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Solar Eclipse Drives Mazatlán Hotel Occupancy to 98%

Mazatlán, a city in Sinaloa, Mexico, has witnessed a remarkable surge in tourist activity, reaching a hotel occupancy rate of 98%, thanks to the solar eclipse event this Monday, April 8. The Sinaloa Tourism Secretariat disclosed that an unprecedented influx of approximately 750,000 tourists has flooded the area, with a notable 70% visiting Mazatlán for the first time, drawn by the opportunity to experience the solar eclipse.… Read More

Sinaloa Set to Conclude Holiday Season with Spectacular Tourist Turnout

Sinaloa is gearing up for a grand finale to the holiday season, anticipating a surge in tourism thanks to the Solar Eclipse. The Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa expects around 750,000 visitors to flock to the region this weekend, drawn by the allure of the eclipse and the tail end of the Easter holidays. Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, the head of the Tourism Ministry in Sinaloa, shared these figures, highlighting an expected economic boon of about one billion pesos across the state.… Read More

Over 50 Thousand Tourists Set to Disembark from Cruise Ships in Mazatlán This February

Mazatlán is bracing for an influx of tourists as it welcomes several cruise ships throughout February. With three vessels scheduled to arrive in the second week of the month – on February 13th, 14th, and 15th – along with four that visited earlier in February and four more expected later in the month, the city anticipates hosting over 50 thousand visitors during this period.… Read More

Sinaloa Achieves Tourism Milestone with Over 5 Million Visitors in 2023

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.… Read More

Canadian Ambassador Enhances Ties with Mazatlán Community

In a bid to foster stronger bonds and ensure the well-being of Canadians residing in Mazatlán, Mayor Édgar González Zataráin engaged in a fruitful meeting with the Canadian community. The gathering, attended by Graeme C. Clark, the Canadian Ambassador in Mexico, along with Catherine Genouis, Consul of Canada in Mexico, and Estrella Palacios, Sinaloa’s Secretary of Tourism, aimed to prioritize the safety and comfort of the Canadian residents.… Read More

Mazatlán Port Thrives as Premier Cruise Destination, Welcoming Over 405,000 Passengers

Mazatlán continues to bask in the glory of hosting a thriving tourist cruise industry, with the recent arrival of two cruise ships marking the success of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Convention held from November 7 to 10. The Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, celebrated the remarkable figures, revealing that this year witnessed the arrival of 110 cruise ships, carrying a total of more than 405,000 passengers, translating into a substantial economic windfall of 28.5 million dollars.… Read More

Cruise Terminal Inspection Ahead of FCCA Convention

Government officials and tour operators joined forces to inspect the Mazatlán tourist dock, focusing on identifying the training needs for those in the first-contact tourism sector, catering to cruise passengers disembarking at the port. This effort is part of the preparations for the upcoming Convention of the Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), scheduled for November 7 to 10 in Mazatlán.… Read More

Mazatlán Gears Up for FCCA 2023 Cruise Convention

As Mazatlán prepares to host the highly anticipated Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Convention in November, key government agencies are leaving no stone unturned to ensure a seamless experience for cruise industry leaders and visitors. The Municipal Government of Mazatlán, in collaboration with the Secretariat of Economic Development, Tourism, and Fisheries (Sectur) and the Sinaloa Secretary of Tourism, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, recently conducted an extensive inspection of the Port Cruise Terminal and surrounding areas to finalize preparations.… Read More

High Tourist Cruise Season Sets Sail in Mazatlán

Mazatlán, a picturesque coastal city in Mexico, has officially kicked off its high tourist cruise season with the arrival of the Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. Onboard this vessel, which journeyed from Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, were 3,760 excited passengers. This announcement was made by the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Dominguez.… Read More

Mazatlán Shines at Houston Travel Fest

Mazatlán, the breathtaking coastal gem of Sinaloa, Mexico, is making waves at the Houston Travel Fest, a captivating event that seamlessly blends tourism, culture, and celebration. Held at the prestigious GRB Convention Center in Houston, Texas, this festival brings together travel enthusiasts, tour operators, and wholesalers from both sides of the border. From September 29 to October 1, Mazatlán’s tourism authorities and hoteliers are showcasing their enchanting destination, aiming to forge stronger connections with the international community.… Read More

