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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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The refurbishment work of the tent Olivera located on Olas Altas begins, whose project includes construction of a slide, lighting installation, interactive fountains, ramps, walkways, street furniture, etc., where an investment of 4.5 million pesos is estimated.

This recreational family space will be ready for March 2015, so we invite you to be aware of the progress the Government of Mazatlan done to you and your family.

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lolabeltranelrosariosinaloaWith hundreds of ‘rosarenses’ and the stellar performance of the Symphony Orchestra and Children and Juvenile Choir, the Town Hall of El Rosario in coordination with the Magic Town Committee, conducted a Cultural Arts Festival to commemorate the second anniversary of the municipality of El Rosario as Magic Town of Sinaloa.

The town of El Rosario receives the mark of magical town because it brings together a history of over 350 years, its architectural heritage dating from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and possesses one of the most important indigenous ceremonial centers of Mexico.

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During the celebration, the public could also enjoy the presentation of Our Lady of the El Rosario Choir, the Dance Academy Kaulian and interpretation of young ‘rosarenses’ as Adilene and Tania Crespo, Antonio Bastidas, Jesus Dominguez, Adriana Rodriguez and Paola Aguilar.

At the end of the performances, the Mayor of El Rosario, Arturo Flores Guzman, said a few words to the audience, reminding them that not only is a commitment of the authorities to contribute in order that The Rosary continues being established as Magic Town, but it is an effort and responsibility of all who must fight to promote tourism values and love for this land.

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pacificmarathon1On Sunday November 30 Mazatlan vibrated through the queen contest Great Pacific Marathon, where in the presence of the Governor of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, and the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, the starting shot was given for the most 11,000 competitors that came for the 42 kilometers.

pacificmarathon3From the first kilometers, the power of Kenyans was felt to stand in front of the peloton and went to the kilometer 29 when the competitor Stephen Njoroge went faster to place as indisputable leader, taking a pace and advantage that led it to being crowned as the top winner with a time of 2:18:38, while the Mexican Gualberto Vargas, native of Guanajuato, placed second with a time of 2:18:52 and Kenyan Martin Matindi kept the third medal with time 2:21:52.

pacificmarathon2In the women’s field, the Kenyan Caroline Jebiwot and Dorcas Jeruto, made the 1, 2 with a time of 2:42:01 and 2:44:15 respectively, leaving the third place to Angela Brito from Ecuador with a final mark of 2:45:26.

The Kenyan Stephen Njoroge shared with the public at the end of the competition his feelings: “I’m happy to have won this marathon; this was the goal I set early on and feel I got all my effort into making it.”

Congratulations to all the winners and participants for making once again the Great Pacific Marathon Mazatlan one of the most competitive and important sporting events in Mexico.

See you in 2015!

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carnivalcasting2015On Saturday November 21 will be held at the Music Museum Great Casting for choosing the crew and members of the allegoric cars and comparsas of Mazatlan’s International Carnival 2015.

The contagious rhythm of one of the great successes that popularized the singer Celia Cruz, “La Negra Tiene Tumbao” and against a team of experts formed by Carlos Lizarraga, Casting Coordinator, Monserrat Millan, Teacher and Director of the Center Danzario Vilanova, the teacher Linda Chang and Carnival Parade Coordinator, Gabriela Hernandez; hundreds of aspirants gathered to share their joy and dance ability to earn a place in the Mazatlan’s Carnival 2015.

Casting intent is to make the comparsas of competition and exhibition monumental and those participants in the comparsas and who will parade on board of the cars, ensure the happiness and achieve interpret the characters to give an artistic approach to the parades according to the theme of the next Carnival.

It is expected that during Mazatlan International Carnival Parade 2015 involved about 380 people as crew members of the allegoric cars and an average of 1,500 in the comparsas.

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pacificmarathonDozens of workers ready the final details of the great sports festival of the Great Marathon Pacific 2014 to be held next weekend in the beautiful port of Mazatlan.

With nearly 60 tons of material kicked off the assembly work for the Expo Sports, Medical and the Goal Area of the Pacific Marathon 2014, which, among barricades, podium, perimeter fence, etc., are invested five days of hard work.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa explained that for the Festival of Light there will be had 15 points launch fireworks and lights along 4 kilometers of Mazatlan’s levee, integrating the participation of 4 flight paragliders with LED lights and 4 flyboards illuminated in the water and supported by jet skis.

Mazatlan welcomes all athletes, tourists and citizens to join one of the most important sports festivals of the state.

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Program – Saturday 29 November

5:00 pm Turtle Release

6:00 pm Waiters Race

6:30 pm Botargas Race

7:00 pm 5K Race Elite Men and Women

8:00 pm Festival of Light 2014

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