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Guelaguetza(s) 2014

by Ron Mader

The Guelaguetza is one of Mexico’s premier celebrations of dance and music and has roots that date back to ancient times and in the “dance” genre since 1932. Also known as Lunes del Cerro (“Mondays of the Hill”), this is the largest folklore festival in the Americas.

2014 celebrations are scheduled July 21 and 28.

Dates for Guelaguetza 2014: July 21 and 28 #rtyear14

Mexico Monday Hangout May 5

by Ron Mader

Google+ Hangout
May 5, 1030am Mexico City Mexico Monday

On Monday, May 5 please join us for a lively conversation in English, Spanish and a bit of Zapotec as we talk about travel, culture and conservation. We’ll share insights and practical tips from friends who live in Mexico in a candid hangout streamed live via YouTube. Comments and questions are welcome via our Google+ event page.

#MexMonday Hangout Cinco de Mayo

August 12 #MexMonday Travel Hangout

by Ron Mader

Planeta.com’s next #MexMonday Travel Hangout takes place Monday, August 12, from 4-5pm Mexico City time and will focus on Mexico. Planeta’s Mexico hangouts are unscripted conversation mostly in English and a smattering of Spanish and indigenous languages. Prepare to be adventurous and learn new words and phrases like yakxon and baax ka walik.

Questions are welcome before and during the livestreaming hangout. We pay special attention to the tweets on Twitter that have used the #MexMonday hashtag.

Our August conversation will be eclectic, reviewing on-the-ground and under-the-radar attractions in Mexico as well as Mexico on the Web, including social web channels Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Ranker, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube. We will discuss current and upcoming events, recommended places, travel tips and tours, language classes and favorite foods including chocolatemole and mezcal.

You can RSVP and post your favorite Mexico resources online our Google+ event page:

Trivia Questions

Which Mexican park was recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List? Tip: the answer is on their Facebook page.
In November which Mexican city hosts a congress for World Heritage Cities?
Which Mexican churches are dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary?
Which Mexican baseball teams are in contention in the 2013 playoffs?

Planeta Directories
Learning Spanish in Mexico
Traveling in Mexico

What’s new?

Indigenous Peoples Week
Oaxaca: Tianguis Pochote Xochimilco Anniversary
Markets of Oaxaca – Transitions Abroad
Working legally in Mexico – Transitions Abroad
Four Strategies for Mexico to be a World Tourism Power
Xochimilco 360
Playas Limpias

Slideshare Faves

Mexico Now
Mezcal Treasure Hunt
Indigenous Oaxaca

Wiki Wiki

mexico night
la betulia
df, aka mexico city


What’s your favorite professional club in Mexico?
What’s your favorite colonial city in Mexico?

#MexMonday Travel Hangout August 12

Join us for Monday’s Mexico Google Hangout

by Ron Mader

Tomorrow, June 24 Planeta.com hosts the first of many Mexico-specific hangouts on Google+, 4pm CDT!

Talking Points
July events: Guelaguetza
Collecting Mexican folk art
Learning Spanish in Mexico

How to join a Google hangout
Get an account on Google+ which requires a Gmail address.
Let the hangout facilitator/organizer know of your interest in participating.

How to watch a Google hangout
If you want to watch a hangout, no login is required. You can view the hangout live or archived on YouTube.

Announcing our #MexMonday Hangout, June 24, 4pm CDT

Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel Resort & Spa Earns 2012 Fodor’s Choice Distinction from Fodor’s Travel

While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only those offering a truly remarkable experience are given the Fodor’s Choice designation.

Cozumel, Mexico, November 12, 2012 –(PR.com)– Once again, Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s Choice selection by Fodor’s, the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years. This distinction designates Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort as a leading hotel for service, quality and value.

The editors and experts of Fodor’s have been selecting only the top fifteen percent of their listed properties and activities as Fodor’s Choice award recipients since 1988.

Every year, Fodor’s writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only those offering a truly remarkable experience are given the Fodor’s Choice designation.

The Fodor’s review of the luxury resort states, “Rooms are sleek with modern neutrals and luxe touches like outdoor rain showers, hammocks or whirlpool tubs with a sea view. The Mandara Spa is the island’s best.”

The acclaimed property, located on a half mile of white sandy beach and just steps from the world’s second largest coral reef, features three restaurants; the Mandara Spa; snorkeling and scuba diving excursions through its in-house dive shop, Scuba Du; and well-appointed guestrooms and suites.

For 75 years Fodor’s has presented travelers with the very top recommendations to make sure they’re making the most of their travels. The 2012 Fodor’s Choice recipients are the best of the best, providing a remarkable experience in their price range or category.

For reservations, call toll free from the USA (800) 327-0200  FREE (800) 327-0200  or visit www.InterContinentalCozumel.com.


Mexico Wins “Tourism Board of the Year” Award by World Luxury Travel Network Virtuoso

Mexico Today News:

The Mexico Tourism Board has worked extremely hard to navigate the challenging press and to continue to stay on message about travel to Mexico. They were recently named “Tourism Board of the Year” by Virtuoso, the world’s most important luxury tourism network. The Mexico Tourism Board was recognized for the work performed and results achieved in promotion strategies, market diversification, advertising campaigns and partnerships with major travel agents worldwide. The recognition was given at Virtuoso Travel Week, one of the most recognized trade shows in the international luxury travel market which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo accepted the award. Read more….