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mazatlan_plazuelamachadoThe prestigious information site U.S. News & World Report through its official website announced the ranking of the best destinations to visit in Mexico, positioning the beautiful port of Mazatlan on the place number 8 and its beaches within of the 7 best in the country.

historiccenterTo obtain this ranking U.S. News considered three factors to determine the best destinations: beautiful beaches, a vibrant nightlife and cultural attractions; likewise to determine the best beaches four factors were contemplated: scenary, water clarity, crowd congestion and nearby amenities. Along with the above was crucial the knowledge and opinion of the experts of the tourism industry and the vote of the travelers.

mazatlanclavadistaU.S. News & World Report is a media company with the highest reputation in the United States that publishes news, opinion articles, advice to consumers, rankings and analysis. Today it is mostly known for its ranking list of the “Best Universities and Hospitals” and the impact that has occurred in the American community prompted the expansion of its content and product offers related to education, health, money, career, travel and cars.

Congratulations for these excellent results!

Mazatlan more than you could ever imagine!

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Oct
21

Who is Kat Simmons?

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Simply put, Kat Simmons is a legendary and hilarious comedian who is about to rock Hotel Playa Mazatlán Beach Hotel’s Venados Show Room. The Venados Show Room is Mazatlán’s only Las Vegas style show room, and has been home to some of the most popular acts in entertainment. When you come out to see a show at the Venados Show Room, you not only get to experience fine entertainment, you also get to enjoy a delicious buffet and open bar. Dinner, drinks, and a show, what could be better than that!

The Comedy Stylings of Kat Simmons 

Kat Simmons have been working the comedy club circuit for over 27 years. She has toured internationally extensively, and appear on television. She has performed with comedians as legendary as Tim Allen, and Kenny Rogers. Clearly, Kat Simmons has had a storied career. So what about Kat Simmons has made her career so incredible?

Some comedians may bore you by simply reciting and endless stream of recycled jokes. Kat Simmons couldn’t be more different. She is one of the few comedians remaining who practice physical comedy. It is engaging, and endless entertain for audiences. Kat Simmons uses her unique style of physical comedy and applies it to real life situation. Her observations are not only hilarious, they also seem to find a way of hitting home. It isn’t uncommon for audience members to say they recognize themselves in Kat Simmons.

If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, it isn’t too late. Kat Simmons takes the stage with David Gee on Sunday, November 15th. Tickets are just 500 pesos, and they include an open bar, and all you can eat buffet from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Regardless of the type of medical condition that a person has, there are some simple and effective ways to improve overall health when traveling for pleasure or business. For example, carrying an adequate amount of medication that includes extra medication is important especially if a return trip home is delayed intentionally or unintentionally. Anytime a trip is extended for some reason it is always a good idea to have additional medication ready and available.

Proper Medical Treatment Is Provided When Necessary

In addition, it is always a good idea to carry medication in a carry-on suitcase as opposed to checking it with checked baggage. However small the risk, there are always a chance that luggage could become lost or stolen. Equally important is to consider wearing a medical alert device or something similar. Letting others know your particular medical condition is critical to ensuring that the proper medical treatment is provided when necessary. Another thing that should be considered with regard to traveling safely with a medical condition is to always carry basic medical information on your person.

List Of Allergies And Current Illnesses

Even if someone is wearing a medical alert device identifier it is a good idea to have other additional information in a wallet or briefcase. This would include information such as health insurance data, travel insurance information and name and dosages of particular types of medication. In addition, a list of allergies and current illnesses as well as primary physician contact information should all be made readily available. This information can be vitally important if someone were to become ill or incapacitated while on a vacation or a business trip.

Doctor’s Letter Detailing Specifics Of An Implanted Medical Device

Another great idea is to consider carrying travel type medical insurance with pre-existing type coverage. This is a smart way to protect from the unexpected while traveling abroad or even within your own country. Finally, it is recommended to carry a doctor’s letter any time an individual has some type of implanted medical device. From monitors to pacemakers and other types of similar internal devices, having a doctor’s letter that details the specifics of an implanted medical device can only work to a patient’s advantage. Contact Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel to learn more about a beautiful hotel in Mazatlan that is inviting, warm and comfortable.

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Oct
21

Money Tips For Travelers

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Traveling virtually anywhere in the world today requires having an appreciation for the proper management and handling of money. That said there are a few essential Money tips for travelers that everyone should consider when traveling locally or across the globe. For example, common strategies that should be implemented when traveling include always having a backup credit card just in case others fail. Equally important is to avoid keeping money in one place when traveling.

