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March 02, 2011 08:01 ET

Mazatlan Reports Occupancy at Near Capacity for Carnaval Celebrations

Mazatlan's 113th International Carnaval Celebration "Return of the Muses" will take place from March 3rd to March 8th. The 2011 Mardigras promises to enchant visitors of all ages.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Mazatlan has celebrated one of the world's largest Carnaval celebrations for over a century. From March 3rd to the 8th the city will once again transform and fill with cultural performances, fiestas and parades that will enchant hundreds of thousands of families. Hotels report close to full occupancy levels for the March celebration. The news comes on the heels of a reported near 5% increase in airline passenger load for January and February 2011, over the same period last year.

Among the scheduled events, Enrique Patron de Rueda will conduct the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra along with two choirs. During this unforgettable performance, 120 artists will be on stage for the crowning of the Floral Games Queen and the Clemencia Isaura Poetry Award Ceremony. Visitors are invited to view the elaborate floats that will travel the streets of Mazatlan during the Carnaval parade. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration and delight in the Dancers that will perform along the longest boardwalk in Latin America. 

Carnaval is the crown jewel of ongoing cultural celebrations that make Mazatlan a unique destination. It is the city's rich cultural heritage that makes it a preferred beach destination for Canadian travelers. Mazatlan is Mexico's only colonial city on a beach and plays host to nearly 2 million visitors from all over the world annually. Many travelers return year after year for extended stays, with nearly 9,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens making this seaside destination their winter home. For last minute deals visit

About Mazatlan:

Mazatlan is located on Mexico's Pacific Coast at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Founded in the 16th Century, Mazatlan is Mexico's only seaside colonial city. One in every three travelers that visits Mazatlan is Canadian.

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