Under the Third Meeting of Municipal Institutions of the Northern Economic Corridor, the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, signed a collaboration agreement with the intensification of joint efforts is formalized to promote the exchange of experiences and implementation of projects between the municipalities of the Northern Economic Corridor.

Accompanied by Secretary of Economic Development, Hilda Inukai, Carlos Felton strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between neighboring entities which will trigger an increase in the social, cultural and economic development of the north.

Also during his speech, the Mayor outlined the strengths of Mazatlan and the actions that are being taken to promote local and foreign trade, attract more tourism and strengthen the field of culture and arts, which manages to bring to port the accomplishment of the Fourth Meeting of the Northern Economic Corridor.

With these actions, the Government of Mazatlan promotes cooperation as fundamental piece for the growth and development of the town and the country.

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weddingsonthebeachThe Subsecretary of Tourism Promotion and Operation of SECTUR Sinaloa, Celia Jauregui Ibarra, reported that Mazatlan was designated as the first pilot destination for Certifying Industry Professionals Tourist Romance of Sinaloa and across the country, which will compete internationally in quality and service excellence.

This certificate program is intended for all professionals in the tourism industry Romance specifically the segment of Destination Weddings and is supported by the international organization Association for Wedding Professionals (AFWPI), supported by the Association of Coordinators Independent Weddings and Events professionals (ACIBEP) Chapter Mexico and supported by the Federal Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Board of Mexico (CPTM).

To attend this course, applicants must meet certain requirements to be integrated into a file that has to be delivered to the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa later than Tuesday September 23.

The course will be held on October 21 at the Mazatlan International Center where they cover topics such as:

  • Defining Destination Wedding.
  • Current Markets Destination Weddings.
  • Assertive Communication.
  • Identification of Customers and Suppliers.
  • Quality Standards, among others.

Read the rules and be part of the Certified Specialists in Destination Weddings!

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Mazatlan Aquarium is celebrating and as part of the activities being done to commemorate its 34th Anniversary, yesterday afternoon there was realized the sea turtle release in Mazatlan beaches where families and port authorities involved.

With the presence of the Director of Mazatlan Aquarium, biologist Jorge del Rincon Jarero; the architect Salvador Reynosa Garzon, Mayor Official; Aquarium staff and local families or who are visiting Mazatlan, the event of release of sea turtles with that Mazatlan Aquarium sum 7,600 nests collection and release of just over half a million turtles.

With this type of action Sinaloa is distinguished as one of the states with the greatest tradition in the conservation and recovery of sea turtles, Mazatlan Aquarium being a pillar in this program.

Congratulations Mazatlan Aquarium!

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The tourism service providers engaged in a work meeting with officials of Mazatlan to define the strategies to be followed to attend the next start of 2014-2015 Cruise Season opening this Monday October 6.

During the meeting which was headed by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Rafael Lizarraga Favela were present the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez; API Mazatlan Director, Alfonso Gil Diaz and tourism service providers, who latter raised the Mayor of Mazatlan address some needs identified in some areas of the harbor as the seafront, golden zone, ‘Sanchez Taboada’, among others. It also made ​​the commitment to implement a comprehensive improvement in Stone Island because it is a popular tourist attraction visited by foreigners.

In this way, Mazatlan is prepared to offer its visitors a safe destination, warm, with a wide gastronomic variety and important natural beauty and attractive tourist destination for the whole family spend a memorable stay in our harbor.

Welcome to Mazatlan!

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cantinflas_cineseptiembreAt a press conference, Sabrina and Roberto de los Santos, organizers of Cineseptiembre 2014, announced that the Honourable Mentions will be awarded this year: “Viento aparte” by the Director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci and “Cantinflas” by Sebastian del Amo; two film gems who were handed the statuette Rabbit Moon during the closing function.

“Viento aparte” of Alejandro Gerber makes a reflection on the loss of innocence and “Cantinflas” of Sebastian del Amo pays homage to one of the most emblematic figures in Mexican cinematography.

vientoaparteThe recognition will take place on Monday 22 September at the Angela Peralta Theater at 20:00, but the public may enter the premises to enjoy completely free Cantinflas projection from 18:00.

Also the assistance in the awards ceremony of the Director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci and one of the producers of Cantinflas was confirmed.

All the Cineseptiembre’s functions are free but in the Angela Peralta Theater and Haas House ticket is requested, for what we suggest you to come to the ticket office of the theatre to reserve your place.

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carnivalqueensElection of Queens

They may aspire to the maximum crown women from Mazatlan or with residence of three years in the city, unmarried, they have not been mothers, or are pregnant and have between 17 and 25 years old on election day.

Culture will realize an audition to select the candidates for Carnival Queen and Queen of the Floral Games, which will consist of a test video, catwalk and interview about knowledge of the history of Carnival and the port of Mazatlan.

The official presentation of the candidates will be Friday November 7 and the Election of Queens on Saturday 24 January at 19:00 in Angela Peralta Theater. In the contest criteria and beauty will be valued.

kingofjoyElection of the King of Joy

The election of the King of Joy will be through computations and contestants must provide at least the amount of 50 thousand pesos. The second and final count will be Friday, January 23 at 18:00 in the ‘Plazuela Republica’. It will be announced the winner at the end the scrutiny.

They can compete for the crown of Mazatlan birth or minimum three-year residency at the port.

queenchildrenElection of Queen Children

The aspirants to the infantile reign must be born or have lived at least three years in Mazatlan and age should be between 7 and 12 years. Election shall be by economic voting and each participant must contribute at least 50 thousand pesos. The choice will be Friday January 23 during a carnival party at Republic Plaza.

carnivalgroupsCompetition of Carnival Groups

Along with calls for the election of the sovereign’s Mazatlan Carnival, was opened the registration process for the competition of carnival groups that take part in the parades of this celebration. Culture will offer awards for 45 thousand, 30 thousand and 20 thousand pesos for the first three places.

