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The Pearl of the Pacific
April 15, 2013: On a sunny Monday morning, friends of local resident Jackie Peterson, who passed away last year, gathered for a champagne toast and dedication of a bench installed in her honour in front of the Angela Peralta Theater.
April 13, 2013: The 45th Annual Sinaloa Charro contest is in full swing at El Rosario with teams from El Quelite, Mazatlán, El Rosario, Culiacán and Guamucil fighting to represent Sinaloa in the National Championship in Guadalajara.
It’s Motorcycle Week in Mazatlán once again from April 3-7 and this year organizers expect 15,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to attend the various events planned, including stunt-riding, tattoo contests, beach parties and rock concerts.
March 30: The Semana Santa nightlife was in full swing along Avenida Camarón Sábalo in Mazatlán’s Golden Zone the evening of Good Friday, March 29th.
Hector Cruz, President of the Mazatlán Developers Association and Lic. Rafael Lizarraga, Under Secretary of Tourism, presented a plaque to Roger Culbertson (in blue T-shirt) of the Mazatlan Tourist Aides in recognition of their volunteer efforts for the city. (Click on image to enlarge.)
March 21, 2013: More than 2,000 tourists made the trek today to the Las Labradas petro-glyphs to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Dressed in white, the visitors enjoyed yoga, a Mayo-Yoreme dance and ancient energy rituals to welcome the change in seasons.
Montreal tourist, Leo Benoit, kept a respectful distance while taking a photo of this stately Ridley sea turtle who had come ashore on Cerritos beach to lay her eggs on February 18th. (Click image to enlarge.)
Women of Mazatlán and representatives of the Instituto Municipal de las Mujeres joined forces on Feb. 4th to support the International Day of Cancer Prevention with a walk along the Malecón.
On the morning of January 5th when temperatures ranged between 8C-10C, members of the Mazatlán Municipal Council accompanied Mayor Higuera to ten outlying towns to give away blankets, soap and treats for children. Approximately 1,356 townspeople walked home with warm blankets and smiles to keep them warm.
In anticipation of Three Kings Day in Mexico on January 6th, bakeries in Mazatlán prepare the traditional “Rosca de Reyes” for families, co-workers and friends to enjoy. The price of roscas this year ranges from 110-360 pesos.
Mayor Alejandro Higuera inaugurated the children’s Oasis park on Friday, December 2nd, to the delight of onlookers. The water park was built on land previously occupied by the Pollo Loco restaurant across from the Fisherman’s Monument.