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. …

Veracruz Links

Veracruz Code of Arms What would locals like others know about Veracruz, Mexico? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesSelva del Marinero, ecoturismo campesino para defender la Reserva de la Biosfera Los TuxtlasA farm in Mexico is growing a solution to climate changeadan-vez-lira-el-ambientalista-que-se-opuso-a-las-minas-y-promovio-el-turismo-ecologico-en-veracruz [email protected]@[email protected][email protected]_Veracruz Tourism Portalsveracruz.mx – @VeracruzTurismo – @SECTUR_Veracruz [email protected] Soccerclubtiburonesrojos.mx FoodHuachinango_a_la_Veracruzana …

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

Logo Mexico – The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History) – inah.gob.mx – is a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of the country. INAH and the Instituto Nacional de …

Mexico Notebook

Photo: Venus (Some rights reserved) Many books have been written about Mexico under the guise of ‘guidebooks’ that, in reality, are nothing more than compilations of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, along with a few tips about where to buy authentic handicrafts that almost look as if they came from Mexico and not Taiwan … These …

Baja Peninsula

Photo: Nan Palmero, Cabo Pelican Beach (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Gxw36pxpe5wBzSZg8 Photos Parks Cities Planeta.com

Pueblos Mágicos = Magic Towns

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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, …

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (Used with permission) Publisher’s note: Major update in mid 2022. Many of the numbers are outdated. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kWH4UrMAWGB41T3e7 Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan …

Mexico USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive (Some rights reserved) 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. There will be much-needed updates to the national parks and borderland jewels Big Bend National …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Sierra de Órganos (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Mexio – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Parks Features Wildlife Celebrations Government Agencies