Most Popular Destinations
- 3 largest cities
- Mexico city
- Guadalajara: 2nd largest city
- Beach resorts
- Puerto Vallarta
- San Jose Del Cabo
- No.1: Port of Manzanillo, Pacific Mexico's largest
- No.2: Port of Lazaro Cárdenas, Pacific, deepwater seaport, equipped to accommodate post-panamax vessels
- No.3: Port of Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico
- No.4: Port of Altamira, Gulf of Mexico
- No.5: Port of Ensenada, Pacific, also a popular cruise port for US west coast or Hawaiian cruises (cruise ships must stop at a foreign port to avoid high tax)
No Go Area
No intercity passenger trains
- Full service: Aeroméxico
- Low cost airlines:
Fly to Mexico
- Fly to San Diego and go through Cross Border Xpress to Tijuana airport, domestic tickets from Tijuana is much cheaper than flights from US to Mexico. Shuttle is available from SAN airport rental car center or Sante Fe depot.
There are seven buildings in Loreto from the 18th to the 20th century that are considered historical monuments by the federal government; the most important is the Mission of our Lady of Loreto, which is at the start of "the royal road" (“el camino real”), an historic corridor that follows north along the ancient route of the Spanish missions, to its ending in Sonoma, California, USA
- "Silicon Valley of Mexico". Guadalajara is the main producer of software, electronic and digital components in Mexico.
- Guadalajara Cathedral, the Teatro Degollado, the Templo Expiatorio, the Hospicio Cabañas
- San Juan de Dios Market—the largest indoor market in Latin America
- If you fly with VivaAerobus, you can buy airport bus to the new bus station (Nueva Central Camionera). The ticket must be purchased in advance, and cannot be bought after you arrive in Guadalajara airport.
- Guadalajara light rail, operated by SITEUR, 3 lines.
- Macrobus: BRT
- Future: Mi Macro Aeropuerto, would extend southeast from Tlaquepaque municipality to Guadalajara international airport, crossing El Salto municipality.
- roughly from 1910 to 1920: Mexican Revolution
- Birria: Jalisco. The dish is a meat stew traditionally made from goat meat, but occasionally made from beef or mutton.
- Torta: a Mexican sandwich. Similar to tacos but use a bun instead of a tortilla.
- Hospicio Cabañas
- Queretaro 日本移民，汽车产业，大约 5000 户 2016
- Ensenada means "cove", smaller than "bay"(bahía).
- On the coastline of Bahía de Todos Santos(Todos = all, Santos = Saints)
- 3rd largest city in Baja California after Tijuana and Mexicali. Baja means "low"
- Only 78 miles south of San Diego.
- Known as La Cenicienta del Pacífico("The Cinderella of the Pacific")
- Close to the wine region Valle de Guadalupe.
- Competing with LA(Los Angeles) and LB(Long Beach) on container ships
- A popular port-of-call for major cruise lines, especially the ones from US west coast(San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach)
Things to do
Riviera De Ensenada
Previously named Hotel Riviera del Pacífico, opened in 1930 and closed in 1964. Reopened in 1978 as Centro Social, Cívico y Cultural de Ensenada.
Museo de Historia(Museum of History) is part of it.
Ensenada is the birth place of fish tacos. You can find them in many local restaurants.
Museo Histórico Regional
A regional history mesuem about Baja California.
Plaza Civica Y Bandera Monumental
Civic plaza with 3 Mexico heroes: Miguel Hidalgo, Venustiano Carranza and Benito Juarez.
Spanish words: bandera = flag
Calle Primera(First Street) a.k.a. La Primera or Avenida López Mateos
A very touristy street, with hotels, cafes, gift shops.
- Fish Market
- Hussong's Cantina(in Ruiz Street at the end of First Street)
- Papas & Beer
- oaxaca wood carving
- Monte Albán which is one of the most preserved and astonishing pre-hispanic cities in Mexico. It is located 6 miles away from the state’s capital Oaxaca City. Unlike many other cities, temples, and ceremonial places that were destroyed during the Spanish Conquest, Monte Albán was left intact because it was buried by mud, dust and natural formations beneath the greenery of this area.
- Mezcal: Often described as a ‘smoky tequila’, not many people realise that that Tequila is actually a type of Mezcal.
- On a simplistic basis, all that separates these two spirits is the point of manufacture (Mezcal has to be made in the state of Oaxaca). In reality, however, there is much more to it. Tequila is made solely from Agave Tequilana, more commonly referred to as Blue Agave. Mezcal though can be made from over 100 types of Agave which allows for a great variety in flavour.
- A key part of making Mezcal is smoking the agave in a big pit in the ground. It’s this process that gives Mezcal its unique smoky taste.
- Hierve el agua which is a set of cliffs and rock formations in the shape of petrified falls. Located 43 miles east of Oaxaca City, it became popular because of its natural swimming pools at the top. They are perfect for bathing and relaxing and have a marvellous view of the valley and mountains.
- Aside from Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead in English), one of the most vibrant celebrations worth experiencing is the Guelaguetza. This folkloric Oaxacan dancing festivity brings together the 7 regions of Oaxaca state. They perform a succession of vibrant, multicoloured dances with offerings which they give to the crowd after the acts.
Marimba: originated from sub-Saharan Africa. Popular in southern Mexico and Central America
In 1821, the marimba was proclaimed the national instrument of Guatemala in its independence proclamation.
Marimba music has been listed on UNESCO as an intangible part of Colombian culture.
Corazón de Jesús Borras Moreno, the inventor de la Marimba de Doble Tecladura o Marimba cuache, was Born in 1877 in Chiapas.
In 1892, Mexican musician Corazón de Jesús Borras Moreno expanded marimba to include the chromatic scale by adding another row of sound bars, akin to black keys on the piano.
Compared to the xylophone, the timbre of the marimba is warmer, deeper, more resonant, and more pure. It also tends to have a lower range than that of a xylophone.
Type A/B, same as the US.