The beautiful port of Mazatlan year after year continues to consolidate as one of the Mexico’s most prized tourist destinations, fulfilled the expectations predicted for this first Holiday period of Holy Week, recording historical figures with an estimated growth of 30% compared to last year.
According to information provided by the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, Mazatlan was visited by 700,000 visitors, an increase of between 200 and 250 thousand more than 2013, which came mostly from El Bajio, Durango, Jalisco and Monterrey.
He explained that until yesterday, hotel occupancy was at 90%, due to the number of outputs that were presented, but from tomorrow on Tuesday the increase is expected for the next start of the International Motorcycle Week Mazatlan 2014, with the arrival of more than 20,000 motorcyclists.
In order to have an x-ray of what happens every day in the holiday season of Easter and the end of it, the Federal Ministry of Tourism realizes for the first time an evaluation to 5 tourist destinations in Mexico where it is included for its national relevancy the beautiful port of Mazatlan.
For it there is in Mazatlan the deputy director of the Direction of Tourism Destinations of SECTUR, Arturo Morales Maldonado, who coordinates the multidisciplinary work tables that every 24 hours make it a cut of what happens in this season.
Currently the authorities of the three levels work in coordination on three areas:
- Security and Protection to the Tourist (since it go out of their house until it come to the destination and vice versa).
- Transit Facilitation (in any vehicle, even walking).
- Consumer Protection (ensuring that contracts between service providers and consumers are respected).
Mr. Morales Maldonado explained that the work done by the Direction of Tourism Destinations will allow to SECTUR work more closely with the destinations of Mexico and identify needs and areas of opportunity, in order to work on them in favor of Tourism Mexico.
Between colors, smells and tastes began the 28th edition of the Fish Festival 2014 which opening ceremony was led by the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton.
This edition will have 14 stands located across the Mazatlan Aquarium and whose attention to the public will prolong until Sunday April 20.
Access to Fish Festival is free, so do not miss the opportunity to spend some time in Family enjoying delicious dishes of the port.
Next week the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, is visiting Mazatlan for flagging the Vessel for Fishery and Oceanographic Research for Deepwater (BIPO), which this port will take as a headquarters.
With an investment of 410 million pesos and built in Vigo, Spain by the company Astilleros Armon Vigo, BIPO has seven laboratories with modern instruments for the analysis of organisms and is equipped with the best gear depth and scientific equipment last generation, which scientific information of great value for the best use of resources will be obtained.
Together with the Federal President’s, there is contemplated the visit of the holders of SAGARPA, Enrique Martinez, and of INAPESCA, Raul Adan Romo Trujillo.
In order to avoid congestion and closing roads, Mazatlan authorities put up the ‘Double Lane’ in Camaron Sabalo Avenue and ‘Bandodromo’ in Olas Altas from today until Sunday April 20.
The ‘Double Lane’ contemplates the use of four-lane of the Camaron Sabalo Avenue, from Valentino to Petroplaza, only to travel to the north. Simultaneously be opened to vehicular traffic Julio Berdegue Circuit (entering from hotels El Cid to La Marina Avenue), Tiburon Avenue (in order to lift the Sabalo Country to the North and La Marina Avenue) and La Marina Avenue (to circulate from Sabalo Cerritos Avenue to Doctor Carlos Canseco Avenue). It is important to emphasize that the Lomas de Mazatlan Avenue will have normal circulation.
To access to Del Mar Avenue is allowed exclusive use of Gutierrez Najera, University, Insurgentes and Rafael Buelna, leaving the other roads to go down.
For ‘Bandodromo’ the ‘Paseo Olas Altas’ will clear after 16:00 hours and traffic circulation will close from Zaragoza to Rigoberto Lewis st, and the party starts at 20:00 hours to finish at 04:00 hours.
Some of the recommendations for this season are:
- Use alternate routes.
- No driving while intoxicated or exceeding speed limits.
- Respect signs.
- Check the condition of the vehicle.
- Yield to pedestrians.
If you have any doubt, approach to transit authorities that will be to help you.
In the kiosk of the ‘Plazuela Machado’ the Mayor of the city, Carlos Felton, opened the Digital Tourist Guide with which the user will be able to go to 18 historic sites with a code to be scanned screened at its mobile information in image, audio and text about the place.
In this way Mazatlan becomes the first municipality in Sinaloa implement this technology platform will provide the local community and visitors to have information of the sights of the harbor in an agile and dynamic way.
Currently some of the sites that are enabled with this system are the Angela Peralta Theater, the Cathedral, Haas House, Muralla Club, the Diver and Fisherman’s Monument, staring extended to 32 points.
That is how Mazatlan remains at the forefront to offer its visitors an experience of quality.
The Secretary of Tourism Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, officially launched the promotional video ‘Happy Sinaloa’ which, with images of the main tourist areas of the 18 municipalities of the state, will be promoting at trade shows and presentations in Mexico and abroad.
Happy Sinaloa shows to the world the natural beauty that our state shelters through the joy and warmth of its people. For its production involved the participation of 40 young people, children and adults, realizing panoramic captures in the Magical Towns in El Fuerte, El Rosario and Cosala as well as in the municipalities of Mazatlan, Culiacan and Ahome.
Happy Sinaloa will debut first in the Tourism Tianguis 2014 to be held in Cancun from 6 to 9 May.
Begin the holiday and Mazatlan Aquarium already has a large number of visitors, so the Director of the Aquarium, Jorge del Rincon Jarero, announced that they have referred new shows and attractions for the whole family to enjoy a day full of fun and adventure.
Among the new program is the Family Farm where children have the opportunity to interact with animals. Likewise, traditional performances as birds and seals provide new numbers for the amusement of children and adults.
Thus Mazatlan Aquarium this year forecast to break attendance records since undoubtedly it is one of the spoiled sites for whom they visit the Pearl of the Pacific.
With the presence of the Federal Attorney for the Environment, Guillermo Haro Belchez and other authorities on environmental and tourism field started in Mazatlan the National Operation Beach in Rule Holy Week 2014 that has as slogan combat illegal trade, pollution and privatization of the beaches.
The National Operation Beach in Rule Holy Week 2014 will be applied in 17 coastal states and 167 municipalities of 11 km from the coast of Mexico, which includes among its priorities:
- Stop the invasion of ambulant and the disorder in the Federal Maritime Zone (Zofemat), which will help to control the vendors and merchants on the beaches to promote NO hassling tourists.
- Check the access of tourists to the federal area beaches.
- Apply the rules for the protection of the environment and marine species, by what there will not be allowed the use of motorcycles, jeeps and horses.
The Direction of Preventive Programs of the Secretary of Public Security of the State of Sinaloa launched yesterday morning the program for the operative “Safe Vacations 2014″ looking for during this holiday period approaching in Mexico, the focus in families is the socializing and fun.
Some of the recommendations made by the Secretary of Public Security if you are traveling are:
- Check the operation of your vehicle, especially the brakes and electrical system.
- Bring first aid kit.
- Bring tools and tire replacement.
- Use a seat belt when driving.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages if you are driving.
- Keep your cell phone charged and credit.
In Your Home:
- Check that the gas cylinder is closed.
- Unplug electronics devices.
- Secure all doors and windows.
These and other recommendations will be disseminated through radio and television spots and print media.
Remember that the most important is your health and wellbeing, so take precautions and enjoy your holidays in family.