With Mexico’s commitment to tourism and in order to attract more foreign visitors to our country, the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR), through the Tourism Board of Mexico (CPTM) presented the campaign “Live it to Believe It” that will communicate the competitive advantages of tourism destinations that Mexico has, showing their diversity and modernity.
With an initial investment of $36 million dollars, the tourism promotion strategy includes the presence in major foreign media, including television, outdoor, print, radio and digital media.
Thus, on this occasion it was the turn of the beautiful state of Sinaloa, where a group of producers, cameramen and sound staff started work filming in the main tourist destinations of the state, such as:
Magic Town “El Fuerte” – Promoting the “Sea of Cortez-Copper Canyon” circuit, including images from hotels, the train “El Chepe”, colonial architecture and gastronomy of the town.
Magic Town “Cosala” – Films were made in the Reservation of Our Lady, including the cuisine of the restaurant “El Pueblito” and a tour for the streets of the historic center.
Mazatlan – Images were collected of the Aquarius, Plazuela Machado, Angela Peralta Theater, sport fishing, pyrotechnics of the Stadium “Teodoro Mariscal” and images of Mazatlan’s Carnival, which is considered one of the best in Mexico.
The business delegation of Mazatlan that will participate in the next Tourism Tianguis 2014 to be held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, from 6 to 9 May, enlist the final details to continue with the recovery foreign seats as this will be one of the priority issues to be explored between airlines and wholesalers who attended the Cancun Tourism Tianguis.
The Mexico Tourism Tianguis main objective is to show to the national and international markets the products, offers and diversity in Tourism that Mexico offers to the world, which planning is the responsibility of the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Board of Mexico.
In words of Jose Gamez, executive of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies, Mazatlan seeks to recover routes in the U.S. and Canada as foreign tourism represents a better economic benefit to the port since their stays are longer compared to overland tourism.
“The conditions are given in image and safety. If things go well, in three years we would be turning around. If, and only if the U.S. economy is not coming down”, he said.
With 2,500 passengers and 1,000 crew members, this morning arrived at the beautiful port of Mazatlan the Norwegian Star Cruise from Los Angeles and ready to enjoy the attractions and beauty that the city offers.
The Assistant Secretary of Tourism, Rafael Lizarraga, reported that during the months of March and April is expected the arrival of the ships to be intensified, one per week, and is forecast significant benefits for operators of services and tours, since each of these ships leaves a spill of at least one million pesos.
Full house and great shows was as Carnival Monday lived in Mazatlan with stellar performances of juvenile artist Belinda at the Coronation of Queen Children, Zuszet I, and the participation of Banda El Recodo of Don Cruz Lizarraga on Paseo Olas Altas, where the audience gave the performers chanting and dancing their greatest hits.
Among butterflies dancers and giant flowers were crowned Zuzset I and Ivanna I as sovereign of Mazatlan childhood, carrying the title of Queen Children and Queen of Poetry of Mazatlan Carnival 2014.
During the festivities a small but emotive tribute was realized to Robert Lewis who over 50 years was the artistic creator of beautiful allegoric cars that illuminated the Mazatlan Malecon, for minutes later give way to Belinda’s concert who stole the night with her show “Catharsis”.
Later in Olas Altas Banda El Recodo was the main course, managed to break attendance record during its presentation, starting the holiday with traditional ‘Sinaloense’ song and fireworks.
Today as closure of our carnival celebrations, we invite you to the Second Carnival Parade will begin at 16:30 at Del Mar Avenue and where they announced the presence of Victor Garcia and Cynthia (protagonists of the soap opera: Heart in Condominium) up truck TV Azteca, later enjoy a special appearance by Banda Los Recoditos in Olas Altas.
There were over 30 floats which adorned the Malecon of Mazatlan recreating the carnivals of New Orleans, Brazil, Cuba and Venice, accompanied by joyful people whose choreography troupes danced to all who gathered for the parade.
One of the most awaited moments by attendees was seeing in one of the allegories the Mexican pop singer Belinda, who with a white dress and with beauty and smile that characterizes illuminated the opening parade.
Subsequently gave way to moments of gratitude and admiration for who for many years was the designer of the allegoric cars, the artist Rigoberto Lewis, to whom he paid a heartfelt tribute under the shelter of the applause of thousands of people had arrived at the malecon. Notably, the majestic chariot of Carnival Queen was designed by him before his death, and continued by his sister, who left intact the artwork of his brother.
