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Last Updated: May 21th, 2020 

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Through these difficult times, the most important thing is to take care of ourselves, our loved ones, and stay together. Here is a message from our founders Johann & Sandra.

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Current Status of Coronavirus in Mazatlan

Population: 455,000 Mazatlan | Active Cases: 127 | Recovered: 98
Source: Official Mexican Government Communication

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Mazatlan area will open to tourists in June, 2020.


Mazatlan is closed for tourism through June 1, 2020 to protect the population from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All tourism business such as Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Beaches, and Tour Operators are hoping to be reopened and operating after June 1st or shortly thereafter.

At this moment, different health protocols are being implemented to provide a secure environment for our future guests.


We are here 7 days a week to help you book your airport transfers, adventures, fishing trips or groups 7 days a week.

If due to COVID-19, you need to delay or cancell your trip to Mazatlan, you can do it free of charge. There is no risk to book with us.

Our Advice: It will probably take some time after June 1st for business to fully operate, so we recommend to plan your trip for mid-June for the best Mazatlan experience. There are good flights and hotel deals that you can take advantage and we are sure locals will be happy to see you.

What is happening in Mazatlan regarding...

Mazatlan Coronavirus Update

Airports & Ports —

The airport is open and receiving flights daily. Anti-COVID sanitary protocols are in place at the airport, and health officials are conducting passenger screenings.

Currently you can get to Mazatlan International Airport (MZT) with the following Airlines:

  • American Airlines: via Phoenix (PHX)
  • Delta/AeroMexico: via Mexico City (MEX)
  • TAR Aerolineas: via Ciudad Juarez (CJS), Hermosillo (HMO), or Santiago de Queretaro (QRO)
  • VivaAerobus: via Mexico City (MEX) or Monterrey (MTY)
  • Volaris: via Tijuana (TIJ)

Several airlines expect to be resuming service shortly and are already accepting bookings:

  • Alaska Airlines: June 3rd
  • WestJet: July 11th

Our popular Airport Shuttles and Airport Transfers are available to take you to or from the Airport safely and securely.

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Hotels —

Most hotels are planning to reopen on June 1st after COVID-19. This list will help you plan your upcoming trip:

Reopening June 1st

  • Casa Bonita
  • Casa Lucila
  • Coral Island
  • Costa de Oro
  • Diamond Bay
  • Don Pelayo
  • Emporio Mazatlan
  • Estrella del Mar
  • Gamma Mazatlan
  • Gaviana Resort
  • Hotel Quijote
  • Hotel Sands Arenas
  • Isla Mazatlan
  • Las Flores
  • Luna Palace
  • Margaritas Hotel
  • Oceano Palace
  • Ocean View
  • Olas Altas
  • Pacific Palace
  • Playa Bonita
  • Pueblo Bonito
  • Riu Emerald Bay
  • Royal Villas
  • Star Palace
  • TheLocal
  • The Palms
  • Torrenza
  • Torres Mazatlan

Reopening June 7th

  • Hotel Playa Mazatlan

Reopening June 21st

  • El Cid Castilla Beach
  • El Cid El Moro
  • El Cid Marina Beach
  • El Cid Granada

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Bars & Restaurants —

Restaurants and bars are closed to the public, but continue to operate mostly under takeout and delivery modality. They are following strict sanitary measures and expect to open to the publich in June 2020.

Activities —

All tours, activities and excursions expect to start operations in June 1st or shortly after. They are building health protocols to protect the tourists and employees. Some of them are:

  • Load capacity will be limited to 50% in order to provide sufficient social distancing.
  • Large groups will be split into smaller groups with a group leader in order to keep a safe distance.
  • Advanced disinfecting and sanitizing of vehicles and equipment.
  • Daily record of employee temperatures.
  • Hand sanitizer available in all areas.

We are open 7 days a week to help you book your tours and activities in Mazatlan. You can do it 24/7 through our website as well. Hope to see you soon!

Cruise Ships —

While ports will reopen in Mazatlan, our cruise season has passed. We will see most cruises come back as they do every year on September.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Q: Is there Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mazatlan?
A: While infection rates are low compared to most areas in the US, nowhere in the world is completely free of COVID-19. In an area with a population of 455,000 Mazatlan currently has 127 active cases of COVID-19 that are in quarantine or being treated, 98 people have recovered since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the health department statistics.

Q: Is it safe to visit Mazatlan right now with the Coronavirus?
A: While nowhere is completely free of coronavirus in this day and age, infection rates are low compared to the US, and all businesses must be certified by the health authorities as having met strict health protocols before being allowed to reopen. MAzatlan is taking your health and safety very seriously.

Q: Will I need to wear a mask while I'm in Mazatlan? Or on the airplane?
A: Masks will not be required in Mazatlan due to enforcement of social distancing guidelines and strict sanitizing protocols. However, masks and gloves will be worn by some workers including people handling food, for example, in order to keep you as safe and healthy as possible.

You may be asked to wear a mask on the airplane due to individual airline regulations, but you won't be asked to wear one while you are in Mazatlan. You will want to buy a mask to bring with you in case of airports or other special circumstances though.

Q: Will there be hand sanitizer available?
A: Yes, all businesses are required to provide hand sanitizer and you will have it in your hotel room. However, we still recommend you bring your own to use along the way, which you can buy online from shops like Stream2Sea, ZSkin or Germproof.

