Mexico

Mexico

on Saturday, 17 September 2011. Posted in Mexico

Mexico is a great destination, and has a lot to offer to travellers. Whether you decide to visit the beautiful beaches famous around the world, historical cities from the time of the Spanish colony and archeological sites of cultures such as the Maya, Olmeca and Azteca among others, beautiful national parks in deserts, mountains and forests, or just hang out in one of the modern cities, you will enjoy Mexico holidays any time of the year.

Highlights in Mexico are the capital city of Mexico City, Monterrey, with its beautiful colonial buildings and Guadalajara. For colonial cities one should visit Oaxaca, Morelia, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Merida in the Yucatan peninsula, among others.         

For beaches, some of the best, most unspoiled are located on the Oaxaca coast, particularly Zipolite and Puerto Escondido. Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen located at the Riviera Maya, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Ixtapa and Puerto Vallarta among others, are the place to be for all fun loving creatures. The peninsula of Yucatan offers an ideal mix of Maya culture, great weather and some of the world's best snorkeling and diving in places such as Cozumel and Cancun located at the Riviera Maya. For a truly Mexican experience, the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas offers a view of the indigenous Mayan peoples in a beautiful colonial city. Los Cabos in Baja California Sur has been a favourite get-away for Mexicans and Americans for years.

Archeological sites in Mexico are vast, one should keep in mind Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, Palenque, El Tajin and Monte Alban among just a few.

For those looking for an active vacation, Mexico offers golf courses, scuba diving and lots of mountains to go hiking in, including cloud rainforest in Chiapas.

Acapulco

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Mexico

You can admire in Acapulco a natural beauty environs; mountains give the access to the town, though not difficult to access particularly since the construction of a 2-km-long tunnel to the waterfront from the remote areas in the 1990s. An earlier effort to get the cooling sea breezes by cutting through the mountains a passage called the Abra de San Nicolas had some beneficial and comforting effect.

In the coordinates latitude 16.85° to the north and longitude 99.92° to the west is located Acapulco. According to the census of the year the 2005 municipality had 717 766 inhabitants, according to the INEGI in Acapulco is 24% of the population of Guerrero. Account with a territorial extension of 1.882,60 km ² what represents the 2,6% of the state surface and its coast (62 kilometers in length) occupies the 12,3% of the coast of the state.

Acapulco has been well known as a traveler's crossroads for at least a millennium. Its name is a Nahuatl word, meaning "plain of dense reeds". The earliest local remains, stone metates and pottery utensils, were left in the 3rd millennium BC. Much later, sophisticated artisans fashioned curvaceous female figurines. Other artifacts resemble those found in highland Mexico. Although influenced by Tarascan, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Aztec civilizations, sometimes paying tribute to them and frequented by their traders, Acapulco never came under their direct control, but instead remained subject to local caciques until the Spanish conquest.

Acapulco was christened as “Santa Lucia”, is one of the principal tourist destinies on the world and it is the mayor Mexican sea port located in the state of Guerrero, southwest from Mexico, but its official name is “Acapulco de Juárez”.

The City of AcapulcoAcapulco harbor arises when Cortés arranges that the ship San Miguel and San Marcos, in Diego Hurtado de Mendoza’s authority, they go to explore the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. The villa or village that arises in consequence of this exploration, Acapulco did not have a similar birth to other populations.

 

Cancun

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Mexico

Cancun occupies an area of about 50,000 square kilometers that can best be described in two words: jungle and sea. Their white smooth sandy beaches and the infinite scales of blue give a wonderful landscape. And the natural beauties of Quintana Roo don´t end here, because the calm of the water on its surface becomes nonstop movement underwater, with its intricate coral forests are home to inestimable aquatic species.

In the walls of the archaeological sites one can almost hear the voices of those who built the history of one of the most significant Pre Hispanic cultures: the Mayans. Amongst the Mayan cities are Kohunlich, it host more than two hundred buildings; Tulum, the walled city of the Mayans; the imposing Coba (meaning: water shaken by the wind), that is one of the bigger Mayan cities of the region.

The history of the state of Quintana Roo is at the same time old and modern, for several years it remained forgotten by the western world. The Spanish not even planed it in their campaign of colonization, because there were very few people. The first Spanish who arrived were two survivors of a shipwreck who lived on the coast from 1511.

