Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com is livestreaming a conversation with many of friends of the Colibri Award on Friday, June 5, 10:30am Mexico, 8:30am Las Vegas. Details and links to be updated on this page. As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel …

Cuernavaca

Photo: Arches The city of Cuernavaca (elevation: 1,548 meters, 4,856 feet) boasts one of the most agreeable climates in the country and is adorned with colorful flowers year-round, earning the moniker “land of eternal spring.” Google Maps goo.gl/maps/BHUgXfGgkC7DMNvu7 History Capital of the state of Morelos, Cuernavaca has a storied past. What is today the state …

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Protoplasma K, Templo de Carmen Alto Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/GX91jUimGEwbzZXe8 Weather …

Favorite People and Places in Oaxaca City

Artwork Not only do ‘places of interest’ feed our souls, moreso the ‘people of interest’ – the locals and visitors. While I cannot physically be in Oaxaca de Juárez , I would like to give a Planeta.com shoutout to some of our favorite people and places in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Here’s where to meet our …

Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum

Photo: Photos under the fountain One of our fave museos: National Anthropology Museum (Museo Nacional de Antropología) in Mexico City. Not open on Mondays. Anniversary celebration on September 17 — 55 circles around the sun for this veritable institution. Hashtag: #55VueltasAlSol Key Links mna.inah.gob.mx General information (Español) Boletines @mna_inah Videos Embedded Tweets ¡De dos a …

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Woven ipod @ Veronica Lazo Mendoza Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City, La Verde Antequera. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you might be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check out …

Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo: Monarch Sanctuary Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo (Promoting Protection). Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing bespoke trips for individual clients and small groups. Her …

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

Logo Mexico – The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History) – inah.gob.mx – is a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of the country. INAH and the Instituto Nacional de …

Verena Gerber

Photo: With the governor Spotlight on Colibri winner Verena Gerber Planeta.com Presents 2010 Colibri Ecolodge Award to Verena Gerber in honor of World Environment Day Verena opened Hotel Xixim (first named EcoParaiso) in 1996. Located on one of the most fascinating Mexican biological reserves, nestled on a 3-mile virgin beach, the luxury hotel is located …

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples: Zapotec 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. As a language, Zapotec is a group of languages spoken principally in Oaxaca, and also parts of Veracruz …