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For the fourth consecutive year, the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico achieved the exoneration of travel warnings issued by the Department of State of the United States of America; reaffirming as well as a safe destination like Topolobampo and Los Mochis.

This new ratification consolidates the efforts that have been made in the field of tourism which has made it possible to convert to tourism in the second source of income of the state of Sinaloa.

With the support of the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, and the joint work that has been done in the port and in the state, Mazatlan is today a tourist attraction of first level for both the domestic and international market.

Congratulations to Mazatlan!

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Undoubtedly one of the most emblematic places visited by tourists and residents of Mazatlan is the Plazuela Machado, place that shelters the heart of the Historic Center with its museums and the majestic Angela Peralta Theater.

As it is a tradition in these holidays the Christmas lights invade it, being one of the best places to spend a late night in family.

mazatlanchristmasIf you are in Mazatlan or are thinking of visiting us, let yourself go by the Christmas spirit that transmit the corners of the Mazatlan’s Historic Center!

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whalemazatlanOfficially begins the Whale Watching Season in the state of Sinaloa, an amazing show that must be enjoyed in Family.

According to the information published by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) in the state of Sinaloa, the area where whale watching activities can be carried out is Mazatlan-Teacapan, from December 8 to March 31 2017. It should be noted that each of these activities must be carried out within the framework of the protection and conservation of whale habitat.

If you are visiting or have plans to travel to Mazatlan, we invite you to live one of the most amazing natural experiences that exist!

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resultspacificmarathonmazatlan2016Last November 27, the eighteenth Great Pacific Marathon was held in the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico which brought together thousands of participants from different states of the Mexican Republic and abroad, where the Kenyan athletes returned to impose its power by placing itself as the absolute winners of this test.

pacificmarathon2016It was 42 kilometers that all the athletes crossed with the rhythm of the regional music, which represented a feast for both runners and the thousands of families that gathered in the competition.

Also, since a day before it was lived the festivity of the Marathon with sports competitions for children and people with different capacities, the release of turtles and the traditional Festival of Light that was headed by the Governor of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez and the President of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez.

Congratulations to all the participants and winners of the Great Pacific Marathon Mazatlan 2016, we are waiting for you next year with open arms!

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Nov
23

Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

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ovenstuffedturkeyFor all those who tomorrow will celebrate with family and friends the Thanksgiving Day, we want to share with you some recipes of the typical dishes of this holiday.

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November, where it is prepared a great banquet based on:

Oven Stuffed Turkey

Ingredients

1 turkey (depending on the weight you will bake it more or less time)

1 head of garlic

Sea salt and pepper

The juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 large bunch of fresh thyme without stem, rosemary, parsley and oregano.

3 bars of butter

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Aluminum foil

Preparation Method

cranberrysauceWash the turkey and dry with paper towels.

Prepare a homogenous paste with garlic, aromatic herbs, juice and lemon zest, sea salt and butter.

Spread the pasta inside the turkey’s cavities and gently fill the space between the skin and the meat. Put a few extra sprigs of rosemary and lemon slices inside the turkey.

Cover all turkey skin with garlic paste, olive oil, salt and pepper.

pumpkinpiePut the wings under the turkey and tie the legs with cooking thread.
Place the turkey on a baking tray.

Cook the turkey about 7 minutes per kilogram, starting with the oven at 205° C for one hour. After the first hour, cover the turkey with foil and lower the temperature to 175° C for 2 hours. After the third hour lower the temperature to 110° C for the remaining time.

Do not forget to cover the golden sides of the turkey with aluminum foil to avoid over browning.

To accompany the turkey can make different types of filling based on fruits or meat, accompanied by the traditional cranberry sauce, roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes.

As dessert nothing better than a pumpkin pie.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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Nov
19

Marathon of Bands in Mazatlan

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maratondelasbandasmazatlanThis morning in a press conference, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Rafael Lizarraga Favela, announced the “Marathon of Bands” that will be present at the Pacific Marathon 2016 to be held on 26 and 27 November.

