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The beaches and coastlines of Mexico Index Page

 With thousands of miles (9,330 kilometers) of coastline, Mexico offers everything one could want in the way of ocean-living, relaxing, exploring and water sports. From soft, gentle breezes over... read more
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The magic of Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Maya Riviera Sergio Wheeler

A paradisiacal town on Mexico's Maya Riviera can be found just a 45-minute drive from the Cancun International airport. Less known, but no less beautiful, Playa del Carmen has a lot to offer, and has b... read more

The Umbrella Jeanine Lee Kitchel

(While traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula on vacation in 1985, the author and her husband meet an adventurous contractor who offers to sell them a beachfront lot in Playa del Carmen. After accepting hi... read more

Mexican winter produce: making comfort food healthy Karen Hursh Graber

The winter season brings with it a culinary conundrum. Part of you craves the comfort foods, mostly creamy and carby, that the cold weather seems to inspire. Some of this is induced by childhood memories of Mom baking bread and cooking hearty stews as chill winds blew outside. Another part of you is facing the expanded waistline and added pounds that arrived as unwanted holiday gifts. This is the adult part, the one who dreads being mistaken for a beach ball on that vacation at Playa del Carmen. read more

Cozumel, an island paradise Gloriana Laskowski

Until 1961, Cozumel was a sleepy little fishing village. Then, a television documentary by noted diver and nature lover, Jacques-Ives Cousteau, showed the world the beauty of our island waters. Today t... read more

Evoking the ancient Maya: murals by Otoniel Baruck Sala Erin Cassin

Maya-themed murals, which fuse shards of this ancient culture with elements of fantasy, are Sala's current focus. read more

A mother and teenage son travel the Yucatan Karen Have

In March 1998, when Andrew was 15 years old, we took our Mayan trip together. I decided to take him for that month, because his small school in Anchorage, Alaska, was going to the Galapagos Islands, an... read more

Puerto Vallarta versus Cabo Beaches Mexico Data On-Line

Mexico Connect Forum Discussion Threads Posted by Tim Bowen on July 12, 1999 I am going on my honeymoon in 30 days, and I was told by someone who just returned that the beaches at Puerto Vallarta w... read more

Puerto Escondido: Mexico's hidden Oaxacan beach Geri Anderson

In Spanish, Puerto Escondido means 'hidden port', and the little beach town tucked away in the southern part of Oaxaca certainly lives up to that name. Part of its elusiveness is because there are no d... read more

Bliss, paradise and no tipping John Neubauer

Maria Mukul washes the family laundry in her village at Pac Chen, Quintana Roo I'm drifting away and feeling mighty fine about it, I don't mind saying. For the last hour or so my brain's been telling ... read more

Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya Reviewed by Allan Cogan

This is the story about Jeanine Lee Kitchel and her husband, Paul, who made their first trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in 1985 and fell in love instantly with the place. They had visited various parts of Mexico before that and were quite taken with the country. But the Yucatan beaches were of a different order. read more

Puerto Morelos, A Yucatan paradise Roger Cunningham

Located just 20 minutes south of Cancun on the Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos is a haven of peace and solitude. It is possibly the last vestige of an authentic, small fishing village on the entire Caribb... read more

Holding on to the dream in Cancun Jules Siegel

First published in The London Observer/Guardian Foreign News Service Jan. 17, 2000 Anita Brown (my beautiful bride these twenty-two years) met a lady from Littleton, Colorado, on the way to downtown C... read more

Cozumel - Island Of Many Faces Carey C. Sutton

For many visitors to Cozumel, the island's downtown is merely a cruise ship stop or a blur out the taxi window on the way to one of the resorts that cluster on the north and south end. However, if you ... read more

Touring Mexico's Yucatan ruins David Hammer

We took an early morning ferry from Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen. The warm wind and sea spray felt good on our frost bitten faces, fresh from Northern California. We had previously toured the Mayan rui... read more

The beaches and coastlines of Mexico Index Page

 With thousands of miles (9,330 kilometers) of coastline, Mexico offers everything one could want in the way of ocean-living, relaxing, exploring and water sports. From soft, gentle breezes over... read more

Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz: almost paradise Richard Ferguson

The arch at the entrance to the city of Catemaco says "Escape to Paradise!"  Catemaco is both a town and a lake in the region known as Los Tuxtlas, in southern Veracruz state. The area is very green and wet, much of it covered by jungle. The Gulf of Mexico is nearby, and the area includes a biosphere preserve. The region is known for ecotourism.

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Laguna Catemaco, Veracruz Wendy Devlin

The lush green volcanic hills of southern Veracruz permitted only glimpses of the approaching Laguna Catemaco. Small islands hid among swirls of soft grey neblina.(fog) They appeared then disappeare... read more

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Mexico "Mexico" Mike Nelson

You'll find AA throughout Mexico, even in small towns. NA has a sizable presence in the larger towns. Alanon is almost everywhere. OA, SALA and other programs are less likely to be encountered outside major cities. AA is very visible. I have noted where there are meetings in many cases, but like here, they move or change. We urge readers to help us keep this list current.

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Living year-round in tropical Mexico: The dream and the reality Christina Stobbs

Dreaming of living in tropical paradise year-round? Somewhere with an idyllic sandy beach adorned with dancing palms and crystal clear warm ocean waters? Can you envision waking each morning to the swe... read more

Sayulita: A quintessential Mexico beach town on the Riviera Nayarit Christina Stobbs

This charming little beach town located on Pacific Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, is only a forty-minute drive north of Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita has exploded in popularity as an alternative beach vacation... read more

Buying our Mexico dream property on Cozumel David Hammer

As I walked through the hotel lobby, the weight of the three hundred $100 bills sewn to the waist band of my Jockey shorts pulled my underpants down over my small rear. The money was hanging at my knees. As inconspicuous as a penguin waddling through the hotel lobby at high noon, I could easily have been mistaken for an amateur drug smuggler. When I approached the front desk, the clerk asked, "Qué le parece un caja de seguridad?" I knew my cover was blown when he offered me a Safe-deposit Box. It had been a long trip read more

Romantic Weddings South Of The Border Eleanor S. Morris

What could be more romantic than having both your wedding and your honeymoon at a beautiful destination? And getting married south of the Border is easily done, as you will see. Here are Mexico's... read more

Below Tulum Mike Reed

The vast majority of visitors to Cancun never make it south of Tulum. Yet to many, that's where the adventure starts. The relatively empty region south of Tulum is a delight to nature lovers, ruin buff... read more

Millenium In Mexico--Where To Be? Michael Allan Williams

I've finally given in to Popular Culture. I'm accepting that this December 31t will usher in the next "Millenium." Yes, yes, I know that the Third Millenium actually kicks in on January 1, 2001, but I ... read more
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