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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Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

Faithful…to his art and politics


It is with delicious irony that Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato. In the indigenous Tarascon dialect, the name Guanajuato means: place of frogs. Often endearingly and sometimes not, Rivera, with rounded chin and eyes bulging with imagination acquired the nickname ‘Frog’. Rivera’s claims to history include his tumultuous two marriages with Frida Kahlo and...

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José Clemente Orozco

José Clemente Orozco

"Art is knowledge at the service of emotion."


Unappreciated in his native land for much of his life, José Clemente Orozco was eventually hailed as “the greatest painter Mexico has produced” during the years preceding his death by none other than arch-rival Diego Rivera. Orozco (1883-1949) dreamed of being an artist since early childhood, but tragedy struck before he was a teenager. First...

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Ask an Expert - Do foreigners have to pay taxes in Mexico?

Ask an Expert – Do foreigners have to pay taxes in Mexico?

If I do not earn any income in Mexico, nor have any investments in Mexico, as a permanent resident do I need to file a Mexican income tax return? Question 1: I sold my principal residence (not a rental) in PV in June and paid Capital Gains tax. I know I have to go to SAT...

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Global Mexico Comes to Banderas Bay

INSTITUTO IMOBILIARIO GLOBAL MEXICO A.C. (IIGM) was officially founded in 2014, in Mexico, by four real estate professionals, with more than 120 years in the Global real estate arena. The group has always believed that PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION for real estate agents in Mexico should be the foundation for anyone wanting to work or invest in...

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Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

From The Settlement Company®   Welcome to our Second Quarter, 2015 Newsletter. In this edition, we bring you a Los Cabos market report courtesy of Martin Posch of Windemere realty, a report from the National Association of Realtors® and economic news from Mexico   President Peña Nieto wraps up state visit as relations thaw Mexico...

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Semana Santa in Uruapan

Semana Santa in Uruapan

  For 55 years the artisans of Michoacán have come to Uruapan for the largest event of its kind in Mexico.  This year more than 300 came from forty-seven pueblos. Michoacán handcrafts and folk art is a Mexican regional tradition centered in the state of Michoacán, in central/western Mexico. Its origins traced back to the...

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ZIGF meets fundraising goal!

ZIGF meets fundraising goal!

For the second year the ZIGF has raised over $10,000 on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to buy airline tickets for invited artists.  Monday, November 3, ended a 20-day campaign that raised $12,800 dollars from Zihuatanejo fans to help fund the 12th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, to be held March 6 – 15, 2015. Held every...

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12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival Announces Kickstarter campaign and 2015 Line Up

12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival Announces Kickstarter campaign and 2015 Line Up

12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival to be held, March 6 – 15, 2015, in beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. A week of live music in paradise, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival comes back in 2015 with more incredible music in a beautiful beach front setting. Over twelve years, this non-profit festival...

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ICF seeks Disaster Relief to Rebuild Cabo

ICF seeks Disaster Relief to Rebuild Cabo

The International Community Foundation is raising funds to support immediate disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in Baja California Sur in response to damage caused by Hurricane Odile.   Odile made landfall near Cabo San Lucas on Sunday night, September 14, 2014, as a powerful Category 3 hurricane, with estimated winds of 127 mph and torrential...

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Global Real Estate Institute in Mexico

Global Real Estate Institute in Mexico

Global Mexico Real Estate Institute was recently formed by a group of high profile Mexican REALTORS®. It is a bi-lingual, bi-cultural organization dedicated to delivering international education to the Mexican real estate industry. The four founders have a combined experience of more than 120 years in the international real estate arena. Having searched for courses...

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ZIGF launches benefit project

ZIGF launches benefit project

  The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival brings musicians from all over the world to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo every year in March.  They stay together for 10-12 days in the same hotel, they hang out, they make music together and they often develop  friendships that lead to collaborations and tours down the road.  This past festival brought together...

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2013 Record Year for Canadian tourists in Mexico

2013 Record Year for Canadian tourists in Mexico

For the ninth consecutive year, Mexico welcomed a record number of Canadian tourists during 2013, with the number of visitors totaling 1,599,409. Mexico has now become the world’s tourist destination most visited by Canadians after the U.S. According to the Mexican Tourism Board’s (CPTM) Integrated System of Tourism Markets, last year the five most visited...

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