In recent days the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Oscar Perez Barros, received on behalf of the Governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz Coppel The World Travel Awards that distinguishes the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa as the best tourist destination in Mexico, Latin America and Central America.
The award ceremony took place in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where Mazatlan had to compete against other 200 cities.
The World Travel Awards represent the Oscars in the tourism industry and are intended to recognize and celebrate those who dictate the pattern in the travel and tourism industry at the global level, therefore Hotel Playa Mazatlan joins to this great celebration that place our port within the international spheres.
In the middle of a great colorful, music, tradition and having as main stage the Olas Altas Avenue yesterday afternoon was inaugurated the seventh National Congress of Mexican Regional Dance where are participating dance schools from Guanajuato, Michoacan, Mexico City, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Sinaloa.
The National Congress of Mexican Regional Dance is taking place in Mazatlan from June 7 to 10, where folkloric and artistic exhibitions will be presented with the purpose of promoting tourism through the richness of folklore and Mexican culture.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all participants hope you enjoyed your stay!
Photo: courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa
Chaired by the Operations Manager of Hotel Playa Mazatlan Lance Vient and having Ismael Barros as secretary and Olivas Osuna as director, the Municipal President of Mazatlan, Joel Boucieguez, took the protest to the leaders of the newly created Operator and Administrator of Mazatlan’s beaches whose aim will be to give immediate attention and follow up everything related to the beaches of Mazatlan, seeking not only its conservation but to maintain and generate new certifications of clean beaches.
Olivas Osuna mentioned that this project will include work tables to have direct contact with those who provide services in these public areas and respond to their concerns and proposals. As well as the rescue of the small squares close to the beach will be a priority of the committee.
The Committee of the Operator and Administrator of Mazatlan’s beaches is integrated by renowned local entrepreneurs like Carlos Berdegue Sacristan, Gustavo Zavala, Giova Camacho, Ricardo Ramirez, Raul Llera Martinez, Romulus Rodriguez, Oscar Palaces, Sergio Escutia and Lance Vient, that is the firm conviction to make the beaches of Mazatlan the best in Mexico.
Photography: Mazatlan Interactivo
One of the new attractions that you must visit if you live or will be visiting Mazatlan is the new Glass Floor Viewpoint located on the top of the largest natural lighthouse in the world.
Located at the southern end of the beautiful bay of Mazatlan on 157 meters of altitude you will find the Cerro del Creston, which is a prominent natural formation that shelters on its top the Lighthouse of the port and where recently built a Glass Floor Viewpoint to contemplate the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets of Mexico.
The Glass Floor Viewpoint is a structured bridge with metallic profiles oriented to the west and 20 meters long, 10 of them are covered with flagstone and the other 10 with tempered glass reinforced with a polymer, 3 crystals and 2 intermediate plates of safety laminate. To get there you will have to make a walk of approximately 30 minutes (the time may vary according to your physical condition) composed of a footpath and stairway where at different points you will find rest areas that will allow you to have an extraordinary vision of the beautiful views offered by this natural attraction.
From the Glass Floor Viewpoint you will have a unique view of the bay of Mazatlan, from its Historic Center, Paseo Olas Altas, North Beach and its islands that are protected by the flora and fauna found there.
To get to ‘Cerro del Creston’ you can go by bicycle or public transport. If you prefer to take a taxi or go in your car, at the foot of the hill you will find a parking area.
Do not forget to bring liquid to hydrate and comfortable shoes that give support and grip as some parts of the route are irregular. The ideal time to make the ascent and descent are in the early hours of the day or before nightfall and remember that Mazatlan enjoys a warm climate, especially in summer. Also for your comfort the path lighting is activated automatically after sunset.
Mazatlan’s Glass Floor Viewpoint, an attraction that will surprise you!
Photography: Miguel Ulivarria
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!