It is located in the region of the Pacific Coast. In hot weather, this State offers interesting natural attractions and stunning cities with great tradition and culture, such as the seaport of Mazatlán, where you can enjoy the harmonious blend of the traditional architecture of its Historical Downtown and the beautiful beaches, becoming the most important tourist attraction of the State.
Situated in the northwest of México, Sinaloa is a rich State in natural resources, especially when we talk about the food industry. It´s a major vegetable exporter, as it has eleven rivers that are responsible of the irrigation of their farming valleys, being agriculture the main economic activity.
The list of attractions is endless; there is great activity not only about arts and sports, but also entrepreneurship has been increasing in recent years and has enable progress at its best capabilities of both the State and its people, all this since it has improved its infrastructure in order to achieve an integrated development.
Its capital city, Culiacán, has an average height of 53 meters above sea level. It is located mid-state, parallel to the southern tip of the Gulf of California. It is situated east of the municipality of Navolato, north-west from the town of Cosalá and south of the city of Badiraguato. States bordering Sinaloa include Sonora to the north, Chihuahua to the north-east, Durango to the east and Nayarit to the South.
According to the general population census conducted in 2010, the State of Sinaloa had a population of 2,767,761. The capital city of Culiacán accounts for approximately 31% of the state‟s population, with 858,638 residents.
Our state captivates people by the beauty of its beaches, some of the most remarkable ones are in the historic port of Mazatlán, and its beaches are known as some of the longest and uninterrupted ones.
In Sinaloa there is also place for ecotourism and adventure tourism thanks to its "Magic Towns", such as Cosalá and El Fuerte, which are small and very traditional towns with a lot of history and natural resources.
In Sinaloa there is a wide variety of appetizing dishes we can enjoy. When speaking of beverages, besides the typical beer produced in this State, you'll find those made with coconut water mixed with alcohol or grenadine syrup, as well as corn flour drinks called atole, sweetened rice water called Horchata, and a drink made out of barley called cebada. We have some special sweets as well, delicious milk custard, banana cream pie, rice pudding, and sweetened coconut rounds called cocadas, milk-based candies called jamoncillos, bread pudding called capirotada, mango and plum preserves or pitaya jelly.
Other popular dishes are definitely the regionally-prepared chorizo and chilorio; besides the unique mixture of ingredients that give them their great flavor, this region is known for its special preparation that gives these dishes their remarkable taste. That's why those who taste our food for the first time are surprised by how diverse and delicious it is, which is the result of the primary ingredients that Sinaloa's land and coast provide for the local gastronomy, giving it a particularly mouth-watering flavor that food experts rely on.
Our coast offers an abundance of marine species, particularly red snapper, bass, marlin, tuna, sierra, crab, lobster, shrimp and squid, just to name a few and our very famous spicy dishes ceviche and aguachile.
● 48% of the state has warm sub-tropical climate, 40% semi-dry, 10% very dry and 2% humid. The average annual temperature is around 25°C (77°F), the average minimum temperatures are about 10.5°C (50.9°F) in January, and the average maximum temperatures may be higher than 38° C (100.4°F) from May to July.
● Must rainfall occurs in summer during the months of July to September, Sinaloa´s average rainfall is 790mm a year.