Sierra Juárez

Photo: Ron Mader, Bosque de Ixtán For International Day of Forests, we’re making a list of my favorite forests in the world. Let’s start with Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez, home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. …

Mexico City Hosts World Bike Forum

Mexico City hosts the sixth World Bike Forum, April 19-23. Hashtag: #fmb6; Twitter: @WorldBikeForum; Website: fmb6.net In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Photo: Angela Mendoza (shown here at the Pochote Market, now located on Calle Marcos Pérez #217) 7 Day Challenge = Retos para 7 Días 1. Join the event on Facebook. Tag yourself. Who are your artesano friends on Facebook?=Etiquétate. ¿Quiénes son tus amigos artesanos en Facebook? 2. Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous …

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Ayuuk Ceramic (available at La Cosecha, Alcalá #806 Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check out …

Easter in Mexico

Photo: Ron Mader, Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2017 Holy Week is celebrated April 10-16. Easter Week (Semana de Pascua) is the week afterward. CARNIVAL Easter season traditionally begins with Carnival, a holiday that can begin up to two weeks before the beginning of Lent (Cuaresma). …

Teotitlán del Valle

Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi in the local language). NATURAL WORLD In the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, the name of the village means …

Caribbean Baseball Series 2017

Caribbean Baseball Series comes to the edge of the Sonoran Desert February 1-7, 2017. All eyes on Culiacán, Sinaloa! Webcast via Rasa Deportes Key Links http://www.seriedelcaribeculiacan2017.com.mx https://www.facebook.com/seriedelcaribeculiacan2017 https://twitter.com/Culiacan2017 http://rasadeportes.com/serie-del-caribe-2017 Wiki Serie de Caribe (Caribbean Series) Twitter Moment Caribbean Series

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, particularly those interested …