Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Consume Local 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 …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using an outer covering of corn mixture to envelop meaty and vegy goodness. These are prepared and then steamed in corn husks or banana leaves. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (bean), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific …

Saltillo

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Saltillo The state capital of Coahuila, Saltillo (elevation: 1,600 meters) has preserved more of the hallmarks of its colonial past. Natural World El Cerro del Pueblo overlooks the city. Due to its higher elevation, the city is much cooler and drier than nearby Monterrey. Desert Museum The Chihuahuan Desert takes …

1519 – 2019

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Tula

Photo Tula is in the southwestern part of the state of Hidalgo in central Mexico. Natural World The site is at and around the junction of the Río Rosas and the Río Tula. That said, the region is very arid. Toltecs Tula was the capital of the Toltec civilization, established around 900AD. In the 9th …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. In 2019 look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange a physical roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. There …

Kumoontun

Image Oaxaca, Mexico – Kumoontun is the Ayöök (Mixe) word for tequio or collective work. This initiative participates in research, awareness, and reflection on what happens in Ayöök community life. Look for updates in 2019. Key Links kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun soundcloud.com/kumoontun @kumoontun Publication Ayöök Tales (Cuentos Ayöök) Features https://kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun/blog/engracia-p%C3%A9rez-castro App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seit.felix.kumoontun Embedded Tweets Gracias por escribirnos y mostrarnos …

Potencial del Ecoturismo en Campamentos Tortugueros de Mexico

Photo From the archives / desde los archivos (1999) por Angel Nieva Resumen En el presente artículo se resalta la viabilidad de incorporar dentro de las estrategias de desarrollo de los campamentos tortugueros del país el ecoturismo desde la perspectiva de la planeación ambiental, para lograr que su manejo sea más productivo y efectivo en …