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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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Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel, is pleased to announce we have been named an Eco-leaders gold level hotel, by the TripAdvisor Eco-leaders program. This program helps travelers all arround the world to plan their trips more ecologically, poiting out hotels committed to respecting enviromental regulations.

Eco-leaders lodgings on TripAdvisor meet a series of standars developed by an environmental consulting company with the contribution of experteese partners. The more Eco-practice a hotel renders, higher their Eco-leader level will be, these levels are shown on our bussinesses profile on TripAdvisor.

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certificateofexcellence_tripadvisorPlaya Mazatlan Beach Hotel is proud to announce we have become members of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

The  Certificate of Excellence awards excellence in hospitality, it is only awarded to stablishments that constantly obtain positive ratings and comments on the TripAdvisor site among travelers.

The TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, is been created to award bussinesses that win the Certificate of Excellence 5 years in a row.

Being awarded with the Certificate of Excellence 5 consecutive years and become part of their Hall of Fame, is a true honor for the whole team at Playa Mazatlan, we thank every guest who cared to give us a comment or share a picture of their stay with us on TripAdvisor. For us at Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel, there is no bigger satifaction than our guests´s recognition.

Being awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based our visitors´s opinion is an extrordinary vote of confidence towards Playa Mazatlan beach hotel, we stand by our continued commitment to excellence.

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Mar
02

Holy Week 2016

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semanasantaWhat is the Holy Week?

The Holy Week in Mexico is one of the most known religious and important celebrations for the catholic community; it commemorates the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, starting with the Palm Sunday, continuing with the Thursday and Good Friday, as well as the Holy Saturday and Sunday of the Resurrection (known like The Easter day).

When will celebrate Holy Week?

The Holy Week in 2016 will be held from 20 to 27 March and whose date is combined with the holiday period that gives the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) to the entire student union of Mexico (beginning on 18 March).

centrohistoricomazatlanOptions for Holy Week in Mexico

Mexico offers a diverse range of options to celebrate the Holy Week in a big way:

If you are Catholic or you are interested in the traditions of Mexico, in many places of the country it is lived and staged the drama of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. One of the most famous is the one that is performed in the Iztapalapa Delegation in Mexico City. In some other colonial cities like Taxco, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Patzcuaro and San Cristobal de Las Casas, the celebrations are very solemn and emotive; so if you can enjoy and live this magical experience tradition, salt to the different religious destinations of Mexico and enjoy the faith and culture of our people.

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If you are looking for relax, spend time with the family or couple, or have fun in a big way with your friends, Mazatlan is the place you are looking for.

With a great climate, beautiful beaches and exquisite gastronomy, Mazatlan continues being the favorite of those who look for a warm and welcoming environment. Whether you come with your family, friends or partner, Mazatlan has what few tourist destinations offer: sun, sand, beaches, culture and history.

So do not think more, plan your vacations with us and discover the beauties that Mazatlan has in store for you.

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Mar
02

Benito Juarez

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benitojuarezBenito Juarez, born in Oaxaca on 21 March 1806, was one of the main national figures during the troubled Mexico of the nineteenth century.

Taking as his mentor the liberal Miguel Mendez and received a degree in Law from the Institute of Sciences and Arts of the State of Oaxaca, Benito Juarez since his beginnings showed a great concern for the social reality of the country and particularly for the Mexican peasants, taking it to express his liberal points of view and to having an impressive rise in his political career, becoming for 14 years the President of Mexico (from 1858 to 1872).

Within its mandate, Benito Juarez worked to implement the liberal ideology, dictating laws to make effective the agrarian reform, the freedom of the press, the separation between Church and State and the submission of the Army to the civil authority.

On 15 June 1867 from the balcony of the Presidential Palace, issued a manifesto where is located the famous phrase that has distinguished throughout the history of Mexico and whose value has transcended from generation to generation:

“Among individuals and nations alike, respect the rights of other people is what constitutes peace”

Let us remember with joy this 21 March to Mexican politician of indigenous origin who was national hero and President of Mexico!

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Mar
02

What is celebrated on 18th March?

