Smack dab in the heart of Puerto Vallarta lies the river Cuale (Rio Cuale) and a small island called Rio Cuale Island. These two features of Peurto Vallarta often go overlooked, and it’s a shame, because they’re both unique and charming additions to any stroll through Puerto Vallarta. In fact, they usually only get mentioned when someone mentions shopping in Puerto Vallarta, or on a Puerto Vallarta City Tour, because you can access both the Rio Cuale and the Rio Cuale Island right off of the Malecon boardwalk (a famous strip of restaurants and giftshops).
Though the most solemn and ornate of festivities take place from October 30 to November 2 when families spend the night among the graves of their ancestors and comfort of their neighbors, activities take place all October long. There are so many traditions to be honored, some spanning all of Mexico, others important only to certain regions and communities. Though whether their roots go back to Europe or long lost indigenous America, no one can quite say.
There’s been more than a little trouble in paradise recently, but despite feeling the full force of Hurricane Odile on September 14th, Cabo San Lucas is bouncing back and locals are encouraging tourists not to postpone their travels and help bring much-needed business back to the region.
Huatulco is fast becoming a traveler’s paradise. Perched on the bottom of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, this amazing fishing town is loved by all for its subtle charms and sleepy laid-back vibe. And such are Huatulco’s charms that, in recent years, travelers have flocked to this little alcove of Pacific beachfront. Weddings are commonplace, as are honeymoons, and if you’re looking for something fun to do in Huatulco, you’ll have your fair share of options. So when romance sets in, all you have to do to catch an amazing sunset is to look south toward the beach.
Sometimes, however, that’s not enough. You’ve got a special occasion, you’ve got a camera, this moment’s got to matter – you’ve got to get out there and find the perfect spot. If this is you, if you’ve got someone special you’ve got to impress, this post is for you.
Veracruz might be better known for its sunsets and beachfront, but when it comes time to explore the intricacies of this amazing Mexican town, the locals turn their attention to the amazing wealth of Mesoamerican archeological sites the area has become famous for. Sure, on your first trip to Verzcruz you undoubtedly have to take a day trip to check out the best of the Veracruz, but truth be told, outside the walls of Veracruz is where the real action lies – in all the beaches, the jungle, the ancient and forgotten archeological sites.
Coyotes, rodents, hares, a gang of succulents, and, amazingly, the Baja Californian Pronghorn sheep – one of the world’s fastest animals – all live in the El Vizcaino Biosphere Preserve – one of the most unique ecological parks in the world, and a highlight of Baja California. But what’s more, this amazing preserve consists of not just the deserted mountain land, but also contains the Whale Sanctuary of El Vizaino – a breeding ground for the once-endangered North Pacific Gray Whale, making this amazing reserve not just the largest reserve in Mexico, but a must-see if you’re in the Cabo San Lucas area.