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 City’s Basilica of Guadalupe

Photo: Entrance (Some rights reserved) Mexico City – The Basilica of Guadalupe is home to one of Mexico’s most familiar cultural icons. Less known is that the grounds of the Basilica comprise the Tepeyac National Park, part of the Sierra de Guadalupe. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ZxHyQEyy2nsNK97s9 December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de …

Xochimilco Gardens

Photos: Marlene Ehrenberg Enriquez, Flowers (Used with permission) What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? As the pandemic subsides in 2022, we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of a formal ecological park. Very keen on learning …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México What would locals like others know about Mexico City? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random order: HeadlinesHow Explore Mexico City by Bike with EcoBiciTaking In Mexico City’s History By Canoe And Bike – NPR @ckahnWhat It’s Like to Visit Mexico City Now – BloombergLa calle de Corregidora y su hermoso …

Mexico City’s Coyoacán Neighborhood

Photo: Ron Mader, Market (Some rights reserved) 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 …

CEHM: Studying Mexico’s History

Logo The Carso Center for the Study of the History of Mexico (Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso) – cehm.org.mx – was created in 1965. The objective was and is to recover printed and documentary works concerning the history of Mexico, from the viceregal period to the present day. The collection includes more …

Mexico City’s Historic Center

Photo: Ron Mader, Regia, Calle Donceles (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the historic center of Mexico City Google Maps HeadlinesLa historia de la calle de Corregidora – @mxc_insider Where to eatLos Girasoles, Tacuba #8A. Adjacent to the National Art Museum and the Carlos IV statue, this restaurant offers a new take a traditional cuisine. Valet …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Ron Mader, Northeast Corner (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Mexico City’s Alameda Park

Photo: Tom Buckley, Policia Charra (Used with permission) Publisher’s note – This feature was last updated in the early 2008. Major update soon. Google Maps Visitors are frequently surprised by the greenery in Alameda Park, one of the finest and most storied city parks in the world. Cottonwood trees (alamos) were planted in the late …