Why Mazatlan

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Let yourself be pampered by the sun, beach and warmth that only Mazatlan offers you!

Because always we must take advantage of any time to rest and relax, here we tell you why Mazatlan is your best option.

mazatlan highwayClose to you by road.

Thanks to the Tepic-Mazatlan highway is already connected to the new Durango- Mazatlan highway, cities like Guadalajara, Tepic, Culiacan, Durango, Torreon, Saltillo and Monterrey are the most benefited by this great work, reducing road connection between the two cities.

Major air connection.

From December the Aeromar airline began operations with the Guadalajara-Los Mochis-Mazatlan route.

Beautiful Mexican Pacific port endowed with beaches, historical scenarios, nightlife and exquisite gastronomy.

Up in the morning, open your eyes and fell the sea breeze in your face is a great way to start your day. So one of our first advices is that if you are a person who likes to work out and take advantage of the first hours of the day, very early cross the Mazatlan’s Malecon (boardwalk).

maleconmazatlanMazatlan’s Malecon (boardwalk) with 13 miles long is considered one of the longest in the world. Sunsets, ocean views, monuments and unforgettable landscapes is what gives you this magnificent journey.

Historical Center.

The Historical Center of Mazatlan has buildings with more than 180 years old having as one of the most emblematic and visited places by many foreign and domestic tourists, the Plazuela Machado that has many restaurants and entertainment venues, right next to the emblematic Angela Peralta Theater where various plays and musicals are presented throughout the year.

During your tour you cannot miss the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, whose candelabras, facade of Gothic influence and baroque style will blow you away.

cathedralimmaculateconceptionThe Plazuela Zaragoza built in honor of General Ignacio Zaragoza was built in 1954 and where every afternoon older adults congregate to dance to the rhythm of salsa and danzon. It is also the preferred place for all regulars of eats healthily because every Saturday it gathers the Organic Market.


Whether in the Marina of Mazatlan, Golden Zone or Historical Center, Mazatlan offers a wide range of options for all tastes and ages.

Sport Fishing and golf.

If you love the Golf or sport fishing, Mazatlan offers several options for you to spend a sensational sports day.

mazatlanaquariumFor the Kids.

Not to be missed the Mazatlan Aquarium, a walk through the city in a ‘pulmonia’, shopping malls with centers game and such a rich dip in the swimming pool or in the Pacific Ocean.


And if you simply want to enjoy a delicious natural tan at the edge of the beach, reading your favorite book or taking a delicious drink, Mazatlan gives you several beaches that according to their characteristics you can enjoy with your family, friends or partner.

Escape to Mazatlan and be pampered by the Pearl of the Pacific!

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Playapalooza and Comedy Club

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 Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel proudly presents


Waiting list for Second Show!

Comedy Club: Corny Rempel & Cathy Ladman

February 11th

Contact Concierge for more Information

Chief Concierge

Elizabeth Regalado
Av. Playa Gaviotas 202, Apdo. Postal 207
Zona Dorada. Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico 82110
Tel: +52 (669) 989 0555 ext. 34
Direct Line: +52 (669) 913 5320

Toll Free
From Mexico: 01 800 716 9567
From USA: 1 800 762 5816
From Canada: 1 866 547 5447

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libramientomazatlanThe young Sinaloense Roberto Veliz Rojo was the winner of the National Photography Contest “Mexico through the Works” promoted by the Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) with a picture of one of the most recent works in the ‘Libramiento Mazatlan’.

robertovelizrojoThe winning image should reflect the dimension, beauty, harmony with the environment and the benefits to the community.

After an arduous work of selection, the image of ‘Libramiento Mazatlan’ captured by the young Sinaloense Roberto Veliz Rojo was the winner, it will be part of a group exhibition that will be presented at the mezzanine of the SCT, in the SCT Center of each state of the Mexican Republic and in the official twitter account of the Secretariat.


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The heavenly port of Mazatlan has been elected as the tourist destination that will be the image of the National Campaign Spring-Summer 2016 of the department store chain Sears, for which recording and photographic sessions were realized in different locations where will highlight the beauty of its beaches, urban architecture and historical center.

For the Campaign Spring-Summer 2016 of Sears two production teams realized an arduous days of work in locations such as the Ocean Breeze hotel, Historic Center, Angela Peralta Theater, Plazuela Machado, Malecon, the Monument to the Shield of Sinaloa, the Monument to the Life, Olas Altas, Angel Flores street and Marina Mazatlan.

Thus Mazatlan with its beauties reappears as the perfect setting to promote clothing trends for spring-summer season, a privilege that was previously received by other destinations such as Acapulco, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.

The marketing strategy for the campaign include spots to be broadcast on television, print catalog and social networks covering each of the 91 stores that Sears has in Mexico.