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lazarocardenasOn 18th March is celebrated in Mexico the anniversary of the Petroleum Expropriation, emblematic date that marked the history of the country because the President Lazaro Cardenas nationalized the oil industry that was dominated in the early 30′s by foreign companies.

It was Friday night, March 18, 1938 when the General Lazaro Cardenas appeared before the media to announce the Petroleum Expropriation in Mexico, which consisted of turning legally into property of Mexicans the oil that at that time was exploited by 17 foreign companies, which included: Mexican Petroleum Company of California, Mexican Oil Company “The Eagle” and the Oil Company Explorer “La Imperial SA”.

The poor relationship between foreign companies and workers in this sector set the tone for this event, since the first refused to meet the demands of the USO oil workers where they were highlighted the payment of fair wages to its workers and the granting of benefits to improve the working conditions.

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In the absence of agreements became necessary the intervention of Lazaro Cardenas, President of Mexico at that time and of institutions such as the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Board and the Supreme Court of Justice; giving as a result that from then the oil would become the property of the State.

Thus was born “Petroleos Mexicanos”, only company with possibility to exploit and manage the oilfields in the Mexican territory. But today with the recently approved energy reform seeks to establish a strategy for making more efficient and productive the Mexican oil sector, ensuring at all times that the oil remains of Mexicans.

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Mar
02

St Patricks Day

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patrickdayOn 17 March is commemorated throughout the world the anniversary of the death of the patron saint of Ireland: St. Patrick, date that is celebrated in big in the United States, where massive parades in various cities, people dressed in green or with traditional Irish costumes, fun and lots of beer are part of the holiday.

stpatricfestivalSt. Patrick’s Day is a very special day in Ireland and especially in Dublin. For five days the Irish capital is invaded by trolls with big green hats, its buildings are illuminated of the same color and numerous recreational and cultural events are part of the so-called St. Patrick’s Festival.

A Christian tradition said that Patrick explains the mystery of the Holy Trinity using a three leaf clover. That is why this day has been established as usual wear a shamrock on his feast day. It is also customary dress in green and even dyed with this color the beer in honor of Ireland, also nicknamed the “Emerald Isle”.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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Feb
17

Telescopes New Attraction in Mazatlan

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telescopemazatlanOne of the most beautiful tourist attractions that have Mazatlan “The Pearl of the Pacific” is undoubtedly its Malecon (boardwalk), considered one of the longest in the world where you can appreciate majestic sunsets, beautiful beaches, historical monuments and hear and feel the rolling waves and the sea breeze.

That is why if you live in the port or you will visit Mazatlan we invite you to use the two new telescopes located in the Coastal Walk (close to Monument to the Family and esplanade ‘Sanchez Taboada’) that allow to contemplate in the day the Mazatlan Bay, the “Three Islands”, the stone of the Sea Lions, some urban areas and other parts of the boardwalk.

Mazatlan authorities announced that it has the proposal to place two others in Olas Altas close to the Monument to ‘Pedro Infante’ and another where is the ‘Carpa Olivera’.

Live Mazatlan and discover the richness of the “Pearl of the Pacific”!

Cost for their use is $5 mexican pesos.
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seatradecruiseglobalThe Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Rafael Lizarraga, reported that during the next meeting of the Seatrade Cruise Global to be held during the month of March and where there will come authorities of SECTUR, API and a Mazatlan’s delegation, will seek to materialize the return of the rest of the cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, since the confirmation of the return of Disney Cruise Line represents a strong vote of confidence in the safety of this port.

The Seatrade Cruise Global (formerly known as Cruise Shipping Miami) is the premier global event of the cruise industry which takes place every year on the city of Miami, Florida. In it Mazatlan’s delegation seeks to maintain a strong and close relationship with the shipping companies who already visit us and at the same time ensure that new and those who had left to visit the port, return to Mazatlan.

Mazatlan, majestic tourist and fishing port located in the northwest of Mexico on the Pacific Ocean, is a perennial favorite for those looking for a beach holiday destination with warm weather, rich and vast gastronomy and with the singularity of having a beautiful Historical Center where the art and culture are part of the soft swaying of the waves.

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