The ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ is long tablecloths since in the last ceremony of the World Travel Awards Latin America 2019 held in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, for the second consecutive year the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa was crowned as the Best Destination of Mexico and Central America, standing above destinations such as Acapulco, Cancun, Mexico City, Tijuana, Granada Nicaragua, Panama and San Jose Costa Rica.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in the travel and tourism industry and is currently a recognized brand worldwide.
This recognition comes to reward the efforts that various public, private and government sectors has been doing to in order to position the port as a leading tourist destination in Mexico and the World, since Mazatlan is not only sun and beach, but the beauty of its Historic Center, its vast gastronomy, beautiful boardwalk and nearby Magic Towns place it in a privileged place where children and adults can relax and have fun.
If you still do not know the Pearl of the Pacific, what are you waiting for? And if you already did, turn to be pampered by our Scents, our Carnival, our People, our Music, our History and Traditions.
Mazatlan, you have to live it!
Sinaloa through its Magic Towns of: El Rosario, El Fuerte, Cosala and Mocorito will be at the 5th edition of the National Fair of Magic Towns to be held from 11 to 14 October in the city of Morelia, Michoacan, which is one of the most important tourist events in Mexico that allows us the chance to show and disseminate the traditions and cultural richness that our country preserves in its Magic Towns.
During the National Fair of Magic Towns, each town and municipality will have the opportunity to exhibit their gastronomy, crafts, attractions, architecture and history that makes them unique and worthy of having this distinctive granted by the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico.
In recent days, the Product Manager for Mexico and Latin America of the travel operator American Airlines Vacations, Liane Augustine, in an exclusive interview with Mazatlan Interactivo, announced that of the 21 tourist destinations operating in Mexico, Mazatlan is the only one which presents solid growth for the season 2017-2018.
For American Airlines Vacations are currently five main tourist destinations in Mexico that they operate: Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cozumel, but in this occasion the destination that is positioned and with the best expectations is undoubtedly Mazatlan, the Pearl of the Pacific.
Liane Augustine believes that these results are the product of the intense marketing campaign that has been made in the United States and Canada, in addition to the improvements in infrastructure and attractions that are being carried out in the port.
For American Airlines Vacations Mazatlan is certainly a destination that has it all, has beautiful beaches, an extensive and beautiful boardwalk, extraordinary climate, delicious cuisine, emblematic Historic Center with cultural events throughout the year, the proximity of Magical Towns, colonial towns , the warmth of its people… Mazatlan, you have to live it!
Can you imagine your wedding in a beautiful colonial city nestled in a small valley at the foothills of the mountains of the Sierra Madre?
Copala is what you were looking for!
The Secretariat of Tourism of Sinaloa in conjunction with the Copala Tourism Committee recently launched the program: Get Married in Copala! (Casate en Copala), which aims to publicize the historical corners of the Sinaloa towns, showing not only its cultural wealth but also the beauty natural that surrounds them.
Get Married in Copala! Will give you the opportunity to experience an authentic rustic ranch wedding where guests and visitors can be part of the marriage and accompany the bride on the way to the church of San Jose, considered a baroque architectural gem that has a beautiful altarpiece covered in gold plate.
Enjoy this unique experience and let yourself be conquered by Sinaloa and its surroundings!
The Magic Towns of Sinaloa: El Fuerte, Mocorito, El Rosario and Cosala will be present in the Fourth National Fair of Magical Towns organized by the Government of the State of Nuevo Leon from November 17 to 19, whose objective is to provide a space to exchange best practices and show the handicrafts, tourism, cultural representations and sale of tourist packages of each Magic Town.
During the 3 days, visitors will learn about the wealth that each Magical Town protects and will have the opportunity to learn about the tourist options through the program “Viajemos Todos por Mexico” created by the federal government to encourage national tourism.
El Fuerte: located to the north of the state of Sinaloa, this magic town is characterized by its historical, architectural and natural heritage which is a legacy of the indigenous communities that inhabited it. These patrimonies can be appreciated in the Plaza de Armas, the parish church, the Municipal Palace, the Mayos ceremonial centers, among others.
El Rosario: small town located 65 km south of Mazatlan was one of the most prosperous regions in northwest Mexico in the exploitation of precious metals such as gold and silver. Inside some valuable pieces of its cultural heritage we can find the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, made of quarry carved under a Baroque Solomonic style, in its interior it shelters one of the jewels of the Christian art in Mexico: its baroque altarpiece bathed in gold.
Mocorito: placed in the north-central region of the state and inhabited by the Mayo people, in Mocorito you will be able to visit the Plaza Miguel Hidalgo located in its historic center and whose most emblematic buildings are in front of it, the Parish of the Immaculate Conception, the civic square, the Cultural Center, Alameda Park, among others.
Cosala: located in the central region of Sinaloa and whose mining past left its bonanza in its attractive architecture, offers visitors prehistoric art displays (such as cave paintings and petroglyphs), tours where you can appreciate beautiful houses that adorn the urban landscape of town as well as the sober beauty of the temple of Santa Ursula. In addition to this, the Ecological Reserve of the Mineral of Our Lady, its legends, traditions and gastronomy exalt its wealth.
The 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!