Chicxulub Impact Crater

Photo: Hotel Medio Mundo, Chicxulub Sign (Some rights reserved) Located offshore of the town of Progreso lies the Chicxulub Impact Crater (Cráter de Chicxulub), buried deep under hundreds of meters of sediment off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/o5Gt1QsV5X1uCD5B8 HistorySome 65 million years ago, an iridium-rich asteroid at least 10 kilometers-wide struck 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 …

Yucatán Links

Yucatan Flag What would locals like others know about the Mexican state of Yucatan? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesCrecerse ante la adversidad: Alianza Peninsular para el Turismo ComunitarioState of Yucatan Continues Tourism Reopening With High Standards of Bio-Security [email protected] Tourism [email protected][email protected]@YucatanTurismo More tourism infoaaprotuy.com.mxfacebook.com/LuisHerreraAlbertos Governmentyucatan.gob.mx – [email protected] Sportsesyucatan.com – youtube – …

Yucatán

Photo: Steve Bridger, Oxkutzcab market mural (Some rights reserved) The state of Yucatán is located in Southeastern Mexico, on the north part of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is bordered by the states of Campeche to the southwest and Quintana Roo to the southeast, with the Gulf of Mexico off its north coast. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/j9Wwso5kwFwSp3yW9 Embedded …

Yucatán Peninsula

Photo: Ron Mader, El Rey del Caribe (Some rights reserved) The Yucatán Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Yucatán), in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel. The peninsula lies east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, a northwestern geographic partition separating the region of Central …

Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: Traveis, Green, White, Red (Some rights reserved) Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a terrific hub for natural and cultural adventures. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QAbK3ucCy9jKm9PC7 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 …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos (Used with permission) 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 …

Quintana Roo

Photo: Karolina Lubryczynska, Road (Some rights reserved) Quintana Roo is a Mexican state on the Yucatán Peninsula. Includes the resort city of Cancún. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EKaGZbdod15QUFWT7 Features Planeta.com

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

Poster 10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December …