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Durango

The state of Durango is the fourth largest state of Mexico and is also known as the land of “scorpions”, “cinema” and “beautiful contrasts”. This state offers visitors a glance into the past and at breathtaking landscapes. The capital of Durango is Victoria de Durango, generally referred to as Durango, and it provides a unique setting for any event, with up to 747 buildings identified as representing Cultural Heritage by the National Institute of Anthropology and History.

Besides being famous for its beautiful natural surroundings and colonial buildings, the city is also popular for the list of important Mexican figures that were born there, including: Mexico’s first president, General Guadalupe Victoria; Mexico’s War of Independence hero, Francisco Villa; Hollywood star, Dolores del Rio; and the Revueltas family of artists.

The state’s vast wealth of natural resources, such as minerals and lumber, is what originally attracted the Spanish colonizers in the middle of the 16th century. Durango’s main economic activity is mining, today the state is the country’s second largest producer of gold and silver.

Durango’s diverse ecosystems are home to a variety of plant and animal species, including mountain lions, bears, wolves, and eagles, as well as cacti and pine trees. Durango is beautiful from its  deserts and large dams till its majestic forests and  the Sierra Madre mountains, Durango’s territory offers visitors endless possibilities for adventure tourism such as: practice kayaking, mountain biking, rappelling, mountain climbing and much more.

It is no wonder that since the early 1900s, Durango’s landscapes lent themselves so well to many Hollywood Westerns. Stars, including John Wayne, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster and Robert Wagner have spent time on film shoots in Durango.

The city of Durango has graeat infrastructure with a total of 2,000 guestrooms in 32 hotels, including three five-star hotels that have event facilities with a maximum capacity of 1,100 guests: Hotel Gobernador, Hostal de la Monja and the Holiday Inn. Durango’s Fairgrounds and Exposition Center has up to 224,700 square feet of indoor and outdoor exposition space, while the State of Durango’s Cultural and Convention Center has 609,900 square feet for events of up to 5,000 guests.

The state of Durango is connected via major state highways to other points around the country. It is located only 218 miles from the beaches of Mazatlan, 346 miles from the shoe capital of the world, Leon, 374 miles from Monterrey, and 575 miles from Mexico City.

The city of Durango is easily accessible through its international airport just 7 miles from the city center with direct flights to Mexico City, Tijuana, Houston and Chicago. A two-hour drive from Durango is Torreon International Airport with direct flights to Mexico City, Guadalajara, Chihuahua, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Air Flight Connection

  DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Flights / Month    
149 144 5
     
Passegers / Month    
6,837 6,630 207

 

Connection Cities

  • Mexico City
  • Guadalajara
  • Ciudad Juarez
  • Mazatlan
  • Tijuana
  • Monterrey
  • Chihuahua
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Tampico

 

Airlines

  • Aeromexico
  • Aeromar
  • Volaris
  • Continental

 

Hotel Capability

2,095 (rooms / night)

 

Convention Capability

835,744 sqft

 

Venues

Venue (sqft) Rooms Website
Centro De Convenciones Bicentenario 609,900 2 Exhibit Area www.visitadurango.com.mx/negocios
Holiday Inn Convention Center 1,144 2 Session Areas  
Centro De Ferias y Exposiciones Durango 224,700 5 Session Areas  

 

 

CVB Contact

Name E-mail Telephone
Elvira Silerio Díaz
Promotion Manager
elvira.silerio@dgo.gob.mx (618) 137 43 67
Daniela Lorena Solís Aguilera
Chief Department
daniela.solis@durango.gob.mx (618) 137 43 67

 

Website

www.visitadurango.com.mx

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