The joy of the Golden Zone of Mazatlán is temporarily extinguished.
After the order of the state governor, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, to close all hotels in the face of the health emergency, the most touristic place in Mazatlán looks totally abandoned.
The morning of this Wednesday April 1st, Camarón Sábalo Avenue, looked totally empty. The thousands of people work at the hotels and restaurants, employess of Hotel El Cid, those who use to park their vehicles at Hotel Las Flores parking lot, they are nowhere to be found.
On Gaviotas Avenue, outside Hotel Playa Mazatlán, some taxi drivers were reluctant to leave that point where they have always operated, but there are absolutely no tourists walking around, zero passengers asking to be taken to the airport or bus stations.
Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel announced that from this Wednesday April 1st, until April 30th, all hotels in Sinaloa would be closed, 532 in total, to prevent the importation of cases of coronavirus.
Until last week, hotel reservations for Semana Santa, which begins this Sunday, reported in Mazatlán by the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce was 30 percent; but now that everything is suspended, the Mazatlecos will witness the loneliest Semana Santa ever in this usually busy tourist destination.
The Mazatlan Post