The Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Rafael Lizarraga Favela, announced that according to a survey conducted by the Office of Strategic Communication (leading consultant in tourist monitoring), the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa was ranked fifth favorite destination for Mexicans to vacation in the last summer season 2016.
During the summer holidays, the “Pearl of the Pacific” received 475,000 visitors, ranking above important destinations of the country as the Riviera Maya, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Chiapas. It was further explained that from July 16 to August 21, Mazatlan received on average about 14,000 tourists daily, which resulted in an economic benefit for the port of Sinaloa of 2,700 million pesos.
Undoubtedly these positive results for Mazatlan force the State Government, business sectors and service providers to redouble efforts to further improve the tourist offer of the port and thus exceed the expectations of its visitors.
In order to create awareness among citizens to prevent road accidents caused by drunk driving, the Town Council of Mazatlan launched the program “My Breathalyzer: Driving without Alcohol” which consists in the application of breathalyzer tests where they will be as follows:
1. Breathalyzer test: Technology for the measurement of milligrams of alcohol per liter in exhaled air.
2. If the evaluated citizen results with a maximum value of 0.39 mg/l, you’ll get an urge not to continue drink alcoholic beverages.
3. If the evaluated citizen exceeds 0.40 mg/l shall retain his vehicle, which will be sent to the municipal pension. The citizen may go home freely.
4. If the evaluated citizen is with a value equal or greater than 0.65 mg/l will proceed in the same way with your vehicle and a relative will be called in order to be in charge of the transfer of the citizen to his home, while this happens, the person in question will remain in shelter.
With these new settings, they will stop to issue fines, the only payment to be made will be in the case where the unit is retained (the citizen involved must cover the drag and stay in the municipal pension).
Through these initiatives Mazatlan joins the “Drive without Alcohol Program” which aims to raise awareness of the citizenship of the importance of complying with the comprehensive plan of road safety, since according to studies realized by the National Center for Injury Prevention (CENAPRA) one of the causes of mortality in Mexico are road accidents caused by drunk driving.
With the aim to safeguard all vacationers who are visiting the port of Mazatlan during the summer holiday period, the Fourth Naval Zone of the port reported that from this week until 21 August will be working with the Operation Summer 2016 in which the participation of Civil Protection, Ministry of Public Security, Federal Police and the Red Cross will provide security to the citizens by land, sea and air.
This time there will be two modules: one in Ramada Hotel and another close to Stone Island and keep the tours through the main tourist areas of the port.
The Venados de Mazatlan (Mazatlan Deers) Club Board presented to the Governor of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez and the City Council the project for the construction of the New Stadium in Mazatlan estimated for 17,000 fans.
The design of the project, led by Carlos Valenzuela Cadena, consist of three levels, a capacity for 17,000 fans and terraces with the possibility of expanding its capacity for special events, areas of cabins and VIP stands, cabins for mass media, commercial areas, snacks and restaurants. In addition it is contemplated that this new stadium meets the highest international standards, taking into account prevailing wind direction, altitude of the sea, studies of sun movement, geographical orientation, among others.
The New Baseball Stadium of Mazatlan would be located next to the Multipurpose Center (CUM) with which would have an efficient use of parking and green areas.
With this new stadium is projected to attract world championships of baseball, Caribbean Series and various events that will support the reactivation of the economy of the port.
When you think in Mazatlan Aquarium the first thing that comes to mind are animals, shows and lots of fun… but would you like to know what makes Mazatlan Aquarium beside making yourself spend unforgettable moments in family?
One of the main objectives of Mazatlan Aquarium is the protection and conservation of nature, using teaching-learning process fun and with the quality that supports the group of experts and professionals who work in this place; which subsequently it is reflected in the exhibitions, shows and educational programs that offer to the public.
On this time we would like to share with you the journey that lived with the sea lion “Luguer” rescued within walking distance from the beaches of Mazatlan in a pile of stones and entered on 13 February to Mazatlan Aquarium facilities.
