Mazatlán will be ‘full’ during Carnival


National and foreign tourism already have the hotel room reserved to experience the most traditional party in Mazatlan

MAZATLAN. – The International Carnival of Mazatlán is not only for locals, but also for foreigners and that is reflected in the reservations, which are expected to be 100 percent on the holiday weekend.

The president of the Tres Islas Hotel Association, José Ramón Manguart Sánchez, commented that visitors are expected from Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, the State of Mexico, Querétaro, Mexico City, Hidalgo, Nayarit, Jalisco and from Sinaloa itself.

He said that, as the Carnival takes place in the winter season, other important entrances to hotels are Canadians, who take advantage of their stay in the port to enjoy this traditional party. Their favorite events is the Parade and the Naval Combat.

“They come and enjoy, they already know about this event and more because we went through these years of pandemic that in some way many perhaps did not come or decided to postpone and it is a way to resume this whole issue,” said Manguart Sánchez.

He added that even though no new waves of Covid-19 have been registered, the reactivation of tourism is advancing gradually, and there is no longer that hotel occupancy deficit that was experienced in 2020 and 2021.

“We are not 100 percent normal, but we are already moving towards that, things have been released little by little, social events are beginning to increase, conventions, it is already something that is going well,” he said.

700 million pesos in economic benefits

With an income close to 700 million pesos, the International Carnival of Mazatlán is a popular festival where culture and the arts are projected, and it is a celebration that strengthens the economy of the municipality.

The above was announced by Raúl Rico González, general director of the Municipal Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlán.

“We have an economic flow of close to 700 million pesos, it is additional money that is dispersed in the city due to the increase in billings in toll fees, air flights, etc. I believe that Carnival is the great driver of the economy at this time,” said the director of the paramunicipal.