mazatlaninternationalcentermazatlanAfter participating in the Meeting Place Mexico 2015 the Delegation of Sinaloa received favorable responses to attract national and international quality events to the squares of Culiacan and Mazatlan.

The Director of the Mazatlan International Center, Jose Alberto Ureña, reported that from October to December Mazatlan will register the best closure in conventions and congresses, from a Congress of Biotechnology that will attract many people from Central America, Europe and the United States, as the exhibition of Dinosaurs of Mechatronics that attracted Japanese, Central American and Brazilian who came to assess the destination.

The 2016 appears to be an excellent year in attracting congresses, forums agri-industrial, business, among others, which will further strengthen the positioning of the Mazatlan International Center as one of the best in the northwest of Mexico.

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ecotaxismazatlanThis morning the head of the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, presided the event which officially start working offering its transportation service of 50 ecotaxis that have a combustion system of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, this as part of the State Program for Sustainable Tourism Development that is implementing SECTUR.

The new system that those units have not only will represent a saving of between 25% and 30% in fuel, but it is also a friendly system with the environment.

These first 50 vehicles are part of the 100 units included in the first stage, targeting the operation of 446 units that already has the Union of Ecotaxis Greens.

It is important to mention that one of the objectives of this program is the development of tourism in Mazatlan with a holistic approach and long-term vision in which economic, urban, environmental and social aspects are contemplated.

Congratulations on such initiatives that are supported by the Government of Sinaloa and to all the sectors that are making this project a reality.

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festivalrevueltas2015As a cultural and free oasis, open to all artistic manifestations, the Government of Durango presented the International Festival Revueltas 2015, which is a feast of cultural vocation that rests on four pillars, the Revueltas brothers: Silvestre, Jose, Fermin and Rosaura, which in turn represent the music, literature, visual and performing arts.

During the International Festival Revueltas 2015 to be held in the city of Durango from 9 to 25 October more than 160 activities will be presented with local, national and other parts of the world artists including the UK, Colombia, Chile, India, Russia, Italy, Spain, among others. It also will feature spectacular massive concerts by renowned artists.

We invite you to visit the official website of the International Festival Revueltas 2015 and visit the beautiful city of Durango, which is organized and directed by the Cultural Institute of the State of Durango (ICED) and in its eleventh edition will have as a state guest: Nuevo Leon.

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As part of Hotel Playa Mazatlán’s ongoing entertainment extravaganza Playapalooza, comedians, David Gee, and Kat Simmons, will be rocking the Venados Show room on Sunday, November the 15th much to the delight of everyone who will be in attendance.

Don’t have tickets yet?

Well, you better hurry before they run out. Ticket are on sale at the concierge desk of Hotel Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel or can be purchased for only $500.00 MXN per person at Not only will you be dying of laughter all night long, you will also be enjoying an open bar and all you can eat buffet from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.


Kat Simmons

Kat Simmons has been delighting comedy fans across the globe for over 27 years. Her inclusive brand of comedy engages the audience and invites them to be active participants in the performance. She has performed in front of wide varieties of audiences. She has been provided entertainment for everything from woman’s group to conferences for tow truck drivers. Kat Simmons is not just a comedian. She also shares encouragement and inspiration with her audience. She has worked alongside famous and influential speakers like Tim Allen and Kenny Rogers. Excitement is building for what is sure to be an uproarious and hilarious performance.

David Gee

David Gee is an experienced and hilarious comedian who has spent years working alongside comedy greats like Rodney Dangerfield, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock. David Gee perfected his brand of impressionistic and timing based comedy during his years performing in Las Vegas. In fact, Gee was honored as the “Best Comedian in a Production Show,” an unprecedented three years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal. He has spent further years working as the house emcee at the legendary Hollywood Improv.

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The Director of the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan, Raul Rico Gonzalez, at a press conference announced that from October 8 to December 19 will be held the Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2015, which will include the participation of 1,638 artists from Russia, United States, Cuba and Mexico, offering 10 large events with national and international artists.

Likewise, the Cultural Festival of Mazatlan will visit six neighborhoods through the program “Culture in Your Home” 5 activities under “Literary Culture” 8 Exhibitions od “Plastic Culture”, 3 concerts in churches and 37 of the 70 events will be completely free.

Meanwhile the Angela Peralta Theater will be the ideal enclosure for the highlights of the Cultural Festival such as: Concerts of the Camerata Mazatlan, presentation of the Rusian State Ballet Mari El, with the show “Jewels of the Russian Ballet” the big show of “Forever Tango”, the opera “La Traviata”, “Gala Peralta: Leaks, dreams and romances of the ballet”, “Blockbuster Broadway!” concert of the Sinaloa of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, “The Nutcracker” and the traditional “Christmas Gala”.


So now you know, if you live in Mazatlan or you’ll be visiting, check out the billboard of Events of the Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2015 and reserve your place with time.

Tickets on sale at the theater box office from 9:00 to 15:00 and 17:00 to 19:00 hrs.
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Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel’s Playapalooza music and comedy festival is in full swing and scheduled to keep on rock all the way through 2016. Don’t worry if you have already missed out on an act or two, there is still plenty to see. Comedians David Gee and Kat Simmons will be playing to crowds at the Venados Show Room on November 15th. It is not too late to get your tickets! In addition to hours of comedy, a ticket will also give you access to an open bar, and all you can eat buffet from 6:00-9:00 PM. Food, drinks, and entertainment, what could be better than that!

