Back to homepage

Local News

Road closures for 2018 Triathlon

Road closures for 2018 Triathlon

Some roads will close early this weekend for the 17th edition of 2018 Pacific Triathlon  being held in the city on May 25th and 26th. Today, May 25th, transit police closed Del Mar avenue from Valentinos to Paseo Claussen.  They expect to reopen that section of Av. Del Mar at 9 pm. On Saturday May

Read Full Article
“Marijuana Greenhouse” seized

“Marijuana Greenhouse” seized

In a two-story building of an old electricity company in downtown Culiacan a marijuana greenhouse with 777 plants, two air filters and other equipment was found to be in operation. The Federal Attorney General said that the work of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) allowed it to identify the property, located on Juan José Ríos

Read Full Article
EL Chepe Express, a new luxury train to the Copper Canyon

EL Chepe Express, a new luxury train to the Copper Canyon

Marco Garcia, Sinaloa’s Secretary of Tourism, announced that on May 17th El Chepe Express will start operations as the most modern and luxurious trains in Latin America. The new train will have 6 carriages: The Tourist class for 60 passengers has recliner seats and panoramic windows to enjoy the amazing views, 4 HD screens and

Read Full Article
Restaurants and Palapas at Malecon say goodbye

Restaurants and Palapas at Malecon say goodbye

As part of the Malecon renovations many of the Palapas along with restaurants and souvenirs stands were dismantled. Economic support was promised by the Government but none of this has materialised. Now that the Malecon renovation in complete, the lack of parking stalls and restricted beach access  are forcing these businesses to shut down. The

Read Full Article
5 Storey parking tower in Centro..

5 Storey parking tower in Centro..

The construction of a vertical parking tower in Centro has started –  designed to enhance parking after all the renovations that took place. The project is being executed by a private company and is located between Carnaval and Ángel Flores streets. Heavy duty machinery and a plastic cover over the drawing of the structure can

Read Full Article
Fatal shooting in the Golden Zone

Fatal shooting in the Golden Zone

A real estate agent was shot to death in front of several people this morning (May 4th) in the Lomas de Mazatlán neighborhood of the Golden Zone. The victim was identified as Rafael Antonio N., a realtor at a well-known company. His co-workers said that Rafael was an outstanding agent and family man and they

Read Full Article
Barcelo Group looking for support from Local Businessmen

Barcelo Group looking for support from Local Businessmen

Spanish Hotel group Barceló has expressed an interest in investing in a hotel in Mazatlan: “As bigger the better” they said and they are inviting to Mexican businessmen to join venture with them. “We are looking forward to the opportunity of operating a hotel in Mazatlan. We always prefer to be advised by locals who

Read Full Article
Fatal accident on the Malecon

Fatal accident on the Malecon

A young woman died and a motorcycle driver was injured, when he hit a red Chevy that was parked at Paseo Claussen Avenue during the early morning of this Thursday (April 26th). The lady – identified as Itzayana (21) – and the motorcyclist were riding a black Yamaha sport motorcycle. The accident was reported to

Read Full Article
New hotels coming to Mazatlan

New hotels coming to Mazatlan

Barcelo, Melia and Sheraton are coming to Mazatlan after the signing of agreements during Tianguis Turistico, said Jesus Sandoval,  President of Mazatlan’s Chamber of Commerce According to Sandoval, Mazatlan has 12,000 hotel rooms to which will be added 3,000 more with the new hotel Groups. Lance Vient, Operations Manager of Hotel Playa Mazatlan, said that Tianguis

Read Full Article
Bad year for mangoes in Sinaloa

Bad year for mangoes in Sinaloa

The President of the Baluarte Presidio Committee, Ismael Diaz, said that it will be a very difficult year for mango production in the south of the State. He said that the best expectation was for 50% yield by the time the season ends in mid-August. He also stated that there were already 3 years of

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article