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1st stage of Mazatlan’s Port redevelopment underway.

1st stage of Mazatlan’s Port redevelopment underway.

Mexico’s Transport and Communications Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza along with Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Ordaz, have signed an agreement to upgrade the Port of Mazatlan. The $1.3 billion pesos deal will mean the start of a dredging project to increase the depth of navigation channels by more than 15 meters, which will permit larger ships to

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Playa Espiritu project still alive

Playa Espiritu project still alive

Playa Espiritu is a massive development that was first announced 10 years ago. It is located south of Mazatlan in the Municipality of Escuinapa and close to Teacapan. Initially, Playa Espiritu was planned for 44,000 rooms (roughly the capacity of the booming Riviera Maya) through 100 hotels. But very little has been heard about it

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Airbnb and Sinaloa reach an agreement

Airbnb and Sinaloa reach an agreement

Sinaloa became the third State in Mexico with an Airbnb agreement for tax purposes designed to promote the tourist destination. The Government of Sinaloa and Airbnb signed a tax agreement whereby Airbnb agreed to collect and send the leisure withholding tax of 3% of each booking made through its portal starting from June 1st. “Advertising

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Tianguis restrictions in Centro

Tianguis restrictions in Centro

The Tianguis Turistico takes place this Sunday April 15 starting at noon with an opening address by President Peña Nieto. From noon to midnight the following restrictions will be in place in Centro: Pedestrian traffic will not be limited, although some streets will be closed. Cars will not be allowed to circulate and/or park in the

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700 Businesses coming for Tianguis Turistico

700 Businesses coming for Tianguis Turistico

More than 700 Companies from 50 different countries will be attending Tianguis Turistico 2018 in Mazatlan. 37,000 business meetings have been scheduled and the final forecast is 40,000. The number of meetings have increased by more than 20% from the previous Tianguis in Acapulco. About 650 international investors are expected to explore Mazatlan for investment

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Moto week!

Moto week!

That roaring sound you hear on the streets of Mazatlán is the arrival of thousands of motorcyclists here to take part in the 23rd annual motorcycle week where 20,000 bike enthusiasts are expected to enjoy four days of planned activities. Today is registration at Plaza de la Moto (Beside SAM’s on Reforma Av) and music show

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Accident at Cerritos Sunset Festival

Accident at Cerritos Sunset Festival

The 8th edition of Sunset Paradise 2018 offered 4 days of a party entertained by  DJs, Top Models and Bikini Runway contests.  But, last Friday night, at least eight young people were hospitalized after one of the structures fell on the attendees. Óscar Osuna, Civil Protection coordinator, said that an inspection revealed  a miscalculation in the original installation of the

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Anger in the Mercado food court

Anger in the Mercado food court

Delays in the renovations to the restaurants on the first floor of Pino Suarez Market (Mercado) has angered owners and workers of the restaurants. The 12 restaurants in the food court have not operated for more than 2 weeks because of the renovations. The Mayor promised in February that the renovations will be ready on

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Traffic redirection during Holy Week

Traffic redirection during Holy Week

From now until April 2nd, the traffic direction of Playa Gaviotas Avenue in the Golden zone will change. This avenue, parallel to Camaron Sabalo, usually goes northbound, but during Holy week will change to southbound to expedite traffic from the Golden Zone to the Malecon. Also, Bahia Avenue, the new avenue parallel to Del Mar Avenue(off the Malecon) will be

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2018 Seafood Festival is here!

2018 Seafood Festival is here!

The 32nd  version of “Feria del Pescado” will be held from March 25 to April 1st, in front of the Aquarium, to delight locals and visitors. The Feria will have about 16 restaurants selling aguachile, shrimp and ceviche, fried fish, marlin, and other seafood specialties. Music and dance shows will be also part of the event.

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Center of Tourist Protection and Attention now in Mazatlan

Center of Tourist Protection and Attention now in Mazatlan

The Center for the Protection and Attention to Tourists (CAPTA) began as a project in 2015 in Acapulco, and has been replicated successfully in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur and Queretaro. And starting from March 24th the program will be implemented in Mazatlan as well. Erika Bernal was appointed as Director of CAPTA during a

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Malecon traffic lights..are back…

Malecon traffic lights..are back…

Traffic in both lanes of the Malecon are fully open now, but traffic lights at Insurgentes and Deportes were disconnected thus increasing the risk of accidents. Juan Olivas, Transit Police Commander, said ” The traffic lights are ready, we just need to synchronize the timer. The lights at the Fisherman’s Monument and  Rotarismo are already

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Holy week security operations start this Saturday

Holy week security operations start this Saturday

With the number of visitors descending on Mazatlan during Semana Santa (Holy Week) a major Security Operation is being put in place starting on Saturday at 8:00 am with the deployment of 2,500 police. “We are welcoming all the tourists, we want them to enjoy the destination and we will support them. But they have

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Mazatlan first officer fired after Olas Altas fight

Mazatlan first officer fired after Olas Altas fight

A group of tourists from Chihuahua were partying in Olas Altas with a hired Banda into the early hours of Sunday morning when a North American guest from the Hotel Belmar went down to ask the Banda to stop. The Chihuahua group refused and the confrontation went violent with the guest being slapped and punched

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Festival of Lights tomorrow, be ready!

Festival of Lights tomorrow, be ready!

Tomorrow Saturday, March 17, Mazatlan’s Malecon will be lit up by fireworks for the Festival of Lights (Festival de la Luz) celebration. The event was postponed twice, for the marathon and for January 6th, but finally will be enjoyed for visitors here for the long-weekend. The fireworks are scheduled to start at  8:00 pm but organizers are

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