The festivities begin in the Magical Town El Rosario

The festivities begin in the Magical Town El Rosario

Our Lady of the RosaryThe Magical Town El Rosario, Sinaloa invites you to enjoy the festivities for the 361 anniversary of the devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary which will be extended during these days until the first of October.

With an extensive program of religious, cultural and artistic activities the inhabitants of El Rosario will welcome the more than 60,000 thousand visitors expected for this holiday.

Within the main activities in which you can participate with your family are:

  • Thursday, September 28th – Commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary.
  • Saturday September 30th – At 23:00 hours everyone will gather in the church to sing ‘Las Mañanitas’ (traditional Mexican birthday song) to the Virgin where it is expected the participation of Maria Elena Leal, daughter of the deceased Lola Beltran, who was considered the greatest exponent of the Mexican vernacular music and who in life was the one who headed ‘Las Mañanitas’ to the Virgin.
  • Sunday, October 1st – From 5:00 am will be realized 8 masses during the course of the day and at 17:00 hours start with the pilgrimage that year after year manages to summon more than 40,000 people. This pilgrimage is carried out through the streets of the village with the image of the Virgin of Our Lady of the Rosary and at night the activities are closed with a festival of music and pyrotechnics called Lights of Faith.

Come and celebrate with us the traditions that are kept alive in the Magic Town El Rosario, Sinaloa!

Mazatlan Cultural Festival 2017

Mazatlan Cultural Festival 2017

From October 5 to December 16 will be the long awaited Mazatlan Cultural Festival 2017 that this year will shine as never since it will not only exceed any programming that has had in previous years but with this edition will celebrate 100 years of cultural life in Mazatlan.

In a press conference the Director of the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan, Raul Rico, emphasized that the program of the Mazatlan Cultural Festival and the Sinaloa Cultural Festival, which for the first time will develop shows together.

During the Mazatlan Cultural Festival 2017 will participate artists from Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and the United States who will conquer the audience through great productions for all tastes and ages, as concerts, dance, theater, fine arts, literature and the presentation of four monumental operas: Il travatore, Suor Angelica, Carmen and Dido and Aeneas. These great works that catapulted its composers to fame will give continuity to the artistic project that maintains Mazatlán in the world operatic map, in a time in which Mexico almost does not produce opera.

The Mazatlan Cultural Festival will feature the Angela Peralta Theater, Casa Haas Museum, Angela Peralta Gallery, Rubio Gallery, Plazuela Machado, Olas Altas, Military Prison, Sagrada Familia Church, San Carlos Borromeo and Iglesia Cristiana. The popular colonias: Ricardo Flores Magon, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Benito Juárez, Constitution and the Lineal Park.

During the autumn/winter season will offer massive free shows in the streets such as a tribute to Pedro Infante, 100 years since his birth, the celebration of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) and the performance of the legendary Sonora Santanera in the heart of Olas Altas, on December 1st.

Will also have the participation of Mazatlan consolidated groups such as the Camerata Mazatlan, Guillermo Sarabia Choir, Angela Peralta Choir, Folkloric Ballet of the Instituto de Cultura, Mazatlan Ballet Company and the company Iguana Roja Teatro.

Programa del Festival Cultural Mazatlán 2017

Tickets for the events at Angela Peralta Theater range $50 to $600 mexican pesos and are available at the box office. Much of the programming and most of the major events will be broadcast live through the portal

Meet Joan Kennedy

Meet Joan Kennedy

Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel proudly presents:


Encompassing a career which has spanned more than 3 decades. Canadian born & raised singer/songwriter Joan Kennedy has accumulated more accolades and awards than most.

The youngest of 8 children and a workingman’s daughter, Joan’s love for music started at an early age when the whole family would sing songs around the kitchen table after her father returned from his day’s work. Making her family proud, Joan went on to enter & win a Canadian National Talent contest in the early 80’s which sparked her professional music career.

Joan’s achievements speak for themselves. She’s recorded 6 albums with MCA & Koch International, toured Canada, USA, & Europe, starred in a 2-season television series and was 2nd to only Garth Brooks in the 1990’s as Canadian Country Music Radio’s most played artist.

Joan’s hard work and dedication to community service also deserves recognition as she was awarded CCMA’s Humanitarian Award in 1995 for her work with the Children’s Make a Wish Foundation and currently volunteers for Maine’s Cancer Coalition. Today, Joan spends countless hours volunteering at her children’s schools and has been hosting a Nationally Syndicated children’s TV show in Boston, The Ribert & Robert Show.

Learn more about JOAN KENNEDY at official website

Tickets for all shows are $600 pesos (cash only) and include:

Dinner, Drinks and Entertainment, all inside the only Vegas style showroom in town; the renown VENADOS Showroom at Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel!

Terms and Conditions:

* Tickets go on sale at the concierge desk of Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel or inquire online at and, CHAT or FACEBOOK. Only $600 MXN per person, includes open bar and all you can eat buffet from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Direct Flights from Calgary to Mazatlan

Direct Flights from Calgary to Mazatlan

Airlines Flights to MazatlanWestJet Airlines recently opened its new direct flight between the cities of Calgary and Mazatlan, which represents an increase in the number of seats from the United States and Canada.

During the event, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Marco Antonio Garcia Castro, announced that he had just completed a working tour by United States and Canada where they held meetings with representatives of United Airlines, WestJet and Sunwing, resulting in the consolidation of the diversification of markets that Mazatlan currently has.

With American Airlines the routes with Phoenix, Los Angeles and Dallas were strengthened while with Sun Country and Delta the one of Minneapolis. In addition launched new routes from Chicago and Houston operated by United Airlines and Denver by Sun Country.

In the case of Canada are consolidated routes from Edmonton, Vancouver with Sunwing and for the case of Calgary, Sunwing and WestJet. Also with Sunwing were confirmed new flights coming from Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg.

This is how Mazatlan continues to consolidate its connectivity in front of the Tianguis Turistico 2018 to be held in the Colonial City on the Beach from April 16 to 19.

Will start the expansion of the Mazatlan International Center

Will start the expansion of the Mazatlan International Center

The Economic Development Secretary of Mazatlan Raul Llera Martinez announced the start of expansion works at the Mazatlan International Center (MIC), specifically in its exhibition area, extending its capacity from 5,000 to 18,000 square meters, which will open the opportunity to attract large-scale exhibitions such as footwear, mining, among others.

The renovation of this area contemplates the construction of both fixed and removable areas and will position Mazatlan as the fourth destination that will have an exhibition space of 18,000 square meters.

This expansion is part of the preparations that take place in the Pearl of the Pacific on the eve of the Tianguis Turistico 2018 where great positive results are expected for Mazatlan.

Mazatlan International Center