Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags 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’s also a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CindoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities …

Conabio

Photo: Martin Kalfatovic, Rooftop Garden Mexico – The mission of Conabio is to promote, coordinate, support, and carry out activities aimed at the knowledge of biological diversity, as well as its conservation and sustainable use for the benefit of society. Key Linksconabio.gob.mxBúsqueda = SearchCarteles (Posters)Facebook – [email protected] Questions Tweet. Is there a way you could make …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesMark Kelly bucks Biden on the borderIn photos: Life along the U.S.-Mexico borderBiden to nominate progressive Tucson police chief to lead border agencyCoyotes reveal their secrets on how they cross the U.S.-Mexico borderPerspective: The …

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Protoplasma K, Templo de Carmen Alto Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/GX91jUimGEwbzZXe8 WeatherOaxaca City …

Buying Crafts in Oaxaca

Photo: Ron Mader, Arial Playas’ Carved Salmon Collectors seeking traditional black pottery or painted wooden figures can arrange visits to the homes and workshops of the artisans. Here’s our guide to the featured crafts from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Support your favorite artisans! Because the pandemic discourages travel, many of our artisan friends are …

Exploring Cancún

Photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen, Beach Cancún is a made-to-order resort, built specifically for tourism at the northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The city was founded on April 20, 1970. This city boasts terrific infrastructure for receiving and transporting environmental travelers to less congested areas, such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and Celestún. The …

Oaxaca’s Central Valleys

Photo: Tule Tree The Central Valleys are easy day-trips from Oaxaca City. The valley is Y-shaped with Oaxaca City in the center and the valley is quite high in altitude — the average is 1,550 meters (5,115 feet). It is also quite extensive, more than 3,375 square kilometers (1,303 square miles) in size. The agricultural …

Mazunte

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enriquez / Rebozo Tours The Pacific coast town of Mazunte is famous for its sea turtles and recommended for chilling out. First the turtles. Thousands of Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys) turtles arrive en masse to lay their eggs in nearby Escobilla Bay. The nesting season usually begins in May and lasts for several …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: At the church (2007) Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DbWimDqvvGRwAh5a6 Natural WorldIn the Náhuatl language of …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. There …