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The City of Mazatlán Named Candidate for UNESCO Creative Cities Distinction

MAZATLÁN, México, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For those that live in, or have been vacationing in Mazatlán, México for years, are not shocked by the news that the city is being recognized for its gastronomy. With over 300 restaurants, ranging from fine dining establishments, to casual and authentic eateries, the food scene is not lacking in variety. Between the restaurants located within hotels or family owned and chef run restaurants in the Historic Center, there is always something new to sample. Mazatlán has many culinary influences, from French, German, Italian all fused with Mexican spices and ingredients. Being on the Pacific coast, with waters that are very rich with many species of fish, locally sourced seafood is often the star of many dishes.

One of the elements taken into account when El Cid built and continues to renovate and enhance their hotels in Mazatlán is including all of these cultures in their luxury resort properties for guests to experience. Everyone has different tastes and their favorite dishes. Aside from the attention to detail the chefs provide to the food served, the ambiance is also an important part of making a dining experience truly special. Enjoying a stunning view while sampling local seafood, like a Mazatlán favorite aguachile or ceviche, or perhaps a relaxing peaceful environment to enjoy sushi or a fine steak and bottle of wine. El Cid boasts over 10 restaurants, spread between their resorts in Mazatlán for guests to enjoy and sample the creations of local chefs who have embraced and helped put this destination on the map and in the running for the UNESCO designation.

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is, of course, well-known for their world heritage site designations and recognizing truly cultural and historic cities and towns throughout the world. There are six cities in México that have already received a UNESCO distinction and Mazatlán looks to become the seventh in the gastronomy category. The voting and announcement will not be complete until October 2019. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was created in 2004 and now has 180 cities in 72 countries on its lists in different categories. The goal is to help promote these destinations and cities and showcase some of the trusts representations of their culture for travelers to experience and enjoy. For those looking to experience the culinary wonders of Mazatlán, check out El Cid Resorts website and plan your gastronomy tour today!

About El Cid Resorts:

Experience the vacation of your dreams at El Cid Resorts, where authentic Mexican hospitality sets the stage for an extraordinary escape. Select from three vibrant destinations – Mazatlán, Riviera Maya and Cozumel - each featuring oceanfront accommodations, indulgent spa services, and warm friendly service. Enjoy breathtaking Pacific Ocean sunsets and world-class golf courses at our El Cid Mazatlán Resorts. Dive the mysterious Mayan underground rivers at El Cid Resort in Cozumel where you'll find some of the most beautiful cave and cavern ("cenote") diving in the world, or snorkel the sparkling Caribbean waters of Puerto Morelos National Reef Park at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa Beach Resort, a pristine threshold on the quieter side of Cancún/Riviera Maya. Whether in search of a México family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, El Cid Resorts provides memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences. For more information, please see

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