grandprincessToday and tomorrow Mazatlan is decked with the visit of the cruise “Carnival Miracle” and “Grand Princess” bringing to target a total of 5,028 international tourists and 2,026 crew members.

This morning at 7:45 am arrived the cruise “Miracle” of the company Carnival Cruise Line with 2,374 passengers and 917 crew members from the port of Los Angeles, California. Also on Wednesday, January 14th is scheduled the arrival of the vessel “Grand Princess” of Princess Cruises line at 6:00 am with 2,654 passengers and 1,109 crew members, also from Los Angeles, California.carnivalmiracle

Both local authorities and tourism service providers are ready to welcome all visitors and make their visit meet and exceed their expectations.

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In order to celebrate the memory, tradition and magic of Mazatlan’s International Carnival through their sovereign, the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan opened Saturday afternoon the exhibition “The Times of Momo, Queens Forever” in Pavilion of “La Gran Plaza” Mall.

The history of Mazatlan’s Carnival can be told through its 106 sovereign, whose beauty, charm and elegance represent the past and present of our maximum holiday.

In the sample, you can see 102 pictures of our queens (4 had to be left out of the exhibition by the deterioration of the image) which are shaping fashion, style, beauty and customs.


This exhibition will be open until Tuesday 17 February, so we invite you to take a tour of our history and feel the joy of our Carnival.

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The world’s leading online accommodation booking, Booking.com, awards Excellence Prize to Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel for the high score obtained by the positive feedback and evaluation of services that there realized by customers who stayed at the hotel during 2014, obtaining an average of 8.8.

According to the policies of Booking.com, to receive this recognition the hotel must obtain an average score above 8, where the client will have to evaluate the areas of: Cleaning, Comfort, Location, Facilities and Services, Personal, Relationship Quality-Price, Free WiFi. Both comments and evaluation are from real customers who receive by email, after their stay, an invitation to perform the task.

Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel appreciates the distinctive and is committed to continue working for excellence in the quality of its services!

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mazatlantourismSince the opening of the Mazatlan-Durango Highway, the arrival of cruise ships and the increase in the number of congresses and national conventions held in the Pearl of the Pacific, Mazatlan recorded the visit of more than 2 million tourists in 2014 and estimated that in 2015 there is has an increase of 10%.

This was announced by local authorities and service providers who saw 2014 obtained a 23% increase in domestic tourism and growth of foreign visitors through the arrival of 35 cruises as Crown Princess.

Julio Birrueta, Director of the Office of Mazatlan’s Promotion, said that the people of Durango, Zacatecas, Coahuila and Nuevo Leon are those who more visit the port, taking advantages of holidays and weekends; additional Mazatlan International Airport “General Rafael Buelna” made an expansion and renovation at its facilities to the growth of tourism demand.

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Yesterday morning the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, and the Director of the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan, Raul Gonzalez Rico, released to the media the official cast of Mazatlan’s Carnival 2015, which will be shaped for:

Evening of the Arts – Soprano Maria Katzarava accompanied by the Sinaloa of the Arts Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Enrique Patron de Rueda


Friday, February 6 – Angela Peralta Theater

Orchestra – $500

First Balcony – $450

Second Balcony – $350

Third Balcony – $250

Coronation of King of Joy – El Chapo de Sinaloa and German Montero



Thursday, February 12 – Olas Altas

Free admission!

Floral Games Queen Coronation – Ricardo Montaner


Friday, February 13 – Stadium Teodoro Mariscal

Carnival Queen Coronation – Marco Antonio Solis “El Buki”


Saturday February 14 – Stadium Teodoro Mariscal

Golden Zone – $1,500

Silver Zone – $1,200

Blue Zone – $800

Central – $400

Right Side – $200

Left Side – $200

Queen Children Coronation – Rio Roma


Monday, February 16 – Stadium Teodoro Mariscal

Golden Zone – $400

Silver Zone – $400

Blue Zone – $300

Central – $200

Right Side – $100

Left Side – $100

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Mazatlan close to 100% in 2014

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mazatlanwinterseasonUndoubtedly 2014 represented a year of prosperity for Mazatlan in the tourist sector, as we not only had the return of the cruise but from the infrastructure as Mazatlan-Durango superhighway and increased number of seats and new air connections, have helped position the Pearl of the Pacific as one of the most popular sun and beach destinations of Mexico.

Thus, the winter holiday season will not be the exception so hoteliers and merchants of the port report a full 100% in hotels and reservations and will be had triple cruise arrival: MS Veendam, Norwegian Star and Crown Princess. As an economic benefit over 250 million estimated for the port.

According to a satisfaction survey conducted by the Fecanaco, winter tourism for new year comes mainly from the states of Texas, Arizona, Ohio and New Mexico, on the international side (United States). Of the national part, the Northern Corridor continues to stand as the most important customer for Mazatlan.

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For the sixth consecutive time, on December 24, the State Department of the United States ratified the port of Mazatlan as a destination without warning to travel for vacationers and U.S. residents.

According to information provided by the Ministry of Tourism, in updating and ratification of Mazatlan as a safe destination some recommendations such as those listed: Limit your stay at tourist points of the port as Golden Zone, Downtown and direct routes to the Airport.

This is how the US government has exempted six times consecutively to Mazatlan of its travel warnings, which highlights the efforts the government and citizens have done for this beautiful beach destination in Mexico.

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mazatlan_boardwalkAccording to preliminary figures of the Datatur system throughout the country, Mazatlan will close 2014 in sixth place in the national ranking of the 19 destinations of sun and beach in Mexico.

With the arrival of nearly 2 million tourists and an average annual rate of 54.1% hotel occupancy, Mazatlan recorded an increase of nearly 4 points between 2013 and 2014, being one of the destinations of sun and beach that had a positive increase in this segment. In addition, the figure of 2 million visitors is the highest in the history documented by the Datatur system.

Thus Mazatlan, together with the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Nuevo Vallarta, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta were the destinations distinguished by the preference of tourists.

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Camerata Campbell Season 2015

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At a press conference, Master Gordon Campbell and the Director of the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan, Raul Rico Gonzalez, announced the fourth edition of Season Camerata Gordon Campbell that from January 4 to March 1 offer eight Sunday concerts at 12:00 hours in the enclosures Angela Peralta Theater and Haas House.

In Season 2015 Camerata Gordon Campbell you can enjoy an excellent repertoire ranging from opera, jazz, classical and contemporary music, with the participation of the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra of Arts and extraordinary guest musicians who have been awarded and presented in major venues around the world.

Tickets for the concerts will cost $200 and will be on sale at the theater box office or online. Also, if you purchase the entire season-ticket will be given a 25% discount.


Enjoy the Season 2015 Camerata Gordon Campbell that ‘Cultura Mazatlan’ brings to you!

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humpbackwhalesFrom December 15 to April 15, Mazatlan receives the wonderful visit of humpback whales who perform a journey of thousands of miles to breed in tropical waters of the Mexican Pacific and then return to the cold waters of the United States, Canada and Alaska.

These marine mammals are a natural spectacle since are characterized for being acrobatic and active, are famous for their submarine singings, playful behavior and because they are jumping and slapping their fins on the surface.

Oscar Guzon Zatarain, Director General of Onca Explorations, said that the abundance of whales in Mazatlan has increased in the last seven years, and the number of groups and pups that are seen. Each journey that makes the company Onca Explorations is exploited to investigate, photograph and analyze the behavior of the species, for which numerous conservation efforts are made.

If you are visiting Mazatlan, whale watching is an attraction you have to live it!

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