Author Archives: Misael

Mazatlán into the future / Mazatlán piensa a futuro

La nueva faceta de Mazatlan No sé para ustedes pero para mí se siente como si ya hubiera pasado una eternidad desde que comenzó  esta emergencia sanitaria y el sentimiento se hizo más evidente hace días al pasar por la … Read More

The many colours of Centro Histórico/ Los muchos colores del Centro Histórico

Mazatlan´s urban art    For those of us that grew up around Mazatlán’s historic downtown in the 90´s we got to see many abandoned buildings, entire blocks just left there to die, damage by the salinity of the ocean and … Read More

Mazatlan Origins

The Mystery of Mazatlan´s foundation  “A lie Told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes truth” this quote by Joseph Goebbels, although originally said in some tragic circumstances, perfectly illustrates a phenomenon that has occur … Read More

Mazatlan post Covid-19

Changing paradigms For the past 4 months the world has been turn upside down due to the COVID 19 pandemic and for obvious reason the tourism industry is struggling worldwide affecting millions of workers that has suddenly lost their livelihood. … Read More

The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, a survival story /Tortuga golfina , una historia de supervivencia

Survivors on a half shell   Sea turtles are miraculous. First, they’ve been around since the late Jurassic, roughly 150 million years ago. Cohorts of the dinosaurs, sea turtles have survived through the challenges of eons, existing still today, where many others have ended their evolutionary … Read More

Here comes the Coco / Ahí vine el Coco

The tropical super fruit  Did you know that we have our own version of the boogeyman? Indeed we do, we call it “El Coco” but wait a minute isn’t that the Spanish word for coconut? You may ask, well you … Read More

Mazatlan’s heart and soul: Don Severo

Severo Acosta Aragón I hope you have had the chance to experience rural Mexico, if you have you will agree with me that the hospitality and warmness they display is beyond compare, always willing to open their home to other … Read More

A safe place for the Olive Ridley sea turtle / Un Refugio para la Tortuga Golfina

Protecting chelonians since 1975 Besides being in Central America, what does México, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panamá have in common? All these countries have shores where the Olive Ridley sea turtle likes to lay their eggs and there are Turtle … Read More

Biking and whaling / Una ballena para el calor

No, it’s not what you are thinking, we don’t eat or hunt whales in Mazatlán, we call Ballenas (Spanish for whale) the one litter bottles of Pacifico beer, and people often go drink one of these somewhere in Olas Altas … Read More

Mazatlan’s heart and soul: Doña Carolina

Fresh from the oven straight to the hearth  Human memory is truly fascinating, and specifically our olfactory memory, some studies affirm that smells are usually related with early memories prior to the age of ten, this memories are vivid and … Read More