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Mexico

Marveling at a Mayan Palace 1300 years old, Palenque as parrots scream and howler monkeys growl in the emerald jungle, sweating around you. This is Mexico. Slip of a sandy beach surrounded by palm trees and turquoise waves of the Pacific warm in Puerto Vallarta. This, too, is Mexico. Dinner on salmon enchiladas and chrysanthemum salad at a fusion restaurant in Mexico City, dancing all night at a local high-energy Guadalajara, kayaking at dawn past a colony of sea lions in Baja California – all these are unique experiences in Mexico. Each visitor goes home with their own unforgettable images. Such a big country, halfway between temperate and tropical zones, reaching 5 kilometers into the sky and extends over 10,000 km from its coast, a city of 19 million people at its center and a myriad of small people around the world, can not fail to offer a variety of options for the human adventure.

Mexico is what we do. Its billions of dollars from the tourism industry is adept at satisfying those who like their travel easy. But the adventure is what undoubtedly will if you take a few steps out of the way pre-packaged. Activity based tourism, ecotourism, community tourism and real – the kind that actually helps preserve the local environment – are developing rapidly in rural areas. The opportunities to get to spectacular wild places in Mexico and interaction with local communities are bigger than ever – canyoning world class near Monterrey or cooking lessons in the Veracruz area of ​​hiking the cloud forests in Oaxaca and snorkeling in the coral reefs of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Planning your first trip to Mexico? Be prepared for more crowds, noise, bustle and the poverty of what we’re used to, especially if it’s your first trip outside the developed world. But do not worry – most Mexicans will be more than happy to help you feel at home in their country. Invest a little time before you go on learning, even just a couple of Spanish phrases – every word I know to make your trip a little easier and more enjoyable.

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Before Cancun and Ixtapa, Acapulco was the original city of the parts of Mexico. With stunning yellow beaches and nightlife of 24 hours, which was called. “Pacific Pearl” During its heyday, Acapulco was the playground for the rich and famous as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, John F. . Jacqueline Kennedy and his wife honeymooned here. It was immortalized in films like Fun in Acapulco Elvis TV at sea.

Nicaragua

Smoking Volcano Conception and place of ash with almost perfect silver, pure Lake Nicaragua to pierce the cloudy sky. “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes in fact, we think, like the waves of Cocibolca (the old Indian name of this” Mar Dulce “) of rock suddenly his tight little in awe unspeakable. To these symbols of the nation, the wind on water, the fire of the earth – to convey the meaning of the elemental passions of Nicaragua’s most powerful, poetry (not set them up, unless you want) and the revolution.

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If you climb Concepción you will look over beautiful colonial Granada and its hundreds of small tropical islands (islets), through the thin isthmus dotted with crater lakes where the Pacific breaks gap in the cove beaches. Beyond, red and black Momotombo Volcano towers over Lake Managua – its counterpoint is the massive iron silhouette of Sandino, conscience of the nation and solemn function that defines the horizon of Managua. Proud León also beckons with its churches and museums, while the cloud forests, sparkling waterfalls and amazing coffee and fresh green in northern Nicaragua can tempt up. Here in the mountains and lakes, the mightiest rivers of Central America begin their journey through the autonomous, indigenous ownership of the hills of the Caribbean coast to the sea.

For visitors of a certain age, only the name of Nicaragua – taken from a tribal chief of the wisdom and power that can never disappear from the collective memory of this nation – evokes grainy images of guerrillas dressed in camouflage, dotted with features and soundtrack of 1980. Despite having completed more than 15 years, leaving one of the safest countries in the Americas, Nicaragua, the Contra war is all too often our collective memory of the land of Nicarao.

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