Sinaloa does have tourism potential, but it lacks… Secretary of Tourism explains what


Miguel Torruco points out that the state is in the “top 10” of travel destinations in Mexico, but it has a lot to do to position itself higher.

Mazatlan. – For the Secretary of Tourism at the federal level, Miguel Torruco Marqués, Sinaloa has the potential to improve its tourist quality and a wide catalog from coast to mountains that can be potentiated and placed among the six most visited destinations in the country.  

He mentioned that the state is in the top ten of destinations in the country, however, it does not stand out among the top 6, that until 2019, the most visited by foreigners were Cancun, Quintana Roo; Mexico City; Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara, Jalisco; Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 

“It is not included among the six that account for 92 and a half percent of income in tourism, therefore we must work to diversify, to consolidate the great benefit. It is among the top 10. The idea is to work to consolidate them in this administration,” he declared.  

Torruco Marqués explained that Sinaloa, as a whole, has already taken the initiative, how? With the construction of the new Aquarium; In addition to the tourist project that is planned from Mazatlán to the Marías Islands, which although they are not from Sinaloa if it will be “The Pearl of the Pacific” the place of departure and therefore, it will increase its visitors.  

Photo: Fernanda Magallanes

More photographic hostels such as the Liverpool alley projects that Rosario is already working on, and other projects that will be announced later as international events, are part of the works that are already forming the menu of attractions.

“We are working so that each one of these is included in the great menu that is given to tourists, it favors spills, it favors more time, of course, greater spending per capita and that means that there is a better benefit for the population,” he added.  

The head of the Federal Sectur commented that this is how a work table can be integrated in which this menu of options for tourists is put together, that Mazatlán is the anchor but that you can go to nearby municipalities to spend the day, and that not only the visit is offered, but also culture, history, gastronomy, all in one place to extend the stay of those who visit it.   

According to the “Tres Islas” Hotel Association, Mazatlan closed 2021 as the first place in beach destinations in the country, for which the main challenge for the sector is to maintain these levels of favoritism and not lower our guard to lower our expectations. level compared to other beach destinations. 


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