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. …

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 …

Buying Crafts in Oaxaca

Photo: Ron Mader, Arial Playas’ Carved Salmon Collectors seeking traditional black pottery or painted wooden figures can arrange visits to the homes and workshops of the artisans. Here’s our guide to the featured crafts from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. CRAFT-MAKING TOWNS San Agustin Etla – With two paper-making workshops in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca …

Xochimilco

Photo: Ron Mader, Xochimilco A highlight of any trip to Mexico City is a visit to the canals and gardens of Xochimilco. ORIGINS 500 years ago Xochimilco was the agricultural hub of Tenochtitlán, a metropolis of 235,000 inhabitants. In the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, the name Xochimilco means ‘garden of flowers.’ The flowers that …

Mexico’s National Parks on Streetview

Explore Mexico’s national parks via #StreetView https://www.google.com/streetview/#mexico-national-parks-and-protected-natural-areas Twitter Shoutout:@CONANP_mx @googlemexico @SEMARNAT_mx @Conabio More about Mexico’s biodiversity, parks and wildlife online the Planeta Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildmexico Embedded Tweets La #CONANP y @googlemexico lanzaron la Colección de Google #StreetView de #ANP de #México: https://t.co/m5nHzWGwfA #RecuentoCONANP2016 pic.twitter.com/lBwdwYmjvf — CONANP (@CONANP_mx) January 1, 2017 #MexicoNow from ron mader

Mexico

In 2017 Planeta.com is major revision to our award-winning online guide to Mexico. Suggestions are welcome as we connect locals and visitors by revising our guides to states and cities, parks and reserves, Indigenous cultures, festivals and food. #MexicoNow de ron mader Wiki More info about Mexico on the Planeta Wiki mxlinks, wild mexico

Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Yucatán), in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel. The peninsula lies east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, a northwestern geographic partition separating the region of Central America from the rest of North America. – Wikipedia

Sinaloa

Photo: Turismo Sinaloa Mexico – The state of Sinaloa is bordered to the north by Sonora and Chihuahua; to the south, by Nayarit; to the east by Durango, and to the west, across the Gulf of California, Baja California. Baseball Just a few days until the start of the great party that is the Caribbean …