dronestagramThe use of drones in photography over the past decade has become the way that photographers can immortalize scenes that twenty years ago would never have imagined and although previously were only associated with military surveillance, nowadays they manage to obtain perspectives of natural wonders without exploring.

It is response to this need for exploration and fascination for the second consecutive year “Dronestagram” in collaboration with “National Geographic” announce the winners of the photography contest realized from drones, which is divided into three categories:

  1. Landscapes.
  2. Nature.
  3. “Dronies” (selfies captured from a drone).

If that weren’t enough, it is recognized with the award for the most popular photography who manages to get the highest number of “Like” from the Internet users (most of them specialized in photography and video with drone).

clavadistamazatlanIt is a pride to announce that more than 5,000 photographs submitted by professional and amateur photographers from around the world, “Glorieta Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada” located in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and captured by the young mazatleco Alejandro Ochoa won third place in the “Award for the most popular”.

This photograph captures the challenge facing every day “Divers of Mazatlan” to find the exact time and point to throw from the Square towards the sea and come out alive.

Alejandro Ochoa has 30 years and is currently devoted to photography and video recording. Part of the Ambassadors Project, which is a selection of 43 people around the world who the organizer site “Dronestagram” gave them a drone for six months with the commitment to record videos and take photos of emblematic sites. Alejandro decided to pursue promote Mazatlan through its Malecon, the Carpa Olivera and the Cerro de la Cruz, was where organizers discovered his photography and incited it to take part in the contest.

It is a pride for Hotel Playa Mazatlan to publicize this kind of news that placed to Mazatlan in the eyes of the world!

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Starting November and ending in March, Hotel Playa Mazatlan and Gaudet Productions will present a highly entertaining night of stand-up comedy in the Venados showroom. This season will attract some of the top performers in the US and Canada. Many of the performers have appeared on prime time TV and famous comedy clubs all around the world. Following the immense success of the first season, Hotel Mazatlan hopes to surpass itself this year, and it seems likely they will.

Where it Takes Place

Hotel Mazatlan’s legendary Venados showroom has hosted a wide array of Hollywood celebrities. The unique design and state of the art sound equipment is unparalleled anywhere else in central Mexico. What’s more, the hotel management team provides delicious food and drinks to all its guests.

Who Attends

Hotel Playa Mazatlan is excited to welcome back Kat Simmons, amongst many others to the Venados show room. Anyone flocking to Hotel Playa Mazatlan can expect an amusing show to take place during their stay. To see a schedule or book a ticket click here.

What to Expect

Anyone attending an event at the Venados showroom can expect a wonderful, exciting evening, full of entertainment and fun. After a night of entertainment, guests can cool off at our beach or the pool. Perhaps the show wasn’t enough excitement for you? Well then, give our zip line or obstacle course a try. Don’t believe us? Give us a call or come on by.






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On both August 6th and August 13th, Luis Thomas will hit the Venado Show Room to entertain the guests of Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Luis Thomas’ legendary La Caricatura de las Estrellas (cartoon of the stars) involves lampooning and satirizing the often obnoxious behavior of celebrities. Thomas performs in English to make his act palatable to the guest of the Hotel Mazatlan, so no translation is necessary.

How Luis Thomas Started

Just like any other future star, Luis Thomas took a leap of faith and left for the big city to earn international stardom. He severed his studies in communication to pursue stardom in Mexico City. With the help of his father and an actress who noticed his potential, Yolanda Andrade, Thomas went on gain widespread fame for his singing, dancing and acting. Here he developed his comedy routine which involves him acting like a cartoon of the stars, a caricature of celebrity existence.

The Venado Show Room

Guests visiting Hotel Playa Mazatlan will not be disappointed by the abundance of attractions available for their entertainment. Alongside the sandy beaches of Mazatlan, guest visiting the hotel will enjoy the zip line, obstacle course, and pool equipped with a swim up bar. What’s more, guests looking for excitement or a taste of the arts, will no doubt be satisfied by our list of impressive performers who frequent the Venado Show Room at Hotel Playa Mazatlan.

Learn More

To book a ticket for the performance click here. We host the Playapalooza from March to August in order to encourage international talent to perform at our hotel. Feel free to give us a call if you have any specific questions. At Playa Mazatlan a representative is eagerly awaiting your call.

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Hotel Mazatlan is located in central Mexico on the eastern shore. Mazatlan is an area riddled with impressive sites, rich heritage, culture, and an abundance of tourist attractions. Indeed, guests can expect to lounge by the beach, catch a show, Wale watch, or make a trip to ancient Mayan periods in order to gain a glimpse into the past.

Whale Watching

If you consider yourself a biologist of sorts, then Whale watching in Mazatlan is a must. Pursue your Moby Dick accompanied by a team of biologists and oceanographers equipped to locate the undisputed alpha of the sea, the Whale. Indeed, the pursuit of a great leviathan is just one of the many attractions one can consume while in Mazatlan.

Canopy Adventure

For those adrenaline junkies out there, the Huana Coa Canopy & adventure should be right up your wheel house. Indeed, the most exciting experience for adventure sport enthusiasts. But it also doubles as a history lessons as adventures journey 130 years back in time as they descend into the Amazon rainforest abyss.

Mazatlan’s Cathedral

This is a destination geared more to the art crowd then the adrenaline junkies. The Mazatlan’s cathedral exemplifies the economic and social influence of the Catholic Church has had on Mazatlan. At the cathedral the Bishop of Mazatlan resides where he looks over his flock. Mazatlan’s cathedral boasts a highly innovative architectural design, a full service organ, and a beautiful mural depicting the holy trinity surrounded by angels and other heavenly beings (just to name a few).

