At a press conference, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, accompanied by Vice President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Mazatlan, Carlos Berdegue Sacristan; announced a record increase in the number of seats and international connectivity for Mazatlan in the upcoming 2014-2015 winter season that will begin in late November.

Carlos Berdegue explained that American Airlines has confirmed the 100% increase in the number of airline seats to the port which has led to an overall increase of 40%. Likewise, there are 6,517 airplane seats confirmed with 52 frequencies per week which means an average of more than 3,000 additional rooms to be placed in the destination.

For his part, Secretary of Tourism reported that Mazatlan has doubled the average air flow with high potential for continued growth as it is working on several proposals with the airlines Virgin Air, Sun Country, WestJet, among others. Further according to the notification by the Director General of the Tourism Board of Mexico, Mazatlan will have a new TV commercial that will be promoted in their natural markets such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Denver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver.

With these numbers are expected to close the Mazatlan tourist 2014 with at least 12% and a maximum of 20% uptake of tourists last year.

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nationalholidaysLast night the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, accompanied by his wife and President of DIF, Sylvia Trevino of Felton, board of aldermen, public officials and citizens of the port; lit the artistic lighting that beautifies the Municipal Palace and Mazatlan’s Center, thus initiating the National Holidays commemorating the 204th anniversary of the independence of Mexico.

During the event also took place the inauguration of the historical exhibition chronicling over 20 images the struggle of independence of our country, which will be open to the public in the portals of the City Hall.

Likewise, they will be doing in the port a number of sporting, cultural and social events in order to promote the roots of Mexico, so we invite you to live very close and celebrate in Family our National Holidays.


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The International Airline WestJet chose Mazatlan’s port as one of its destinations to promote inside its tour WestJet Vacations Mexico Expo 2014 held in the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg last August.

westjetmexicoexpoDuring the tour WestJet Vacations Mexico Expo 2014 a delegation led by Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Manuel Cordova Celaya; Julio Birrueta, Director of Marketing Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Mazatlan; Lance T. Vient, Operations Manager of Hotel Playa Mazatlan and 3 more hotels executives presented Mazatlan’s tourist and hotel offer for the winter season 2014.

Each year, WestJet, one of the best established Canadian airlines, extending invitations to the elite of its destinations around Mexico to participate in Expo Mexico to be held in the 4 major cities of central and western Canada, regions that are market native of Mazatlan.

At this promotional fair can only attend by special invitation of WestJet and is considered one of the biggest promotional showcases Mexican tourism product that is offered directly to wholesalers and operators of Canadian and international travel.

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On August 31 in the town of Southgate in Los Angeles, California held the World Record of Bands of Music Sinaloense event, organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa, whose aim was to make a music festival to promote the state Sinaloa through its band music.

newworldrecordofbandsofmusicsinaloenseDuring the event headed by the Minister of Tourism, Francisco Cordova Celaya, brought together more than 500 musicians and 35 bands played together musical notes of “El Sinaloense”. Tribute was also paid to the history and career of the brothers Jose Angel and German Lizarraga.

From an early hour, thousands of people gathered on the premises of Southgate Park to be participants of this unique event which was also attended by Mario Valenzuela Mayor of Badiraguato, Jose Angel Barajas, President of the Fraternity of Sinaloenses residing in California, among others.

bandmusicworldrecordNote that all resources collected during the event were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an institution dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic care and childhood diseases through research and treatment development.

Also, the commitment in 2015 to organize the event in Sinaloa, to beat the record set in 2014, where German Lizarraga pledged to push this initiative of the Government of Sinaloa and further promote the state and the tourism through music band.

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Cineseptiembre Film Fest 2014

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From 16 to 22 September the Historic Center of Mazatlan, Sinaloa receive for the seventh consecutive year the International Independent Film Fest Cineseptiembre 2014 with the projection of films by directors from 20 countries.

Cineseptiembre Film Fest 2014 include screenings in various genres and formats for free at the Angela Peralta Theater, Haas House, the Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan, and some streets of the Historical Center; likewise there will be given magisterial conferences, galas and delivery of special awards where the public will have the opportunity to interact and be around artists and managers involved in the film industry.

Check the billboard and enjoy the International Festival of Independent Cinema that Cineseptiembre 2014 has programmed for you!


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raulricoescenamazatlan2014The Municipal Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan have the honor of inviting you to the Fourth International Theater Festival Scene Mazatlan 2014 that will take over the streets and major cultural forums of the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa from 25 September to 3 October, presenting a large variety of performing by actors from six countries.

