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Apr
06

Know the new face of the Plazuela Machado

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plazuelamachado_mazatlanThanks to the impetus provided by the Board of the Historic Center and the support of the authorities of Mazatlan, the Plazuela Machado now has a new face to welcome the entire local community and tourists who like to enjoy the corners and beauties that shelters the Historic Center of Mazatlan.

With an investment of 1.5 million pesos the Plazuela Machado has today a modern garden based on four different plant species that shines in its entire splendor thanks to its automatic irrigation system and the elimination of the guardrails, guarded also by beautiful palms that have artificial lighting.

Also, around the Plazuela beautiful artistic benches were donated by entrepreneurs of Mazatlan, modern garbage collectors and the infrastructure was modernized with underground cabling.

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We invite you to visit and enjoy this place full of history in the heart of Mazatlan!

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Yesterday morning Mazatlan authorities headed by the Mayor Carlos Felton Gonzalez, President of DIF Mazatlan, Sylvia Treviño de Felton and the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, the opening ceremony of the XXIX Fish Festival Mazatlan 2015 where tourists and locals can enjoy in a spirit of celebration the delights of the local cuisine.

From 1 to 5 April on the esplanade located in front of the Mazatlan Aquarium you will find 14 shops offering various dishes based on fish and seafood at affordable prices, and it will have activities for the little ones of the home as face painting and bouncy, entertaining the holiday with band ‘sinaloense’.

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We wait for you in the Fish Festival Mazatlan 2015!

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Tourism authorities announced that from April 15 the Ministries of Tourism and governors of the states of Sinaloa, Durango and Zacatecas will sign an agreement to strengthen this new tourist route of Mexico and increase the visit of American and Canadian tourists.

In this way the three states will work in coordination to publicize their multiple attractions and increase the visit of international tourism in the different holiday seasons.

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Mazatlan is a tourist and fishing port located in the Mexican Pacific whose natural wealth offers its visitors a range of options to make your stay a memorable experience.

One of the attractions that you should be sure to experience in the harbor is the visit to the Mazatlan Aquarium and lives in family a great unforgettable adventure in direct contact with nature.

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Know the biggest Oceanic Fishbowl of Latin America where you can see Sharks Lemon, Giant Grouper Fish, different species of Rays, Snappers, Butterfly Fish, mackerel and more.

Enjoy exhibitions of Diving, Birds, Animals Hunters and the Sea Lion show.

Also Mazatlan Aquarium provides attractive activities like swimming with Sharks, immersion in Capsule of Acrylic, Sea Lions swim and snorkel in the tank of Stingrays.

Know the Conservation Program for the Sea Turtle being done Aquarium Mazatlan for over 20 years and be pampered by nature that hosts this site.

Do not think twice, we await you at Mazatlan Aquarium!

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Thanks to its success in 2014 with the aim of providing to the local community and tourists who visit the port in this holiday period, the Government of Mazatlan brings to you the ‘Bandodromo 2015’ in the more traditional walk of the port ‘Olas Altas’ with new attractions thinking of all members of the family.

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So now you know, we wait for you from 1 to 4 April at Olas Altas 8:00 pm – 4:00 a.m.

Free admission!

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mazatlan_cruises2015Tourism authorities reported that more than 11,000 international tourists will visit the port of Mazatlan during the Holy Week aboard cruise ships: Carnival Miracle (Tuesday March 31), Crown Princess and Norwegian Star (Wednesday April 1).

The Carnival Miracle Cruise arrived in Mazatlan at 7:45 am this morning with 2,055 passengers and 941 crew on board. For tomorrow at 6:00 pm Cruise ship Crown Princess and 7:00 pm on Norwegian Star who bring 4,374 and 3,720 passengers and crew members respectively are expected.

The affluence of international tourists will join the national tourists already visiting the port which will contribute to increased economic benefit in Mazatlan.

Welcome!

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malecon_mazatlanIn order to provide better attention in the shortest possible time, Mazatlan Red Cross joins the Security Operation of Holy Week by implementing new methods and strategies to cover more areas of potential emergencies in the port with better attention and in the shortest time possible, this was announced by the local coordinator Agustin Borrego Torres.

During the Holy Week 80 members of the Red Cross will be participating throughout the day, while the night shifts will be covered by 20 paramedics; for possible accidents there will be a rescue unit equipped with the necessary tools to address major issues that need immediate intervention; likewise, for primary care will have the support of a new Red Cross ambulance from Culiacan adapted into a Nissan truck.

Along with this, nine ambulances will be distributed at strategic points of the port from the school ‘El Pacifico’ to ‘Cerritos’. An ambulance will flow from the ‘Gutierrez Najera’ Avenue, through ‘Ejercito Mexicano’ until the cruise Mazatlan Avenue and International Road to the North.

Three motorcycle ambulances and 6 bicycles will strengthen the monitoring, both equipped with medical equipment for first aid.

This holiday season we encourage you to follow the instructions of the body of lifeguards and authorities that working to make your stay in Mazatlan a happy and safe experience.

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octavionavarroThe Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, unveiled the first fruits which provides by the Tourism Tianguis 2015 for the state of Sinaloa.

The Holiday Inn hotel chain confirmed the construction of a second hotel “Holiday Inn Resort” in Mazatlan’s Golden Zone, which adds to the Holiday Inn Express project that develops in La Marina; likewise, showed its interest in launching two new hotels in Guasave and Los Mochis.

Meanwhile, Octavio Navarro, Vice President of Development and Selling of Mexico franchises of InterContinental Hotel Group, reported that one of its new projects will be a hotel of 150 rooms for the port, for which they will require an investment between 30 and 35 million dollars.

In terms of air connectivity announced 80,000 new seats on international flights to Mazatlan and up to 130,000 new seats on domestic flights to Culiacan.

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inaugurationstandsinaloatourismtianguisYesterday afternoon the Ministry of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, accompanied by the Governor of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, the Secretary of Tourism of the State, Francisco Cordova Celaya and other personalities, was officially inaugurated the Stand of Sinaloa in the framework of the exhibition of the 40th edition of the Mexico Tourism Tianguis 2015 held in Acapulco, Guerrero.

sinaloagastronomyConsisting of a small sample of the tourist diversity offered by the state of Sinaloa: Magic Towns, major destinations like Los Mochis, Culiacan and Mazatlan, and sample cuisine with seafood and traditional dishes from the kitchen of Sinaloa, the Stand of Sinaloa became as one with high visitor numbers.

The Governor Mario Lopez Valdez announced that Sinaloa is currently the family beach destination par excellence and one of the safest in the country, why has significantly increased tourist arrivals, which is expected this year exceeds 3 million visitors.

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Mar
24

Ecotourism in Sinaloa

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altatabayFor this holiday season if your budget does not allow vacation out of state, do not worry, there are numerous options that Sinaloa provides you and your family.

One of the main attractions offered by the state of Sinaloa to its inhabitants and tourists are ecotourism tours, as for example, in the Bay of Altata are excursions for whale watching and dolphin watching, fishing and see in their natural habitat the loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) also known as turtle “loggerhead, cayume or bighead”.

The General Director of Ecotur, Fausto Gutierrez Dorado, informed that the open sea tour ranges between $5,000 and fishing in bay $3,000 (mexican pesos), which includes a service for 8 hours. Also the rides on a banana boat, yachts, catamarans and pangas are available 365 days a year.

So if you are interested we invite you to experience unforgettable adventures in Altata Bay, which offers a variety of tours and boat rides.

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Live Sinaloa and discover the wonders of our state!

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