Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the controversial, under-construction 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] HeadlinesGovernor Mauricio Vila proposes to link Progreso with the Maya Train …

ByT Band

Logo Fave music Oaxaca, Mexico – The six-member Blandas y Tlayudas Band – bytband.com – performs rocksteady music, a fusion of the traditional music with a Jamaican accent. Key [email protected] 2020 Sánchez PascuasCataplasma Cashondo un reggae sabroso incluído en nuestro disco en vivo “Bytsitando la calle”, grabado en vivo en el mercado Sánchez Pascuas, Oaxaca …

Chapultepec Trees

Photo: Ron and El Sargento (Some rights reserved) Mexico City – Spotlight on the notable trees in Chapultepec Park. One – El Sargento – is said to be planted by Triple Alliance ruler Nezahualcóyotl. Embedded Tweets Descubre el Bosque de Chapultepec “El Sargento” también conocido como el árbol mayor de Chapultepec es uno de los …

Zaachila

Photo: Ron Mader, Valley Guelaguetza (Some rights reserved) Zaachila, Oaxaca is famous for its weekly Thursday market, its fresh meats, its key role in Mixtec and Zapotec history and its very own Guelaguetza. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9uweD5oGeL1uMwge9 [email protected] Natural WorldZaachila is located in a fertile valley, irrigated by the Atoyac River. The center of town is lush …

Cabo Pulmo National Park

Photo:, CONANP, Arrecifes coralinos Mexico – Cabo Pulmo is a national marine park on the east coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Pulmo Point to Los Frailes Cape, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Cabo San Lucas. Google Mapsg.page/BUCEOPULMO The coral reef in Cabo Pulmo Bay is one of the few reef areas in the …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5, 2020. As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. Ecotourism pioneers and practitioners, these friends were mentors …

Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Photo: Ron Mader, Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Mexico is rich in temperate and tropical forests. The country possesses 1.3 percent of the world’s total forest resource, with one-quarter of Mexico’s total land area classified as forest lands. This guide is an introduction to the country’s forests and notable trees. Questions How successful are …

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)

Logo Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) – gob.mx/semarnat – is Mexico’s federal secretariat for the environment and natural resources. The secretariat is charged with the mission of protecting, restoring, and conserving the ecosystems, natural resources, assets and environmental services of Mexico with the goal of fostering sustainable development. Key Linksgob.mx/semarnatPrensaConsultas Pú[email protected][email protected]_Luisa_AG Que …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo:Ron Mader, At the church 2007 (Some rights reserved) Oaxaca, Mexico – Walk with the weavers and spend time in the place of the gods. The Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters = 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DbWimDqvvGRwAh5a6 HeadlinesIndigenous …

Angela Mendoza Martínez

Photo: Angela Mendoza Befriending an artisan means befriending the family … and the town, and ever-widening circles of friends. For those keen on travel and tourism that prioritizes faces as well as places, this page celebrates my (Ron Mader) friendship with Angela Mendoza Martínez, her family, the community of Teotitlán del Valle and many friends. …