December 16 was a festive day in Mazatlan, on this day, the arrival of the ships: Crown Princess, MS Veendam, Grand Princess and Norwegian Jewel, coincided at the captivating Pacific Harbour. Event which had not happened again since December in 2010.
The beaches at Pacific coast are the main attraction of tourism in Mazatlan.
The old beach “Olas Altas”, the large beach “Norte” which goes around Malecon; the crowded beaches “Gaviotas” and “Camaron Sabalo” at the hotel zone, and the calm beaches “Cerritos” and “Bruja”, form a various miles tour of golden sand, warm waves and amazing sceneries. The most adventurous people can take a catamaran at the port and visit the ecological reserve at the three islands or the mythical “Isla de la Piedra”.
The hill “Cerro de la Neveria” offers one of the best panoramic views of the city and the hill “Cerro del Creston” keeps one of the highest lighthouses from all over the world.
Mazatlan has various touristic places to visit. One of them, Plaza Machado, is the most attractive in the city; surrounded by historical places where to feel connected with the happy and traditional lifestyle from Sinaloa. Thousands of visitors from all around the world take a tour at its surroundings, where restaurants, jewelry shops, museums, theaters and other places can be found.
Another touristic place, which must be visited, is the public square Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, a tip hill known as “Punta de los clavadistas”, where every sunset a diving show is performed (on the sea) by athletes that can be appreciated by the crowd.
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How this Virtual Tour was made
The equipment used to perform virtual tour are the following:
- Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
- Lens Sigma 8 mm Fisheye
- Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head
- Manfrotto 190 Carbon Fiber Tripod
- Remote Switch
The software processing of the image was
- Lightroom to process RAW files
- PTGui for stitching images
- Photoshop general and local settings
- PanoTour Pro for generating virtual tour
At 6 am, the photos were taken to use the “blue hour”. I’d like to emphasize that in the photographic processing, Lightroom CC was used to do the white balances, one by using a cold temperature to make the ships look white, and another one by using a warm temperature to highlight the orange and yellow colors of a lovely dawn.
All day long, the visitors were met among every corner of the city, at restaurants, churches, the city center, the beaches, and everywhere. They seemed delighted by being welcome at the city.
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