According to preliminary data from the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) of the Government of the Mexican Republic, Mazatlan was placed within 4 destinations of Mexico most visited during the past holiday period, registering a daily average of 120,000 people, reaching the Good Friday 170,000 visitors. Likewise it reported that the hotel occupancy was 95%, leaving an economic impact of 170 million pesos.
It is as well as the beauty of the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa and the confidence that feel its visitors has managed to consolidate as one of the beach destinations preferred by tourists, since only Mazatlan offers breathtaking sunsets, warm beaches, the highest natural lighthouse in the world and architectural beauty of its historic center.
Finally there was announced that Mazatlan’s attractions with the largest influx were its beautiful beaches, the Malecon, Golden Zone, Stone Island and the charming historic center. Also during the Easter Week was lived the XXI edition of the International Motorcycle Week that brought together more than 37,000 visitors and nearly 20,000 domestic and foreign motorcyclists, where the routes to surrounding towns, beach parties, big concerts and the mega parade around the Malecon of Mazatlan were the cherry on the cake.
Last night with the presence of the Governor of the State of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, members of the organizing committee Moto Club Mazatlan, state and local officials and hundreds of motorcyclists, was held the Grand Opening of the XXI edition of Mazatlan Motorcycle Week 2016, annual event that attracts thousands of motorcyclists from the United States, Canada, Central America and Mexico.
Local authorities welcomed all the participants and invited them to enjoy the city and its surroundings with responsibility as one of the main objectives is that all go back home happy and satisfied with the experience.
Later the rock band “El Gran Silencio” was responsible for opening the concert series that will be offered every day in the Plaza de la Moto, whose hits like “El Chuntaro Style”, “Dormir Soñando” “Circulo de Amor (Circle of Love)”, “Dejenme si estoy llorando (Let me if I’m crying)” among others, were chanted on by all present.
Welcome to the Mazatlan Motorcycle Week 2016!
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.
Consult the calendar of events and live in family the culture of our port!
Today 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
On 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.
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.
On 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.
St. 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!