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kingofjoy mazatlanOn Friday January 15 in a tight competition were presented the new sovereigns of the Mazatlan Carnival International 2016 “Mazatlantida the allegory that emerged from the waves” where the little Ana Emilia Contreras Valdes won the Children’s Reign and the doctor Bernardo Camacho received the title of King of Joy.

princeofjoy_mazatlanAfter months of arduous preparation and before an audience that filled the Plazuela Republica, on Friday afternoon the long-awaited final count was realized where the batons of all candidates were the cherry on the cake.

The event was attended by eleven beautiful women that would compete a day later by the maximum crown of the Mazatlan Carnival, the event authority and Grupo Fussion, who was in charge of entertaining the event.

Meanwhile the girl Diseret Berenice Villa Canizalez obtained the second place becoming the Queen of Poetry of Mazatlantida and Saul Ignacio Miranda was invested as Prince of Joy of Mazatlan’s Carnival.

childrenqueenFrom 4 to 9 February the beautiful port of Mazatlan will vibrate with the celebration of its maximum holiday, the Mazatlan’s International Carnival 2016 that will go for motto: “Mazatlantida, the allegory that emerged from the waves,” which is recognized as one of the best carnivals of Mexico not just for its beauty but also by its colorful, quality, music, art, fun and happiness that permeates in each of its events.

Congratulations to the new Queen and King, Princes and Princesses of the Mazatlan Carnival 2016!

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carnavalmazatlanqueens2016In a vibrant night full of color, beauty and joy, Mazatlan discovered the new sovereign of the Carnaval “Mazatlantida, the allegory that emerged from the waves” where Daniela Tostado Farriols won the title of the Carnaval Queen and Blanca Herrera Corona obtained Reign of the Floral Games.

queenmazatlancarnivalTaking as a perfect frame the majestic Angela Peralta Theater, 11 candidates showed her beauty and personality in a competition that tested their charisma and confidence.

Under Lorena Lizarraga conduction, Mazatlan Carnival Queen 2014 and the actor Pablo Lyle, who later would receive from Mayor Carlos Felton the Prophet in his Earth Award, the event flowed smoothly in a show that brought together the social classes, cultural and economic aspects of Mazatlan society.

After two rounds of qualifying criterion, beauty and stage control, the results favored to Daniela and Blanca who received their royal bands with the rhythm of Banda La Mazatleca.

From 4 to 9 February the beautiful port of Mazatlan will vibrate with the celebration of its maximum holiday, the Mazatlan’s International Carnival 2016 that will go for motto: “Mazatlantida, the allegory that emerged from the waves,” which is recognized as one of the best carnivals of Mexico not just for its beauty but also by its colorful, quality, music, art, fun and happiness that permeates in each of its events.

Congratulations to the new Queens of Mazatlan Carnival 2016!

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Martin Luther King Day

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martinlutherkingMartin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. His most famous address was the “I Have A Dream” speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.

martinlutherkingholidayBut do you know what do people do to celebrate this federal holiday?

It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans. Some educational establishments mark the day by teaching about the life and work of Martin Luther King. Some Americans give some of their time on this day as volunteers in citizen action groups and in some places commemorative walks are performed.

The influence of Martin Luther King in Mexico

Due in part to King’s efforts, in 1964, the United States passed the Civil Rights Act that banned discrimination based on “race, color, religion, or national origin”; the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that restored and protected voting rights – the same as President Vicente Guerrero did in Mexico in 1829.

martinlutherkingdayCivil Rights legislation also included the Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965 that dramatically opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants from Mexico and other non-European groups; and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, that banned racial discrimination in the sale or rental of housing.

Tragically, like President Vicente Guerrero of Mexico who abolished slavery and was executed on February 14, 1831; and President Abraham Lincoln of the United States, who abolished slavery and was assassinated on April 11, 1865; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was also assassinated on April 4, 1968. Tragically, these three great leaders of freedom were all murdered.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” – Martin Luther King.

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Happy New Year

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newyearWith the traditional 12 grapes, a glass of wine, laughter, hugs and rituals is as in many places in the world was celebrating the beginning of the New Year where the celebration  focuses on the aspirations, goals and desires that every person wants to make reality. So regardless of frontiers, nationalities, races or beliefs Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel wishes you a Happy New Year full of health, happiness and hope to achieve greater success in the coming year.

rituals_newyearWaiting for the New Year is very special in Mexico since it always cause expectation and joy in the families, is a time to reflect on what lived in the year that is ending and the celebration of the renewal that is coming. Its celebration is very similar to the Christmas Eve just at 12:00 hours all guests raise their glasses and eat 12 grapes as fast as they can, impregnating each longing or purpose to be achieved. In some other homes diverse rituals are prepared as seeds spread throughout the house to encourage prosperity, leave with suitcases predicting a great year for trips or dress yellow underwear for money, red for love or white for peace.

mariachiUnlike the Christmas in Mexico the celebration of the New Year is a great opportunity to go out to party with friends and family to clubs, bars or restaurants, where the feast continues late into the morning.

dinner_newyearEvery region of our country has its own culinary traditions, so the menu of the night is extremely varied, from turkey, romeritos (is a Mexican dish from Mexico City, consisting of sprigs of a wild plant known as Romerito (“Suaeda”) that looks like rosemary, therefore its name), marinated pork, to the exquisite tamales, atole, pozole, fish and ‘buñuelos’ (fritters).

