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After independence, New Spain chose to be named after its capital,
Countries neighbouring Mexico are:
and America; or rather, the states of
New Mexico and
Weather in South America:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Latin America.
Founded in 1524, on top of the ancient Aztec capital of
Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the point of entry for most
international visitors, unless they're going straight to Cancun or travelling overland.
Accommodation in Mexico City
City Airport Hotel: Mexico City, Mexico.
|The Hilton Mexico City
Airport is located inside the airport terminal at Mexico City's Benito Juarez
International Airport, on the third level of the gate F1 in the International arrivals
Dining options include the on-site restaurant and a bar.
Cities in Mexico
Acapulco, Cancun, Chetumal, Chichen Itza,
Cozumel, Guadalajara, Isla Mujeres, Leon,
Loreto, Mazatlan, Merida, Mexicali, Mexico
City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Playa del Carmen,
Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, San
Cristobal de las Casas, San Miguel de
Allende, Tijuana, Tulum, Veracruz.
Mexico City by Bus
Mexico City has four long-distance bus terminals, depending on
which direction you're travelling.
North - Terminal Norte
Located at Avenida de los Cien Metros, this is Mexico's largest bus
station and deals with most buses coming from the US/Mexico border.
There are also services to the Pacific Coast, as far south as
Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta; the Gulf Coast, as far south as Tampico and Veracruz; and
to the cities of Colima, Durango, Guadalajara, Morelia, San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas.
Buses also leave here for the pyramids of San Juan Teotihuacan and
East - Terminal Oriente
Also known as TAPO, buses from here travel to Amecameca, Oaxaca,
Puebla, San Cristobal de las Casas, Veracruz, Xalapa and the Yucatan Peninsula.
South - Terminal Sur
Also known as Terminal Tasquena, the bus station is located at Av.
Taxquena 1320 (next to the Taxquena Metro stop - last stop on Line 2).
Buses from here go to Acapulco, Cuernavaca, Taxco and Zihuatanejo.
West - Terminal Poniente
Located at Sur 122 and Tacubaya (next to the Observatorio Metro
station), this is the smallest terminal and serves the route between Mexico City and
Buses also go to Acapulco, Colima, Guadalajara, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo,
Ixtapan de la Sal, Morelia, Queretaro, Uruapan and Valle de Bravo; although Terminal
Norte is a better choice for some of these.
Caracol Eco Beach Resort sits on the exclusive Mayan Riviera in Mexico, ten
minutes away from the charming village of Playa del Carmen.
This all-inclusive beach
resort is in a naturally beautiful area at the edge of an exotic jungle surrounded by
mangroves and natural lagoons making it the ideal destination for taking things easy.
Cancun is located south-west of Miami, west of Cuba and south-east
of Mexico City.
The International airport is close to the hotel zone, along the beach,
and the downtown area, where you'll find the local markets and bus station; for exploring
more of Mexico.
The best restaurant in Cancun, for sea food and Yucatecan
specialities, is Habichuela. This restaurant is somehow hidden behind Parque las Palapas
but as it's been open a long time, all taxi drivers can drive you to the place.
In the last 20 years the city of Cancun has gone from a small jungle village to one of the
world's best-known holiday resorts.
Comprehensive guide to Cancun with useful information to help you plan your Cancun
Located in Cancun, the Caribbean Princess has 84 rooms. Meal plan and all inclusive
packages, honeymooners welcome.
The Yucatan Peninsula is divided into the states of Quintanna Roo, Yucatan and Campeche.
From coral reefs and sandy beaches to ancient ruins and Mexican culture, there's something
for everyone in Yucatan.
Comprehensive travel information about Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Isla
Mujeres, Mayan Riviera and Costa May.
Isla Bicycleta is the only bike rental business on the island of
Cozumel offering high quality, nearly new, bikes; including mountain bikes, comfort bikes,
and road bikes.
to Cozumel: by Emma Beyn
Just off the coast of Mexico's Riviera Maya lies the small island of Cozumel, a Caribbean
gem of an island.
If you're looking for a dive and stay package in Cozumel, Oliver and Janie Robertson also
offer accommodation for divers at their Las Lunas Inn, on 40th Avenida Norte.
