Sinaloa Achieves Tourism Milestone with Over 5 Million Visitors in 2023
Published by| Punto MX on January 22, 2024
Sinaloa has set a new tourism record with over 5 million visitors in the year 2023, marking a significant increase in tourism throughout the state. Estrella Palacios Domínguez, the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, revealed that the majority of these visitors, approximately 4 million, were concentrated in the coastal city of Mazatlán, with the remainder exploring Magical Towns, Stately Towns, and major cities across the region.
Closing 2023 with this remarkable achievement, Palacios Domínguez expressed ambitious goals for the current year, aiming to surpass the previous record in tourist influx. She emphasized the desire for an increased number of air travelers and the hosting of more massive events to further boost the state’s tourism industry. Notably, the state anticipates a surge in industry-related visits, with a focus on business and agricultural meetings scheduled in Culiacán, Los Mochis, and Mazatlán.
Beyond Mazatlán’s popularity, other regions in Sinaloa also contribute to the state’s vibrant tourism scene. Various towns, including Chametla and Concordia, regularly host celebrations and events, attracting both local and international visitors. Events such as the Banana Festival in Concordia and the sunflower season in Mocorito add diversity to the cultural calendar.
In the tourism boom of 2023, Mazatlán accomplished several milestones, cementing its status as a sought-after destination. Notable achievements include inaugurating the largest aquarium in Latin America, securing a Guinness World Record for the largest shrimp cocktail, breaking records in cruise ship visitors, and witnessing a significant increase in air travel passengers.
Sinaloa, often lauded for its fertile landscapes and unique combination of sea and mountain environments, offers a diverse range of experiences for vacationers. Positioned within the Sea of Cortez area, the state provides opportunities for wildlife encounters, with the possibility of spotting whales, macaws, sea lions, and sea turtles.
The culinary scene in Sinaloa has also played a pivotal role in attracting visitors, with its globally acclaimed fresh seafood and renowned meat products like chilorio, a northern Sinaloa specialty made from beef and pork. As the state continues to thrive as a tourism hotspot, 2024 promises even more exciting events, including the Mazatlán International Carnival, the total eclipse of the sun in April, International Motorcycle Week, and Troca Week, contributing to the state’s growing reputation as a must-visit destination.
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