This would be the fourth time that the State Government with the support of sponsors, hoteliers, restaurants, public and private organizations, as well as the tourist associations of Mazatlan organized the “Marathon of Bands” which aims to give that unique touch of Festivity to this important sport competition and to delight both the public and competitors with the emblematic music of the state of Sinaloa.

For the “Marathon of Bands” will be the participation of 27 bands of Sinaloa music distributed strategically along the 42 kilometers that will cross about 12,500 athletes coming from 21 states of the Mexican Republic, mainly of the states of Sinaloa, Durango, Queretaro, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Torreon, San Luis Potosi and Guanajuato; as in past editions there will be competitors from Kenya, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, England, United States and Canada.

Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel proud sponsor of Pacific Marathon Mazatlan 2016!

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oldwestdurangoYesterday night before state and municipal authorities and representatives of the trade sector, was held the official inauguration of the “Feria Canaco Mazatlan”, which its 36th edition was presided over by the President of Canaco, Omar Osuna Osuna and the Undersecretary of Economic Development in Sinaloa, Francisco Labastida Gomez and the Secretary of Tourism, Rafael Lizarraga Favela.

During the opening ceremony one of the points of coincidence was to recognize the positive economic impact that the “Feria Canaco Mazatlan” has been consolidating throughout its editions, it is for that reason and with the expectation of surpassing the hundred thousand visitors, it was informed that will keep the entrance fee of $50 mexican pesos with which you will have access to the commercial and gastronomic area and mechanical games; also as main attraction was announced the “Old West” show presented by the guest state: Durango.

Dance, box, wrestling, expo franchises, the traditional competitions of the Queen of Commerce, Tourism and Ecotourism are part of the activities that you can enjoy until December 5th.

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In a ceremony headed by the Governor of the state of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez and his Secretary of Tourism, Rafael Lizarraga Favela, five sites of Sinaloa were awarded with the distinctive Stately Towns, recognizing their traditions, cuisine and culture that will lead to develop their tourist vocation.

With the distinction were awarded the Choix, Imala, Copala, Concordia and El Quelite, which opens a great opportunity for tourism. Each of these towns clearly represents fresh and different alternatives for domestic and foreign visitors.

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Congratulations and when you travel to Sinaloa, discover the beauty that shelters its Magical and Stately Towns, an experience that you have to live.

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Nov
16

Thanksgiving Day

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In a few days, families from all over the world, particularly from the United States and Canada, will celebrate Thanksgiving, a date where the entire family and close friends gather around a great banquet to thank God for the blessings, experiences and rewards received during the year; without doubt, one of the most traditional celebrations and expected by many.

On Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November, families prepare a succulent turkey-based banquet, accompanied by its cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and the traditional pumpkin dessert. Also, different parades take place in the main cities of the country that attract millions of people and also is a date that marks the beginning of the shopping season with its traditional “Black Friday”.

To all our compatriots, visitors and residents who celebrate this special date, Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving, hoping that the love, joy and good food will accompany you on this holiday.

And for all those who still do not know where to celebrate, here we give you an excellent recommendation:

happythanksgivingday

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Nov
15

The Good Weekend in Mexico

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In the last few days you have seen on the internet, television and advertisements a variety of publicity related to the Good Weekend, but… Do you know what is the Good Weekend?

The Good Weekend is an initiative of the Federal Government and private sector that seeks to reactivate the Mexican economy by encouraging the consumption of goods and services in a weekend where shops and businesses place spectacular discounts at months without interest.

In the Good Weekend companies from all sectors participate placing offers and discounts on clothing, furniture, footwear, services, entertainment and more.

To know how to take advantage of the Good Weekend in Mexico that will be held from 18-21 November, the Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer (PROFECO, for short) invites citizens to not be surprised and:

Compare similar products in different establishments to make the best purchase.
Identify your needs and buy only what you really need.

Do not spend beyond your repayment possibilities; otherwise, your creditworthiness may be affected in the future.

And you, are you ready for the Good Weekend?

For more information visit the official website of the Good Weekend
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