This sea lion arrived weighing 50 kilograms, with severe stomach problems, light strokes and a strong infection. After a few weeks of intensive care, balanced diet and weighing 100 kilograms, it could be released on 26 May this year.
Nowadays Mazatlan Aquarium works on a Stranding Network in coordination with the Harbour Master, seeking to make in the best conditions the major number of possible rescues.
So now you know, in your next stay in port, you have to visit Mazatlan Aquarium and leave you amazed with the beauty that Mother Nature gives us.
In the coming days between Valentinos and Memorial to the Fisherman will be placing provisionally double signs on palm trees in order to create an environment of safe coexistence between people who use the Malecon of Mazatlan; thus was announced by the Chairman of the Municipal Committee of Mountain Biking, Carlos Suarez.
What is looked with this initiative is to see how people react. The intention is to leave it permanent and formalize the Bike Lane, making the seawall a safer area.
In this first stage will be placed 20 circular signals and 2 regulations in the points start-end of the “Coexistence Way”. Half of the sidewalk of the Malecon which is located by the sea, it will only be used by pedestrians, people who exercise or walk with their pets, while the other half located on Del Mar Avenue will be used by cyclists or people who walk on wheels.
Notably, at the same time that starts with signaling, will begin an awareness campaign.
One of the natural attractions that you will find when visiting the heavenly port of Mazatlan are its Three Islands, ecological and recreational space for visitors.
The Three Islands of Mazatlan has been named by the species that inhabit them or lived and its names are: Birds, Deer and Sea Lions Island.
The most visited island is the “Deer Island” characterized by its beautiful and extensive beaches and is considered one of the best places for snorkeling.
Not so famous but with exuberant vegetation we have the Birds Island, which you fall in love for the magnificent view of Mazatlan’s bay.
To the Three Islands you can arrive by boat, kayak or catamaran.
Whatever the medium you choose, do not forget to visit the Three Islands of Mazatlan, a natural attraction of the Pacific Pearl.
The upward trend that is taking the Mazatlan International Airport “Rafael Buelna” thanks to its increased airline connectivity and to investments that recently were realized to place it at the forefront of other international airports; the airport operators are receiving training to acquire the Distinctive Moderniza issued by the Ministry of Federal Tourism.
The Distinctive Moderniza is the highest recognition awarded by the Ministry of Tourism and supports the adoption of best practices and distinction Tourist Model Company.
With this the Mazatlan International Airport seeks to increase its profitability and competitiveness, offering its services in an effective and modern way to enable it to meet the expectations of its customers.
Next year the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa will vibrate with the best of one of the most popular sports in Mexico, baseball, as from 1 to 7 February the capital of the beautiful state will host the Caribbean Series 2017 where the winning teams of professional winter leagues of the countries that are members of the Confederation of Professional Baseball in the Caribbean (CBPC): Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Mexico face off in a sports tournament where talent and teamwork is impregnated in the field.
For its part the Club Tomateros de Culiacan officially presented the program for the Caribbean Series 2017 where there are contemplating cultural and recreational events for families who gathered at this sports festival.
So now you know, plan your trip with time and be part of the Caribbean Series 2017!
On the occasion of the upcoming holiday period “Summer 2016″ the Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer in Sinaloa (PROFECO, for short), in conjunction with SECTUR Sinaloa (Federal Secretariat of Tourism) and Mazatlan Town Hall, have prepared an Operation through which in closer and coordinated cooperation will work to provide better services to the tourists that are visiting the port of Mazatlan respecting and asserting their rights as consumers.
Both PROFECO as SECTUR are two of the government institutions that are to support the tourist at all times as what there is had contemplated the installation of Consumer Services Modules at Del Mar and Rafael Buelna Avenue and bus terminals.
The Delegate of the PROFECO in Sinaloa mentioned that one of the items that will be caring is that public transport dealers, stores, shops and tourist service providers perform an adequate commercial behavior, respecting prices and promotions offered to tourists.
So if you plan to travel out it is essential that you bring all the information in order that the tourist service providers do not surprised. Remember that PROFECO is to support you.