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By sharing interest in increasing trade relations and bilateral exchange that promotes cultural, academic and social development between the cities of Matamoros and Mazatlan, signing twinning was made by Mayor Mazatlan, Carlos Felton and Mayor of Matamoros, Leticia Salazar Vazquez, with which there is established the formality and commitment of the above mentioned agreement.

At that meeting both mayors stressed the importance of coordinated efforts to increase the benefits of being a gateway to northern economic corridor, which will be reflected in a better quality of life for citizens.


Mazatlan welcomes the crystallization agreements potentializing strengths of municipalities under a coordinated collaboration of efforts.

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norwegianjewelDue to the impact suffered the Baja California Sur peninsula by Hurricane Odile, the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship arrive for the first time to Mazatlan on Sunday September 28 with 2,876 passengers and a crew of 1,100 people, so the cruise ship season of Mazatlan 2014-2015 goes forward.

Authorities of the Integral Port Administration System of Mazatlan (API), the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa and Mazatlan City Council, been planning a special welcome for this vessel covering the route from Los Cabos and temporarily taken Mazatlan as alternate destination, this being the first time that dock at the port.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors waiting that the beauty and warmth of Mazatlan conquer their hearts.

To our target brother Los Cabos, our sincere sympathy and support, in full confidence that soon again stand with open arms to the world.

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We invite you to know the Official Calendar Season Banorte 2014-2015 of the Mexican Pacific League that will start in full force and passion on Friday October 10 and whose title will be disputed by the following clubs:


  • Águilas de Mexicali
  • Naranjeros de Hermosillo
  • Yaquis de Obregón
  • Mayos de Navojoa
  • Cañeros de Los Mochis
  • Charros de Jalisco
  • Tomateros de Culiacán
  • Venados de Mazatlán

Visit the Official Website of the Mexican Pacific League




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Under the Third Meeting of Municipal Institutions of the Northern Economic Corridor, the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, signed a collaboration agreement with the intensification of joint efforts is formalized to promote the exchange of experiences and implementation of projects between the municipalities of the Northern Economic Corridor.

Accompanied by Secretary of Economic Development, Hilda Inukai, Carlos Felton strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between neighboring entities which will trigger an increase in the social, cultural and economic development of the north.

Also during his speech, the Mayor outlined the strengths of Mazatlan and the actions that are being taken to promote local and foreign trade, attract more tourism and strengthen the field of culture and arts, which manages to bring to port the accomplishment of the Fourth Meeting of the Northern Economic Corridor.

With these actions, the Government of Mazatlan promotes cooperation as fundamental piece for the growth and development of the town and the country.

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weddingsonthebeachThe Subsecretary of Tourism Promotion and Operation of SECTUR Sinaloa, Celia Jauregui Ibarra, reported that Mazatlan was designated as the first pilot destination for Certifying Industry Professionals Tourist Romance of Sinaloa and across the country, which will compete internationally in quality and service excellence.

This certificate program is intended for all professionals in the tourism industry Romance specifically the segment of Destination Weddings and is supported by the international organization Association for Wedding Professionals (AFWPI), supported by the Association of Coordinators Independent Weddings and Events professionals (ACIBEP) Chapter Mexico and supported by the Federal Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Board of Mexico (CPTM).

To attend this course, applicants must meet certain requirements to be integrated into a file that has to be delivered to the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa later than Tuesday September 23.

The course will be held on October 21 at the Mazatlan International Center where they cover topics such as:

  • Defining Destination Wedding.
  • Current Markets Destination Weddings.
  • Assertive Communication.
  • Identification of Customers and Suppliers.
  • Quality Standards, among others.

Read the rules and be part of the Certified Specialists in Destination Weddings!

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Release of Sea Turtles in Mazatlan

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Mazatlan Aquarium is celebrating and as part of the activities being done to commemorate its 34th Anniversary, yesterday afternoon there was realized the sea turtle release in Mazatlan beaches where families and port authorities involved.

With the presence of the Director of Mazatlan Aquarium, biologist Jorge del Rincon Jarero; the architect Salvador Reynosa Garzon, Mayor Official; Aquarium staff and local families or who are visiting Mazatlan, the event of release of sea turtles with that Mazatlan Aquarium sum 7,600 nests collection and release of just over half a million turtles.

With this type of action Sinaloa is distinguished as one of the states with the greatest tradition in the conservation and recovery of sea turtles, Mazatlan Aquarium being a pillar in this program.

Congratulations Mazatlan Aquarium!

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The tourism service providers engaged in a work meeting with officials of Mazatlan to define the strategies to be followed to attend the next start of 2014-2015 Cruise Season opening this Monday October 6.

