Allan Rhodes

Allan Rhodes is an independent consultant in planning, management and development of ecotourism and tourism in protected areas with a degree in business administration and master’s degree in park management, tourism and recreation with experience in philanthropic and ecotourism sectors. He founded the non-governmental organization Walking Alternative Education Project United to care for children from …

Puerto Escondido

Photo: Laguna Manialtepec Puerto Escondido is a picturesque retreat on Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast. A 19th-century shipping point for coffee plantations and later ‘discovered’ by surfers in the 1970s, Puerto Escondido is a relatively new town. The town’s official founding dates to 1928 when it took its names from rocks in the harbor known to sailors …

Concepción y Perspectivas del Ecoturismo en México

From the archives. First published in 1998. Written by Arturo Carballo Sandoval RESUMEN El presente artículo analiza el evolución del Ecoturismo en Mexico. También ofrece información de las Areas Naturales Protegidas y su contribución para el futuro del ecoturismo. México cuenta con un amplia variedad de recursos naturales, ecológicos, históricos y culturales en toda la …

Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo. Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing trips that are bespoke and out of the ordinary. She has a mastery …

Mexico City’s Coyoacán Neighborhood

Photo: Market Coyoacán (‘The coyote waterplace’ in Nahuatl) is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) in Mexico City. Cultural World The district’s main square is a middle-class suburb centered on two busy squares, Jardín Centenario and Plaza Hidalgo. An important street in Coyoacán is Francisco Sosa which starts in Avenida Universidad and ends in Coyoacán’s …

Coloquio Internacional Vida y creencias en la Huasteca posclásica

November 2018 event Coloquio Internacional Vida y creencias en la Huasteca posclásica (International Colloquium Life and beliefs in the post-classical Huasteca) YouTube Bienvenida al Coloquio por: Antonio Saborit. Director, Museo Nacional de Antropología Claude Stresser-Péan. Directora, Fundación Stresser-Péan Mesa Tamtoc Ponencias: Uso y transformación del paisaje precolombino de la región del río Tampaón Guillermo Córdova …

Exploring the Maya World

Indigenous peoples There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya …

México 2018

Poster What’s happening in Mexico in 2018? We are paying attention to the national election as well timely tours, environmental conservation and cultural heritage. Curating tweets and pointing to timely resources on the social web. Suggestions are welcome. Twitter Moment Mexico 2018 Mexico 2018 🇲🇽 Headlines https://showsnob.com/2018/11/09/vice-season-6-episode-24-reacp https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/cancun-tourist-paradise-mexico-drug-violence Elections Mexico 2018 Elections Planeta.com México Mexico’s …

Mexico Parks Explained

Photo When is a national park a national park and a biosphere reserve a biosphere reserve? There are some big difference among parks and reserves in Mexico, and it is important to review how Mexico classifies these protected areas. Background In Mexico there are tk protected areas cover tk million hectares or tk percent of …

2018 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Photo Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2018: Oaxaca, Mexico Michoacán Background Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It is a whimsical and yet serious …