On April 8, 2024, plants, animals and humans across North America will encounter a celestial experience like no other: ‘A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE’. People on the Earth will experience two total solar eclipses from 2021 to 2023, but the April 2024 event will be the first to pass through the United States since the 2017 Great American Eclipse.
The 2024 eclipse first makes land on the Pacific coast of Sinaloa, Mexico, with the beautiful coastal town of Mazatlán just north of the centerline. While April is typically a rainy month in North America, so weather will be a major issue for those wanting to observe the eclipse. The best options appear to be in Mexico or Texas based on general climate statistics and decades of space imaging of clouds. We selected to travel to Mexico where the totality duration is longer and the weather prospects are much better even than in Texas.
The eclipse begins at 10.51 AM and ends at 3.32 PM in Mazatlan Mexico.
|Country||Place||Total Eclipse Begins (C2)||Maximum Eclipse||Total Eclipse Ends (C3)||Totality duration|
|Mexico||Mazatlan||12:07:27 PM||12:09:34 PM||12:11:42 PM||4m 15s|
With miles of coastline and a charming historic center, this is one of the most inviting beach destinations on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Known as “the pearl of the Pacific,” Mazatlán has ample sun, sea and sand. Blessed with blue skies and balmy temperatures, this resort is popular for its beaches, islands and pulsating nightlife.
Get a feel for Mazatlán’s colonial history by wandering the cobblestone streets of the Old Town (Centro Histórico). Dine at the open-air restaurants on Plaza Machado and attend concerts at Angela Peralta Theater. Admire the opulent Immaculate Conception Cathedral and people-watch at the tree-shaded Plazuela República. Also, worth exploring are the food stalls of José Maria Pino Suárez Municipal Market.
MEXICO’S landscape has been blessed with every imaginable kind of natural feature, from dry and hot deserts to tropical white-sand beaches, from high plains to exotic jungles in the mountains. Explore narrow cobbled streets and discover architectural treasures hidden behind high brick and stone walls in Mexico’s colonial Highland. In addition to many natural wonders—volcanoes, canyons, lakes, deserts, jungles, mountains, and pristine landscapes—archeology buffs will find numerous Maya and Aztec ruins to stay busy for a lifetime. A visit to Teotihuacán near Mexico City, Cobá and Chichén Itzá in Yucatán, or Palenque, close to the Guatemalan border, are sure to your travels in Mexico unforgettable.
GUATEMALA is home to volcanoes, rainforests, and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the capital, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Lake Atitlan, formed in a massive volcanic crater, is surrounded by coffee fields and villages. The dizzying pyramids of Tikal are Guatemala’s most famous places to visit. The Spanish left behind plenty of footprints from their colonial conquest of Guatemala.
WE ARE ACCEPTING `BOOKINGS WITHOUT DEPOSIT’ ON ABOVE TOURS– due to the continuing uncertainty of travel and the changing travel policies. Once the travel restrictions get resolved & tour prices are determined, you will be contacted with deposit requirements. You will have 15 days to accept or cancel your booking.
FRIENDLY TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS: We will be offering most traveler-friendly terms for our land tours. Travelers who were grounded by the pandemic too often found themselves on the losing end of stringent cancellation policies. Our goal is to provide lenient terms and lesser penalties.