic Trends settlements in the coastal strip, Culiacan, Chiametla, XVII and XVIII centuries" of Gilberto Lopez Castillo.
18:30 – Ribbon cutting of the Expo Magic Village in the "Laguna del Iguanero" where will be displayed handicrafts, food and traditional sweets.

The activities will conclude with an artistic and cultural festival enlivened by Nartoomid Barraza, winner of the “Me pongo de Pie” program and a festival of lights.

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Located in Central Mexico is a tropical getaway equipped with all the attractions human beings can imagine: zip line, rock climbing wall, concert venue. The latter is called the Venado Show Room which is located inside the playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel. Starting august and ending March, Hotel Playa Mazatlán will be hosting Playapalooza a rock festival based off the legendary lollapalooza.

What is Lollapalooza?

Lallapallooza is a rock festival reoccurring annually that features the major players in rock, heavy metal, punk, hip hop, dance, and even comedy acts. What’s more, the event serves as a launching pad for non-profit charities to solicit donations with the help of artists and the carefree vibe emitted from the legendary rock festival.  What began as a farewell tour for an alternative band, Janes Addiction, has evolved rapidly into a modern day Woodstock. However, unlike Woodstock which took place in a fixed location, Lollapalooza visits a different city every two days so that everyone can take part in the fun. These festivals will typically draw more than 160,000 people over a two to three day period.

Come Enjoy the Sun and Fun

In order to bring Lallapalooza directly to your beach front paradise, we have created Playapalooza for our beloved guests. At Playapalooza, guest can expect to hear a myriad of genres including American Rock, Mexican Rock, Contemporary Rock, Rockabilly, Glam Rock, and Country Rock. International talent will be flown in to play alongside local talent. The ultimate goal is to establish “Venados” Show Room within the main stream music community.

Come on by!

We can’t wait for you to come on by and share the music, sun, and fun. One look at our sandy beaches, and rusty sunsets, and you’ll wish to stay forever. Feel free to reach out to us at Hotel Mazatlan to learn more.


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premiomeritoempresarialrestauranteroFor the first time in 23 years the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry and Seasoned Foods (CANIRAC) award with the Restaurant Management Merit Prize to a restaurant Sinaloense placed as an example of a dynamic and modern business culture with recognized leadership and a great vocation for service at the national level; we refer to the very famous restaurant “El Meson de los Laureanos” nestled in the rural village of El Quelite, Sinaloa.

The Restaurant Management Merit Prize is the highest quality recognition that the CANIRAC grants to members of the restaurant economic activity, which have contributed, researched, innovative and/or promoted the culinary art, distinguished in the hygiene management in its operations, excellence in service and the high quality of food that they sell.

All the winners are selected by a panel of distinguished personalities of the restaurant industry and national cuisine as well as suppliers, consultants and authorities.

We extend a warm and sincere congratulations to all those who are part of “El Meson de los Laureanos” and especially to its founder and director Dr. Marcos Gabriel Osuna Tirado for the delivery and effort that throughout the years have permeated to make this restaurant and rural village “El Quelite” on one of the icons of Sinaloa that should not miss to visit.

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dronestagramThe use of drones in photography over the past decade has become the way that photographers can immortalize scenes that twenty years ago would never have imagined and although previously were only associated with military surveillance, nowadays they manage to obtain perspectives of natural wonders without exploring.

It is response to this need for exploration and fascination for the second consecutive year “Dronestagram” in collaboration with “National Geographic” announce the winners of the photography contest realized from drones, which is divided into three categories:

  1. Landscapes.
  2. Nature.
  3. “Dronies” (selfies captured from a drone).

If that weren’t enough, it is recognized with the award for the most popular photography who manages to get the highest number of “Like” from the Internet users (most of them specialized in photography and video with drone).

clavadistamazatlanIt is a pride to announce that more than 5,000 photographs submitted by professional and amateur photographers from around the world, “Glorieta Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada” located in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and captured by the young mazatleco Alejandro Ochoa won third place in the “Award for the most popular”.

This photograph captures the challenge facing every day “Divers of Mazatlan” to find the exact time and point to throw from the Square towards the sea and come out alive.

Alejandro Ochoa has 30 years and is currently devoted to photography and video recording. Part of the Ambassadors Project, which is a selection of 43 people around the world who the organizer site “Dronestagram” gave them a drone for six months with the commitment to record videos and take photos of emblematic sites. Alejandro decided to pursue promote Mazatlan through its Malecon, the Carpa Olivera and the Cerro de la Cruz, was where organizers discovered his photography and incited it to take part in the contest.

It is a pride for Hotel Playa Mazatlan to publicize this kind of news that placed to Mazatlan in the eyes of the world!

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