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Swoop’s inaugural flight from Abbotsford, Canada lands in Mazatlan

Swoop’s inaugural flight from Abbotsford, Canada lands in Mazatlan

Yesterday, January 20th, new airline Swoop made its inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) 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 Mazatlán International Airport. “Mexico

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Mazatlan tourists have been victims of scams on rental vacations

Mazatlan tourists have been victims of scams on rental vacations

CAPTA, the Tourist protection organization, has detected cyber scams to tourists and to prevent this, is encouraging visitors to book their trips through certified suppliers. Astrid Macias, Director of CAPTA, said that they are running an investigation based on eight reports made last month. The scam victims are mainly Americans and Canadians because they are

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Fiesta Inn and One Hotels are coming to Mazatlan soon

Fiesta Inn and One Hotels are coming to Mazatlan soon

Arhe and Posadas Groups will invest $500 million pesos in a joint venture to build two hotels in Mazatlan. Arhe will be in charge of the hotels construction and Posadas Group will be responsible for the operation. These hotels will be Fiesta Inn and One Hotel, in addition, The Inn Hotel in Centro will join the franchise owned

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Mazatlan might install solar panels for public lighting

Mazatlan might install solar panels for public lighting

Public Services Directorate of Mazatlan is analyzing the installation of solar panels for public lighting with the objective of saving resources and moving to new technology. The Public Services Director said that this will represent monthly savings of $7 million pesos that is being paid to CFE (The electricity company) and this economic resource can be

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Carnaval Bull Fight has not received the permits yet…

Carnaval Bull Fight has not received the permits yet…

As of yet, the bullfight that will be part of the Carnaval events has not received permits from the Municipal Authorities despite the event being already announced by the Cultura Institute and tickets are available for sale. Ecology Director, Lourdes San Juan, said that they are evaluating this matter because bullfighting is not banned in Mazatlan but there is

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Sea Shepherd ship attacked in the Sea of Cortez

Sea Shepherd ship attacked in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea Shepherd Vessel M/V Farley Mowat was conducting maritime patrols inside the Vaquita Refuge in the Upper Gulf of California, and had recovered three illegal gillnets that morning, when at 1:00 PM the crew noticed approximately 35 skiffs operating inside the refuge. The Sea Shepherd vessel headed towards the skiffs to observe fishing methods

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New Director of Mazatlan Port announced.

New Director of Mazatlan Port announced.

The Port Authority of Mazatlán (API) is a Federal government entity and operates under the Transportation Secretariat (SCT).  The Port will have a new Director, Mr. Jorge Gonzalez Oliveri. Prior to his posting to Mazatlan, Mr. Gonzalez was Director of the Port Authority of Veracruz and has been working for Sinaloa Government and oil companies, as well as professor of International

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Jumapam starts sewer replacements in Centro

Jumapam starts sewer replacements in Centro

Jumapam has started the sewer replacement work at Teniente Azueta street, between Zaragoza Ave. and Juan Carrazco Ave., and Puerto Viejo. The Distribution area detected that the pipes were obsolete and it was necessary to replace them. The work will cost $485,000 pesos and will lay 138 meters of pipes with a width of 8 inches.

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Mazatlan City launches an app to report public services

Mazatlan City launches an app to report public services

Mazatlan citizens will be able to report any malfunction on the public services through a new app called  Mazatlan App (Spanish only for now). “The new app is a great opportunity for the different areas of Municipal Government to involve the citizens in the City’s improvements and create a culture of reporting,” said Luis Gonzales Director of

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Mazatlan’s garbage problem is a challenge everyday

Mazatlan’s garbage problem is a challenge everyday

If you noticed that during the last few days, garbage has been accumulating in the streets because of a delay in the payment of the lease at the Municipal dump known as “Basuron” Basuron is owned by local ejidatarios from Urias. It was a two-month delay of the rent payments, so the ejidatarios decided to block the

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$14 billion pesos to be invested in Mazatlan for new hotels and condos

$14 billion pesos to be invested in Mazatlan for new hotels and condos

To increase the potential growth of Mazatlan’s tourism, six hotel chains and condominiums are joining a strategic project coordinated by the Department of Sustainable Development to give more credence to investments in the destination. The Mazatlan Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development, David Gonzales,  said, “We have some hotels chains and condos who are coming to establish in

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Mazatlan experiences growth in cruise ship arrivals

Mazatlan experiences growth in cruise ship arrivals

Mazatlan has seen a modest increase in cruise ship arrivals from 87 in 2017  to  90 in 2018,  but 149 are scheduled for 2019. During 2018, the arrival of 90 cruise ship brought 351,000 international tourists to the Port. For 2019 the 149 arrivals will land approximately 500,000 passengers to the destination. The Association of

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Mazatlan Property tax collection starts

Mazatlan Property tax collection starts

Starting from today, January 2nd the cash tills of the City Treasury opened on time to receive property tax (“Predial”) payments. Many of the property owners will be taking advantage of the early-payment discount during the month of January. Predial can be paid also at Oxxo, Kiosko, Ley or Presta presta branches or online at  https://servicios.mazatlan.gob.mx/predial/

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Federales find guns, and thousands of rounds in an American’s truck

Federales find guns, and thousands of rounds in an American’s truck

Mexico’s federal police say they have detained a U.S. citizen and two Mexican men after finding shotguns, pistols and about 5,900 rounds of ammunition in the man’s truck. Federal police say they pulled the vehicle over near the town of Escuinapa because the passenger was not wearing his seat belt. Police found six shotguns and

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Modern-day pirates hijack a ton of shrimp

Modern-day pirates hijack a ton of shrimp

In the Three Islands area of Mazatlan, the crew of the shrimp boat “Maros 6” were assaulted by modern-day pirates who robbed them of approximately one ton of shrimp from their storage – estimated to be a month’s worth of fishing! On Sunday night The boat was heading back to the dock to download the

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