Category: Articles

Venados Baseball Schedule 2019-2020 Season

Note: Home games are in red. Breaking news, June 2019… As a brand The Venados has a lot of equity. The Mexicans have been cheering The Venados on since they were founded in 1942 and the team has won nine Pacific League championships.  Recently, the José Antonio Toledo family bought the team from Pacifico brewery…

A house for women to heal and to holiday.

By Sheila Madsen, April 2019 There’s a house in Centro I would call a wellness centre. There’s a calm almost sacred feeling surrounding it. The house has been completely renovated and is designed for women, by a woman and her name is Sylvia Benitez. Sylvia is a registered nurse who practiced nursing in Hermosillo, Sonora…

Mazatlan’s Bilingual Guidebook

Mazatlán – A Travel and Historical Guidebook By Sheila Madsen, April 2019 This beautifully designed bilingual guidebook is unique, there’s not a single book like it. Two words come to mind: Finally. Consolidated. The book marries the past with the present and the stunning photography -black and white and colour – compliment the text just…

The Cardón Culinario experience.

[By Sheila Madsen, March 2019. Full disclosure, MazatlanLife were guests of Cardón Culinario.] This extraordinary culinary experience located in an extraordinary setting was started by three young Mexican surfer dudes. Not a single chef among them, just a bunch of guys who rode the waves on the weekends. When Omar Valdez was 19 he bought…

Flavor Teller Food Notes

The Flavor Teller Shines a spotlight on tamales. By Maaike Hoekstra, owner and founder of Mazatlan’s original street food tour, Flavor Teller. “Para todo mal tamal, para todo bien… también! Translation: if things go wrong, have a tamal and if things go well… also have one!” It’s the perfect ‘energy bar’ with its spongy corn…

Mazatlan becomes part of
UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

[Updated July 2019: Mazatlan’s initial application was reviewed by UNESCO and they recommended that the team strengthen certain areas in the gastronomy section – therefore, the formal application for 2020 was not formally submitted. Mazatlan’s hard-working UNESCO team will revisit the “weak areas” and try again for 2021. SM] [Updated by Maaike Hoekstra, a team…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Mazatlan, Mexico, April 28, 2018

Peter Greenberg’s radio show is two hours and it’s all about his recent visits to Mazatlan. He’s enthusiastic and loves Mazatlan BUT he’s clearly frustrated by the messaging of U.S. State Department advisories throughout Mexico. If you don’t wish to listen to all two hours, [Peter is very entertaining] here are some local expats and…

What Is A Posada?

Tis the season, but what is a posada? By Maaike Hoekstra, November 2017. [Maaike is the owner and founder of Mazatlan’s only street food tour, Flavor Teller] It might seem far away, but Santa Claus is coming to town. The sunny beaches and palm trees might not inspire much of a Christmas spirit, but do…

Day Of The Dead

Dia de Muertos – helping the spirits find their way home. By Maaike Hoekstra [September 2017] Mexico’s most characteristic and perhaps oldest fiesta, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), has its origins in the belief of the pre-Hispanic Tarasco people from Michoacan that the dead could return to their homes on one day each…