During the meeting which was headed by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Rafael Lizarraga Favela were present the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez; API Mazatlan Director, Alfonso Gil Diaz and tourism service providers, who latter raised the Mayor of Mazatlan address some needs identified in some areas of the harbor as the seafront, golden zone, ‘Sanchez Taboada’, among others. It also made ​​the commitment to implement a comprehensive improvement in Stone Island because it is a popular tourist attraction visited by foreigners.

In this way, Mazatlan is prepared to offer its visitors a safe destination, warm, with a wide gastronomic variety and important natural beauty and attractive tourist destination for the whole family spend a memorable stay in our harbor.

Welcome to Mazatlan!

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cantinflas_cineseptiembreAt a press conference, Sabrina and Roberto de los Santos, organizers of Cineseptiembre 2014, announced that the Honourable Mentions will be awarded this year: “Viento aparte” by the Director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci and “Cantinflas” by Sebastian del Amo; two film gems who were handed the statuette Rabbit Moon during the closing function.

“Viento aparte” of Alejandro Gerber makes a reflection on the loss of innocence and “Cantinflas” of Sebastian del Amo pays homage to one of the most emblematic figures in Mexican cinematography.

vientoaparteThe recognition will take place on Monday 22 September at the Angela Peralta Theater at 20:00, but the public may enter the premises to enjoy completely free Cantinflas projection from 18:00.

Also the assistance in the awards ceremony of the Director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci and one of the producers of Cantinflas was confirmed.

All the Cineseptiembre’s functions are free but in the Angela Peralta Theater and Haas House ticket is requested, for what we suggest you to come to the ticket office of the theatre to reserve your place.

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carnivalqueensElection of Queens

They may aspire to the maximum crown women from Mazatlan or with residence of three years in the city, unmarried, they have not been mothers, or are pregnant and have between 17 and 25 years old on election day.

Culture will realize an audition to select the candidates for Carnival Queen and Queen of the Floral Games, which will consist of a test video, catwalk and interview about knowledge of the history of Carnival and the port of Mazatlan.

The official presentation of the candidates will be Friday November 7 and the Election of Queens on Saturday 24 January at 19:00 in Angela Peralta Theater. In the contest criteria and beauty will be valued.

kingofjoyElection of the King of Joy

The election of the King of Joy will be through computations and contestants must provide at least the amount of 50 thousand pesos. The second and final count will be Friday, January 23 at 18:00 in the ‘Plazuela Republica’. It will be announced the winner at the end the scrutiny.

They can compete for the crown of Mazatlan birth or minimum three-year residency at the port.

queenchildrenElection of Queen Children

The aspirants to the infantile reign must be born or have lived at least three years in Mazatlan and age should be between 7 and 12 years. Election shall be by economic voting and each participant must contribute at least 50 thousand pesos. The choice will be Friday January 23 during a carnival party at Republic Plaza.

carnivalgroupsCompetition of Carnival Groups

Along with calls for the election of the sovereign’s Mazatlan Carnival, was opened the registration process for the competition of carnival groups that take part in the parades of this celebration. Culture will offer awards for 45 thousand, 30 thousand and 20 thousand pesos for the first three places.

Clemencia Isaura Poetry Award

CULTURE also announced that from this date registrations are open to compete for Clemencia Isaura Poetry Award and is open to all poets living in Mexico. Contestants must submit composition in verse, unreleased, themed, and freely extension to PO Box No. 336, Mazatlan, Sinaloa directed to the Organising Committee of the Floral Games.

The poetic work shall be executed with pseudonym or motto closed, perfectly sealed envelope.

childrendanceChildren’s Dance

One of the most anticipated events is Children’s Dance carried out on Carnival Monday with the participation of children from 3-10 years old. Children may participate in the categories of “Fantasy”, “Costume” and “Dance”.

Registration is open and the parents of the contestants will be met at the offices of Culture, from 9-3 pm and 5-7 pm. The winners of the first three places will receive prizes of $3,500, $3,000 and $2,000 pesos.

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carnival2015Yesterday the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan officially launched the invitations for the Reigns of the maximum holiday of the port: Mazatlan International Carnival 2015 where Maria Elena Rodriguez, Queen of the Floral Games 1965 and Libia Zulema Farriols, Queen of the Floral Games 1990, will celebrate 50 and 25 years of their reigns, respectively.

The Director of the Institute, Raul Rico, announced the calls for Carnival Queen, King of Joy and Queen Children, whose process of registration will be open until Wednesday, 5 November at 19:00 hours at the offices of the Institute.

During the press conference that took place at the Angela Peralta Gallery was also attended by Karla Alvarez, Carnival Queen 2012 and Head of Calls, Lorena I, Queen of Carnival 2014 and Marcela I, Queen of the Floral Games 2014.

We invite you to consult the Announcements and be part of Mazatlan’s Carnival 2015!


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