115th Mazatlan Carnival Welcomes More Than 300,000 Tourists

Last Updated: February 10, 2013 by
Categories: Mexico

Aztec warrior in the Mazatlan Carnival paradeMazatlan welcomes more than 300,000 domestic and international tourists to participate in the 115th annual Carnival to celebrate the city’s longstanding traditions and vibrant culture. Ranked by Forbes as one of the world’s biggest celebrations – third to Rio and Mardi Gras – Mazatlan’s Carnival brings together local and regional musicians, dancers and entertainers in a week-long, costume-filled festival, from February 7-12.

This year’s Carnival expects to draw record tourist numbers, demonstrating that Mazatlan continues to diversify and strengthen its tourism product and offering far beyond its world-class beaches to its strong cultural portfolio.

“Tourism to Mazatlan continues to grow as the destination launches new programs and initiatives to appeal to a variety of tourists,” said Carlos Berdegue, President and CEO of El Cid Resorts, and vice president of the Mazatlan Hotel Association. “There is increasing demand for air service to our destination, particularly for meetings and conventions.”

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