Mazatlan Brings Vibrant Culture, Authentic Flavors to West Coast With Travel Seminar Dinner Series - Jan. 18 - 20

Jan 12, 2011, 16:11 ET from Mazatlan Hotel Association and Tourism Board

MAZATLAN, Mexico, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Mexico tourism numbers on the rise, the New Year in travel is bright for one of the country's top emerging destinations – Mazatlan, located on Mexico's Pacific Coast. Despite the economic downturn, this seaside tourism hotspot continues to experience significant growth.

Travelocity Mexico named Mazatlan its 2010 "Best Family Beach Destination." Now, American travelers discover authentic Mexico through the many facets of this unique destination – from its historic core to premier resorts, international events, performing arts, gourmet cuisine, golden-sand beaches, ecoadventure and more – all at great value.

To showcase its rich mix of culture and world-class tourism offerings in 2011, Mazatlan hosts a dinner seminar series in three West Coast cities, January 18 – 20. Host cities are Seattle, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; and Garden Grove, Calif.

Attendees will learn about Mazatlan's wave of recent development – award-winning spas, championship golf, upscale dining and premier nightlife – as well as new attractions and events that highlight the destination's heritage and natural treasures. Guests will also savor Mazatlan's renowned seafood and authentic cuisine, prepared by the destination's internationally acclaimed chefs.

"Mazatlan For Travelers, Not Tourists," presented by the Mazatlan Hotel Association and Tourism Board, takes place:

January 18, 2011Seattle, Wash.

6:00 p.m. – Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

  • 17620 International Boulevard; Seattle, WA 98188

January 19, 2011Portland, Ore.

6:00 p.m. – Crowne Plaza Portland

  • 1441 NE 2nd Avenue; Portland, OR 97232

January 20, 2011Garden Grove, Calif.

6:00 p.m. – Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort

  • 12021 Harbor Boulevard; Garden Grove, CA 92840

For details or to RSVP for Mazatlan's West Coast seminars, email

About Mazatlan

Mazatlan is located on Mexico's Pacific Coast at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. As Mexico's second largest coastal city, Mazatlan has nearly 600,000 inhabitants. The city is divided into two main areas: Old Mazatlan and Zona Dorada or Golden Zone, with a seven-mile coastal road between the two.  Mazatlan has an international sport-fishing reputation. Sites of interest include: the Angela Peralta Theater, Archeological Museum, Republic Plaza, Ocean Museum, Botanic Garden, San Jose Chapel and the world's second-tallest lighthouse. Transportation is available via the local "pulmonias" or four-person open-air vehicles that have become a symbol of the city. Visit Mazatlan on the World Wide Web at

SOURCE Mazatlan Hotel Association and Tourism Board