Back to homepage

Posts From Staff

Stone laying ceremony of Mazatlan’s new aquarium.

Stone laying ceremony of Mazatlan’s new aquarium.

Federal Secretary of Tourism, Miguel A. Torruco,  laid the foundation of the new Mazatlan Aquarium which will cost $1.4 billion pesos via  a Public/Private partnership. “The Sea of Cortez Aquarium” will be fundamental to recovering the spot as a touristic destination that Mazatlan had during the 60’s and 70’s ” said Mayor Guillermo Benitez at the Ceremony.

Read Full Article
American Bitcoin supporter killed in Acapulco

American Bitcoin supporter killed in Acapulco

A Bitcoin and cryptocurrency analyst called John Galton died as a result of an attack in Mexico.  John Galton was at Copacabana Hotel in Acapulco when he was shot dead. According to John’s partner, Lily, the gunmen went straight for John and his friend Jason Henza. However, the latter was able to go to a hospital and survive the shooting.

Read Full Article
AMLO launches ambitious forestry, orchard plan

AMLO launches ambitious forestry, orchard plan

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) launched an ambitious forestry program Friday to plant fruit and timber trees, as well as cacao and coffee, on nearly 1.5 million acres (570,000 hectares) in the country’s south. The government program will pay farmers a wage of about $250 (pesos) per month to care for plots averaging about 6

Read Full Article
Mazatlan bike share system is in place!

Mazatlan bike share system is in place!

Sustainable Development Secretary of Mazatlan announced the start this weekend of the Bike Share service. Director Carlos Gandarilla, said that the campaign “Muevete Chilo, Sinaloa” (Move you cool Sinaloa) will present the first phase of bicycles that will be installed in Mazatlan. The program is coordinated by City Hall and starts with 11 stations and 100

Read Full Article
Mexico, Spain discuss differing stances toward Venezuela

Mexico, Spain discuss differing stances toward Venezuela

The leaders of Mexico and Spain said Wednesday they hope to be in a position to mediate a dialogue to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela, but also revealed differences in their approach. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador repeated Mexico’s policy of non-intervention during a joint news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Read Full Article
Sinaloa takes part in Spain’s FITUR Tourism Exhibition

Sinaloa takes part in Spain’s FITUR Tourism Exhibition

From the 23rd to 27th January, Madrid once again became the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism Fair. This year’s event was bigger than ever, both in terms of participation, its international scope, and in its new content, in line with the industry’s record growth. This year’s edition

Read Full Article
Canadian auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

Canadian auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

The Canadian Auto Workers Union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico. Unifor is asking people not to buy trucks or SUVs with vehicle identification numbers that start with the number three, which signify that they are made in Mexico. Unifor says it will publicize the

Read Full Article
Playa Espiritu project could be auctioned off

Playa Espiritu project could be auctioned off

The Mexican Government will make available for investors 2,381 hectares of Playa Espiritu in Escuinapa to promote Tourism in south Sinaloa. The project already has roads and other infrastructure but is still waiting for hotel and tourism investments. The land was once owned by former Sinaloa Governor, Antonio Toledo Corro, and was bought by Fonatur (Tourism Fund) in 2008.

Read Full Article
Movies in Town – Jan 25 to 31

Movies in Town – Jan 25 to 31

Movies coming out this week Trailers below are for the latest movies. The Mule –  Platino/ Gran Plaza / Gaviotas A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel. The Upside –  Gran Plaza / Gaviotas Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels

Read Full Article
Four-way logjam through 54 holes at qualifying tournament in Mazatlan

Four-way logjam through 54 holes at qualifying tournament in Mazatlan

At the  PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s second Qualifying Tournament at Estrella del Mar, the top of the leaderboard merely became more crowded Thursday as four players moved to 14-under to share the lead through 54 holes. Americans Jacob Bergeron, Tom Whitney, and Carson Jacobs all shot 7-under 65s in the third round to get to 14-under,

Read Full Article
RIU Groupo announces a US$40 million investment in Mazatlan

RIU Groupo announces a US$40 million investment in Mazatlan

Carmen Riu announced during a meeting with Sinaloa Governor, Quirino Ordaz, that the Spanish Group RIU is going to invest $40 million dollars to expand their hotel in Mazatlan adding 300 new rooms and increasing amenities for their guests such as restaurants, pools and entertainment area. The Governor said that this is great news and

Read Full Article
Timeshare sellers’ must be regulated – CAPTA

Timeshare sellers’ must be regulated – CAPTA

CAPTA and Tourist police want to assure the safety of tourists during timeshare’ presentations.  On the weekend they started an operation to review the permissions of timeshare sellers. They started the inspection from Valentinos to Cerritos. “As part of the operation we are checking all the sellers that offer tours and timeshares to see if they

Read Full Article
We’re looking for candidates to burn (Bad Mood Fest)!

We’re looking for candidates to burn (Bad Mood Fest)!

Carnaval organizers are looking for nominations of someone who “deserve to be burned” as part of the celebrations during the festival on Saturday, March 2nd. Every year during the Carnaval, Mazatlecos have fun and forget about any trouble and to start the celebrations they have the traditional “Burning of the Bad Mood” According to historian, Enrique Vega,

Read Full Article
Mexico homicide cases rise by 15% in 2018

Mexico homicide cases rise by 15% in 2018

Homicide cases in Mexico rose by 15%  in 2018, law enforcement agencies reported this week. Government figures show prosecutors opened 28,816 investigations in 2018, compared to 25,036 the previous year. Each case may involve more than one victim, so the total number of homicides is likely to be higher. The increase was led by dramatic

Read Full Article
Airline SWOOPS into Mazatlan with inaugural flight

Airline SWOOPS into Mazatlan with inaugural flight

Yesterday, January 20th, new airline Swoop made its inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) south of Vancouver, BC to Mazatlan International Airport (MZT), arriving at 5:30 pm with 176 passengers. At the beginning of the year, Swoop announced that Abbotsford International Airport will enjoy twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and twice weekly service to

Read Full Article