Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (Used with permission) Publisher’s note: Major update in early 2022. Many of the numbers are outdated. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their …

Normal Mexican Guy

Logo One of our YouTube faves since 2020: the aerial video collection from Normal Mexican Guy, is mesmerizing eye candy with a fine soundtrack or two. Normal, aka Sergio, says on Instagram he is “trying to show the best face of Mexico through aerial photos. One may not know well the place they call home …

Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree (Some rights reserved) Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! Google Maps The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree …

Guelaguetza 2022

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. The past two years have been virtual due to COVID19. 2022 becomes an in-person event again. Dates: July 25 and August 1. Hashtags: #Guelaguetza2022 and #Guelaguetza Who should watch? Anyone interested in Mexico, in Indigenous culture, music, …

Sonora Links

Seal of Sonora What would locals like others know about Sonora? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: FlickrSonora Querida!! [email protected]@CISonora Tourism Portalsturismo.sonora.gob.mx – @CelidaLopezc Recommended Listeningradiosonora.com.mxRadio Sonora 94.7 Elsewhere on the WebConagua – @Conagua_Sonora CEDOCEDO – NaturarteWeather http://www.sonoraturismo.gob.mx/wp-content/uploads/Plan-Estrategico-de-Desarrollo-Turistico-Sustentable-del-Estado-de-Sonora.pdf (PDF) Banámichi, a two-hour drive northeast from Hermosillo, was founded in 1639 by Jesuit missionaries. …

Mezcal Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Agaves in Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) What would aficionados and producers like others know about mezcal? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow to drink mezcal sustainably – QuartzIf You Sell ‘Oaxaca in a Bottle,’ What Happens to Oaxaca? – The New York TimesLe apuestan al Istmo para producir mezcal …

Cinco de Mayo

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It is a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CincoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican …

El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Sam Beebe, Whale and Dolphin (Some rights reserved) In 1988 Mexico established the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve to include San Ignacio Lagoon, which is Latin America’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Not only is San Ignacio Lagoon a gray whale sanctuary, but it is one of only two undeveloped nursery and breeding grounds of the Pacific …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Scheduled to be operational in December 2023, the 1,500km track will have sections open from Chetumal-Escárcega and Chetumal-Cancún.  Key Linkstren-maya.mxEl Tren y la Tierra (PDF)@[email protected] HeadlinesPolos dedesarrolloIs Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ a Boondoggle? – The Nation @mbeatley @SamShepEdwards …

Quintana Roo Links

Quintana Roo Flag What would locals like others know about Quintana Roo, Mexico? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesSun sets on Mexico’s paradise beaches as climate crisis hits home – Feike de Jone – @LimitropiasONU inyectará recursos a ecoturismo de Quintana Roo Embedded Tweets State GovernmentQuintana Roo State Government Tourism Portalsqroo.gob.mx/[email protected]@marisolvanegasp Playa …