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veendamcrownprincessAfter a long weekend where the beaches of Mazatlan were visited by thousands of domestic tourists, this week the port will receive a visit from two major cruises: Veendam of the company Holland America and Crown Princess of the Princess Cruises line.

Mazatlan welcomes all foreign tourists hoping your brief stay in the port will capture your hearts.

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joankennedyBefore more than 400 attendees who had gathered at the Theatre-Hall “El Venado” of Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel, the extraordinary Canadian singer Joan Kennedy offered a spectacular concert last Friday March 13 as part of the concert series of Canadian country music that includes “The Brenster & Carrum Show” in its season 2014-2015 in Mazatlan.

joankennedyinconcertWinner of 7 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Awards) and 4 CMT (Country Music Television) including “Best country album,” “Best Female Country Artist” and “Best solo country”, Joan Kennedy gave a concert full of rhythm and joy that made everyone dance.

Do not miss the upcoming concert of Brenster & Carrum Show with guest artist Duane Steele next April 10.

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We wait for you!

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mayorofmazatlanolderpeopleIn a festive atmosphere and with the energy that characterizes the elderly persons, yesterday morning the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, with his wife the President of DIF Mazatlan, Sylvia Trevino de Felton, was carried out the emotional opening of the XXV Sports and Cultural Games of the Older Persons in the Rainbow Theatre of the Forest City.

danzonIn his message, the Mayor of Mazatlan highlighted the importance that represent in society the men and women with “young at heart”, being an example to be followed by the great enthusiasm which they face the challenges of life.

Also during the ceremony was released in the month of June, Mazatlan will host the State Games at which participants were encouraged to continue preparing to give good results in competitions.

Congratulations to all participants!

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bedandbreakfastmazatlanIn response to the demand for hosting services that are generated in Mazatlan during holiday periods such as Holy Week, Easter and Summer, the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa (SECTUR) opened the call for the formal registration of alternative accommodations in the modality “Bed & Breakfast”, so starting today any citizen who wants to accommodate vacationers at home or any other building of their property, will be able to register.

In order to join this program all stakeholders must approve certain guidelines that specifies the Secretariat, for example, have access to basic services such as bedroom, bathroom, breakfast service, towel and sheet cleaning service, daily housekeeping, among others.

Once you have completed your registration, SECTUR staff will evaluate your application and all those hosting centers and homes that are approved will be published in the official catalog of alternative hosting services of SECTUR Sinaloa.

For more information go to the offices of SECTUR in Mazatlan on 882 Del Mar Avenue, Fracionamiento Telleria or send an email to hospedajemazatlanss@gmail.com

 

 

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Mar
10

Spring Season 2015

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The Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan officially presented to the communication media the Spring Season 2015 at the Casa Haas Museum, which takes place from the beginning of spring in order to give continuity to the artistic billboard of the Institute in Mazatlan.

The Spring Season 2015 will bring together leading renowned artists who dignify with his performances the feast of the culture in Mazatlan.

We invite you to be attentive to the schedule of events and presentations that The Mazatlan Cultural Institute brings for you through the Spring Season 2015.

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Mar
09

Holy Week Operating 2015

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holyweekoperating2015With the aim to guarantee the safety and tranquility of the local community and tourists who are visiting Mazatlan during the upcoming holiday period of Holy Week, municipal and state authorities presented the “Holy Week Operating 2015″ that will include:

Road Pair – The ‘Camaron Sabalo’ Avenue from Rafael Buelna to Atlantic (Petroplaza) will become 4 lanes from south to north direction to give agility to vehicular traffic and to avoid obstruction of roads. Also enhanced signaling within the road pair and surrounding areas will be placed to avoid accidents.

Bandódromo – will have 5 walk-through metal detectors at the entrances to avoid entering firearms and sharp objects, will be installed 10 locks in strategic streets to control the capacity and have emergency exits if necessary. The sale of alcoholic beverages will be in the establishments located within the area referred to benefit the trade and the local economy. The musicians will play until 19:00 hours on the beach and boardwalk area and subsequently integrated into the ‘Bandodromo’.

Public parking – will be opened 5 Public parking lots that will be in charge of DIF Mazatlan.

Monitoring Points – 14 monitoring points shall be distributed in the busiest areas of Mazatlan.

