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Route to the Carnival of Mazatlán

Mazatlán, Tepic, El Rosario

The starting point on this route will be Tepic, a small colonial city full of history and charm. Stroll through the Main Plaza and admire the colorful embroidered handcrafts of the Cora and Huichol people. Do not forget to visit the Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception) and the Casa Amado Nervo and Juan Escutia museums.

The Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of El Rosario is located two and a half hours northwest of Tepic, in the neighboring state of Sinaloa. The contrast between the Historic Center with its quarry facades and the dense vegetation of the place, creates a unique space. You cannot miss the imposing gold-plated altarpiece of the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of Rosary Parish), as well as the colonial mausoleums in the Spanish Cemetery, both silent witnesses of the ancient wealth of this mining town. Highly recommended the museums of the Totorame Culture and the House of Lola Beltrán. As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you will find the traditional baskets and mats for sale made by the artisan techniques of the acaxees, totorames and xiximes villages.

Continuing the journey to the northwest, forty minutes from El Rosario, we arrive at Villa Unión. This small picturesque town on the banks of the Presidio River offers its traditional snacks and handcrafts to all visitors. Visit the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista Parish) and the Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market).

The tour ends at the port of Mazatlán, located just thirty minutes northwest of Villa Unión. We recommend you stroll along the boardwalk and visit the different handcraft shops and restaurants that offer the best seafood, while enjoying the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. If you like water activities, you can join the various excursions to practice scuba diving, swimming with manta rays or visit the Isla de los Venados (Deer Island) among others. Do not forget to visit the El Rincón de Pedro Infante museum to learn about the entire history of this iconic Mexican actor and performer.
The starting point on this route will be Tepic, a small colonial city full of history and charm. Stroll through the Main Plaza and admire the colorful embroidered handcrafts of the Cora and Huichol people. Do not forget to visit the Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception) and the Casa Amado Nervo and Juan Escutia museums.

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The Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of El Rosario is located two and a half hours northwest of Tepic, in the neighboring state of Sinaloa. The contrast between the Historic Center with its quarry facades and the dense vegetation of the place, creates a unique space. You cannot miss the imposing gold-plated altarpiece of the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of Rosary Parish), as well as the colonial mausoleums in the Spanish Cemetery, both silent witnesses of the ancient wealth of this mining town. Highly recommended the museums of the Totorame Culture and the House of Lola Beltrán. As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you will find the traditional baskets and mats for sale made by the artisan techniques of the acaxees, totorames and xiximes villages.

Continuing the journey to the northwest, forty minutes from El Rosario, we arrive at Villa Unión. This small picturesque town on the banks of the Presidio River offers its traditional snacks and handcrafts to all visitors. Visit the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista Parish) and the Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market).

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