Q: Are there other things I should think to bring with me?
A: Other than the usual things like a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, biodegradable sunscreen or after-sun lotion, you may want to consider boosting your immune system with a product like Airborne or Germ-Proof or with Vitamins, but as long as you bring hand sanitizer you should have all the precautions you need.

If you will be doing water activities we always recommend to bring a rash guard or wet-shirt to protect you from the sun and protect the environment, and you may wish to bring your own snorkeling gear, though it will be provided for you fully sanitized on our tours if you don't.

Q: Is Mazatlan International Airport (MZT) Open?
A: Yes. It is open to international and domestic flights. However non-essential businesses remain closed through May so we recommend to wait until June for your vacation plans.

Q: I'm arriving in June. Are your airport transfers running?
A: Yes. However only private transfers are available right now and you will need to book them at least 24 hours in advance so that we can prepare them for your arrival. We will resume normal services on June 1st or shortly thereafter, so you can still book your shuttle for that time.

Q: Does the US have travel restrictions for international travel?
A: Not to Mexico. Airlines have been flying between the US and Mexico continuously. However, due to low demand, many routes have been temporarily dropped by the airlines.

Q: Are hotels in Mazatlan hotels open right now?
A: Yes, some of them. You would need to call these hotels to arrange a stay, since travel agencies and online bookings are not allowed until after June 1st, when most hotels will reopen for tourists with full services.

Q: Are villas and vacation rentals in open in Mazatlan?
A: Villas, Air B&B, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts are operating under the same protocols as hotels. They must also be certified by the health authorities to be complying with the health protocols, and then they can open on June 1st or shortly thereafter. Right now, most of them are closed since they are tourist accommodations and there are no tourists right now. But they will be ready and waiting for you in June.

Q: Will all the facilities at my hotel be available like normal? Will the bars and restaurants and spa be open?
A: Yes. All expected services and facilities will be available at all hotels. Expanded health protocols will be in place for the safety and health of both you and the hotel employees, but you will be able to enjoy your hotel in the way you would expect.

Q: Won't it be crowded at my hotel? I'm worried about social distancing.
A: No. Hotels will be opening only to partial capacity in order to preserve social distancing, and by nature most hotels in Mazatlan are relatively small and most of the area is quite spread out.

Q: Are you open?
A: Yes. We are working remotely and ready to serve you 7 days a week Monday to Friday from 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM (MDT) and Saturday to Sunday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT) with any questions you have. We are accepting bookings for all our activities for travel dates in June and onward.

Q: Will all your tours and activities be running when I arrive?
A: Yes. We expect all tours and activities to resume June 1st or shortly thereafter, including fishing and water activities. However due to reduced volume, we strongly recommend to book well in advance of your tour date because if there are already bookings, then we can know there will be enough people to run that tour.

If everyone waits until the last minute, then it may be difficult for the tour operators to run some tours just because they didn't prepare staff and equipment since they thought they didn't have bookings that day.

Some tours that normally operate on a shared basis may be offered only on a private basis if demand isn't there, but most likely everything will be available, we just ask that you be flexible and patient in consideration of the situation.

Q: Will I be able to go snorkeling or go on a boat tour while I'm in Mazatlan?
A: Yes. All tours will be running as normal starting in June, just with less people on the tours than in other times, which is actually pretty nice.

Q: Can I cancel and get a refund if I can't visit due to Coronavirus?
A: Yes. We hope you will be able to change your date, in which case this is always free of charge. If not, then yes if COVID-19 disrupts your vacation plans you can cancel and receive a refund.

Q: Will I be able to bring a group or plan an event in Mazatlan this summer?
A: Yes. Mazatlan has special protocols in place to be able to accommodate groups and events such as weddings, including group tours and activities. Our groups team is here 7 days a week to advise you and help you set up your event. Even if you're not visiting this summer, you can still start planning to have that dream destination event in Mazatlan that you've been wishing for.

Q: Are restaurants and bars open in Mazatlan?
A: When you arrive in June, all the restaurants, bars, and shops will be open for your enjoyment, in full compliance with the new safety and hygiene protocols including social distancing.

Any questions we didn't answer? Contact Us and we're happy to help make this a great vacation experience for you in Mazatlan.

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03/29/2020 - Nineteen cases in Sinaloa, three in Mazatlan
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03/26/2020 - Mazatlans Mayor Ordered Closing of Establishments
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03/26/2020 - Flights in Mexican Airports Canceled due to COVID-19
03/25/2020 - 7 Confirmed Cases in Sinaloa, There is One Registered in Mazatlan
03/25/2020 - Extension of Cruise Lines Shutdowns
03/24/2020 - Mazatlan's Mayor won't close Clubs, Cinemas or Gyms
03/24/2020 - Mexico activates Phase 2 against COVID-19
03/24/2020 - Sinaloa's Governor Closes Cinemas, Clubs, Casinos and Bars.
03/24/2020 - RIU Closes Hotel in Mazatlan Due to Coronavirus
03/23/2020 - Flights to Repatriate Canadians from Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta
03/23/2020 - COVID-19 in Mexico: Everything You Need to Know
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03/22/2020 - US-Mexico Border crossing empty under coronavirus restrictions
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