Eleven companies from six countries (Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia) presented 14 stage shows in a theatrical corridor integrated by six scenarios:

  • Angela Peralta Gallery.
  • Haas House Museum.
  • Plazuela Machado.
  • Plazuela Republica.
  • Angela Peralta Theater.

Most shows are free entry (but with ticket in hand) and are aimed at audiences of all ages. Also in this fourth edition will have the support of the National Council for Culture and Arts.

Get ready to enjoy an exquisite theatrical program that Scene Mazatlan 2014 has designed especially for you!


Tickets will be available from Tuesday, August 26 at the box office of the Angela Peralta Theater.
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As a tradition, on November 29 & 30 will be held in the city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico the XVI Great Pacific Marathon 2014 that for its quality and high pull in the crowds has been nominated in the list of ‘The world’s 50 best marathons’.

That is why in order to maintain the commitment to innovation and continuous improvement of this iconic sports competition the Technical Director of the event, Francisco Ayala, announced changes and innovations that will be reflected in this year, highlighting:

  • pacificmarathonNew route for the half marathon, where long distance runners have the opportunity to cross a greater part of the coastal walk, passing through Del Mar Avenue, Playa Norte, Paseo Claussen and Olas Altas.
  • Will be included the modality to cover the Great Pacific Marathon in teams of five athletes of any category, branch or sex.
  • Return the massive musical concert in Bacanora Hall where the award ceremony of the races of 5, 10, 21 and 42 kilometers will be performed.
  • The concept of the musical bands will be reinforced along the 42 kilometers.

Francisco Ayala explained that the official presentation of the event will be held in the month of October, but Now you can reserve your place! So do not wait and be part of this sporting event supported by the Mexican Association of Athletics Federations.

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franciscocorodovacelaya_secturAt press conference in the city of Los Angeles, California, the head of the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, announced that in order to establish a new world record and to promote Sinaloa through its music, Tourism Ministry and Fellowship Sinaloenses residing in California made the concentration of more than 50 bands of Sinaloa will perform together and coordinated the song “The Sinaloense”.germanlizarraga

The event will take place on August 31 in the County of South Gate and will be free for all attendees, and during the same also will seek to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an institution that provides help and support to children and families with medical care at no cost to beneficiaries.

stjudechildrenshospitalBoth the Secretary of Tourism as German Lizarraga, director of the Star Band of the Pacific, agreed that such events help to find scenarios promoting tourist destinations of Sinaloa to the Latin population resides in California and send messages of brotherhood and identity with the ‘sinaloenses’ who live there.

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The Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan in collaboration with the civil association “Women in Film and Television” bring to the public of Mazatlan the X International Festival of Women in Film and Television, where they present a selection of the best films of contemporary fiction, documentaries and national and international short films.

The X International Festival of Women in Film and Television will integrate a comprehensive program with films from Spain, Argentina, Italy, United States, Cuba, Quebec, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cameroon, Denmark and China.

On this tenth anniversary, Quebec will be the guest of honor, who has recorded significant growth in its cinematography beginning to address social issues regarding the participation of women in the society.

Be part of this important film shows and do not forget to visit our calendar of events for schedule your appointment with the film.

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gatorboysanimalplanetThe production team of the famous “Gator Boys” of the Animal Planet channel moved to the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Mexico to be part of the rescue of a crocodile that was stranded on the beach Dolphin where with help of the professional equipment of Aquarium Mazatlan, reached their objective.

“Gator Boys” is a series of U.S. television that follows the adventures of a group of crocodile hunters led by Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle aimed to safeguard crocodiles before they are caught and killed by hunters in many sometimes sell their skins and meat.

gatorboysDuring its visit in Mazatlan, the production program conducted rescue activities of crocodiles and snakes in various locations and rural area of Mazatlan, swimming with sharks, filming on “The Diver”, the “Cave of the Devil”, diving oysters, among others.

Notably, during the visit in Mazatlan that made the production team Gator Boys, in a meeting held with the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, were distinguished as Tourism Ambassadors Mazatlan for the invaluable work they do to promote the task of preserving and protection of animals as well as to spread the natural beauty of the places they visit.

Gator Boys is a program that has established itself as one of the most watched cable channel and the premiere of its new season will be this Sunday, so here we share a preview of what was filmed in Mazatlan: See the Video

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