Mazatlan will have a cable car and passenger train says Sinaloa governor


The governor of Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha Moya, proposed creating a cable car from the Golden Zone to the Lighthouse, as a means of transportation and tourism.

MAZATLAN. – More and more tourist products are being added to the port of Mazatlán, first-world attractions such as the Mar de Cortés Aquarium and soon, or at least that is what Governor Rubén Rocha Moya announced, a cable car.

And not only that, during his visit to Mazatlán for the Foro Industrial MX, he explained that a Choix-Mazatlán passenger train is also being planned to move tourism between these two destinations.

Turismo. México - Sinaloa, diversión entre el mar de Cortés y la montaña

“I tell you that there is the possibility of making a train here, from Mazatlán to Choix, doing it is saying something because the tracks are there; It is a company that has a tourism project to bring people from here”, highlighted Rocha Moya.

He commented that in order for the passenger train project to be carried out, permission must first be obtained from Ferromex to place the train on the tracks and move it from one destination to another.

Regarding the cable car project, he said that it will connect the Golden Zone with Cerro del Crestón, one for tourism and the other for public transport, do you think? and he assured that with this attraction, Mazatlan will rise even more in the face of other destinations.

«I would like to get to work on the possibility of the cable car, that we build the cable car from the Golden Zone to El Faro, the additional attraction that would be all over the beach and the other is for people to be transported, what they are doing in Mexico City, it is fundamentally transportation without congesting them there,” he said.

The governor invited the mayor of Mazatlán, Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, to join forces and work on the project through federal permits and everything related to municipal authorization, with the sole purpose of continuing to diversify the tourist offer of Mazatlan.  


Choix is ​​a picturesque stately town located in the north of the state, which stands out for being surrounded by mountains and pine, oak and guamuchil forests, as well as for its wide streets and old buildings. 

One of its main attractions is the “Mirador”, a tower located in the center of the town, which at the top offers a panoramic view of Choix and the mountains that surround it. In addition, inside you will find a museum dedicated to the memory of José Ángel Espinoza Ferrusquilla, one of the most representative artists of the municipality. 

20 minutes from the town is the Luis Donaldo Colosio dam, also known as the Huites dam, where from the top of the curtain you can admire the landscape of the mountains and the course of the Fuerte River.

In the dam you can also practice various adventure sports such as ATV rides, mountain biking, hiking or boat rides, which go through the canyons and hills through which the river crosses, to admire the landscapes and vegetation and go under from the train tracks, where you can still see the remains of a freight train that derailed a few years ago.

Another picturesque site, next to the Huites dam, is the popular Hotel Palmar, a recreation site that overlooks incredible views of the mountains and the river.

Cave paintings “The Beginning”

But one of the most incredible sites in Choix is ​​located right in the heart of the dam, the cave paintings “the beginning” by the painter Federico Silva, one of the most important artists in the country. 

This work was created in 1994 and has an area of ​​​​5 thousand square meters. It took two years to complete, using a technique reminiscent of cave paintings. Some people say that “It is the cave where the Indians launch their arrows into infinity in search of the spirit of death”

Yecorato, the ruins of an old Jesuit temple. 

One hour from the town is the community of Yecorato, where the Ruins of an old Jesuit temple from more than 400 years ago, built around the year 1611, are currently located.

It is said that at that time this town was one of the most developed in the municipality, thanks to mining, so it was an important religious center until 1767 when all the Jesuit priests in the country were expelled.

Some inhabitants of Yecorato say that the church used to have golden bells, which were removed during a great storm that hit the area and then disappeared. Currently, only a few walls and columns remain of what was one of the most important churches in northern Sinaloa. 


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