Kat Simmons

Kat Simmons has been delighting comedy enthusiast around the globe for over 27 years. She has been featured on the Comedy Channel, Candid Camera, Fox’s Comedy Tonight, and Catch a Rising Star. Kat Simmons considers herself an inspirational humorist. Her uproarious brand of comedy blends inspiration and humor making her a perfect entertainer for a fun night out. Simmons engages audiences and brings them into her performance. Every set is personal and different because of her focus on audience participation. Her performances are also clean and family friendly, so feel free to bring out the kids!

David Gee

David Gee is a veteran comic who has spends the majority of every year touring at casinos, convention centers, and comedy clubs around America. His big break came when he started performing in the Las Vegas variety revue entitled “Playboy’s Girls of Rock n’ Roll.” He became an instant star. In fact, Gee was honored as the “Best Comedian in a Production Show,” an unprecedented three years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal for his performance. His resume grew even more impressive after he spend several years emceeing at the legendary Hollywood Improv.

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venadospretemporadaToday at 9:00 am started in the field of Teodoro Mariscal Stadium preseason for the baseball team Venados of Mazatlan (Mazatlan Deers) who will soon be participating in the Mexican Pacific League 2015-2016.

The Mexican Pacific League (LMP) is a professional baseball league where the highest level championship is played during the winter in Mexico. The regular season takes place between the months of October and December, leaving the month of January for the play-offs. Note that the champion team representing Mexico in the Caribbean Series to be held in the month of February with teams like Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

During this season, the team Venados of Mazatlan (Mazatlan Deers), led by its manager Miguel Ojeda, should make an excellent training and teamwork to raise their level of competence and get the title of Season 2015-2016 of the Mexican Pacific League.

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Good expectations is growing for the next winter season is about to begin since Mazatlan is positioned within the Mexican destinations with better deals on price and security, this was announced by Gaspar Pruneda, Vice President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies Mazatlan.

The promotional work that has been conducted in the United States and Canada is showing good results such as airlines begin early the connecting flights, as the level of reservations is positive. Likewise, the devaluation of the peso against the dollar is a plus for Americans and for the port as it can compete against American destinations with more affordable prices.

Note that in recent days a delegation of Mazatlan headed by the Secretary of Tourism, Francisco Cordova Celaya, made a promotional tour in cities across the United States and Canada, such as Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, among others, increasingly positioning Mazatlan as a beach, cultural, safe and familiar destination.


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Playapalooza comes to Mazatlan

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Lollapalooza is one of the most iconic and historical music festivals in America. It originated in 1991 as a farewell tour for the band Jane’s Addiction. It features music from almost every popular genre in the country, including EDM, hip hop, punk rock, and alternative rock.


Unlike most music festivals which remain in one single location, Lollapalooza toured the nation. From 1997-2004 the festival saw a decline in popularity, and was unfortunately held only once. In 2005, it became a one weekend event held at Grant Park, in Chicago. Since the move to become a single weekend, destination event, Lollapalooza has regained its status as one of the most important music festivals in the world.

Hotel Playa Mazatlán Beach Hotel is bringing the enthusiasm, energy, and entertainment of Lollapalooza to the Venados Showroom with Playapalooza.

The Venados Showroom is Hotel Playa’s very own Las Vegas style showroom nestled right here in the heart of Mazatlán.

Hotel Playa will not just be bringing musical entertainment to Playapalooza. Comedians from across the globe will be flown in to entertain and delight the guests of Hotel Playa, and the residents of Mazatlán alike. Musical performances include sets by Los Humans, The Pink Power Band, and The Headpins. Acts will include original performance, and tribute shows. Comedy acts are headlined by names like David Gee, Kat Simmons, Ritch Shydner, and Maureen Langan.


Entertainment won’t be the only thing available at Playapalooza. Tickets to each performance include access to an open bar, and all you can eat buffet from the hours of 6:00-9:00 PM. Events run all the way through March of 2016, so start setting your calendars now, you aren’t going to want to miss a thing!

Come out to the Venados Showroom for Playapalooza, and enjoy good food, great drinks, and incredible entertainment!

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The maximum party of the port is to start so the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan officially launched Calls for the reigns of the International Mazatlan’s Carnival 2016.

At a press conference the Director of the Institute Raul Rico Gonzalez, indicated that all candidates will have as the deadline to register on Tuesday November 17 and called to compete in good terms for the crown.

Aspiring Candidates Mazatlan Carnival

  • Being born in Mazatlan or have a minimum residency of three years in this city.
  • Single.
  • Not having been mothers, married, not pregnant and have between 17 and 25 years to the day of the election.

Later, the Institute will realize a casting to select between 6 and 12 candidates for Queen of Carnival and Queen of the Floral Games, which will be presented on Thursday 19 November at 18:30 in the Angela Peralta Theater.

The choice of the Queens will take place on Saturday January 16 at the Angela Peralta Theater, where through a contest a jury will value the beauty and criteria of the candidates.

Also aspiring Queen Children must be aged between 7-12 years, they will be presented along with the candidates for King of Happiness on Thursday November 19. In both cases the election shall be by economic vote and the minimum amount to gather to not be disqualified will be $50,000 mexican pesos.

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