Visit the surrounding places if you prefer other possibilities; there are many mysterious Mayan archaeological sites of Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza or Uxmal with boat trips to the nearby islands of Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Contoy are well-liked and available to do.

The City of Cancun Barely 30 years ago was not more than a long virgin island, Cancun is not just a Mayan name, a deserted, sun-drenched island off the northeast tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the splendid resort city of Cancun now offers visitors over 25,000 rooms in four and five star hotels as well as all including everything accommodations that offer package deals including food, drink and rooms. Some hotels are internationally renowned, but there also small family style hotels that offer first class service and accommodations.

Mexico City

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Mexico

Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México, D.F. or only México) is the capital city of Mexico. It is the principal economic, industrial and cultural center in the country, and the most populous city with 8,720,916 inhabitants in 2005, sometimes considered the world's largest and most peopled city. On the other hand, forms a rough oval of about 60 by 40 kilometers, on the dry bed of Lake Texcoco, surrounded on three sides by tall mountains and volcanoes such as the Ajusco, the Popocatepetl and the Ixtlacihuatl. In 2005 Greater Mexico City had a population of 19.2 million. The city is located 2200 meters above the sea level. Some people not used to high places have experienced difficulty when breathing; however these symptoms fade a few minutes after arrival.

The Distrito Federal part of the city, which is where most visitors will spend the greater part of their time, is separated up into 16 delegations, like the boroughs of New York, which in turn are divided into "colonies" (colonias), of which there are about 250. As with many very huge cities, the organization is moderately decentralized, with numerous parts of the city having their own tiny "downtown areas". Nevertheless, the real downtown areas are Centro, the old city center, and Zona Rosa, the new business and entertainment district. In addition, Mexico is the city with the largest quantity of museums in the world.

Weather In Mexico City there are visibly diverse seasons but generally calm weather, never too hot, never too cold, with the highest temperature in summer around 31 °C and the lowest -2°C in winter.

Spring - A sudden change characterizes this season, a hot temperature with the arrival of spring and is probably the warmest season. Average high of 26°C and low of 12°C.

Summer - Is when most of rainwater occurs. Average high 24°C of and low of 12°C.Fall - Windy and rainy, average high of 22°C and low of 10°C.

Winter - Is generally dry and windy with sunny skies. January is probably the coldest month, bring warm clothes. End of February is known by a lot of wind. Average high of 21°C and low of 6°C.

Oaxaca

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Mexico

Oaxaca State is situated in the South-eastern part of the Mexico; the state of Oaxaca is bordered on the north by the states of Veracruz and Puebla, to the east by Chiapas, to the west by Guerrero, and to the south by the Pacific Ocean, Oaxaca has an area of 95,364 km².

The large valleys of the state are placed between the Sierra Madre del Sur and the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca. Oaxaca is the name of both a state in Mexico and that state's capital city. The name of the state in addition to the capital City, "Oaxaca" proceeds from the Nahuatl word "Huaxacac" (huaxin-a type of squash, yacatl-nose), meaning "in the nose of the squash." it borders on the North with Veracruz and Puebla, Chiapas on the East, Guerrero on the West and the Pacific Ocean on the South.

Oaxaca has a pleasing sub-tropical weather and the tranquillity of distant places catch the attention of most tourists to the Oaxaca Valley. It has peaks almost 10,000 feet (more than 3,000 metres) high, virgin beaches, caverns among the deepest in the world, hidden jungles, and luminous valleys that house populations where, people of all cultures who once lived in its middle come jointly.

The State of Oaxaca is the most varied state in Mexico and is the historic dwelling of the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples and the fourteen other ethnic groups still existent in its culture and traditions. Also Oaxaca is home of Mexico's most famous heroes, President Benito Juárez, came from the Oaxacan village of San Pablo Guelatao. Other renowned Oaxacans include Rufino Tamayo, Porfirio Diaz, José Vasconcelos, Francisco Toledo, María Sabina, J. Alberto Canseco Díaz, Major League Baseball player Vinicio Castilla, chemical engineer Marco Rito-Palomares and several other writers, artists and statesmen.

The city of Oaxaca is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name (formally: Oaxaca de Juárez, in honor of 19th-century president and national hero Benito Juárez, who was born nearby). It is located in the Oaxaca Valley in the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05'N 96°45'W near the geographic center of the state, and at an altitude of about 1550 m (5000 feet).

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