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. […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.