Exploring Mérida

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 …

Chicxulub Impact Crater

Photo: Hotel Medio Mundo, Chicxulub Sign Located offshore of the town of Progreso lies the Chicxulub Impact Crater, buried deep under hundreds of meters of sediment. Google Maps HistorySome 65 million years ago, an iridium-rich asteroid at least 10 kilometers-wide struck the earth and which many suggest caused the extinction of 45% of species on …

Yucatán Peninsula

Photo: El Rey del Caribe 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 America from the rest of …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5.https://youtu.be/UWlbvQaNSl8 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 to …

Yucatán Links

Yucatan Flag Links related to the Mexican state of Yucatan presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @yucatanahora Mayapan Wikipedia En #Mayapán hay aproximadamente 4,000 estructuras y se cree que la urbe tuvo una población de 12,000 habitantes. En el sitio y a través de la arquitectura se puede observar la fuerte influencia de Chichén Itzá …

Yucatán

Photo: Steve Bridger, Oxkutzcab market mural 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 Maps goo.gl/maps/j9Wwso5kwFwSp3yW9 Embedded Tweets Convocatoria …

Quintana Roo

Photo: Karolina Lubryczynska, Road Quintana Roo is a Mexican state on the Yucatán Peninsula. Includes the resort city of Cancún. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/EKaGZbdod15QUFWT7 Features Exploring the Maya World Tulum Exploring Cancún Tren Maya = Maya Train Planeta.com Quintana Roo Links México Mexico States Yucatán Yucatán Peninsula

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, …

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 …