Sea, jungle zafari, lights and multicolor was what could be admired during the first Carnival Parade, which in its first section referring to the Brazilian lands, the second to Venice with its gondolas and partying, the third one, in the music and jazz of New Orleans to finish with the joy and salsa of Cuba.
For today the party continues with the Coronation of the Queen Children, Zuzset I, with a special presentation of juvenile artist Belinda in “Teodoro Mariscal” Stadium, later giving way to the music and fun of Olas Altas that will luxury guest as the Mother of All Bands, Banda El Recodo of Don Cruz Lizarraga.
Continue to enjoy the Mazatlan Carnival 2014 “Litoralia: Skin of the Sea”, undoubtedly the best carnival of Mexico!
As part of the concert series of Canadian country music being offered in Mazatlan under “The Brenster & Carrum Show” at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, on 14 March, the dynamic vocal duo will have as a special guest the internationally famous Joan Kennedy who would be doing her first musical presentation in Mexico and what better place than our beautiful port of Mazatlan.
We share and exclusive interview conducted by Lisa Lankins, writer of Mazatlan My City, to Joan Kennedy and we invite you to buy your tickets on time.
Lisa: Thank you for agreeing to let me interview you and for coming to Mazatlan to be part of the Canadian Country Concert Series. The Brenster has created a new type of stage for Mazatlan and it is really exciting to see it in action. We are on our way to becoming Mexico’s music Mecca, and by coming to Mazatlan you are a big part of that. Have you ever been to or performed in Mexico before?
Joan: Thanks so much for taking the time to interview me. This will not only be my first time performing in Mazatlan, it will be my first time visiting Mexico! I’m very excited because in my 30+ years performing professionally, it’s one part of the world I’ve never performed in.
Lisa: Where do you live these days?
Joan: Today, I live in Portland, Maine raising my two children, Grace & Charlie who are 13 & 11.
Lisa: Do you come from a musical family? Are your kids musical?
Joan: Grace is a very talented singer and Charlie has just started to play the guitar which is something I started to do at the age of 9.
Lisa: Where did you grow up? Was your family musical when you were young?
Joan: I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest of 8 children. My family was very musical and my love for it started at a very early age. We would all sit around the kitchen table and sing songs after my dad got home from working a long day in the woods. I’m proud to be a workingman’s daughter.
Lisa: I read that you won the CCMA National Humanitarian Award in 1995 and have worked with the Make A Wish Foundation in the past, you are now helping the Maine’s Cancer Coalition, and host a children’s show that comes out of Boston, the Rilbert and Robert Show. It’s obvious that “giving back” is important to you, how do you manage to juggle music/work and philanthropy?
Joan: I’m very active in volunteering at the kids schools and have incorporated my love for music with “giving back” … I’m the director of the talent show at both of their schools which allows me to do what I’ve always done with music and the arts, share my talent and encourage the kids to give it their best. It’s kind of like when I’m performing on stage – I want the audience to get to know me, to feel a part of the show, and to be inspired by music in general. This is what I’m hoping will happen at my show in Mazatlan!
Lisa: Brenster has lived here something like 30 years; do you think we will be able to persuade you to move to Mazatlan as well?
Joan: I’ve known Brent for almost 30 years. His experience in Mazatlan has given me a sense for the type of people there and I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all and who knows – maybe I’ll be back to visit (or even stay for an extended period of time) someday. Gotta get the kids through school first!!
Lisa: Is there any little music tidbit about you that most people don’t know?
Joan: A little tidbit that no one knows about me is I’ve taken a side job as an auctioneer! Haha. All kidding aside, I’ve been volunteering in Canada for so long now that my performing has extended to all realms. I started auctioneering for a Hospice event last year and it went so well that they actually invited me back!
With the right foot and the presence of more than 30 thousand people, last night launched the spectacular Mazatlan’s International Carnival 2014 “Litoralia: Skin of the Sea”, where amid fireworks, multicolored lights and artists was held the Coronation of the King of Joy: Adolfo “The Artist” in Olas Altas.
A great artistic talent brought together last night to start the maximum holiday of the port where presentations of Band ‘Mesillas’, Group Northerner-Band ‘Punto Final’ and Jorge Cordero, the exuberant divas of duranguense music: Vicky and Marisol Terrazas with their group “Horoscopes of Durango” culminating with the singer of Mexican Regional music, Chuy Lizarraga.