Clemencia Isaura Poetry Award

CULTURE also announced that from this date registrations are open to compete for Clemencia Isaura Poetry Award and is open to all poets living in Mexico. Contestants must submit composition in verse, unreleased, themed, and freely extension to PO Box No. 336, Mazatlan, Sinaloa directed to the Organising Committee of the Floral Games.

The poetic work shall be executed with pseudonym or motto closed, perfectly sealed envelope.

childrendanceChildren’s Dance

One of the most anticipated events is Children’s Dance carried out on Carnival Monday with the participation of children from 3-10 years old. Children may participate in the categories of “Fantasy”, “Costume” and “Dance”.

Registration is open and the parents of the contestants will be met at the offices of Culture, from 9-3 pm and 5-7 pm. The winners of the first three places will receive prizes of $3,500, $3,000 and $2,000 pesos.

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carnival2015Yesterday the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan officially launched the invitations for the Reigns of the maximum holiday of the port: Mazatlan International Carnival 2015 where Maria Elena Rodriguez, Queen of the Floral Games 1965 and Libia Zulema Farriols, Queen of the Floral Games 1990, will celebrate 50 and 25 years of their reigns, respectively.

The Director of the Institute, Raul Rico, announced the calls for Carnival Queen, King of Joy and Queen Children, whose process of registration will be open until Wednesday, 5 November at 19:00 hours at the offices of the Institute.

During the press conference that took place at the Angela Peralta Gallery was also attended by Karla Alvarez, Carnival Queen 2012 and Head of Calls, Lorena I, Queen of Carnival 2014 and Marcela I, Queen of the Floral Games 2014.

We invite you to consult the Announcements and be part of Mazatlan’s Carnival 2015!


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The Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan through its Director General Raul Rico announced the start of Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2014, which, under the slogan “Art with roots” has scheduled a spectacular billboard filled with diverse artistic projects.

The Cultural Festival of Mazatlan was founded in 1993 as a forum for the expression of artistic expression, the quality in its programming gives a predominant place in the national level, distinguishing Mazatlan between major cultural destinations in northwestern Mexico.


The Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2014 “Art with roots” will be held from October 9 to December 20 in five sections:

delfosCulture in your Home

One of the major strengths of the biggest celebration of the arts in Mazatlan is its multiple presence, so they are referred to different performances of music, song and cultural events in various areas of the city and emblematic historical sites to bring culture to the corners of Mazatlan.

celsopiñaLiterary Culture

Literature have a special place in the festival with the presentation of works of young talents, poetry workshops aimed at the general public and the accomplishment of exhibitions of special guests from the genre.


Visual Arts will present through painting, printmaking, jewelry, sculpture, among others that will take place in various galleries like Angela Peralta Gallery and House Haas.

thenutcrackerMajor Events

This section highlights the presentation of major works of the first level as “Cats”, “Jim Morrison and The Doors”, “The Dove and the Nightingale: The Last Days of Angela Peralta” (opera), “Disney in Concert”, “Dream of a Summer Night” presented by the National Dance Company, Celso Piña and his Ronda Bogota, among others.


Presenting important artists of the port, such as: the Camerata Mazatlan, Professional Dance School of Mazatlan, Folkloric Ballet of the Institute of Culture, Theatre Company “The Children of Maria” and the soloist Jose Miguel Rivera.

Also integrate to the Festival the celebration of the “Artistic Career” of Maestro Enrique Patron de Rueda, presentation of Delfos Contemporary Dance through “Voyeur”, “The Nutcracker”, “The Christmas Gala”, “Carnival of the Dead”, and many more.

Tickets for all events of the Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2014 are now on sale in the office of the Angela Peralta Theater, so we invite you to consult the billboard and to live it up the Culture in Mazatlan.

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As part of the celebrations that the Municipality of Mazatlan held in port to commemorate the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, a special presentation of the winners of ‘The Voice Mexico’: Gerardo Bazua, Luz Maria and Marcos Razo is announced, who will offer a concert at ‘Plazuela Republica’ on the night of September 15.

The winners of the reality Voice Mexico shared with the audience their best performances accompanied by band, mariachi and singing songs of great composers and mexican interpreters. Furthermore, to give a spectacular closing celebration, fireworks and aerial dance will the cherry in our National Holidays.

This show is open to the public so we invite you to escape to Mazatlan during the next break and to live it up our National Holidays.

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During the visit that there realized yesterday the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto to Mazatlan on the occasion of the closing of the XXI Congress of Mexico’s International Trade, was announced the investment of 1,300 million to modernize and expand the infrastructure of the port, that will allow to duplicate its capacity to complement the road Mazatlan – Durango and consolidate the Northern Economic Corridor.

nationalexportaward2014President Enrique Peña Nieto arrived after 14:30 hours at Mazatlan International Center to close the XXI Congress of Mexico’s International Trade where he also presented the National Export Award 2014, with which they were awarded three companies of Sinaloa: HORTIMEX, Exportalizas Mexicanas and Su Karne.

Meanwhile, the Governor of the State of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez said during his speech at the ceremony, the modernization of the ports of Mazatlan and Topolobampo are the key strategic projects that are underway and that will be the door entry for the states that make up the Northern Economic Corridor, such as: Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.

The ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal; Federal Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jose Antonio Meade; COMCE President, Valentin Diez Morodo, and the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Eduardo Felton Gonzalez.

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