Rincón de Guayabitos. The beach is a place for families, young and old. Photo by Gwen Burton

The beaches and coastlines of Mexico

Gallery 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 warm brilliant sand, lapped by gentle waves, to roaring and pounding surf, thrashing against black volcanic rock, and from misty and mystical jungles to high, […]

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Sometimes, Mexican artist Ivan Guaderrama will incorporate elements such as this lighted inlay into a painting. © Mariah Baumgartle, 2011

Art walk in San Jose del Cabo: Artists and galleries are attractions in Baja California Sur

Photo Gallery There’s a quiet elegance that engulfs San Jose del Cabo, which sits on the Sea of Cortes in Baja California Sur. Oh, it has plenty of hustle, as does any Mexican turista destination, with vendors offering “amigo prices” to passersby, trying to lure them into their shops with claims that today, the bracelets, […]

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Growth of tourism in Cancún. Geo-Mexico, Fig 19.5.

The incredible growth of Cancun, Mexico’s leading tourist resort

By 1975, Cancún had 1769 rooms in service; by 2008, it boasted about 150 hotels and more than 27,000 rooms. Second only to Mexico City, Cancún airport now handles 200 flights a day. The influx of people to Cancún has been especially dramatic. The city has had to cope with unprecedented growth rates as its […]

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Tony Burton – bibliography

BOOKS (and chapters in books) MAPS ACADEMIC JOURNALS TRAVEL ARTICLES ECONOMIC NEWSLETTERS TRANSLATIONS CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2022 Si las paredes pudieron hablar: edificios históricas de Chapala y sus antiguos habitantes (translation of If Walls Could Talk) 2022 A postcard history of Lake Chapala 2022 Foreign Footprints in Ajijic: Decades of Change in a Mexican Village 2021 […]

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Cabo Pulmo on Baja California Sur's Sea of Cortés has several competing dive shops, with similar priced offerings and confusingly similar names.

Cabo Pulmo: from beaches and baskets to mines, music and marine park (part two)

To Part 1 Cabo Pulmo We arrive in Cabo Pulmo as the sun is setting, relieved to finally find the end of the initially paved, then dirt access road, which has been bounded by barbed wire ever since we caught our last clear views of the coast near La Ribera. At intervals behind the barbed […]

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Windsurfers at La Ventana, an hour's drive southeast of La Paz, Baja California Sur on the Gulf of Cortés.

Part one – La Paz and El Triunfo: from beaches and baskets to mines, music and marine park

To Part 2 La Paz La Paz was almost unrecognizable. I’d enjoyed the small town atmosphere when I first visited it in 1980 but it now has the big city pretensions that I find far less appealing. Despite my reservations, the family enjoyed several days in La Paz in December 2007, wandering about the downtown […]

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