Tepic

Image: Flood Myth by Jose Benitez Sanchez Tepic (elevation: 900 meters or 2,950 feet) is one of Mexico’s most magical cities and one of its cleanest. As a travel hub, it’s hard to miss if you’re visiting the Pacific. It’s the bustling state capital of the state of Nayarit. <h3)Natural World Tepic sits in a …

Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve

Photo: SEMARNAT, Chinchorro Located at the southeastern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve encompasses more than 144,000 hectares of coral reefs, mangroves, beds of sea grass beds and sand beaches. Banco Chinchorro is the largest platform type reef complex system in Mexico and because of its isolated position, it represents well-preserved natural …

Mexico City

Photo: Ron Mader, La Corregidora Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. The Distrito Federal (Mexico City, also known as ‘DF’ and ‘CDMX’) (elevation: 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet) is the political hub of Mexico. The city is surprisingly green thanks to numerous city parks, including the Alameda, Chapultepec, Viveros and …

The Origin of Mexican Folk Healing

by Annette Sandoval Despacio se va lejos. Slowly one goes far away. Mexican folk medicine is a healing philosophy with several disparate pasts. Two significant influences are the seemingly incompatible races of the American Indian and the Spanish conquistadors. The fusion of these two cultures has created the unique healing philosophy of the Mexican people. …

UNAM

With an enrollment of nearly half a million students and a teaching staff of 25,000, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has the largest campus in the Americas. Located in the southern part of the city, the university has amazing mosaics, the Olympic Stadium and a campus built on top of a lava field. WORLD …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla The city of Puebla (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy and crafts. HISTORY Founded in 1531 …