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Another great idea is to cover the keypad when entering a pin number at an ATM machine. Just as important is to consider contacting your primary bank and letting them know you will be traveling so that your cards will not become locked out unexpectedly. Perhaps one of the best ways to gain access to cash while traveling is to use ATM machines. Many consider ATMs to be one of the easiest ways to access foreign currency when traveling abroad. It is typically safer to use local currency than it is to use credit cards while traveling.

Local Currency And Cash Is Usually The Best

This is especially true considering the fact that many credit card companies will apply an additional fee to use a card overseas or in another country. Currency conversion surcharges can mount quickly and cost a traveler a large amount of money over the long run. While a credit card may be ideal for making reservations, local currency and cash is usually the best option for spending money while on vacation. Finally, it is always a good idea to convert all local currency back into US currency prior to leaving your preferred vacation destination to return home.

Having Peace Of Mind While On Vacation

Most would agree that with modern technology managing money while on vacation has become easier and less stressful. However, following these simple tips and strategies can go a long way in making any vacation far more enjoyable and less stressful. Having peace of mind while on vacation can only add to the overall enjoyment that one expects to have while traveling. As an added note, traveler’s checks are not as common as they once were. That is why acquiring local currency while on vacation is still the best option. Contact Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel today to learn more about beautiful inviting Mazatlan hotels that are memorable and delightful in every way.

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Oct
21

Day of the Dead

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callejoneadaDay of the Dead is one of the most representative traditions in Mexican culture which is celebrated for two days: November 1 dedicated to the souls of the children and the November 2 to adult.

This celebration has its origin in the prehispanic period (in indigenous civilizations like the Aztecs, Mayas, Purepecha, Nahua and Totonac) which is characterized by the Mexican humor in the face of death.

calaverasThe popular belief says that the souls of loved ones who went away return from the afterlife on the Day of the Dead, for what their families have to receive them with an offering (Altars of the Dead) where it is placed their favorite food, the delicious ‘pan de muerto’ – bread of the dead – (its ingredients vary by region but the most popular is round, covered with strips of white sugar simulating bones), fruit, sugar skulls, liquor, flowers (the color of death in the prehispanic Mexico was the yellow flower why the flower that is used by tradition in this festivity is the cempasuchil flower), photographs and in the case of children, toys.

breadofthedeadAn important part of this tradition implies visiting cemeteries where the relatives come to clean the graves, carrying candles, flowers and even many carry food and music groups to spend all day with their faithful departed.

Another of the main elements of this festivity is the popular “Catrina” is a skull wearing different clothes as a sign of the presence of death in all the everyday. Likewise we also have the literary skulls that are rhymed verses that satirize situations of popular characters using the theme of death with a humorous intention.

Mazatlan beautiful port nestled in the Pacific Ocean which has a picturesque and architectural historic center, invite you to celebrate the Festivity of the Day of the Dead with traditional ‘Callejoneada’ and the exhibition of altars and artistic disciplines in the majestic Angela Peralta Theater, where the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan has developed a complete program in order that the people of Mazatlan, visitors and the world know the diverse means of expression with we live the Day of the Dead.

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That is right, Playapalooza is still rocking. Incredible performances are just on the horizon. Make sure you mark your calendar, because Heidi Gregoire is going to be performing at the Venados showroom on October 16th.

Not familiar with Playapalooza? Playapalooza is Hotel Playa Mazatlán Beach Hotel’s ongoing music and comedy extravaganza. Music and comedy acts from all over the world are being flown in to delight and entertain tourists and locals alike. They will be performing in the Venados showroom, Mazatlán’s only Las Vegas style showroom. You don’t want to miss out, so make sure you book your tickets today!

Learning about Heidi Greogoire

Heidi Greogoire is one of the most multi-talented performers to grace the stage of the Venados showroom. She is not only an incredible singer, but an actor as well. She studied at the Center for Azteca Television under Mazatlan’s own renowned Raul Quintanilla. Heidi has not only created incredible original music, she is also a skilled tribute singer. During her performance she will be playing homage to legendary actresses and singers such as Yuri, Lupita D’Alessio, Pandora, Amanda Miguel, and more.

Heidi comments on her performance by saying, “These are all heartfelt songs, about all of the miss trust and pain that fill most women when we feel the need to release emotions, and we find the courage to sing to ourselves.”

It sounds like it will be an incredible evening. Not only will guests get to enjoy Heidi’s amazing performance, they will also have access to the Venado’s showrooms open bar, and delicious all you can eat buffet. Dinner, drinks, and a show? What could be better than that?!

