Mazatlan has been called Mexico's "capital of culture, sun and sand," and during 2010 has continued to draw an increasing number of international tourists, showing excellent recovery from the low point of recession numbers during 2009. For this reason, Mazatlan is an excellent choice for Mexico real estate buyers.
One example was this years summer season which was backed by an intensive promotion campaign, both in Mexico and beyond. In addition, the state ministry of tourist reported that in the first five months of the year, the influx of tourists to Sinaloa (the state which is home to Mazatlan) maintains an upward trend, rising from 1,079,000 visitors in the January-May period of 2009 to 1,316,000 in same period this year, representing an increase of 22 percent.
The numbers indicate that international buyers interested in both Mexico homes and condos can buy in Mazatlan with confidence that tourism will continue here in strong numbers. Strong tourism means that large-scale investment will continue to take place offering increased services and maintenance of Mazatlan's colonial city center – currently the only city which combines this feature with an attractive beachfront area. Investors will also feel confident that the steady flow of tourists will provide a strong basis for rental income.
Mazatlan tops list of most popular destinations in Mexico, achieving a hotel occupancy rate of 91 percent during Easter week, higher than other sun and beach destinations in the country, the most popular of which reached 85 %.
Undoubtedly Mazatlan is one of the largest destinations, as well as being one of the 13 wonders of Mexico, this port is characterized by its cultural focus, offering more than 250 cultural events a year, the only major Mexican tourist spot that offers visitors a balanced blend of cultural diversity with beautiful beaches and inspiring sunsets.
In addition to the unique combination of beachfront and colonial, Mazatlan is also an access point to some of Mexico's most captivating attractions, such as the train tour of the Copper Canyon, starting near Mazatlan, and running up into Chihuahua where the canyon is located.
These features both offer Mexico real estate buyers from the United States and Canada real incentive to make Mazatlan their new home, and offer investors confidence in a stable and growing tourism industry – a confidence which is backed by numbers.
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