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As a tradition, on November 29 & 30 will be held in the city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico the XVI Great Pacific Marathon 2014 that for its quality and high pull in the crowds has been nominated in the list of ‘The world’s 50 best marathons’.

That is why in order to maintain the commitment to innovation and continuous improvement of this iconic sports competition the Technical Director of the event, Francisco Ayala, announced changes and innovations that will be reflected in this year, highlighting:

  • pacificmarathonNew route for the half marathon, where long distance runners have the opportunity to cross a greater part of the coastal walk, passing through Del Mar Avenue, Playa Norte, Paseo Claussen and Olas Altas.
  • Will be included the modality to cover the Great Pacific Marathon in teams of five athletes of any category, branch or sex.
  • Return the massive musical concert in Bacanora Hall where the award ceremony of the races of 5, 10, 21 and 42 kilometers will be performed.
  • The concept of the musical bands will be reinforced along the 42 kilometers.

Francisco Ayala explained that the official presentation of the event will be held in the month of October, but Now you can reserve your place! So do not wait and be part of this sporting event supported by the Mexican Association of Athletics Federations.

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Sinaloa goes for new Guinness Record

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franciscocorodovacelaya_secturAt press conference in the city of Los Angeles, California, the head of the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, announced that in order to establish a new world record and to promote Sinaloa through its music, Tourism Ministry and Fellowship Sinaloenses residing in California made the concentration of more than 50 bands of Sinaloa will perform together and coordinated the song “The Sinaloense”.germanlizarraga

The event will take place on August 31 in the County of South Gate and will be free for all attendees, and during the same also will seek to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an institution that provides help and support to children and families with medical care at no cost to beneficiaries.

stjudechildrenshospitalBoth the Secretary of Tourism as German Lizarraga, director of the Star Band of the Pacific, agreed that such events help to find scenarios promoting tourist destinations of Sinaloa to the Latin population resides in California and send messages of brotherhood and identity with the ‘sinaloenses’ who live there.

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The Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan in collaboration with the civil association “Women in Film and Television” bring to the public of Mazatlan the X International Festival of Women in Film and Television, where they present a selection of the best films of contemporary fiction, documentaries and national and international short films.

The X International Festival of Women in Film and Television will integrate a comprehensive program with films from Spain, Argentina, Italy, United States, Cuba, Quebec, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cameroon, Denmark and China.

On this tenth anniversary, Quebec will be the guest of honor, who has recorded significant growth in its cinematography beginning to address social issues regarding the participation of women in the society.

Be part of this important film shows and do not forget to visit our calendar of events for schedule your appointment with the film.

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gatorboysanimalplanetThe production team of the famous “Gator Boys” of the Animal Planet channel moved to the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Mexico to be part of the rescue of a crocodile that was stranded on the beach Dolphin where with help of the professional equipment of Aquarium Mazatlan, reached their objective.

“Gator Boys” is a series of U.S. television that follows the adventures of a group of crocodile hunters led by Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle aimed to safeguard crocodiles before they are caught and killed by hunters in many sometimes sell their skins and meat.

gatorboysDuring its visit in Mazatlan, the production program conducted rescue activities of crocodiles and snakes in various locations and rural area of Mazatlan, swimming with sharks, filming on “The Diver”, the “Cave of the Devil”, diving oysters, among others.

Notably, during the visit in Mazatlan that made the production team Gator Boys, in a meeting held with the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, were distinguished as Tourism Ambassadors Mazatlan for the invaluable work they do to promote the task of preserving and protection of animals as well as to spread the natural beauty of the places they visit.

Gator Boys is a program that has established itself as one of the most watched cable channel and the premiere of its new season will be this Sunday, so here we share a preview of what was filmed in Mazatlan: See the Video

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oscarperazabusinessmanagementawards2014Last June in the framework of the Business Summit 2014 held in the city of Puerto Vallarta – Mexico, Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel was awarded the Business Management Awards 2014 from the Global Business Corporation to companies that leader in their sector for its market position, business sustainability, excellence, leadership and good results.