Las Lunas Inn:
Simple, clean and affordable Cozumel lodging; ideal for travellers, adventurers and divers
who like to relax in a tropical garden.
Acapulco Destination Guide:
If you love swimming, shopping and an exciting nightlife, then Acapulco could well be the
ideal holiday destination for you.
We moved the Acapulco links over to our Acapulco City Guide section. See you there!
One of the oldest settlements in Baja California, San Jose was
founded in 1730 as a Jesuit Mission.
The ten block 'historic district', in central San Jose, still retains
its colonial atmosphere to this day.
Some of the best restaurant values can be found in the small town of
San Jose del Cabo - with world class chefs starting their own small restaurants: El
Chilar, La Dolce Vita, Chiantis and Baan Thai.
Cabo Good Times:
Phil Koehn's multi-faceted guide to the good times in Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico.
Accommodation in Los Cabos
Resort and Spa: Los Cabos, Mexico.
|Km. 18.5 Carretera Transpeninsular.
Dreams Los Cabos.
|Dreams Los Cabos
Suites Golf Resort and Spa is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort located in the
Corridor section of Los Cabos.
The open-air hacienda-style architecture offers spacious
luxury suites in varying sizes, all with ocean views from private and furnished terraces.
The all-inclusive plan covers all meals, snacks, beverages, activities, entertainment,
taxes, and gratuities. No wristbands are required.
Resort amenities: three swimming pools (two with swim-up bars), sandy beach,
full-service spa and fitness centre, four gourmet a-la-carte restaurants, two snack bars,
24-hour room service, kids club, concierge, laundry service, and gift shop.
Dining options include El Patio, specialising in daily theme buffet nights; Seaside
Grill, serving lunch, drinks, and dinner by the pool and beach; Himitsu, specialising in a
fusion of pan-Asian and hibachi delicacies; Oceana, a-la-carte seafood served in a quiet
romantic seaside setting; and Portofino, serving a-la-carte Mediterranean and Italian
Drinks are also served at a lobby bar featuring an outdoor fire pit.
A romantic colonial hacienda-style inn, close to San Jose del Cabo's beaches, restaurants
and galleries. 19 rooms and 12 newly appointed poolside suites.
Unlike other holiday destinations that were developed strictly to lure
tourists, Mazatlan is first and foremost a flourishing Mexican seaport. Here the visitor
will experience Mexico's rich cultural heritage and traditions.
Mazatlan is an ideal, affordable vacation choice for the family as it offers something
for everyone: fishing, sailing, surfing, kayaking, bird-watching, golf, tennis, horseback
riding, great dining and nightlife, shopping, music and entertainment.
Mazatlan Travel Guide:
Mazatan has ten miles of sandy beaches, and is visited by more than a million outsiders a
Travel to Mazatlan:
Nadine and Henry have made Mazatlan their home and have a lot of information on their site
for travellers wishing to visit this part of Mexico.
In the heart of the Golden Zone, Mazatlan's hotels elegantly complement the excellent
Pacific Ocean beaches. A variety of resorts and hotels in to suit everyone's needs - from
newlyweds to families.
General information and travel tips for the state of Oaxaca.
Festivals in Mexico:
It seems like there's always a feast or a festival in Mexico. Find out when and where the
major holidays occur.
Learn more about the Mexican culture before you go to Mexico.
Discover more about Mexico with this excellent resource.
As it's located in the mountainous region of central Mexico,
visitors to San Miguel de Allende are advised to bring a good pair of comfortable walking
shoes and even some warm clothing in the warmer months of March to May, as the night time
temperatures can be chilly.
The rainy season runs from June to October but don't let that put you
off. The air is cooler when the rains come and the desert starts to flower.
This magnificent city is a famous art and crafts colony, a shoppers
delight, with treasures from all over Mexico. There is also a golf course, tennis courts
and mineral baths nearby.
Nothing can replace actually walking down the narrow cobblestone streets of San Miguel de
Allende, but here's a little virtual tour to set the scene.
Getting to San
San Miguel de Allende is about 4 hours by bus from Mexico City, although the nearest
international airport is the Aeropuerto del Bajio (BJX) -- about 70 miles away and served
by Aeromexico, Mexicana, Continental and American Airlines.
