Category Archive: MEXICO

Beach Hopping Along Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast

Beach Hopping Along Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast Earlier this year I spent over five months extensively exploring Mexico’s central highlands and Pacific coast, (February to July, 2017). Starting in Mexico City, I traveled westward visiting several gorgeous historic towns until I eventually reached the Pacific coast at Mazatlan. From Mazatlan I headed along the coast …

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A Visit to the World’s Youngest Volcano!

A Visit to the World’s Youngest Volcano! I’ll bet you didn’t know that The World’s Youngest Volcano is located in central Mexico? I certainly didn’t know until recently, when I consulted my Mexican guidebook for places to see inland from the gorgeous Michoacan coast, where I was beach-hopping for two weeks. Once I read that, …

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My Route Through Mexico – pt 2 Central Mexico and the Pacific Coast

My Route Through Mexico – pt 2 Central Mexico and the Pacific Coast In 2016 & 2017 I spent a whopping 14 months exploring the large, diverse country of Mexico. When I first entered Mexico in late Jan, 2016, traveling up from Belize into Yucatan Peninsula, I loosely planned to stay about 1 month then …

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This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America!

This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America! To be honest, I had a lot of trouble deciding whether to call this article “Oh no! I’m leaving Mexico!” or as is. But to start things off on an optimistic note, let’s begin with my upcoming adventures through Central America: Yes, this Thursday, July 27th …

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All About Manzanillo – Mexico

All About Manzanillo – Mexico Manzanillo Bay is situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast about 200 km / south of famous Puerto Vallarta, a 3-4 hour drive or 6-hour bus trip from PV. The huge circular, nearly enclosed bay is surrounded by mountains and is extremely well-protected from weather and the often dangerous Pacific Ocean due …

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All About Cuyutlan – Mexico

All About Cuyutlan – Mexico Cuyutlan is a practically unknown, small beach-side village situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast, just 30 km / 18 miles south of the huge cargo port of Manzanillo Bay. To be more accurate, Cuyutlan is actually well-known to local Mexicans from Manzanillo, Colima and other nearby towns. But just about anyone …

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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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