Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Northeast Corner Mexico City boasts one of the most storied plazas in the world. The Zócalo is the place to go to visit the Templo Mayor, National Palace and National Cathedral and is the heart of the Centro Historico, Mexico City and the nation itself. The Zócalo is bounded on the north by Cinco …

Mexican Proverbs (Dichos Mexicanos)

Photo: Ayöök Chickens So many favorite Mexican proverbs (dichos). Many, many thanks to friends who patiently explained literal translations and deeper meanings which help us understand Mexico. Los lunes ni las gallinas ponen.Monday even the hens don’t lay eggs. El que tiene tienda que la atienda, o si no que la venda.Who has a store …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Photo: Semarnat, Contacto con la naturaleza Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Mexico. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. TlacuacheThe Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), commonly known as the North American opossum, is the only marsupial found …

Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo: Monarch Sanctuary Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo (Promoting Protection). para que sea no paseos rutinas pero algo extraordinarios Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing …

Mexico City’s Coyoacán Neighborhood

Photo: Market Coyoacán (‘The coyote waterplace’ in Náhuatl) is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) in Mexico City. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9M5P2AeUhvErJcmc9 Cultural WorldThe district’s main square is a middle-class suburb centered on two busy squares, Jardín Centenario and Plaza Hidalgo. An important street in Coyoacán is Francisco Sosa which starts in Avenida Universidad and ends in …

San Juan Guichicovi

Wikipedia: San Juan Guichicovi is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Juchitán District in the west of the Istmo de Tehuantepec region. The town was founded on 15 March 1825: Guichicovi means “New Town” in Zapotec. The town is the farthest east of the Ayook (Mixe) communities …

Los Cabos

Photo: Carlos Villamayor Díaz Located on the southernmost tip of Baja California, Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most popular seaside resorts. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/bcxgEekxVMrBGabm8 Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Los Cabos? BackgroundLos Cabos, which means the Capes, includes the picturesque 18th-century mission town of San Jose del Cabo to the northeast, …

Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe

Photo Mexico City – The Basilica of Guadalupe is home to one of Mexico’s most familiar icons. Less known is that the grounds of the Basilica comprise a national park, part of the Sierra de Guadalupe. December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe), a popular Catholic feast day …

Santa Catarina Juquila

Wikipedia: Santa Catarina Juquila is a town in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, and is the seat of the municipality also called Santa Catarina Juquila. It is part of the Juquila District in the center of the coastal region. The name “Juquila” comes from the Náhuatl “Xuhquililla”, which means “Place of blue milkweed.” Google Maps …