Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Plaza de la Soledad. Notice the Guelaguetza textiles and tiliches of Putla de Guerrero 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 …

La Ciudadela Crafts Market

Photo: Parking Mexico City – La Ciudadela Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías de La Ciudadela) features handmade crafts and curiosities, including embroidery, glassware, onyx figures, and jewelry. The market was created to compliment the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when the government called artisans from across the country to showcase their work for visitors from around …

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 …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: City Park Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a terrific hub for natural and cultural adventures. Despite its tropical atmosphere, Mérida is actually located north of Mexico City (20° 58′ 12″ N compared to 19° 26′ 0″ N). The city is a gateway to the Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Explore the surrounding countryside if …

Nayarit Links

Nayarit flag What would locals like visitors to know about Nayarit, Mexico? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected] Governmentnayarit.gob.mx Punta Mitapuntamita.comHollywood Travel Guide to Punta MitaWikipedia La Tovaralatovara.comWikipediaLa Tovara tiene un ecosistema fabuloso e increíble en todo sentidohttps://www.facebook.com/La-Tovara-Nayarit-532493573510490 Photos Volar como pájaros WikipediaNayarit Cities Planeta.com

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Felicidades What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? In 2021 we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of the formal ecological park. Our major request is that the park develop its own website, Facebook …

Oaxaca

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, 2021 Feast Day, Santiago Juxtlahuaca There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys, and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EwSotfXHoD5gptc57 Amazon.comMoon Travel Oaxaca Parks Cities and Towns Features Planeta.com

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies 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 tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include Rosario, Chincua, Cerro …

Pueblos Mágicos = Magic Towns

Buzzwords Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) is an initiative led by Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism (Sectur), with the support from other federal agencies, to promote a series of towns around the country that offer visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of their natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts and great …