Ahoy, Mazatlán! In a city that's as vibrant as a sunset over the Pacific, there's always something brewing. Whether it's the surge in car imports or the upcoming extravaganza with Julión Álvarez and Alfredo Olivas, our beloved Pearl of the Pacific is bustling with news as diverse as the colors on Olas Altas.
1. Cars, Cars Everywhere, and Jobs to Spare
Lázaro Cárdenas, who? In 2023, Mazatlán raised its game and witnessed a jaw-dropping 1,174 percent surge in the import and export of vehicles by sea. Now, if you're trying to visualize that, imagine a car convoy snaking its way through the waves – quite a spectacle, isn't it? The port of Mazatlán proudly boasts a collection of 166,304 vehicles, playing host to 152,804 imports and sending off 13,500 exports. Martín Ochoa López, the Secretary of Economic Development, Tourism, and Fisheries, beamed about this automotive boom being a job generator and a GDP superhero for the city. Move over, Fast and Furious, Mazatlán's got its own maritime automotive escapades.