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The winter holidays are already about to start so the Paradise port of Mazatlan opens its doors to receive the hundreds of tourists who move away from the cold to spend winter holidays in the favorite beach destination in the Mexican Pacific.

Every year during the winter season the beaches of Mazatlan look filled by all tourists from Canada, United States and North of Mexico, which move away from the cold to enjoy the warmth, culture and beauty that only Mazatlan can offer them, since the warm weather that is maintained throughout the day, is perfect for those who live in cold cities or extreme climates.

Thus already beginning to distinguish the arrival of neighbors of Chihuahua, Durango and abroad so only remains for us to give you the welcome and wish you Happy Holidays.

Welcome to Mazatlan!

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islaclarionshipOn board of the ‘Isla Clarion’ ship tourists of Sinaloa, Durango and the United States inaugurated the first trip of the winter season of Whale Watching in Mazatlan.

Oscar Guzon Zatarain explained that the purpose of these trips is the integration of tourists with humpback whales, promoting their conservation and study to it passes through the port of Mazatlan.

As data, each year thousands of humpback whales undertake an epic journey of over 5,000 km from the cold waters of Alaska, Oregon and Canada. In tropical waters, in the harbor and the Pacific Coast of Mexico, reproduce and give birth to their babies.

In Mazatlan last year only 836 whales were sighted and this week up to 11 species together in the winter season from November to April.

If you live in Mazatlan or you plan to visit, do not miss this incredible natural experience.

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celsopinaOn Saturday 13 at about 20:00 hours, the Mazatlan Cultural Festival opened one of its star performers, “The Rebel of the Accordion” Celso Piña, who made dance and sing to the hundreds of people who had arrived at Olas Altas.

Celso Piña and his Ronda Bogota made vibrate the audience with his accordion and Colombian cumbia, playing hits like Cumbia de la Vida, El Son de las Heridas, The Absent, Yolanda, Cumbia del Rio, among others.

The concert that lasted an hour and a half was definitely a real entertainment of good music and excellent atmosphere, taking the beautiful boardwalk of Mazatlan as a scene.

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The Director General of PINSA Group, Leovigildo Carranza, presented in conjunction with the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fishing, the facilities of the Shipyard “Mazatlan’s Naval Services” whose technology and equipment makes it the first of its kind at national level.

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The Shipyard “Mazatlan’s Naval Services” is the result of an investment of 20 million dollars, whose infrastructure and draft allow it to upload 5 ships up to 3,000 tons each. High quality technology, the shipyard has become the first of its kind at national level, which will provide repair services at 20 tuna vessels and 15 sardines owned by the company, allowing boats ready in time and form to supply the processing plant PINSA Group, which is the best in Latin America.

Mario Aguilar Sanchez, head of Conapesca, confirmed the importance of the existence of a shipyard of its kind in Mexico and especially in Mazatlan, where tuna vessels will be maintained to continue fishing. “When there is investment is because there is trust, industrialists, fishermen, cooperatives, do not act, do not invest, and do not stick to their business if they don’t have confidence. Now there is a president who will bet the fisheries sector and that’s good news”.

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importing and exportingThe Government of Sinaloa and Motor Company Nissan agreed to use the port of Mazatlan as a logistics platform for importing and exporting an approximate figure of 45,000 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, which will be distributed in the markets of the US, Mexico and Latin America; resulting in the reactivation and dynamism of the port in its business platform for the import and export.

The agreement was signed by the Governor, Mario Lopez Valdez, and President and CEO of Nissan, Airton Cousseau, who said that this type of strategic alliances strengthen markets and drive economic development.

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baluartebridge“Mazatlan, rather than beach destination, family destination”, has been positioned as one of the favorite’s tourist destination of Mexico by tourism of La Laguna, Zacatecas, Durango and Chihuahua, thanks to the wide range of services and attractions that offers to its visitors (from the natural beauty, cuisine) as well as the construction of bridges and new roads.

According to figures provided by the Office of Promotion of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Mazatlan, thanks to the construction of the Baluarte Bridge the number of visitors has been growing, reporting an increase of 20% in 2014, while the tourism from La Laguna, Zacatecas, Durango and Chihuahua has done 34%; also highlighting that 70% of visitors arriving at the port by road.

Come to Mazatlan and discover the riches of the Pearl of the Pacific!

