Mazatlan, Mexico


In the past, the Seattle-Mazátlan Association partnered with three orphanages in Mazatlán and fundraised to procure clothing, medicine, toys and food for the orphanages. The association also arranged homestays for exchange students and visiting scholars and participated in the Mazatlán Carnival each year, with a large delegation from Seattle including the Seafair Queen and Princesses and Seafair clowns.

Mazatlán is Mexico's largest city facing the Pacific coast in the southern part of Sinaloa State. It is a major port and deep-sea fishing center and is being developed by the Mexican government as a major gateway to Pacific Rim trade.