El Rosario Magic Village

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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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With a record number of votes, and a crazy close final match… Our ‪#‎VacationMadness Champion is Mazatlan!

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Congratulations!

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holyweekmazatlanAccording to preliminary data from the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) of the Government of the Mexican Republic, Mazatlan was placed within 4 destinations of Mexico most visited during the past holiday period, registering a daily average of 120,000 people, reaching the Good Friday 170,000 visitors. Likewise it reported that the hotel occupancy was 95%, leaving an economic impact of 170 million pesos.

It is as well as the beauty of the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa and the confidence that feel its visitors has managed to consolidate as one of the beach destinations preferred by tourists, since only Mazatlan offers breathtaking sunsets, warm beaches, the highest natural lighthouse in the world and architectural beauty of its historic center.

Finally there was announced that Mazatlan’s attractions with the largest influx were its beautiful beaches, the Malecon, Golden Zone, Stone Island and the charming historic center. Also during the Easter Week was lived the XXI edition of the International Motorcycle Week that brought together more than 37,000 visitors and nearly 20,000 domestic and foreign motorcyclists, where the routes to surrounding towns, beach parties, big concerts and the mega parade around the Malecon of Mazatlan were the cherry on the cake.

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opening_mazatlanmotorcycleweek2016Last night with the presence of the Governor of the State of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, members of the organizing committee Moto Club Mazatlan, state and local officials and hundreds of motorcyclists, was held the Grand Opening of the XXI edition of Mazatlan Motorcycle Week 2016, annual event that attracts thousands of motorcyclists from the United States, Canada, Central America and Mexico.

Local authorities welcomed all the participants and invited them to enjoy the city and its surroundings with responsibility as one of the main objectives is that all go back home happy and satisfied with the experience.

Later the rock band “El Gran Silencio” was responsible for opening the concert series that will be offered every day in the Plaza de la Moto, whose hits like “El Chuntaro Style”, “Dormir Soñando” “Circulo de Amor (Circle of Love)”, “Dejenme si estoy llorando (Let me if I’m crying)” among others, were chanted on by all present.

Welcome to the Mazatlan Motorcycle Week 2016!

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Mar
28

Spring Season March-June 2016

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The Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan invites all the local public and tourists who will be visiting the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa to enjoy the Spring Season whose artistic cast of great prestige and social recognition will dignify with their performances the culture party of Mazatlan.

With the participation of nearly 1,675 artists from countries such as Hungary, Cuba and Mexico, the Spring Season will offer 80 events of which 40 will be free access for the public. Disciplines such as theater, music, dance, visual arts and literature will delight to the presents at venues like the Angela Peralta Theater, Casa Haas, Angela Peralta Gallery, Gallery Rubio, Plazuela Machado, Church of San Carlos Borromeo, Orphanage Mazatlan and in 14 neighborhoods of the port.

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Consult the calendar of events and live in family the culture of our port!

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Mar
23

Par Vial Mazatlan 2016

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parvialmazatlanToday begins the ‘Par Vial’ (road pair) Program in Mazatlan for the third consecutive year is realized with the objective to improve the transit of tourists and locals in the area of the Golden Zone during the Holy Week.

The Road Pair will operate from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 March, where the direction of traffic on Camaron Sabalo Avenue will be only towards the north in its four lanes starting from the intersection with Rafael Buelna Avenue to the junction with Atlantic Avenue, which also 7 alternate exits will be enabled along the way: Lomas de Mazatlan Avenue, Gaviotas Avenue, Gabriel Ruiz Avenue, Circuit El Campeador, Don Julio Berdegue Avenue, Tiburon Avenue and Boulevard Marlin.

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Notably by the Municipal Government of Mazatlan it will have free transportation through urban trucks that depart from the bus stop located in Soriana Plus.

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