Tourism professionals from all over Mexico meet in Mazatlán

Tourism experts from across Mexico have gathered in the picturesque city of Mazatlán, brought together by the Skål organization to discuss and address issues of shared interest. Operating under the theme of “Doing Business with Friends,” Skål not only advances the professional sector but also actively supports local communities through participation in various local events and activities. This unique international group encompasses all facets of the tourism industry and boasts CEOs as its members, convening at local, national, regional, and global levels.… Read More

Sectur will bet on the alleys of Magical Towns to rescue traditions and attract visitors

Palacios Domínguez emphasized that these initiatives align closely with Governor Rubén Rocha Moya’s vision, which prioritizes the creation of new tourist magnets to captivate and engage visitors, while simultaneously uplifting local communities through sustainable development. As a testament to this commitment, work will commence in El Rosario during the first week of September, promising more thematic alleys that are expected to be unveiled soon, thanks to their rapid progress towards completion.… Read More

Interest is increasing to see the total solar eclipse of 2024 from Sinaloa

As the celestial spectacle of the total solar eclipse approaches, all eyes are turning towards Sinaloa, where plans are underway to make the most of this extraordinary event slated for April 8 next year. The Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa is actively collaborating with various agencies to ensure that the “Great Mexican Eclipse 2024” becomes a truly unforgettable experience for both locals and tourists alike.… Read More

Sinaloa is ready for the First Festival of Magical Towns of the Sea of Cortez

The allure of magic, culinary delights, and irresistible attractions from Sinaloa’s five enchanting “Pueblos Mágicos” is set to take center stage at the eagerly anticipated First Festival of Magical Towns of the Sea of Cortez. This remarkable event is scheduled to grace the Plaza de Todos Santos in the scenic La Paz, nestled in the Baja California Sur region, from August 5 to 6. The remarkable announcement was made by the esteemed Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez.… Read More

San Ignacio, new Magical Town of Sinaloa

San Ignacio, a municipality located in Sinaloa, has been designated as a Magical Town by the Federal Tourism Secretariat. This distinction was granted on Monday, June 26, in recognition of the area’s rich history, delectable gastronomy, and stunning beaches. San Ignacio now joins the list of five other municipalities in Sinaloa that have received this prestigious title: El Fuerte, Mocorito, Cosalá, and El Rosario.… Read More

Mazatlán consolidates as a high-level sports tourism destination

Mazatlán is solidifying its position as a thriving hub for sports tourism, contributing to the overall diversification and growth of the region’s economy. Tourism has long been a driving force behind Sinaloa’s economy, generating employment opportunities and improving the well-being of its residents. Mazatlán, with its picturesque beaches, rich culture, breathtaking nature, and delectable gastronomy, stands as the primary beneficiary, attracting visitors year-round.… Read More

By land or by sea? Find out what the El Sinaloense train and the Mar de Cortés Cruise offer

Sinaloa, a Mexican state known for its natural beauty, is set to offer two remarkable tourist experiences that will captivate visitors and locals alike. Whether you prefer exploring by land or sea, these projects promise to showcase the region’s sun-soaked beaches, majestic mountains, and enchanting landscapes. Approved by the Federal Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, and Governor Rubén Rocha Moya, these initiatives are poised to enhance Sinaloa’s tourism offerings.… Read More

Mazatlán registers 80 percent reservations for the summer

Mazatlán, known for its stunning beaches and vibrant culture, is gearing up for a bustling summer vacation period as the hotel industry reports an impressive 80% reservation rate, with expectations of fully booked accommodations on weekends. The hotels lining Del Mar Avenue are witnessing a surge in reservations, primarily from tourists hailing from Monterrey, Chihuahua, the Bajío region, and Mexico City.… Read More