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enriqueiglesias‘Grupo Nodo’ in the company of the Sales Director of the Mazatlan International Center, Raul Llera Martinez, held a meeting with the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez to externalizarle the vision they have of turning Mazatlan into a destination of shows with renowned artists.

‘Grupo Nodo’, a company dedicated to the realization of artistic, cultural and entertainment events with more than 20 years of experience, have seen in Mazatlan an ideal destination to bring renowned musicians and already have the first date scheduled for Friday July 31 with Mexican band “Matute” in the Mazatlan International Center (MIC).

Also special presentations like Lupita Dalessio, Paquita la del Barrio and Yuridia, are contemplated and are already in negotiations to make possible the presentation of Enrique Iglesias.


Congratulation with the new projects that will continue to encourage the growth and development of Mazatlan!
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Just a few miles below the Tropic of Cancer rests a paradise on Earth and Mexico. Indeed the beaches of Mazatlan have been likened to paradiso. Located amidst this heaven on earth is the Hotel Playa, a getaway with something for everyone: honeymooners, banquet seekers, those seeking nuptial unity, families, singles, adventurers, and everything in between. Below is a brief account Hotel Playa’s newest attractions for the family, the zip line and rock climbing wall.

Climb the Wall

Located in the Playa Huanacoa, Mazatlan’s on-site Recreation Center is a perfect place for leisure. Two climbing walls are sure to satisfy beginning and expert climbers alike. What’s more, adjacent to the two climbing walls is a min-outdoor jungle course where people can test their agility and endurance. But this is not just any adventure recreation center. Once inside the facility the world around you fades from view. Winding paths lead to cliffs and hidden mystic pools. Of course, a trained guide is waiting to help you through the fray.

A Zip Line for the Adrenaline Junkie

Imagine dangling your feet above a jungle while you soar over a dense canopy with the beach in sight. If you want this fantasy to become a reality, then simply stop by the Playa Huanacoa and enjoy a zip from the “eagles nest” to the beach coast. Indeed, the zip line yields spectacular views, excitement, and family fun for all.

Visit us Today

Reach out to us today or click here to book a journey to Mexico’s most precious paradise. Escape and relaxation is just a call or click away, don’t deny that the beach is calling your name. If nature is not your thing, rest easy, we fly in kings of comedy, Vegas performers, and world renowned artist to entertain our beloved guests.

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American Airlines announced as part of its expansion plan toward Latin America and the Caribbean, two new routes to Mexico from Los Angeles to Mexico City and Mazatlan, which will start operating from September 3 with two flights daily between Los Angeles and Mexico City and from November 7 a flight every Saturday and Sunday from Los Angeles to Mazatlan.

Without doubt this is great news for our fellow nationals and tourists who like to enjoy the excellent climate and hospitality that characterizes the beautiful port of Mazatlan during the winter season.

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playagaviotascertificationFor the second consecutive year “Playa Gaviotas” in Mazatlan, Sinaloa receives the certification of “Playa Limpia” (Clean Beach) awarded by the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification (IMNC) and supports the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT); what reflects the actions that have made government agencies, businesses and sectors of society to ensure that users of the recreational beaches use without risk to their health.

playagaviotas_cleanbeachAt the ceremony where the certification was formalized attended by the Delegate of SEMARNAT in Sinaloa, Jorge Abel Lopez Sanchez, Secretary of Tourism of the State, Francisco Cordova Celaya, the Under-secretary of Environment and Natural Resources in Sinaloa, Jose Jeovan Rosas Corrales, Maria del Rosario Torres Noriega, Secretary of the City of Mazatlan; as well as businessmen and representatives of civil society.

cleanbeach_hotelplayamazatlanPlaya Gaviotas is a popular beach in Mazatlan located in the heart of the Golden Zone in an area of 573 meters which covers the hotels: Emporio, Ramada and Hotel Playa Mazatlan.

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After a tour of 3 hours through the main streets of downtown Calgary, Canada and in the presence of thousands of people around the world, for the third consecutive year the Mazatlan Carnival won the award for “Best Cultural Group” in the Calgary Stampede Parade, which participated with an allegoric car, the Carnival queens and the representative of Mexico who were applauded for their originality and colorful design.

The representative group of Mexico integrated with a mariachi, dance groups and giant puppets was accompanied by a parade float designed by Jorge Gonzalez Neri, the current Queen of Mazatlan Carnival, Rocio I and Loana Green Blum, deputy of the Queen of the Floral Games.


The Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, was pleased to receive the distinctive since it is an opportunity to ratify the destination of Mazatlan in the memory of Canadians who have in our municipality one of their favorite destinations in Mexico.


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New Air Route in Mazatlan

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From July 13 Mazatlan will expand its domestic supply through the airline TAR (Regional Air Transport) which will offer new flights from the cities of Guadalajara and La Paz often Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The airline TAR will use aircraft type Jet Embraer ERJ145, which have a capacity of 50 passengers. According to its itinerary, the new flight will depart from Guadalajara at 11:35 hours (Center Time), arriving to Mazatlan to leave at 12:00 pm (Pacific Time) and arrive to La Paz at 13:05 hours.

To the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa this increase in air traffic is a clear sign of trust that continues to build this tourist destination.

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