Mexico Journals

50 TOP DESTINATIONS IN MEXICO

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A February 2000 trip to Mexico by Chinguirito sport

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Quote: Mexico, the land of magic, great beaches, and cultural excitement. Welcome to the best destinations in Mexico.

50 TOP DESTINATIONS IN MEXICO

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The word "destination", as a purpose for the end of a trip, always means mystery and adventure. That's why to talk about the 50 top destinations in Mexico is to multiply the hope and the expectations. I wrote this list of destinations hoping to show the great number of choices that Mexico has to offer.Quick Tips: In each journal, I'm giving the posibilities that you may enjoy on your visit. Over the long descriptions and detailed inventories, each location is described on what I feel gives it its particular signature, and some activities that we might enjoy. I'll also note the kind of traveller that will enjoy the best each destination and some references and the how to g...Read More

Alamos, Sonora

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View of the city Photo, Mexico, North America
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Surprise is the best word to describe this city. It is in the northern part of Mexico, far away from the valleys. This city shows a colonial lay out. The history starts in 1683 when some mines were discovered south of the state of Sonora. Since then this place started to grown, and two years later it received the name of "real de la limpia concepcion de los álamos". Modern alamos, restored, is the kind of place that attracts to those colonial town lovers. Here you can find excellent "casonas" (mansions) and temples from the best of its era, and to add a little more, the surrounding sierra offers an amazing view! Activities: Colonial architecture: Alamo is one of the most cha...Read More

Durango city, Durango

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CATHEDRAL Photo, Mexico, North America
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Durango city was declared Historic Monument site in 1982. Its main characteristics are its XVII-century urban layout and the honesty of its people; one of the main attractions is the cathedral and its facade, one of the most beautiful in the country. ACTIVITIES Architecture: Durango is not just a city with a beautiful novohispanic architecture, other currents such as art noveau and functionalism are greatly represented in the city. It is important to bring to attention the cathedral with all the chairs bathed in gold, the only one in Mexico; and the city hall, great building from the XVII century that has elegant patios with arcs and many mural paintings. ...Read More

Barrancas del Cobre, Sonora

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Barrancas del cobre Photo, Mexico, North America
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The Mexican Territory is about two million square kilometers, and practically there is no spot in the country that has something amazing. Everywhere here the great master, NATURE, is present. Barrancas del Cobre is a complex system of gullies and gorges of dramatic beauty, whose depths will take your breath away. They are located in the state of Chihuahua, here is the homeland of the Raramuri people. ACTIVITIES CAMPING: This region is ideal for camping, because of the beautiful landscape and the forests and water bodies; on the other end, the modernization of the highways makes it easily accesible for families and young explorers from almost every single spot in the...Read More

Ensenada, Baja California

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Harbour view Photo, Mexico, North America
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Being the capital city of the biggest county in Mexico, Ensenada receives over four million visitors each year, people who are attracted by the beauty and the history of this city. Here you may go to the sierra and enjoy the view in places like the Hanson Lagoon, or San Pedro Martir. If you are into surfing you can ride huge waves in San Miguel or in Salsipuedes beaches, or if you prefer to fly delta wings, you can try it on the cliffs between Tijuana and Ensenada, going south you may find natural wonders like La Bufadora or relax in one of the many water parks around the city. ACTIVITIES Extreme Sports: The drive between Rosarito and Ensenada is an 80 km touristic corrid...Read More