Modules of Information – 11 modules of information and reception of missing persons will be installed. In addition it will provide information to tourists through leaflets in the toll booths, hotels, restaurants and main cruises.

Lifeguard – it will monitor all Mazatlan hotels have lifeguards to prevent accidents in the pool area.

All these actions to maintain security in the port and continue projecting it as a family tourist destination.

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Mar
09

Cast of Bike Week 2015

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bikeweek2015From 8 to 12 April Mazatlan will vibrate with the twentieth edition of the Legendary Motorcycle Week 2015, an event that provides for the participation of 20,000 motorcyclists and more than 70,000 attendees.

The Mazatlan’s Motorcycle Week has been consolidated as the best motorcycling event in Latin America and its twentieth edition will feature new events and great guests like:

John Shope, major figure of TV program “War on Two Wheels” transmitted by History Channel, Christian “Rasta” Palafox, risky free style pilot native of Mexico City, the Mexican rock band “La Cuca” and “Enanitos Verdes” and the American heavy metal band “Quiet Riot”.

For his part, the Secretary of Public Safety and Municipal Traffic, Juan Antonio Murillo Rojo said that the corporation is prepared to work in coordination with the organizers and ensure that Legendary Motorcycle Week 2015 takes place smoothly, ensuring the security and tranquility of the participants and attendees.

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almatoursExecutives and managers of the Tour Operator in the center of the country Alma Tours makes a familiarization tour in the northern and central regions of Sinaloa to know its different tourists centers and to integrate and promote them in the travel packages they offer to their customers and tourists.

trip_almatoursThe Tour Operator Alma Tours has already 10 years in the tourism market and is a major supplier for retail agencies of some of the states of the Mexican Republic. Operates in Mexico City and specializes exclusively in circuits within the country.

famtrip_almatourCurrently, Alma Tours is making the jump to receptive tourism markets and to attract a greater number of visitors is forming alliances with countries like Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Canada and Spain.

During their tour there were able to visit the Botanical Garden and the Interactive Museum on Addictions in Culiacan, the Ecological Reserve of “Our Lady Natural World” in the Magical Town of Cosala, prepared and tasted typical preserved in the El Rodeo community, visited Vado Hondo, the Magic Town El Fuerte, Los Mochis, Topolobampo, among others.

We hope this familiarization trip allow the Agency Alma Tours fall in love even more of the beautiful state of Sinaloa.

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mazatlan_cruisesWith the objective to expose the results of security operations, coordination and tourist attention that have been implemented in the city of Mazatlan, as well as to maintain the confidence of cruise ships that already returned to the port and attract some others who have stopped doing so; a committee comprised of federal, state and municipal authorities will be present at Cruise Shipping Miami event to be held from 16 to 19 March in the city of Miami, Florida.

mazatlan_cruisesThe Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, welcomed the invitation to the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova and said that one of his main tasks will expose to the shipping the results of operative implemented, such as:

  • The participation of the Secretariat of Public Safety and Municipal Traffic during the arrivals of the ships.
  • The continuous shield that is performed in the city and in tourist areas of the port.
  • The support of the voluntary staff of the “Blue Shirts”, among others.

For his part, the Director of the Port Authority, Alfonso Gil Diaz, said that the participation of the Mayor of Mazatlan is paramount importance to add trust and credibility to the work appointments that are referred to with the shipping companies, which already have first-hand the commitment of local authorities to safeguard the integrity and pleasant experience for the tourists.

As preliminary data, Gil Diaz added that by 2015 will have scheduled about 80 arrivals, while for 2016 the figure is just over 100.

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With great success last weekend was held the Great Triathlon Pacific Mazatlan 2015 managed to bring around 300 competitors from all states of Mexican Republic where the effort, preparation and determination were reflected in athletes who managed to climb the medal.

The Del Mar Avenue Mazatlan witnessed emblematic competition where it all began on North Beach with the swim, then give place to cycling and culminate in the footrace.

It was the delegation of Guadalajara who obtained the highest medals in most categories, both male and female and a total of 14 triathletes from Mazatlan managed to be placed in the national ranking of the Mexican Triathlon Federation (FMTRI) towards the National Olympiad to be held from 4 to 8 May in the city of Monterrey.

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Congratulations to all participants and see you in the Great Pacific Triathlon Mazatlan 2016!

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