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Mineral de Pozos: Life among the ruins in a Mexican mining town John Scherber

Driving up the long rise into Mineral de Pozos, framed by the gray-brown humpbacked mountains once laced with veins of silver and gold, the visitor first sees the stone walls of the cemetery, the pante... read more

Our Lady of the Rosary, beloved patroness of Talpa de Allende Jenny McGill

October 7 is considered the birthday of Nuestra Señora del Rosario (the Virgin of Talpa). The six o'clock morning mass is dedicated to the Virgin, then she begins to receive her well-wishers. This is a very organized neighborhood-by-neighborhood pilgrimage to the church. Every pilgrim has a gift in hand. By 5 o'clock the holy carpet is ready, church bells begin to chime, and The Lady walks. read more

Playa Las Tortugas, Playa Platanitos and San Blas: Hidden gems on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

Beautiful beaches abound all along Mexico's Nayarit Riviera. Here are two more gorgeous hidden gems and a historic beach town. Playa Las Tortugas Playa Los Tortugas is an exquisite five-mile stretch ... read more

The real Mexico: Antiques roadshow South of the Border John Scherber

An American acquaintance of mine, who believes himself to be quite astute about such things, is in the habit of asking whether San Miguel de Allende is the real Mexico and, if it's not, where can it be... read more

Playa del Naranjo, Playa Las Cuevas, Alta Vista and the Nuevo Ixtlan Hot Springs: Hidden gems on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

North of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's Nayarit Riviera coast has a wealth of beaches to discover and enjoy. Their cool blue waters, warm sand and exuberant vegetation invite the explorer to linger a while.... read more

Mexico City Airport Richard Ferguson

The Mexico City airport is the gateway to Mexico City and Central Mexico. The Mexico City airport is also the airline hub for the entire country. If you are flying to a destination in Mexico not served by direct flights from the USA, you will probably change planes in Mexico City. More than 20 million passengers per year pass through this major airport, making it the busiest in Latin America. read more

Mexico City report Marvin West

A sign welcomes motorists to Mexico City, one of the largest cities in the world.
© Anthony Wright, 2011
Please pardon me. I have neglected Mexico City. It has been years since I have told you how much I love it. No need for me to tell you that Mexico City is the financial and cultural center of the country. Strange mix — then and now are many years apart and yet, in places, they are side by side. Fascinating. read more

A new option in a colonial city: Casinos in Guadalajara

A Guadalajara Casino
Gaming is flourishing in the Guadalajara metropolitan area. From sports bars to glitzy Las Vegas style casinos, there were more opportunities than we had time for. Most were concentrated in the Zapopan neighborhood, and we thoroughly enjoyed the different ambience of each. Some feature buffets, others are quite informal, but all have well-stocked bars. read more

Destiladeras, Lo de Marcos and Playa Los Venados: Hidden gems on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

Link to interactive map The one hundred and eight mile (290 kilometer) coast of Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit extends from upscale Nuevo Vallarta to the historic, beach town of San Blas. Well, official... read more

Playa Los Arcos: Mexican family ambience in Puerto Vallarta's picturesque Old Town Carol Wheeler

"Hotel Playa Los Arcos is the prettiest hotel in Puerto Vallarta's Old Town," a Canadian travel writer told me. I think she's right. But more than pretty, Playa Los Arcos is traditionally Mexican, from the design that sets the rooms around a central patio to the décor, the music and the staff uniforms — restaurant personnel dress as charros or gentleman horsemen, and housekeepers wear the colorful full skirts of folkloric dancers. 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

San Felipe: Baja California life on Mexico's Sea of Cortez Bob Miller

I had dreamed about moving to Mexico for decades. As retirement approached, I began to look seriously at places to check out. Having lived in San Diego for decades, going to Mexico along the Baja Calif... read more

La Maria: A picturesque crater lake in the shadow of Colima's Fire Volcano John Pint

Beneath the high walls of an ancient crater, you glide across the placid lake in a rowboat, mesmerized. "This is surely the most peaceful place in all Mexico and definitely one of the most beautiful," ... read more

Mazamitla, a Mexican mountain town revisited Marvin West

An old gringo and his still-lovely bride returned to Mazamitla the other day after several years in other exciting places. The intriguing mountain town, one of Mexico's pueblos mágicos, seemed much as we remembered but the approach was startling — cabañas everywhere with workers rushing to complete more. read more
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