• Mazatlan is situated on the Mexican Pacific shoreline, in the state of Sinaloa.
• Mazatlan’s nickname is La Perla del Pacifico, which means ‘The Pacific Pearl’.
• The temperature varies, but it is always pleasant with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s during winter. The summer is very hot and humid, with lows in the 80s and highs in the 90s. The rainy season begins in May, with most of the rain in August.
• Mazatlan is mostly known as a tourist destination, but in stark contrast, it also has a high rate of poverty.
• It is difficult to break the cycle of poverty since public education ends after the 9th grade. As a result, unemployment rates are high, and the national minimum wage is less than $5 a day, with many earning even less than this.
How We Serve
Back2Back serves children’s homes and impoverished communities, by partnering with individuals, schools, churches, civic groups, and businesses to create a bridge between people in need and people with resources. This is accomplished through partnerships and short-term mission trips, in which individuals and groups work alongside staff members who serve at each of the ministry locations. Back2Back invests in the future of each child by meeting their spiritual, physical, emotional, educational and social needs through a unique 5-Point Child Development Plan so that they can become self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community. Our goal is that each orphan we serve would experience restoration. This is accomplished in part through you, our ministry teams and partners, who visit year-round and help provide basic necessities.
We currently serve local children’s homes. We are excited to deepen our partnership with local pastors and churches to develop additional long-term volunteers, nationals from within the community. We also provide educational opportunities and scholarships to orphaned children through Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program.
Mission trip guests stay at modern facilities on the Back2Back campus, located in a secure, gated neighborhood with 24-hour security guards. All water is purified and safe to drink. Electricity is the same as the U.S.
Cost and Minimum Age
- The cost for a 7-day trip is $675 (airfare not included).
- The cost includes housing, food, projects, in-country transportation, and emergency medical insurance.
- Airfare and immunizations are purchased separately and are the responsibility of the team. Including airfare, the average cost of a trip to Mazatlan is between $1300 – $1600.
- The minimum age to serve in Mazatlan is 8.