Category Archive: MEXICO

Paradise at Punta Mita Cape– Mexico

wild beaches at PUnta Mita - MExico

Paradise at Punta Mita Cape– Mexico Punta Mita is a small, forested triangular cape jutting into the Pacific Ocean about one hour north of Mexico’s famous Puerto Vallarta resort region. The cape is lined by long, empty golden sand beaches interrupted by low rocky cliffs and headlands. Much less developed than Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita …

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All About San Luis Potosi – Mexico

All About San Luis Potosi – Mexico San Luis Potosi is yet another small city in central Mexico that has a beautiful historic center full of gorgeous architecture, small plazas and interesting museums. Probably the town’s biggest claim to fame – among Mexicans at least – is its annual Good Friday Silent Procession, held after …

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All About Zacatecas – Mexico

All About Zacatecas – Mexico Zacatecas is a small Mexican city tucked into a tight valley and surrounded by low hills. Located on the northwestern edge of central Mexico’s vast highland plateau at an altitude of 2445 M / 8065 ft, Zacatecas has a very dry and surprisingly cold climate. I’m talking winter temps of …

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All About San Blas – Mexico

All About San Blas – Mexico San Blas is a tranquil, undeveloped surfer’s beach on Mexico’s Pacific coast, about midway between the super-touristy resort areas of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. Although only about 3 hours by car or bus from either of those grossly-overdeveloped, bustling, mass-hotel/restaurant/bar/shopping zones, San Blas is enveloped in an entirely different …

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All About Mazatlan – Mexico

All About Mazatlan – Mexico Mazatlan is a highly developed seaside resort area on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It’s situated nearly in the middle of the country’s long, long coast, which puts Mazatlan a few hours north of Mexico’s even more famous resort areas of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. It’s also directly across from Baja Peninsula’s …

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All About Guadalajara – Mexico

All About Guadalajara – Mexico It’s only fair to start this article by confessing that Guadalara turned out to be not my favorite city in Mexico. In fact, it’s pretty close to the bottom of my list! Despite that, I did manage to have a great time during my 10-day stay, in great part due …

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The Amazing Mummies of Guanajuato – Mexico

The Amazing Mummies of Guanajuato – Mexico Guanajuato’s Museo de las Momias (Mummies Museum) is famed all over Mexico. People flock there daily in busloads and tour vans to glimpse the eerie human corpses on display. Of course the museum was on my list of things to do in Guanajuato when I visited the hilly …

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The Coolest Little Town in the World: Guanajuato – Mexico

The Coolest Little Town in the World – Guanajuato, Mexico In all my 20 years of roaming the planet, I think Guanajuato, Mexico might be the coolest town I’ve ever discovered. Certainly a few towns in the Indian Himalayas, like Dharamsala, Rishikesh and Rewalsar are in the running as super cool towns. And then a …

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All About San Miguel de Allende – Mexico

All About San Miguel de Allende – Mexico San Miguel de Allende is a small historic, art-devoted town in central Mexico, located about three hours west of Mexico City. Quaint, narrow cobble-stone streets lined by centuries-old golden and terracotta colored buildings climb up and down low hills, leading to leafy plazas, beautiful old churches and …

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All About Gueretaro – Mexico

All About Gueretaro – Mexico Gueretaro is a large historic city located about three hours northwest of Mexico City. Although its metropolitan area is a sprawling, modern industrial mess, the compact central historic district offers many wonderful attractions, including several intriguing features unique to Gueretaro. With blocks and blocks of stone-paved roads lined by gorgeous …

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