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movilconocesinaloaAs an innovative promotional tool of the 18 municipalities of the State of Sinaloa, the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa and the Secretariat of Government Innovation launched the mobile application “Conoce Sinaloa” (Meet Sinaloa) which is available for phones and tablets under Android and Apple systems.

In “Conoce Sinaloa” (Meet Sinaloa) you will find an agile way the most important tourist information of the 18 municipalities and tourism service like hotels, restaurants, emergency, government offices, public safety, roads, hospitals, pharmacies, taxis and tour operators.

Also the option of location (GPS) and the semblance of its history, in order that the visitors can easily locate and visit buildings and landmarks of each municipality.

“Conoce Sinaloa” is a completely free application that can get on your smartphone or tablet by simply entering the words “Conoce Sinaloa” in the search box of App Store store on your screen.

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From 20 to December 21 the national airline Aeromexico announced 2 new flights from Mazatlan and Los Mochis to Tijuana, thus expanding its connectivity offering.

The flight Mazatlan – Tijuana will be available from December 20 with prices ranging at $2,008 in the following schedules:

Departures Saturday & Sunday

MZT 23:20 pm – TIJ 00:45 am

Return Monday & Sunday

TIJ 1:55 pm – MZT 5:55 pm

The flight Los Mochis – Tijuana will be available from December 21 with prices ranging at $1,799 in the following schedules:

Departs Saturday

LOS MOCHIS 20:00 pm – TIJ 20:45 pm

Return Sunday

TIJ 4:25 pm – LOS MOCHIS 7:05 pm

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mazatlanairportinaugurationWith a new avant-garde facade, spacious and new outpatient, documentation area and passenger services, over 4,800 m2 of growth and remodeling, rehabilitation of pavements in operational areas and an investment of over 108 million pesos, is like Mazatlan will welcome to all its visitors.

generalrafaelbuelnaairportYesterday in the presence of the Governor of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Dr. Francisco Cordova Celaya, the CEO of OMA, Ing. Porfirio Gonzalez, and other authorities and representatives of airlines and chambers, works of expansion and renovation of Terminal Building of the Mazatlan International Airport ‘General Rafael Buelna’ were opened, which, in the words of Diego Quintana, Chairman of OMA, “is one more project of the company to modernize the provision of airport services and strengthen Mazatlan as one of the top tourist destinations in the Pacific area of Mexico”.

On the air side of Mazatlan Airport, rehabilitated 25,000 m² of business aviation platform, so that the safety of airport operations is optimized; likewise, 2 jetways last generation were acquired, allowing the passenger boarding and arrived safely and comfortably.

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In addition, commercial spaces were renewed and increased passenger services by installing Wayfinders location maps; a Wall Interactive, entertainment area with video games; OMA TV, a channel with topics of general interest; Hall Multisensorial one high-tech sensors that activate images, sound and drafts; and a Great screen outside the airport.

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These improvement works will enable more efficient operations optimizing time and offering passengers more comfort and safety during their stay, creating unique travel experiences.

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Come and enjoy the greatest festival of the beautiful port of Mazatlan!

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12/11/14First Official Count ManifestationCol. Francisco Villa5 pm
First Official CountCol. Francisco Villa6 pm
12/21/14South Zone ManifestationRosario & Escuinapa9 am
01/16/15Mazatlan ManifestationLeonismo Internacional4 pm
01/23/15Final CountPlazuela Republica6 pm
01/24/15Queen's ElectionAngela Peralta Theater7 pm
02/06/15Arts EveningAngela Peralta Theater8 pm
Opening of Gastronomic SamplingPlazuela Machado2 pm
02/12/15Coronation of King of JoyOlas Altas7:30 pm
Fantasy DanceClub Muralla8 pm
02/13/15Coronation of Floral Games QueenTeodoro Mariscal Stadium8:30 pm
02/14/15Coronation of Carnival QueenTeodoro Mariscal Stadium6:30 pm
Burning of the bad moodsOlas Altas9 pm
Naval CombatOlas Altas10:30 pm
02/15/15First Carnival ParadeMemorial to the Fisherman5:30 pm
02/16/15Children's DanceSpectaculare10 am
Coronation of Queen ChildrenTeodoro Mariscal Stadium6:30 pm
02/17/15Second Carnival ParadeDel Mar Avenue - Aquarium4:30 pm

 

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