We can’t wait to see you there!

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The Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa in conjunction with the Ministry of Health awarded the Distinctive “H” to thirteen centers of consumption of the Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel which what it adds already 21 consecutive years of endorsing this distinction that places us as a accommodation centre where the quality and hygiene of our products and services is our main challenge.

The Distinctive “H” is a recognition given to those permanent establishments of food and beverages that meet the hygiene standards that marks the Mexican Norm NMX-F605 NORMEX 2004, which is valid for one year.

In a ceremony that was presided by the Undersecretary of Projects, Investment and Tourism Development of Tourism Ministry, Rafael Lizarraga Favela and the Director of Operations of Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel, Lance T. Vient, were awarded 130 certificates to the employees who participated in the process of training imparted by the consultant “H” Dulce Maria Maciel Macias and thirteen Distinctive “H” to the consumption centers:

Restaurant “La Terraza”, “La Playita” Snack, Hall of Events “Gaviotas”, Employee Dining Room, Hall of Events “El Venado”, Prefabrication Area, “Los Tejabanes” Snack Bar, Restaurant “Casa Roberto”, Restaurant Georgini’s, USG Sport Bar, Coffee Shop “La Terraza”, “La Terraza” Bar and Bakery Area.

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Congratulations to all the people who made this achievement possible to the Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel!

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carlosfelton_mazatlanIn a press conference the Mayor of Mazatlan Carlos Felton Gonzalez, accompanied by the State Tourism Secretary Francisco Cordova Celaya and Secretary for Economic Development of Mazatlan, Hilda Inukai Sashida, detailed as successful the tour of work that realized in the cities of Calgary and Vancouver in Canada, as well as the community of Pico Rivera in California, United States, since there made concrete agreements that will come to promote the development and Mazatlan’s economic growth.

foreigntourists_mazatlanWithin the activities carried out during the working visit, meetings with executives of WestJet and Alaska Airlines in order to increase the number of flights and seats to Mazatlan, by which it was agreed to work together to carry out campaigns and strategies promotion to ensure planeloads in round flights.

In addition to this, will facilitate the development of big business with both countries and during the Mazatlan International Carnival 2016 will have the special participation of a marching band from Calgary Stampede and made up of 25 talented young people who have won the first place worldwide.

It is as well as Mazatlan continues to strengthen and creating new ties with two of the countries that represent over 80% of our foreign tourists, generating opportunities to reach the potential that our port offers.

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The beaches of Mazatlán are beautiful and pristine, and we want nothing more than to keep it that way. Don’t you want your children, and their children to be able to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Mazatlán? For this very reason Hotel Playa Mazatlán supports Sustainable Tourism in Mexico. What exactly is sustainable tourism? We will tell you want it is!

Defining Sustainable Tourism 

Sustainable tourism comes down to the concept of visiting a location as tourist and having only a positive impact on the society, economy, and environment of your destination. Those dedicated to sustainable tourism want to make the world better through travel. This takes a commitment not just from tourist themselves, but from the locations they are visiting. By working together, we can help ensure that beautiful places like Mazatlán will be around for generations to come.

Preserving Coastal Beauty 

One of the primary tenants of sustainable tourism is preserving the environment. This means holding on to the incredible coastal beauty of Mazatlán. To do this, we want to keep our beaches as clean as possible. We encourage every guest to pick up after themselves when they visit our beautiful sunny beaches. Leave the beach in better condition than when you found it! We also need to take care of our ocean. When you are out boating, don’t throw trash into the water, and follow local fishing regulations. The ocean is a delicate eco-system, which we all need to work together to preserve.

Preserving Culture 

The World Tourism Organization, which supports sustainable tourism, also makes it a goal to preserve cultural resources and traditions. The unique and incredible cultures around the world make tourism the awesome experience that it is. When tourist interact with cultures, the UNTWO encourages them to learn from those cultures, and do everything they can to support them.

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Oct
07

Mexican Pacific League

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All ready for the start of the Mexican Pacific League “Potosinos Express 2015-2016 Season” that will start next Saturday 10 October, and as a tradition all the participating teams are focused on offering their fans a sports event of high quality and competitiveness.

The Mexican Pacific League is a professional baseball league where the highest level championship is held during the winter in Mexico and whose champion team represents the country in the Caribbean Series competing against teams from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Dominican Republic.

During the “Potosinos Express 2015-2016 Season” you will have the opportunity to see in action the teams:

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So now you know, see the official calendar of the Mexican Pacific League and support your favorite team!

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