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 …

Zapotec

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Zapotec signs Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. There are about 100 variations of the language. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture, including language, traditional dance and food. Planeta.com Teotitlán del Valle Indigenous Peoples Week 2017 Wiki Zapotec  

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. …

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 …

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

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