Business Management Awards 2014 is an initiative of Global Business Corporation, Miami-based organization that aims to assess and reward successful companies of our continent based on the system business excellence established in nine concepts:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership.
  • Policies and Strategies.
  • Planning, management and improvement of human resources.
  • Partnerships and Resources.
  • Processes.
  • Customer Results.
  • People Results.
  • Results in the Company.
  • Key Results.

That is why the Playa Mazatlan Family appreciates and welcomes with remarkable distinction for our company and our continued commitment to excellence.


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Mazatlan Comedy Club

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Welcome to the inaugural season of the Mazatlan Comedy Club!

Once a month, from November to March, Hotel Playa Mazatlan & Vissual Taller Creativo will be presenting a highly entertaining night of Stand Up Comedy in the state of the art, Venados Showroom, featuring seasoned performers from throughout the United States. These comedians are some of the best in the business and have all appeared on prime time tv shows and the most famous comedy clubs in the world.


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johntravennerDuring a visit to Mazatlan by the General Consul of the Consulate of the United States in Hermosillo, John Tavenner recognized that although Sinaloa retains a travel alert to its American citizens, Mazatlan is kept outside this recommendation because of the good results that have been presented in the last three years.

johntravennerandcarlosfeltonIn a private meeting with the Mayor of Mazatlan, Mr. Carlos Felton, Travenner said that the U.S. Consulate in Sinaloa estimated that there are about 10,000 Americans who enter and reside temporarily or permanently and the return cruise was due to all efforts made by the Local and Federal Government to change the situation in Mazatlan, improve and strengthen security and creating and improving tourist areas.

Notably John Travenner has served as Consul General from 2011, ending his management at the end of July.

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pablocastroexpediaThe Internet travel agency Expedia placed Mazatlan in the Top Ten destinations in Mexico with increased demand for hotels packages, registering a growth of 200% between 2012 and 2013. This was announced by Pablo Castro, Marketing Director for Mexico and Central America in the frame of the Tourism Tianguis Mexico celebrated recently in Cancun, Quintana Roo.

This exponential growth is due to the excellent tourist promotion by tourism institutions and associations of hotels of the port, placing it as one of the most attractive destinations for travelers in northwest Mexico.

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elfuerteThe Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, in the frame of the Tourism Tianguis Mexico 2014 held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, reported that there is a real interest from tour operators in China and Taiwan to the north Sinaloa and the Copper Canyon circuit as a result of a familiarization trip they made in early May.

coopercanyonDuring the familiarization trip, Asian operators enjoyed the sea lions, the Farallon and Bird Island, the cultural wealth of magical town El Fuerte and the delicious cuisine of Sinaloa, ending the trip in the mountains of the Copper Canyon.

The Secretary Francisco Cordova said the importance and impact that would have this niche market for Sinaloa, as are travelers with high purchasing power and a large average overnight in the destinations they visit.

Following the interest shown, the Ministry of Tourism will be working together to attract this type of visitor to other regions of Mexico, tracing an attractive route: Copper Canyon-Sinaloa-Los Cabos.

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In a breakfast provided by the delegation of Sinaloa in the Tourism Tianguis of Mexico to more than 200 friends of Mazatlan where there are representatives of airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, wholesalers and media tourism, the Secretary of Tourism of the state, Francisco Cordova Celaya, said that from 2013 to 2014 Sinaloa tourism has experienced unprecedented growth, making today the first economic activity in the state, “Mazatlan, the crown jewel in Sinaloa, records the beginning a promising future and expect the best flow of tourists and investment”.

For his part, the Director of Connectivity of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies, Gilberto Aviles Bazua argued that there is much optimism for this year to Mazatlan, where the challenge is to ensure that hotel occupancy is not only weekend, increase average stay and promote in the markets of U.S. and Canada more seats for the destination.

The event was attended by representatives of companies that have pushed for years tourism port, among which are: Delta Air Lines, Sun Country, Expedia, WestJet, Orbitz, U.S. Airways, Sunwing, among others.

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