Mexico’s Wine Country

Mexico’s Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe


The New World of Wine Today, Baja California is incontestably the major wine region of Mexico.  Located northeast of Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California, the Valle de Guadalupe produces the majority of Mexican wine—more than 90% of Mexican wine, in fact, comes from this area. Who would...

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The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre

The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre


Sundays in the United States are impossible to disassociate with football. Not so in Mexico, where futbol americano enjoys regular television airtime, but it hasn’t reached the level of importance that the sport now enjoys north of the border (slightly less important than breathing, but far more important than governing...

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Popping a Rooster or Jack

Popping a Rooster or Jack


March, April and May are some of the best months we have for inshore fishing. When I mean fishing, I am talking about the hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Plus, May through December brings on the incredible roosterfish. For both of these fish, the lighting fast runs, combined with brute strength...

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Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Profile: Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil


Architectural & Interior Design: Luis Alberto Treviño Perez Gil, Photos: Marc Pouliot Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo based Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil gained international visibility when he recently designed and built a Zihuatanejo apartment for Robert Marshall, an Urban Planner with one of the largest international architectural, urban design and interior design firms...

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The Palms of Paradise

The Palms of Paradise


They are the standard of vacation, the flags of beachy climes. Their shape makes them one of the most easily identified plants in the world. Palms belong to the Arecacea (Palmae) family, order Arecales. There are more than two thousand species, most of which are native to tropical and subtropical...

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The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez

The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez


Scour the annals of Mexican history, from Independence through the present day, and you will find no man more admired than Benito Juarez. The 19th-century president is almost universally beloved by his forebears, with only those unaware of him withholding their veneration. A full-blooded Indian from humble origins, Juarez dedicated...

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Pacific Coast Pirates


…a 27 year old English Captain by the name of Thomas Cavendish, was bearing down on him with distinctly unfriendly intentions.”   An account of the Manila Galleon and English pirates off the coast of Mexico The Spanish galleon Santa Ana slowly tracked the coast of Baja California in November 1587 under clear skies and favorable sailing conditions. She was four months out of Manila and only days away from dropping anchor at her home port of Acapulco. She carried in her hold an immense fortune in Oriental treasure: gold, pearls, silks from the China, ginger, cloves and cinnamon from the Spice Islands, jewels from Burma, Indian ivory. Lookouts from the Santa Ana spotted distant sails as the overloaded ship passed by Cabo San Lucas. Captain Tomas de Alzola reduced sail and ordered camouflage netting to be hung. Weapons were issued to those among the 160 passengers and crew capable...

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Mexican Housing Industry Predicted to Remain Stable

Mexican Housing Industry Predicted to Remain Stable

Ariel Cano Cuevas is the Director General ofVivienda,Mexico’s national housing agency. He delivered the key note speech at the recent Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) Toma de Protesta (Innauguration) inMexico City. During the presentation he announced new initiatives for two social housing agencies, INFONAVIT and FOVISSTE. He concluded his remarks by predicting the...

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Morelia, City of Light

Morelia, City of Light

Latin America’s Illuminated City Gets More Lights


Morelia is more than the political capital of Michoacan, it is also the cultural center. In 2003, the city embarked on an activity, ”Plan Luz.”  Buildings and historical monuments are lit up at night. The architecture is a true sixteenth century jewel. In 2010, Morelia was named, “Latin America’s Illuminated City,”  by the organization, Lighting...

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Book events in Zihuatanejo

First presentation of AUTHORS IN ZIHUA, book reading events by local authors. –Monday, Dec. 19 at 6pm. Restaurant El Manglar on Playa La Ropa, LINDA LEONARD- CANADIAN/ZIHUA TRAVEL AUTHOR presenting her 2 books: LIVING THE DREAM IN MEXICO is about RVing, about travel, about Mexico and her people; and LIVING THE DREAM IN EUROPE is a personal...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12th is traditionally known in Mexico as the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgin de Guadalupe), celebrating the manifestation of the Virgin Mary on Dec 9, 1531. It is the most important holiday in Mexico, even more important that Christmas, and is celebrated nationwide. Millions of pilgrims converge on the Mexico City...

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la flor de Nochebuena, Cross-cultural beauty

la flor de Nochebuena, Cross-cultural beauty

Widely admired and cultivated in many lands, Euphorbia pulcherria is best known north of the Rio Grande as……..? Quick! What’s Mexican in origin, American by name, sometimes misunderstood and red all over? Hint: this item is leafy and often called a flower, which it’s not, and was once thought to be poisonous, which it isn’t....

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REALTORS ® Seize the Day

REALTORS ® Seize the Day

This year’s National Association of Realtors® (NAR) annual Conference and Trade Show was held in Anaheim, California. The theme comes from the fact that with low interest rates and lower prices for homes now is the moment to buy. (Or Seize the Moment) The attendance of 20,000 exceeded expectations that 18,000 would be there. A...

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Calling all Westjet Travelers!

Book transporters needed!


Word share with the children of Zihuatanejo, from Sister City Collingwood, Canada The Collingwood-Zihuatanejo sister city committee has been in existence since 2004, bridging the communities of Collingwood, Canada, and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, through cultural exchange and philanthropic projects. This year’s project will provide English language books and English language books on CD’s to Casa de...

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Busy month for the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI)

October was a busy month for the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI). The association staged two significant conferences. The first was the annual FORUM of the Mexico City AMPI Section. It is always the largest in the country, with more than 600 attending this year. Marcelo Ebrard Governor of the Federal District. District...

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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Peace Festival, November 14-17 2011

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Peace Festival, November 14-17 2011

On November 14-17 2011, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo will host “Festival de La Paz” (peace in Spanish) to re-dedicate and celebrate its commitment to work towards peace and to recognize the many international groups and organizations that participated in peace-building activities with the community over the past year.  The Peace Festival will be celebrated in November rather...

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New members Elected to AMPI’s National Advisory Council

New members Elected to AMPI’s National Advisory Council

Ten new members have been elected to the National Advisory Board of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI). The election took place at AMPI’s Annual General Assembly held in Merida, Yucatan. Armando Trujillo of Guadalajara led the balloting followed by Linda Neil of La Paz/Los Cabos. Others elected were Rogelio Ledesma of Queretaro,...

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Travails in Paradise: IMSS ADVENTURES

Renewing your annual IMSS health insurance coverage


Knowing I needed to renew my annual IMSS health insurance coverage for the first time in September, 2011, I hiked over there last month to make sure I had all the newest details on how to do so.  Confident I was fully prepared, I hiked back this past Wednesday with three copies of one form and carbon-interlaced copies...

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Kayak race celebrates Barra de Potosi, Oct 23

Kayak race celebrates Barra de Potosi, Oct 23

Announcing Regata Salva Barra, 23 October 2011 The community of Barra de Potosi (Petalan, GRO) announces that it will be hosting a paddling regatta on Sunday October 23, 2011 in Laguna Potosi.  The featured races will be a 1000 meter kayak sprint that will be held at 11 am on Sunday and a 4000 meter...

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