Category Archives for "Mexico"

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The Lemon Grass- Gourmet Food in Nuevo Vallarta

With spectacular beaches that boast amazing sunsets, downtown Puerto Vallarta just 30 minutes away for those who want to visit the “Old Town”, and a plethora of activities that can keep vacationers and travelers busy around the close, what else is there to do in Riviera Nayarit that will make you want to return? Eat. […]

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How to Prepare El Cantarito In Honor of Cinco de Mayo

Like many citizens living north of the Rio Grande, I’ve enthusiastically counted down the days till cinco de mayo. Party shirt. Check. Jose Cuervo tequila & the following day requested off of work. Check. And last but certainly not least, waking up the next morning embarrassed by the silly bar games you partook in. [ugh […]

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The Best Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta on the Beach?

Overlooking  Pacific Ocean, put on the tourist map by the 1964 movie “ The Night of the Iguana” featuring Ava Gardner and Richard Burton Puerto Vallarta has transformed itself to become a touristy destination during a good part of the year, far away from the sleepy little beach town it once was. Hotels and resorts […]

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38 Swimming With Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico

My first attempt to swim with whale sharks in the Philippines didn’t result in anything as I was there during the wrong time of the year and not in the best spot, but fortunatelly things did work out in my favor and I finally managed to get to see the largest fish in the world […]

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Xoximilco Cancun: Mexican Music, Food and Fiesta

If you’re in the mood for a great party, sampling many dishes of Mexican cusines and listnening to Mexican music from different areas  then Xoximilco Cancun, the new park by Xcaret Experiences inspired by Xochimilco in Mexico city, will give you exactly this …and maybe more. Located about 15 minutes away from Cancun the park […]

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Exploring the Maya Ruins and Cenotes in Tulum, Mexico

Mexico’s Riviera Maya is world famous for its exquisite beaches, wild nightlife and of course the Maya culture which remains deeply embedded in the area, something you’ll quickly notice when you arrive and have to pronounce the awkward names of ruins, small villages and parks. But there’s much more to the area than what it’s […]

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Indulging in Luxury at Boutique Hotel Las Alamandas, Mexico

About two and a half hours South of Puerto Vallarta lies Hotel Las Alamandas, a secluded luxury boutique hotel in Mexico’s Costalegre, with 1,500 acres of private real estate home to just 16 suites but also wildlife that includes birds, dear, armadillos, monkeys, turtles … Named by many magazines as one of the most romantic […]

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13 Sunset Sailing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta in Mexico’s Pacific coast is a small city with warm weather year round and just a two to four hour flight from the USA and Canada, making it ideal for a quick getaway during the cold winter months Mexico’s northern neighbors endure. Located in the middle of the Bay of Flags, it’s the […]

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Exploring Xcaret Eco Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico

About 20 minutes South of Playa del Carmen lies along the shores of the Riviera Maya in Mexico’s Caribbean coast Xcaret an eco arqueological park that for more than ten years has been portraying Mexico’s history, heritage and natural wonders. I first visited Xcaret in 2001, and while I did enjoy my visit I have […]

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Xel-Ha: the Largest Natural Aquarium in the World

Without a doubt Mexico’s Riviera Maya is home to one of the most beautiful beach areas in the Caribbean, and in it lies Xel-Ha, the largest natural aquarium in the world. Part of the Xcaret Experiences project the aquarium is now a park that offers several attractions to visitors including snorkeling, zip lining, swim with […]

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Things to Do in Veracruz, Mexico

On April 21st 1519 Hernan Cortes landed in Antigua, near the site of Veracruz. There, to prevent all thought of retreat, he burned his ships, and leaving a small force on the coast, led the rest of his men into the interior to change history- without knowing it. The city of Veracruz is today just […]

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The Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon (video)

While visiting the state of Chihuahua in Mexico I had the opportunity to witness the Raramuri doing what they do best: running. Known to be some of the best trail runners in the world, the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon challenges elite trail runners to run against the Tarahumara in several events, the main ones being […]

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What to See and Do in Cordoba, Veracruz

Founded in 1618 Cordoba in Veracruz is the third largest city in the state, yet what is has in age it lacks in taste, architecture and attractions- but there are a handful of things to see. The city is made up of mostly old buildings that were apparently never planned and need all the maintenance […]

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14 Review: Hotel Veracruz in Veracruz, Mexico

Rich in history, very industrial, and less touristy than what it should be Veracruz is Mexico’s largest city along the gulf’s shore, and its harbor is the largest in the country. It’s not surprising then that there are many hotels to choose from, yet I found Hotel Veracruz very conveniently located just five minutes away […]

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