MAZATLAN. – La Noria, in Mazatlan; Agua Caliente of Gárate, from Concordia; San Francisco Tacuichamona, from Culiacán; and Badiraguato, are the four new Señorial Towns of Sinaloa, with which there are 12 communities with this distinctive state tourism.
The Secretary of Tourism in the state, Estrella Palacios Domínguez mentioned that after the call launched on August 15, eight places managed to participate, and based on the qualification of the requirements, these four were selected.
“It is a state appointment that seeks to recognize communities with a tourist vocation, which has history, traditions, gastronomy, to promote the area and attract new tourists and generate consumption in the region and the generation of employment.”
Palacios Domínguez pointed out that the call specified that each community had to have a Historic Center and a minimum of 15 colonial-style houses; add at least two cobbled main streets.
Also, a colonial style arch at the entrance; one or more hotels or hostels, otherwise 4 houses for rent through portals; minimum two restaurants of representative food; a community museum; population less than 30 thousand inhabitants; and deeply rooted festivities, among other particularities.
The eight communities that participated in the call were Agua Caliente de Gárate, La Noria, Pericos, Tamazula, San Francisco de Tacuichamona, Mochicahui, Badiraguato and Chametla, however, she highlighted that about 14 were interested.
“Eight communities participated… I must say that there were more interested parties, a total of 14, but those eight participants managed to send the files in a timely manner,” she said.
New Señorial Towns
La Noria, Mazatlan
Half an hour from the port, in the El Habal bypass, this community of La Noria has a country gastronomic route, it is also on the mezcal route and has events throughout the year that make it special.
Community that has more than 400 years of existence, among its streets, visitors can see old houses of colonial architecture adorned with bougainvillea that give life to the place. On its way, it is close to the Picachos dam, a place to practice sport fishing.
Agua Caliente of Gárate, Concordia
Known as the home of the plum, Agua Caliente is a community in Concordia that you can reach by taking the free highway México 15 to the South; It has cobbled streets, a parish church, a small square, and mansions with hundreds of years of history. It is one of the oldest communities in Concordia, with homes designed in the Spanish and French style.
Its temple has more than 160 years of history and is known for its Candelaria Day festivities and festivities such as the Plum Festival.
San Francisco Tacuichamona, Culiacan
It is a town located half an hour from Culiacán, with typical food and great natural wealth. You can get to the place by highway México 15 to the north, starting from Culiacán; one of the best-known attractions of the place are its rustic wooden cabins; It also has an archaeological zone with petroglyphs.
It was founded on November 24, 1605; Its dishes are mainly based on beef, pork and chicken; It has must-see attractions such as the San Juan Bautista Church, built in the mid-19th century, the ruins of the Pantheon Chapel, the Municipal Palace, the Miguel Hidalgo Square and the Dr. Héctor R. Olea House of Culture, among others.
Ecotourism is also their thing. It has the banks of the Badiraguato River in its Alameda Park, which also has volleyball courts, a soccer field, a children’s play area, tables, grills, a zip line, a viewpoint on top of a tree, a small pier, palapas, and two lakes.
In total, Sinaloa has 12 Señorial Towns with these new appointments, the previous eight are Choix, Villa de Ahome, Sinaloa de Leyva, Imala, Elota, Cópala, El Quelite and Concordia; in addition to the five Magical Towns, distinctive that the Federal Sectur delivers, which are El Rosario, San Ignacio, Cosalá, El Fuerte and Mocorito.