Total eclipse will be seen in Mazatlán and all of Sinaloa, choose your favorite place

MAZATLAN.- On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible in Mexico, and Mazatlan and all of Sinaloa will be among the privileged places to witness this astronomical phenomenon.

The path of totality, where the eclipse will be seen completely, will cross 15 states of Mexico, from Nayarit to Tamaulipas, passing through Sinaloa, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi, among others.

Mazatlan and all of Sinaloa will be within this path, so they will have a privileged view of the eclipse. However, some factors such as the weather, the altitude and the horizon can affect the quality of the observation.

According to the website, the eclipse will begin in Mazatlan at 12:02 pm, reach its maximum at 1:17 pm and end at 2:29 pm. The duration of the totality will be 4 minutes and 26 seconds.

To enjoy this unique experience, it is important to take some precautions, such as not looking directly at the Sun without proper protection, such as special glasses, filters or telescopes. Looking at the Sun with the naked eye or with sunglasses can cause serious eye damage.

It is also advisable to choose a place with a clear view of the sky, away from buildings, mountains or trees that may obstruct the horizon. Some of the best places to observe the eclipse in Mazatlan are:

  • The Malecon: With more than 20 kilometers of extension, the Malecon of Mazatlan offers a wide and open view of the sea and the sky, ideal for observing the eclipse. You can choose any point along the Malecon, from Valentino’s to Puntilla, and enjoy the spectacle.
  • The lighthouse: The highest natural lighthouse in the world is another excellent option to witness the eclipse, as it is located on a hill that overlooks the sea and the city. However, you will have to make a moderate hike of about 30 minutes to reach the top, and you may encounter a lot of people who have the same idea.
  • The islands: The islands of Mazatlan are another alternative to get away from the crowds and have a privileged view of the eclipse. You can take a boat ride to Deer Island, Bird Island or Stone Island, and enjoy the natural scenery while waiting for the phenomenon.
  • The Mirador: If you prefer a more comfortable and accessible place, the mirador of Mazatlan is a good choice, as it is located on a hill that offers a panoramic view of the city and the sea. You can also find some services such as restaurants, shops and restrooms.
  • Your home: If you live in Mazatlan or are staying in a hotel or rental house, you can also watch the eclipse from your own home, as long as you have a clear view of the sky and the Sun. You can use your balcony, terrace, roof or window, and avoid the traffic and crowds.

International travel agencies from the United States and even from European and Asian countries are offering special tours for the eclipse that range from 2,150 dollars per person, that is, more than 36,000 pesos per person.

What do they include?

Most of them, in addition to the flights, include accommodation with two options, one with a lower cost hotel and another with high-end hotels, food and drinks and even tours, the only thing that would run on the tourist’s account would be the tips.

Agencies like We Travel, from the United States, give you the option to choose up to suites to stay from 4,230 dollars per person.

Sinaloa is ready for international tourism, as it is known that people from Spain, Germany, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Canada and even other Latin American countries will attend the eclipse.

The objective is that these people who visit Mazatlan or any other municipality of Sinaloa for the first time return, what will they do? A cultural agenda from north to south.

In the Las Labradas area, there is a cultural agenda to be carried out the week of the eclipse. In Mazatlan, together with Culture, they will also have a series of cultural events to delight tourism and so on in the other municipalities.

Source: Punto