Guide to San Miguel:
Collection of essays and writings about life in San Miguel de Allende.
Portal San Miguel:
Dedicated to serving the needs and interests of tourists and residents of San Miguel de
San Miguel Artists:
Find artists, art schools, instructors and galleries or use the calendar to learn about
upcoming shows and other community events in San Miguel.
Where to Stay in San Miguel
Casa de la Cuesta:
Enjoy the warmth of traditional Mexican colonial architecture, comfortable and quiet
bedroom suites each with access to outdoor living areas and patios, plus a uniquely
personal environment created by Casa de la Cuesta's fine collection of Mexican folk art,
crafts and antiques.
Casa de Liza:
A 17th century colonial estate located in the historical centre of San Miguel de Allende;
overlooking the ancient park-like grounds of El Chorro, the natural spring around which
San Miguel was founded.
Casa Diana is located in a house designed by
Pedro Friedeberg, the last of the Surrealist artists. Enjoy some of the best views of San
Miguel de Allende's famous sunsets as well as an art gallery and a day spa.
Considered a luxury boutique hotel, the Casa Quetzal's theme-based, gracefully furnished
suites have their own living and dining room with kitchenette.
Hotel Rincon del
The Hotel has 16 suites, with cable television in all rooms. Some of the accommodations
include amenities such as Jacuzzi, fireplace and a sitting area.
Merida is a cosmopolitan city that retains its colonial air and
majesty of its buildings with a marked French influence, from the beginning of the last
Places of note include La Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral of San Ildefonso,
the Government Palace, the Santa Isabel Chapel and Santa Ana, Santa Lucia and Santiago
An hour and a half away, the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve
offers a natural exhibition that shows off thousands of pink flamingos; an important
wintering site on the Gulf of Mexico, for birds travelling within the central migratory
Gobierno del Estado de Yucatan:
The official website of the Yucatan State Government.
Just twenty minutes from Merida, Hacienda Santa Cruz provides spacious living quarters, a
dining room with a 35-foot ceiling, a deep and peaceful swimming pool, a restored chapel,
and extensive grounds to wander and watch the wildlife.
Expatriates living, working and playing in Merida and the Yucatan.
Travel and tourist guide for Merida, Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula; where you'll find
cities and cathedrals, Mayan ruins, haciendas, exotic birds, caves, cenotes and beautiful
The 'Friday Get Togethers' happen on the first Friday of every month. On even numbered
months you meet at the Merida English Library (February, April, June, August, October and
December), while on the odd numbered months it's generally at the 'La Hach' bar; in the
The official tourist presentation from the Merida Government.
Accommodation in Merida
Hotel: Merida, Mexico.
|Av Colon 451 Paseo de Montejo
|The Fiesta Americana
Merida has a privileged location in the beautiful 'White City' where two of the most
important avenues in Merida meet: The Colon and the Paseo Montejo.
epoque-style, five-star hotel offers 350 large and comfortable rooms.
The building's architecture combines the Porfiria style with the highest
technology in hotel services, making this one of the best hotels in the country, and
without a doubt, the host of Merida.
All the rooms are located off a large, elegant lobby.
Facilities include a shopping centre, two restaurants, bar, pool, tennis court, and a
health club with saunas, steam room (men only), whirlpool, and massage.
Discover the wild world of Great White Shark
cage diving in the U.S. and Mexico. The
ultimate White Shark dive adventure is
closer than you think.
Harley Davidson Tours:
Motorcycle tours along the Mayan Riviera, Mexico's popular tourist corridor, including the
beach towns of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Fun, safe and relaxing tours of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mayan ancient wisdom, Chichen Itza,
day and custom tours available. Based in Merida.
Compare and save on Mexico vacations, all inclusive packages and travel services.
Cavern Diving in
Located in Playa del Carmen, Cavern Team specialises in guided dives in the Riviera Maya's
cenotes - underground rivers that form the largest interconnected cave and cavern system
in the world.
White Sharks in Mexico:
November usually brings to mind visions of Thanksgiving, voting ballots and recovering
from Halloween candy. However, in the world of Great White sharks, November is their
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