Duranguenses are ready for the International Carnival of Mazatlán


The director of Tourism, Elvira Silerio, pointed out that in Durango there will be special packages for families from this city to visit Mazatlán

DURANGO. – “Los papaquis” came to the city of Durango announcing the arrival of the Mazatlan International Carnival, to attract the attention of this sister city of the “Pearl of the Pacific”.

Both cities met to strengthen tourist ties for the next holyday on February 5, and during the International Carnival of Mazatlán, which will be from February 16 to 21, the people of Durango are present.

Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, Secretary of Economic Development, Tourism and Fisheries of Mazatlán, said that Durango is one of the cities that visit the most Mazatlán and that this has been part of the promotion of events between both cities.

“Carnival was the first thermometer we had, the decision was made to open it (2022) and we surpassed it with an 18 percent increase compared to 2020, we are waiting for this 2023 to exceed that goal, where there was an economical spill of 750 million pesos”, said Velarde Cardenas.

Elvira Silerio, director of Tourism for the municipality of Durango, explained that they are open to carrying out promotions for the inhabitants of this municipality to visit the Carnival, which although it is a date that already has national and foreign tourism, it is always important to reinforce the synergy.

“We are going to make attractive packages to generate tourist flow from Durango to Mazatlán and also tell them that we will be doing activations in the port of Mazatlán with the intention of doing promotion prior to Holy Week,” she declared.

The SEDECTUR took the opportunity to break down the activities that will take place in Carnival, from coronations, naval combat, and parades. Let’s remember that the King’s coronation will be enlivened by Edén Muñoz, and for the Queen of the Floral Games, by Gloria Gaynor and Rock You.

The coronation of the Carnival Queen, by Banda MS, a group that celebrates its 25th anniversary and will also participate in the parades with an allegorical float; and the coronation of the Child Queen, with the participation of Jesse and Joy.

Velarde Cárdenas indicated that reservations are currently close to 50 percent advanced, therefore, it is advisable to book as soon as possible.

Source: Punto.mx