Mazatlan Tours by Johann & Sandra


Last Updated: October 21, 2020 

On this page we bring you the latest updates on Coronavirus and COVID-19 in Mazatlan and Sinaloa, Mexico.

Mazatlan is open for tourists, 2020.

Yes, we are open SEE ACTIVITIES

Mazatlan has reopened its doors to international tourism. At this moment, different health protocols are being implemented to provide a secure environment for our future guests.

Hotels, cabins, spas, beaches and all tourist activites are opened, welcoming guests from the United States and Canada. Note that restaurants and hotels are operating with 40% capacity and will continue to increase their occupancy in the weeks to come.

If you are already planning your visit to our city, you can click below to see our different available services:

Our team is here for you 7 days a week to help you plan your trip to Mazatlan. You can book with their assistance, or through our website 24/7, it's completely secured and risk-free. Any date changes or cancellations due to Coronavirus are free of charge for most activities.

Mazatlan Coronavirus Latest Updates

Population: 455,000 Mazatlan | Active Cases: 61
Source: Official Mexican Government Communication

Date Recorded: July 13th

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What is happening in Mazatlan?

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Mazatlan Coronavirus Travel Update

Airports & Flights - Mazatlan International Airport (MZT) —

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)
  • Alaska Airlines:via Los Angeles (LAX) or San Diego (SAN)
  • Delta/AeroMexico: via Mexico City (MEX)
  • Interjet: 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)

Airlines that are expecting to resume service shortly and are already accepting bookings:

  • WestJet: July 11th

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Mazatlan Hotels Reopening —

Most Mazatlan hotels and resorts have reopened with a 40% capacity. All the amenities, including beaches, restaurants, golf courses, shopping areas, gyms, and swimming pools, will be available for your enjoyment. Check Mazatlan Reopening Dates after COVID-19:


  • Best Western Posada Freeman
  • Casa Bonita
  • Casa Lucila
  • Coral Island
  • Costa de Oro
  • Diamond Bay
  • Don Pelayo
  • El Cid Castilla Beach
  • El Cid El Moro
  • El Cid Marina Beach
  • El Cid Granada
  • Emporio Mazatlan
  • Estrella del Mar
  • Gamma Mazatlan
  • Gaviana Resort
  • Hotel Quijote
  • Hotel Sands Arenas
  • Hotel Playa Mazatlan
  • Ibis Mazatlan Marina Hotel
  • Isla Mazatlan
  • Las Flores
  • Luna Palace
  • Margaritas Hotel
  • Oceano Palace
  • Ocean View
  • Olas Altas
  • Pacific Palace
  • Park Inn by Radisson Mazatlan
  • Playa Bonita
  • Pueblo Bonito
  • Riu Emerald Bay
  • Royal Villas
  • Star Palace
  • TheLocal
  • The Palms
  • Torrenza
  • Torres Mazatlan

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Mazatlan Coronavirus Travel Update

Reopening Protocols for Mazatlan Bars & Restaurants —

Restaurants are now open to the public with 40% capacity and following strict health protocols. Night clubs, bars and casinos remain closed during this phase except for the bars at the resorts that are set up for social distancing.

Mazatlan Coronavirus Travel Update

Mazatlan Tours & Excursions —

We have so many adventures waiting for you! SEE ACTIVITIES!

All Tours, Activities and Excursions have resumed operations with under 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!

Mazatlan Coronavirus Travel Update

Mazatlan Cruise Ship Schedule, 2020 —

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

  • Carnival Panorama's weekly visits have been postponed until October 1st.
  • Oceania Insignia is scheduled for October.
  • All other cruises are still on schedule to resume on schedule in October as normal.

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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 61 active cases of COVID-19 that are in quarantine or being treated, 2434 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: As in other countries right now including the U.S. and Canada, masks should be worn at times where social distancing is not available, for example in public areas where you will be walking or standing near other people than your family, such as airports, grocery stores, public transportation, or on airplanes. During this phase, in Mazatlan the use of mask is mandatory in any public place including the beach, pools and others.

The staff will wear masks and gloves, including cleaners and restaurant workers, to keep you as safe and healthy as possible. You will want to Buy a Mask and Hand Sanitizer to bring with you on your trip, but these will also be provided for you at your hotel or other locations if you forget them in your hotel room. The idea is to keep everyone as safe as possible, while at the same time not detracting from your vacation experience and making sure you have a great time.

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 Sustainable Travel Store, 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 under strict sanitary protocols.

Q: Are your Airport Transfers running?
A: Yes, all our transfers including Private Transfers and Shared Airport Shuddles are available.

Q: Does the US have travel restrictions for international travel?

A: Not to Mexico. Airlines have been flying between the US and Mexico continuously. There is a restriction on land border crossings through September 21st, but this does not affect air travel.

Q:Will I need to wear a mask at the airport?

A: A: You should plan to wear a mask at the airport, and on the flight, since these are public places where limited social distancing is available. You will want to Buy a Mask and a travel-size bottle of Hand Sanitizer to bring with you on your trip.

Q:Will they be testing at the airport?

A: When you arrive you will be quickly screened for symptoms. If you don't show symptoms, you will continue on to your airport transfer as normal. If you do show symptoms, you may be asked to undergo an extra screening which may include a rapid test just to make sure you are not contagious. If it is positive, you will receive guidance from a medical professional as to how to proceed.

Q:Will I need to quarantine?

A: Mexico has no requirements for quarantine on arrival or departure. If the unlikely event that you are symptomatic and test positive, you may be asked to self-quarantine at home or at your hotel. You can check with your airline to see if your home country has any requirements.

Q: What should I do to make sure I don't have any issues on my trip?
A: To make your travel go as smoothly as possible, we recommend you do a self-check for symptoms a day or two before you go to the airport, and also before you leave for your flight. If you have symptoms, go to the doctor and get tested. That way if you're positive, you can reschedule your trip and stay safe at home, and if you're negative you can bring your certificate with you on your trip.

You will be screened for symptoms upon arrival, but it is very unlikely that you would develop symptoms in a few hours while on the flight, so this will make sure you don't have any issues and can go on about enjoying your vacation.

Q: Are hotels in Mazatlan hotels open right now?
A: Yes, most of them and they have implemented all sanitary protocols and are already receiving guests. Such as Best Western Posada Freeman, Ibis Mazatlan Marina Hotel and more.

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.

Q: Will all the facilities at my hotel be available like normal? Will the bars and restaurants and spa be open?
A: Yes. Generally most of expected services and facilities will be available. You can check with your hotel for details. 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 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (MDT) with any questions you have. We are accepting bookings for all our activities for travel all dates.

Q: Will all your tours and activities be running when I arrive?
A: Yes. All tours and activities have resumed 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. We expect that all tours will be running as normal, 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: Most restaurants and shops will be open for your enjoyment, with partial capacity and in full compliance with the new safety and hygiene protocols including social distancing.

Q: Will I need to wear a mask while eating at a restaurant?
A: No. The restaurants are set up for social distancing, so you can relax and enjoy your meal with your family as normal. However as at home, you should put on your Maskwhen walking by other people, such as when entering or leaving the restaurant or getting up to go to the bathroom, just in case.

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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