Playa Los Arcos: Mexican family ambience in Puerto Vallarta’s picturesque Old Town

  Hotel Playa Los Arcos stretches from Avenida Olas Altas to the seashore boardwalk. The Café Maximilian on the avenue serves breakfast with steaming coffee, fresh fruit juices and a variety of prix fixe breakfasts and a la carte options, from Continental to Mexican. In the evening, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant and Café serves exquisite European cuisine for an authentic […]

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he fearsome Tastoanes battle Saint James in a ritual dance each year on July 25th. © Kinich Ramirez, 2006

Saint James and the Moors: Mexico’s Tastoanes

Masked dancers take to the streets on July 25 to reenact an age old battle fought in Spain long before the conquest. The ceremonial tastoan (sometimes spelled tastuan) rituals come from the 12th century and were originally known as the dance of the Moors and the Christians. In Spain’s version, the dance symbolizes the expulsion of the Moors […]

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Anthony Wright pens his first Mexico novel: Infernal Drums

MexConnect contributor Anthony Wright has published his first novel with the Vancouver, Canada-based independent publishing house Moon Willow Press. The novel, called Infernal Drums is set in Mexico and is a heady mix of road tale, occult drama, and dark comedy. Anthony, an Australian, spent a number of years in Mexico City during the 1990s, […]

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