When the evening came to one of its highest points, Vilanova Ballet, under the artistic direction and choreography Monserrat Millan, offered a colorful and dynamic show inspired by the Cuba’s Carnival to give rise to the Coronation of the King of Joy Mazatlan’s Carnival 2014: Adolfo Blanco “The Artist,” who hands the Carnival Queen, her Majesty Lorena I received the scepter and royal hat under a shower of fireworks that lit up the faces of the thousands of spectators and media (national and foreign) who gathered that night.
Minutes later gave way to artistic highlight of the night, with the presentation of Chuy Lizarraga singer, who through his music hits the audience, was able to bring to the surface until high hours of the morning.
Thus, with great shows, security operation and attendance records, Mazatlan starts its carnival celebrations, so we invite you today to the Great Coronation of Queen of the Floral Games Marcela I at the Stadium “Teodoro Mariscal” with great art gala musical headed by Le Div4s Italian quartet.
Last night, the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa granted awards to executives, managers and staff of Hotel Playa Mazatlan for winning for the second time the Traveler’s Choice 2014 award from the website Tripadvisor have catalogs within 25 best Family hotels in Mexico based on reviews and recommendations from satisfied customers for the attention and services received.
Of hands of the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Manuel Cordova Celaya, accompanied by the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, Donn Vient, President of Hotel Playa Mazatlan and Lance T. Vient, Operational Manager of the hotel, were recognized for the important contribution that made to further strengthen the image of Mazatlan as the best family destination.
In his message, the Secretary of Tourism exhorted all staff of Hotel Playa Mazatlan to continue working with greater intensity to promote the prestige and image of Mazatlan. “Thanks for being part of that destiny now have this new face and my gratitude to the team of Hotel Playa for making tourism an activity with a very positive future in Sinaloa,” he said.
A special congratulation to all who are part of the Playa Mazatlan Family, who through their efforts and dedication have made possible this recognition!
Mazatlan is ready to welcome all visitors who wish to enjoy the maximum holiday of the port: Mazatlan International Carnival 2014 “Litoralia: Skin of the Sea” which this year expects to break record of assistance.
With an extensive security operation including traffic officers, public security institutions, civil protection, Red Cross, modules of complaints and customer care, firefighters, between others, the State Government in conjunction with the City of Mazatlan announced that more than 1,500 elements will participate in the Special Operative of Security to be implemented during the Mazatlan Carnival 2014.
- Coastal Walk – Olas Altas (Thursday 27 to Wednesday morning March 5 from 16:00 to 07:00 hours the following day).
- Olas Altas (07:00 – 16:00 hours will allow access to suppliers).
- Area Parade (Sunday March 2 will start from 07:00 hours clearing vehicles in Olas Altas, Paseo Claussen, Del Mar Avenue and a section of Rafael Buelna Avenue to Reforma Avenue. Area of parade will close at 14:00 hours).
- Mardi Gras (From 08:00 hours start closing the vehicular circulation from Coastal Walk to the Rafael Buelna Avenue to the Shield).
For it, there will spread out elements that will operate the semaphores with electronic manual controls to give it fluency to the traffic.
Official Calendar “Litoralia: Skin of the Sea”
Thursday February 27
- Coronation of the King of Joy
- Opening Gastronomic
- Dance of Fantasy
Friday February 28
- Coronation Queen of the Floral Games
Saturday March 1
- Carnival Queen Coronation
- Burning of Bad Humor
- Naval Combat
Sunday March 2
- First Carnival Parade
Monday March 3
- Coronation Queen Children
- Children’s Dance
- Banda El Recodo Concert in Olas Altas
Tuesday March 4
- Second Carnival Parade
- Banda Los Recoditos Concert in Olas Altas
The maximum event of motorcycles for Mexico and Latin America is about to start so with great enthusiasm directors of Moto Club Mazatlan AC, announced that the nineteenth edition of the International Motorcycle Week Mazatlan 2014 will be held from 23 to 27 April where for the first once a caravan of 250 bikers from Los Angeles will be included.
As in previous editions, the International Bike Week Mazatlan 2014 include: the concentration of motorcycles in the Plaza de la Moto, Beach Parties, 4×4 Road, Tours of the Region, Route Enduro, Rock Concerts and the great traditional Motorcycle parade, and as additional incorporation the First Motorcycle Rally “Los Angeles-Mazatlan” which will start in downtown Los Angeles, doing a tour for Phoenix, Sonora, northern Sinaloa, reaching Mazatlan, in which will be incorporated motorcyclists from all nearby cities.
Mazatlan is open to all Biker Culture lovers to enjoy one of the best motorcycle event in Mexico.
…More details coming soon…