Templo Mayor and Cathedral in Mexico City. Photo courtesy of tnb via Flickr.

How to Celebrate Holy Week in Mexico

Holy Week in Mexico is a very important religious observance, with some destinations having notable events, including Iztapalapa, Pátzcuaro, Taxco, San Luis Potosí, San Cristobal del las Casas, and San Miguel de Allende. Also known as Semana Santa, this is the most important holiday in the church calendar because it celebrates the resurrection of Christ. […]

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March 2, 2015 by
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Tulum Ruins

What to See in Tulum

Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, around 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen, is one of the most important and most popular Mayan ruins. It is one-of-a-kind in being the only well-preserved ruin directly overlooking the ocean, making it one of the most picturesque sites as well. Tulum is a smaller site, with less buildings that other nearby sites such as Chichen Itza and Coba, but the primary draw is the views, and the setting along the sea. The ruins of Tulum are perched on 12-meter (39-feet) high cliffs, overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

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February 20, 2015 by
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Fort of San Diego in Acapulco

Acapulco beach.

The Fort of San Diego, or Fuerte San Diego, is one of the most important historical sites in Acapulco, Mexico, and was the most important Spanish marine fortress along the Pacific coast. A trip to the Fort of San Diego is a must for any visitor to Acapulco.

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February 13, 2015 by
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Water Sports in Huatulco

Huatulco, in Oaxaca, Mexico, is a string of nine bays, the Bahias de Huatulco, stretching over 26 kilometers, and is a traveler’s paradise for water activities. With 36 white sandy beaches and numerous resorts dotting the bays and coves, there are aquatic adventures for everyone to experience in Huatulco. Huatalco’s beaches vary in terms of […]

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February 6, 2015 by
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One of Mexico’s Greatest Festivals: Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

Mezal festival

The city of Oaxaca in Mexico is a treasure known for terrific food, a gorgeous colonial center, and by most standards the best handicrafts selection in a country where that’s really saying something. It’s the capital of a state that has 16 distinct indigenous groups, so all its attributes go into overdrive in late July each year, when the Guelaguetza Festival comes to town.

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January 23, 2015 by
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The Oldest Writing in Mexico and the World’s Widest Tree

Alebrijes

Most people know this region as the land of mole sauce and mezcal, but the three valleys that converge in the most populous part of Oaxaca gave birth to much older claims to fame. This is believed to be the land of the first domesticated corn plants and the first tortillas. It is probably also where written communication and an accurate calendar got their starts in Mesoamerica.

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January 9, 2015 by
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