Mazatlan, Sinaloa. – Tonight in Olas Altas, with an investment of more than 4 million pesos, the mayor of Mazatlán, Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres, reopened one of the points of greatest interest for locals and tourists, the Olivera Tent, which he considered one of the jewels of the boardwalk.
The pool, built-in in 1914 by the foreign businessman Antonio Olivera, has since become an iconic point of interest in the port. Due to the relevance of the place and due to the poor conditions in which it was found, Benítez Torres, through the Public Works Department, took on the task of rescuing the place, conditioning it, and turning it into a must-see space in Mazatlan.
In his message, Benítez Torres took a walk through the history of Carpa Olivera and commented on the memories he has of this place, which from today will be one of the most representative points to promote the port.
“From now on we are going to promote Mazatlan, those who have this task, to say that we have one of the 7 pools in the world and that it is essential, mandatory, to visit this pool,” he added.
Being one of the 7 marine pools in the world, the Carpa Olivera now has a slide with a 4-layer fiberglass coating, new full bathrooms, fountains, lighting and a pumping system that will allow it to maintain a pH equal to that find in the sea.
A monument to Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a French naval officer, researcher, and oceanographic marine biologist, was also placed at the site.
Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres said that during the next week the work of Emilio Barragán, Santa Rosa Avenue will be flagged and they will have the presence of Rubén Rocha Moya, Governor of the State.
This will also be the inauguration of the lighting of Canseco Avenue.
“I thank the businessmen who invest in Mazatlan, many of them are here, the citizens,” he stressed.
The mayor stated that he received an invitation to attend Poland, representing all the mayors of Mexico.
For her part, Mrs. Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize winner, will come to the port to celebrate 30 years of obtaining that distinction, to recognize the port as a destination of inclusion and peace.