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. …

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]@SECTUR_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 …