Horseback riding on Playa Larga. Photo courtesy of Mike Richard.

Escaping the Crowds on a Horseback Ride of Zihuatanejo Bay

Even though my best gal couldn’t join me on a recent trip to Mexico, I decided to take a not-quite-as-romantic horseback jaunt to Playa Larga. Just 15 minutes from the towering resorts and tourist hustle of Ixtapa, this tiny beach on the country’s Pacific Coast is known for its laid-back and, most importantly, tourist-free vibe. It sounded like the ideal spot to spend a quiet hour on the beach (albeit with a Spanish-speaking tour guide named Roberto) via a guided horseback tour of Zihuatanejo Bay.

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November 6, 2015 by
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Mirador Beach, Cozumel

Faro Celerain Eco Park

Faro Celerain Eco Park, also known as Parque Punta Sur, is a 2,500-acre nature reserve that is home to a variety of indigenous wildlife, Maya ruins, and an important lighthouse. Located at the southern end of Cozumel, Punta Sur is the largest ecological reserve on the island and is part of the Cozumel Reefs National […]

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September 25, 2015 by
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Guide to Scuba Diving in La Paz

Scuba diving in La Paz has continued to boom, even earning the destination the top spot for the world’s best diving resorts in 2014 by Sport Diver magazine. And, while diving is a year-round option in La Paz, most divers agree that fall through spring are the optimal times to come check out the abundance of marine life at local dive sites.

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September 18, 2015 by
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Oaxaca Cuisine

Mexican Food

An appealing aspect of any visit to Oaxaca is undoubtedly its cuisine. Drawing on influences from the various cultures that hale from the region, as well as the diverse geography of the state, you’ll find a mix of ingredients and preparation styles. Mexican cuisine was the first to receive UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status.

Oaxacan cuisine is associated with many of the most common staples of Mexican food, such as corn tortilla, chilies, drinkable chocolate and mezcal. Oaxaca is especially famous for its seven notable varieties of mole sauce, as well as its usage of insects such as grasshoppers, or chapulines.

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September 11, 2015 by
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Explore Acapulco at Night

Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco’s nightlife is rather legendary in Mexico, with a wide array of bars and discos lining the waterfront. Holidays like Spring Break are full of partiers who come to Acapulco for the beaches and nightlife. If you’re looking to explore Acapulco at night, here’s a look at some of the nightlife options in town.

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September 4, 2015 by
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Punta Mita Day Trip

Puerto Vallarta Sunset

Located about 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita is a beachfront village and 1,500-acre peninsula. Punta Mita is not just one of Puerto Vallarta’s scenic beach areas either — it has historical importance as well. Punta Mita is a private sanctuary and gets its name from the Aztec word, mictlan, which means gateway to […]

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August 21, 2015 by
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