Ready to get wet?! Mexico
has a ton of great rivers, not to count a world-famous coastline
and endless opportunites for sea kayaking and exploration of the
oceans, seas and estuaries.
City -- One of the oldest settlements in Mexico are the Xochimilco
Gardens. There are two main parts to Xochimilco - a traditional
area and a newer ecological park north of town. Both areas offer
watching. As testament to the site's historic value, UNESCO
declared Xochimilco a Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.
City -- The Santa Catalina Monastery was built in 1576 as the
second nun monastery in the Americas. Today's Camino
Real Hotel, this was the second nun monastery in the America,
built in 1576. Take a peak at Los Lavaderos fountain, an ingenious
hydraulic system used in the colonial era. The water flows at a
steady rate from a large central fountain to a dozen stone basins
used by nuns for laundry. The patio is crowned by a casuarina
FYI - Mexico's largest freshwater lake, Lake
Chapala is located in the state of Jalisco.
from 2006 Water Survey
with Chris Shaw: Watershed Journeys
with Chris French: Ecotourism by a Mountain Lake
River in Veracruz
Tortugas Marinas de Mexico - Kenneth Johnson
in Media Luna - Richard Worfel