These are the most colorful places in Sinaloa, have you been?


This weekend you can visit some of them and give yourself the opportunity to learn about their traditions, their history, and their culture.

MAZATLAN. – This weekend you can take advantage of it to leave home and visit communities that you had not known before, there are at least 10 in the state that are newly colored and have stories to tell, Instagrammable facades and a lot of tradition.

At least in the south of Sinaloa there are 7 places near Mazatlán that are waiting for the tourist, both in the coastal area and a bit in the mountains, and that were recently integrated into the Coloring Sinaloa program, highlighting the facades of those old houses and some of vibrant colors.

Teacapan, Escuinapa

This coastal community of the “Perla Camaronera” is waiting for you. It is almost 2 hours from Mazatlán, on the free highway to Escuinapa, do not forget to turn towards the José María Morelos y Pavón highway and follow it along the entire coast.

Teacapán is known for its seafood, but also for its bay, there are boat rides through the sea and those same ones take you to the mangroves and the shell pyramid. There are some bungalows where you can spend the night at affordable prices.

Chametla, Rosario

It is approximately 1 hour from Mazatlán. Its deviation is passing the bridge of the Baluarte River. The history of Chametla goes back thousands of years, it was the first place in Sinaloa with human settlements, so walking through its streets is like traveling back in time.

In various parts of Chametla, countless archaeological pieces have been found, such as: funerary urns, sherds, kitchen utensils, spearheads, and many clay and stone figures.

Copala, Concordia

It is a community of cobbled streets and colonial houses that takes you back to the time of the Conquest, its settlements with mixtures between Spanish, French and Mexican make this place unique in the mountain area of Concordia.

Its mining activity positioned it as a place of great wealth and in its heyday, it maintained a significant flow of visitors to its restaurants. Its attractions make it unique for foreign tourism, in addition, it is the home of the banana pie.

La Noria, Mazatlan

This Mazatlán syndicate is at least half an hour away and its many restaurants along the highway are proof of its tourist activity. They are part of the mezcal route, where you will find vinatas like Los Osuna and try their distillate; It is close to the Picachos Dam, where you can do sport fishing.

Its old houses are special for that postcard from your social media feed.

Saint Xavier, Saint Ignatius

Did you know that the Paletas del Pueblo are from here? San Javier is a community in the municipality of San Ignacio that its tradition, history and culture have led it to become a tourist place. It is within the jaguar mobility route and many of its inhabitants are dedicated to the conservation area.

They have parties with more than 500 years of history such as La Taspana. It is approximately an hour and a half from Mazatlán, on the free highway to Culiacán. You will deviate towards Coyotitán, there will be a deviation towards San Javier, the road will indicate it to you.

Celestino Gasca

If you are more of a beach person, but you are tired of the tumult and you are looking for tranquility. One hour from Mazatlán, on the Mazatlán-Culiacán highway, is Celestino Gasca, a paradisiacal, quiet beach with restaurants to spend the whole day.

You find oysters, lobsters, fish and other fresh shellfish. It is one of the most visited sites by surfers and has a variety of hotels to spend the weekend.


Elota is a little further from La Cruz, and in this community you will find culture, history, and streets full of color with the facades. In a moment you walk through it and you will take great photographs, take advantage and visit the dam. It is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Mazatlán.

Let’s remember that these communities were recently remodeled under a state program that they called Coloring Sinaloa, which has the objective of going from community to community beautifying the facades and thus attracting tourism. Are you ready?

The director of the Sinaloa Tourism Promotion Trust, José Alfonso Reséndiz Memije, reported that they are already working in northern Sinaloa in places like San Benito, in Mocorito; Badiraguato, Imala and Tacuichamona of Culiacán; Cosala and Tamazula, Guasave.

 Source: Punto