Mazatlan Carnival

Mazatlan Carnival

The Mazatlan Carnival is from the 16th and 21st of February this year. During this seven day multi-event celebration, there will be live music, entertainment, dance, folklore and colourful costumes. Other than the indigenious traditions, you can find all diverse celebrants of all ages participanting in this delightful event. From what is only a public street celebration more than one hundred years ago, it became more than a seasonal ritual. With scented flour and ashes, the people at the ca... [ read more ]

The Wall of Skulls - Tzompantli

The Wall of Skulls – Tzompantli

The Aztec name for this structure is Tzompantli, you can see it first at the Aztec captial city of the Tenochtitian. At Chichen Itza, it is a very interesting Toltec structure. You can see the head of the sacrificial victims being placed. Being one of the three platforms in the Great Plaza, according to Bishop Landa, it is the other two were for farces and comedies. Quite a strange way to show that the Itza's were all about fun. Carved Beautiful Reliefs On the platform walls of the Tzompan... [ read more ]

Tips for adventure seekers in Cabo San Lucas

Tips for adventure seekers in Cabo San Lucas

For the adventurous romantics, you may chose Sierra Buggies as one of your excursions and have fun in the desert dust. It is even great as an exciting activity for wedding anniversaries. The Sierra Buggies is a family run business and you can have fun, while go on a course. You can take the chance to see the different part of Baja. Besides good terrain, you can expect a great lunch, well-organization and clean facilities. If you have older children, this can be great family event. Your childr... [ read more ]

Mexican Traditional Dishes

Mexican Traditional Dishes

Picadillo is a dish made with rich ground beef, tomatoes, olives and raisins. It is sometimes used as a filling for tamales, tacos and empanadas, and at times people eat it alone. Birria is another dish made possibly with beef, veal, lamb, pork as it is quite versatile and usually combining more than one type of meat is not unusual. Cooked in a large casserole dish for four hours gives the best flavor. Be prepared as this dish takes a total of 28 hours from preparation to completion. Chile Col... [ read more ]

Romantic and Luxurious Mexico

Romantic and Luxurious Mexico

If you are planning a getaway to Mexico, you may plan one that is fascinating yet romantic. San Miguel de Allende Starting your journey at the enchanting San Miguel de Allende. Here you can explore Mexico's colonial heartland with cobblestone backstreets lined with colonial buildings, contemporary galleries, lively markets and beautiful home and gardens. Guanajuato Then to Guanajuato, a UNESCO listed town. It is best to get there for a day excursion. Guanajuato used to be settled by th... [ read more ]

Best Beaches of Mexico

Best Beaches of Mexico

Sun bathers may love these various stretches of beaches along the coastlines of Mexico harbor. We have mentioned Cancun which is the most popular beach destination on the Yucatan peninsula. If you have not been to the beach island of Isla Mujeres or the Isla Holbox, you are really recommended to see it soon. Other than its beauty and relaxing atmosphere, going south of Cancun leads you to a coastal strip called Riviera Maya. Part of it is the beach town Playa del Carmen. Xcaret and Xel-Ha ... [ read more ]

Chihuahua and its Sights

Chihuahua and its Sights

A massive destruction of the colonial buildings may have struck Chihuahua, some valuable monuments are still around as they had been preserved from the 19th and the 20th centuries. Amongst which, it is worth to see the highlights as follows. The first to mention is the  Temple of San Francisco which is the original burial place of Fr Miguel Hidalgo. It is located at 15 Calle Libertad and the jail cell of him is the Federal Palace of Chihuahua. It is now a museum for tourist to visit. Mansi... [ read more ]

Holy Week in Mexico

Holy Week in Mexico

Since Mexico is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, the people regard Easter as a very important time of the year. They celebrate Pascua (Easter) and considers it one of the most important religious holiday of the year. Their observances include all the things they do from the Palm Sunday called the Domingo de Ramos in mid April. It only ends on Easter Sunday (Domingo de Gloria).  Holy Thursday is when some communities celebrates this day with a unique tradition, but basically the Holy... [ read more ]