The Pearl of the Pacific has seen the birth of great men and women who have raised its name, such as Pedro Infante, Juan Ocón, the first pictorialist photographer of the Mexican Republic, the writer Ramón Rubín or the legendary boxer Margarita ‘La Maya’ Mountains
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- On a day like today but in 1531, by order of the Spanish conqueror Nuño de Guzmán, the port of Mazatlán officially became the seaside resort on the Pacific coast.
As it is one of the most important places for the commercial, military, and rest areas, at the end of the pre-Hispanic era, its territory served as a border site between different cultural groups such as the Totorames, Xiximes, and Tepehuanes, who baptized the port with the name by which it is currently known; Mazatlán, the conjunction of the Nahuatl word ‘Mazatl’ which means ‘land of deer’.
Consequently, in the history of the port there were various events of great importance such as the first cholera epidemic in Sinaloa in 1833 and the construction of the first town hall in 1837, as well as the most important military confrontation in the port; the naval battle against the French frigate ‘Cordelliere’.
Likewise, the Pearl of the Pacific has seen the birth of great men and women who have raised its name, such as Pedro Infante, Juan Ocón, the first pictoralist photographer of the Mexican Republic, the writer Ramón Rubín or the legendary boxer Margarita ‘ La Maya ‘Montes, among others.
Today, the port of Mazatlán appears as an international destination thanks to its important gastronomic, cultural, agricultural and livestock contribution, in addition to its renowned beaches and its imposing lighthouse; both breaking world records for being the largest and widest.