In Playa Mazatlan we like to pamper our guests with the tradition that surrounds this long-awaited date with joy and warmth that characterizes the port, where live music, delicious buffet and fireworks are the main ingredients.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year Canada

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happynewyearcanadaLaughs, happiness, wine, grapes, holiday, food, friends and family are some of the ingredients for the New Year celebration which invites us to reflect on the year that we leave; and purpose and hope that we glimpse for the year we are about to receive.

From always, the New Year is a celebration for a desired victory but has not yet been conquered and every country and region of the world celebrates it with some particularity. This time we invite you to take a look at the New Year in Canada, a country composed of unexpected wonders that encourages you to explore it.

tourtierecanadaLocated at the northern end of the American continent, Canada is a sovereign country organized in 10 provinces and 3 territories, being its capital Ottawa, the fourth largest city in the country.

The beauty and uniqueness of each city and province make Canada one of the most beautiful countries in the world and a favorite place to live. Its multiculturalism and miscegenation make every celebration brings its special touch.

newyearcanadaFor the New Year the Canadian people organizes large and small parties in clubs, bars, nightclubs and homes, where good music, food and party continues until the early hours of the new year. Some customs or traditions that are followed rigorously with the belief bring good luck and prosperity for all it is to go swimming on New Year’s, so do not be alarmed if you find children, young or old taking a dip in one of its lakes. Another tradition is the applause and roars at the time it reaches the New Year because it is a way to balance the negative energies of the year that are being dismissed.

kisscanadaIn Canada, the kiss is considered the traditional way to show love and the strengthening ties, so at the entrance of the New Year everyone is greeted with a kiss and hug wishing each other a happy new year; likewise the exchange of gifts is a way to express good wishes for the year that is about to begin.

Thanks to its multiculturalism in Canada it is not possible to speak about its own kitchen that covers the entire country, since each region has a culinary tradition for this time of year, but it is necessary to emphasize that the main gastronomic influence comes from the English and French tradition.

food canadaFor example, in the province of Quebec the “Tourtière” is a traditional dish at Christmas and New Year, which is a kind of cake made with pork, venison or cow. In the interior of the country the typical food is meat and in places like Alberta, smoked salmon. Also we cannot fail to mention the desserts that many of them take the touch of maple syrup, the main symbol of Canada and the only the only emblem that shines in its flag.

Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel wishes you all the Canadian people, visitors and community living in the warm port of Mazatlan a happy new year and all of your dreams and wishes come true!

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threewisemenEvery 6th of January Mexico celebrates the tradition of the Magi where tells the story that the Three Wise Men came from the Far East mounted on a camel, a horse and an elephant undertook their journey led by a brilliant star to adore the just-born baby Jesus.

The origin of this beautiful tradition takes us to the Bible where the Gospel of Matthew narrates the way that made three “wise men” (at that time it was called “magicians” for the ‘wise’ or ‘astronomers’) that were following a star until they came to Bethlehem to visit the newborn baby Jesus and who offered him three gifts: gold (for being a king), myrrh (for being a man) and incense (for being God).

threekingsdaymexicoGradually, the tradition has been adding other details such as the name of the Three Kings: Melchior, elderly white-haired and long beard of the same color; Caspar, younger and blond; and Balthazar, a black gentleman.

The celebration of January 6, also known as Three Kings Day, is that children previously written a letter to the Three Kings asking them the gifts that they would like to receive. On the eve of the holiday (January 6) leave by the window or Christmas tree their shoes with a little bit of straw (which serve to feed the animals that accompany the Magi). On the morning of January 6, straw disappears and all children run to looking their shoes where they will find their gifts.

roscadereyesThe same day the families and friends gather to break the traditional Rosca de Reyes (kingcake – a special ring-shaped cake), which is baked with a “doll” inside and those who find it shall organize the feast on February 2, Day of the Virgin of Candelaria, where they will taste some delicious tamales accompanied by atole.

Undoubtedly, the Day of the Three Kings in Mexico is a magical celebration where tradition is combined with faith, hope and illusion and is a pleasure to share with you.

Happy Three Kings Day!

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