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Monday October 16 2017
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A Hidden Treasure: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

The combination of near perfect weather, modern infrastructure, beautiful beaches, varied activities, reasonable cost of living and hospitable populace create an inviting atmosphere both to tourists and retirees. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is located southwest of Mexico City, in the coastline of the State of Guerrero, in the area know as The Golden Paci...

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Interview with: Robin Fortin from AirPark

VM: What is Playa Candelillas Airpark? Playa Candelillas Airpark is the first and only project of its kind in all of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area. In fact, it is unique in the entire state of Guerrero, and, perhaps in all of Mexico. Playa Candelillas Airpark is designed to the perfect combination of Earth, Sea & Sky which will cater to the pers...

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Teeing off in the South Pacific

The mix and match towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are on the northern edge of the Sunshine Triangle. The former is refined, fabricated and planned down to the last coconut palm and colorful bougainvillea while the latter is traditional, primal, unpolished and exotically charming. As far as twin cities go, they are as fraternal as it gets yet as d...

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Vacation Residential Housing in Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is located in the Northwest region of the State of Guerrero and spans roughly 17 miles of scenic coastline on the Pacific Ocean; it has beaches of soft sand, calm lagoons, rocky hills, and small islands. The contrast of both places is highly appealing, as Zihuatanejo is a centennial fishing town, sheltered by the Zihuatanejo ...

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Oaxaca: Experience 2000 Years in a Single Day

The warm afternoon breeze wafts a gentle mist of dust across the floor of the Oaxaca valley and into Oaxaca city, softening the colonial patina of the richly carved, 300 year old cathedral. The dust is 2000 years old, the dust of Monte Alban, the first major city in the Americas. Now a ghost city, Monte Alban sits perched on a promontory overlookin...

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Olé to Mole: Recipes and More

Some sauces are synonymous with their countries of origin – béarnaise from France, tomato-y Italian marinara, and intriguing curry of India. In Mexico, it’s mole (MOH-le), and Oaxaca is where it has achieved perfection. Legend has it that in the late 17th century a nun in Puebla, near Mexico City, wanted to honor the Viceroy for building a ...

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Stuffed Avocado with cooked Chicharron

Ingredients: • ½ Avocado • Cooked “Chicharron Prensado” • Refried beans • Fresh grated cheese Chicharron Prensado (Ingredients) • 18 oz. Pork “Chicharron” • 1 Tomato • 6 Serrano Peppers • 1 cube of “Consomate” or “Chicken flavor Bouillon” Procedure: 1. Wash the peppers and tomato. Roast...

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Acapulco, A Great Summer Destination

Acapulco is a charming seaside destination unparalleled because of its incredible beauty, unique history and distinct enchantment that captivates and entices every traveler. Acapulco provides visitors thae opportunity to experience a vibrant, non-stop “good time” or a relaxing rejuvenation. The variation of non-stop nightlife, world-class shop...

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What Makes Banderas Bay so Special?

Some say that Banderas Bay was formed from a volcano; that it is so deep that no instruments have ever been able to accurately detect its depth. Others claim it to be two miles deep. They are all incorrect as it’s merely an extension of a canyon running from the Banderas Valley or Ameca Valley with its deepest point near Cabo Corrientes, measured...

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Mexico Civility Found in Jerez, Zacatecas

A fellow writer here in our adopted town of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, said to me once that surely a sign of civility of any town, anywhere, has to be in its plethora of parks, the benches within the parks, and how well they do maintenance within the park’s boundaries. I was thinking about this very conversation I had with my writing pal as...

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The Mystery Behind the Ancient Mayan Civilization

Arcane mysteries, prophecies, legends and many questions without answers reign the mind of whom thinks to one of the most ancient and great civilizations of the world, the Maya. • The Mayan Empire Starting in the Yucatan, the Maya expanded their borders around southern Mexico, Guatemala, northern Belize, and Western Honduras. The cultu...

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Avoiding Heat Stroke by Keeping the Body Hydrated

We continue to live and work in Baja year round. After our seemingly cooler than usual winter temperatures, this week in La Paz soared past 100°F. It's time to remind ourselves how important proper hydration is in your survival in this beautiful but harsh climate. In this article we will cover the physiology of hydration, the warning signs, preven...

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The Green Revolution

Ecotourism has been developing more and more over the last 15 years. Years ago, ecotourism was such a new concept that it was hard to define or understand. At the beginning, ecotourism was driven by a passion for the environment. Later, people started realizing an emerging business opportunity in the travel industry. The most important thing ...

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Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

Los Cabos, Baja California.- Promoters and developers in Los Cabos are proud to commemorate the XXV Anniversary of this important association. The council’s president, Mr. Genaro Ruíz Hernández, mentioned the importance of the medium & long term planning of Los Cabos. He encouraged new investment, needed to modernize and update the Urban Deve...

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Expo Desarrollo Inmobiliario: The Real Estate Show 2010

Mexico City.- The most important real estate industry event in Mexico took place at the Expo Bancomer in Mexico City on June 1st and 2nd. The “Expo Desarrollo Inmobiliario 2010”, organized annually by the ADI (The Association of Real Estate Developers), brought together over 50 developers and some of the most renowned names in the real estate ...

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Interview with: Patrick Hobson

Patick Hobson is a frecuent contributor to Ventana Magazine. He is a member of ARDA (American Resort Developer’s Association) and is a 23 year resident of Mazatlan. He founded the popular internet portal, www.maps-of-mexico.com He was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing of Mazatlan’s and Pronova Developments in 2006, following a notable 1...

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