“Discover Sinaloa” is presented in the Évora region

The Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa recently presented the “Descubre Sinaloa (Discover Sinaloa)” program in the municipality of Mocorito, during a meeting organized by the Tourism Commission of the State Congress. The program aims to promote regional tourism in the state by offering 24 different routes that showcase the attractions of the 18 municipalities. At least four routes will be available every weekend, with departure points in Culiacán, Mazatlán, Guasave, Rosario, and Escuinapa.… Read More

Cruise tourism leaves a spill of 320 million pesos so far in 2023

According to the Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, cruise tourism has generated an income of more than 320 million pesos so far in 2023, making it one of the most significant sources of economic income for the area. At least 66 cruise ships from five different shipping companies have arrived in Mazatlan, bringing over 228,000 cruise passengers who have experienced the destination’s various attractions.… Read More

Growth of 30% is expected in the arrival of tourism in Sinaloa

The state of Sinaloa is expected to see a 30% growth in tourist arrivals during the Easter holiday period, which runs from Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9. The main destination for tourists is Mazatlán, where a historic Holy Week is expected, with hotel associations reporting high reservation numbers. Tourists are also expected to visit the Magical Towns and beaches in the state. The increase in arrivals is predicted to be similar to the 25-30% growth seen during the Mazatlan Carnival.… Read More

Government promotes religious tourism in Sinaloa

The Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, Mexico, is promoting religious tourism in the state during the Easter holidays. The state is known for its beach destinations, such as Mazatlán, but it also has at least five communities in different municipalities that carry out traditional Holy Week activities, such as Via Crucis, which attracts a significant number of tourists. These places include Matatán, Malpica, Villa de Ahome, Tacuichamona, and San Ignacio.… Read More

Sinaloa goes for more ‘accessible’ flights to the Tianguis Turístico 2023

The Mexican state of Sinaloa is aiming to reduce flight rates to Mazatlán and increase connectivity to the state by lobbying airlines ahead of the Tianguis Turístico 2023 tourism trade show. The secretary of tourism for Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, said her department would seek to increase frequencies with Mexico City and Tijuana on domestic flights, as well as reducing rates, especially in the domestic sector.… Read More

Carnival tourism arrives in Mazatlan

National tourists are arriving in Mazatlan to enjoy Carnival 2023, just two days after the event has started. At least 20 buses are already parked in the lot located in front of the Mazatlán Aquarium, bringing visitors from different Mexican states who will be there for the whole week. Among them is Angélica Domínguez, who comes with her family from the State of Mexico to enjoy the beaches and the events of Carnival. The activities of the event will be from February 16 to 20, and include the coronation of the King of Joy, the Queen of the Floral Games, the Queen of Carnival, the Naval Combat and the parade.… Read More

Due to Mazatlan Carnival, hotel reservations are sold out

The Mazatlan International Carnival 2023 is just one day away, and the mayor of Mazatlan, Edgar Augusto Gonzalez Zatarain, has revealed that hotels in the area are at 100% occupancy. This comes as tourists flock to the city for the six-day carnival. However, there are alternative options for accommodation, including apartment and condo rentals. The carnival is expected to be an austere event, but this will not detract from the quality of the international event.… Read More

National Tourism Registry gives confidence to visitors

The Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, Mexico, is campaigning to encourage tourist service providers to register with the National Tourism Registry. The registry is free and mandatory, and providers need to register to be verified by the Ministry of Tourism. The registration process applies to all those involved in tourist activity, including restaurants, hotels, agencies, and other providers.… Read More

86 thousand cruise passengers enjoyed the attractions of Mazatlan during January

During January, 86,000 cruise passengers enjoyed the attractions of Mazatlan, Sinaloa. The city saw a growth in tourism, as more and more people are choosing Mazatlan as their vacation destination. The port received 14 cruises during the month, with the majority of visitors being from the United States and Canada. Mazatlan is known for its beautiful beaches and rich history, and the city has been working hard to make itself an even more appealing destination for tourists. This is reflected in the increased number of cruise passengers visiting the city in recent years. The city has been investing in its infrastructure, improving its amenities, and promoting itself more effectively.… Read More