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Durango’s Tourism Boom: High Hopes for Easter

Durango is gearing up for an influx of tourists this Easter, with expectations of surpassing 90% hotel occupancy, as shared by Fernando Duran Escobosa, president of the Tourism Cluster in Durango. The anticipation builds as visitors have already started arriving in the week leading up to the main festivities, with reservations for the holy days seeing a significant uptick.… Read More

Discover Durango: A Guide to the State’s Must-Visit Attractions

Durango, a state with deep historical roots and rich cultural heritage, is a destination that captivates visitors with its diverse attractions. From the haunting beauty of the Cathedral of Durango, home to the legend of a nun’s eternal wait for her French soldier love, to the state’s recognition as Mexico’s most significant forest reserve, Durango offers a variety of experiences for every traveler.… Read More

Durango Emerges as Budget-Friendly Destination

Fernando Durán Escobosa, the president of the Durango Tourism Cluster, has underscored the city’s status as one of the most budget-friendly accommodation options nationwide. Emphasizing its below-average prices, Durán Escobosa points out that Durango offers visitors excellent value for their money, making it an attractive destination for travelers seeking affordability without compromising on experience.… Read More

Solar Eclipse Draws Thousands of Tourists to Durango, Boosting Local Economy

As anticipation builds for the total solar eclipse set to grace the skies on April 8, 2024, Mexico gears up to welcome an influx of more than 20 thousand eager tourists, both domestic and international. Dubbed the “Great Mexican Eclipse” by the scientific community, Mexico boasts the optimal weather conditions for observing this celestial spectacle, with Durango emerging as a prime destination for enthusiasts.… Read More

Durango Gears Up for Solar Eclipse Event

As the eagerly anticipated solar eclipse event on April 8 draws near, Elisa Haro Ruiz, the head of Durango’s Ministry of Tourism, has highlighted ongoing preparations within the region. With a particular focus on the sale of specialized lenses crucial for safely observing the astronomical spectacle, Ruiz emphasized that local suppliers have been making significant purchases of these essential items, sparking considerable anticipation among the population.… Read More

Solar Eclipse 2024 to Ignite Tourism Boom in Durango

In a rare celestial occurrence not witnessed in the region for a century, Durango is set to host a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, drawing the attention of scientists and enthusiasts from around the world. The municipality of Nazas in Durango is anticipated to be a prime location for observation due to its semi-arid climate and high altitude, providing an optimal view of the solar corona and Baily spheres during the 4-minute and 28-second phenomenon.… Read More

Durango Set to Unveil 2024 Eclipse Viewing Centers in January

In an eagerly awaited announcement, Elisa Haro Ruiz, the Secretary of Tourism in Durango, revealed that the unveiling of viewing centers for the total solar eclipse in 2024 is scheduled for January. The revelation will follow extensive explorations conducted in 11 municipalities to identify safe sighting and camping areas. The effort involves collaboration with a small cabinet comprising the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Protection, and Security.… Read More

Durango Plans Cinematic School for 70th Film Anniversary

In a bid to celebrate the 70th anniversary of cinema in Durango, the State Tourism Secretariat, led by Elisa Haro, has announced the creation of the Technical School of Tourism and Cinematography. This ambitious project aims to boost the allure of the region for large-scale film productions. Haro expressed optimism about the upcoming year, anticipating a positive impact on tourism and cinematography.… Read More

Art, culture and gastronomy of Durango is exhibited

Durango showcased its vibrant art, culture, and gastronomy at Expoarte 2023, according to Elisa Haro Ruíz, the head of the Ministry of Tourism. The event, held in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, featured Durango as the special guest, emphasizing its diverse cultural and commercial offerings. The expo, organized by the Fundación Mascareñas, A.C, and Friends of Fundación Mascareñas, A.C., not only provided a platform for Durango to exhibit its uniqueness but also fostered stronger ties with other states.… Read More

Durango Prepares for Spectacular 2024 Solar Eclipse, Anticipates Up to 100,000 Visitors

In an astronomical event set to captivate the skies on April 8, 2024, Mexico and the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse, revealing the sun’s mesmerizing corona only when fully obscured by the moon. The phenomenon will unfold over two and a half hours, with a brief four-minute totality experienced by those near the center of the eclipse’s path.… Read More

Lerdo earns priority status for Tourism in Durango

Lerdo, a picturesque municipality in the Mexican state of Durango, has been granted the prestigious title of a “Priority Destination for Tourism” through the “Durango Destinations” program. This accolade, bestowed upon Lerdo, aims to underscore and showcase the region’s rich cultural, historical, and heritage assets. Moreover, it seeks to bolster the area’s economic development and solidify its standing as a magnet for tourists in the state.… Read More

Big Celebration Planned for Revueltas Festival 2023 in Durango

Durango is gearing up for a massive celebration as the Revueltas Festival 2023 is set to take place from October 13 to 22. This cultural extravaganza promises to enrich the cultural heritage of Durango with an exuberant blend of festivities, joy, and vibrant colors. The festival will feature renowned artists including Río Roma, Napoleon, Horacio Franco, and many others. Considered the pinnacle of artistic expression in Durango, this event serves as a meeting ground for local, national, and international artists.… Read More

The tourism sector generated more than one billion pesos in one year

Tourism has emerged as a significant economic powerhouse in the state of Durango, mirroring its importance on a national scale. This captivating region has recently experienced remarkable growth in tourism, resulting in a substantial income influx. According to a recent report featured in a local newspaper, Durango’s tourism industry has contributed over one billion pesos to its economy within just one year. This achievement underscores Durango’s potential to ascend as a premier tourist destination.… Read More

90% hotel occupancy is expected with the Durango National Fair

Hoteliers in Durango are brimming with confidence as they anticipate a significant surge in tourism during the months of June and July, projecting hotel occupancy rates to reach a remarkable 90%. Recognizing this as one of the prime periods for the sector, hoteliers have already begun registering reservations, according to Jaime Mijares Salum, President of the Association of Hotels and Motels of Durango.… Read More

Durango, present in Tianguis Turístico

Elvira Silerio Díaz, alongside tourism entrepreneurs from the region, attended the Tianguis Turístico 2023 in Mexico City to attract investment to strengthen tourism in Durango. The event brought together experts at the national and international level, and productive discussions were held on area connectivity that could result in good news for Durango.… Read More

Away from the hustle and bustle of Carnival, how about a trip to Durango?

The Director of Tourism for the city of Durango, Elvira Silerio Díaz, has visited Mazatlán to promote Durango’s attractions and encourage people to take a trip to the Old West Walk, Zoo and numerous museums the area has to offer, especially during the busy Carnival period. Díaz mentioned that Durango is just two and a half hours away on the Mazatlán-Durango highway, which is safe and secure to travel. She suggested that people who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Carnival should consider Durango as an alternative destination to Mazatlán.… Read More