2014 – Mexico – Puerto Vallarta – Los Muertos Beach
Los Muertos is probably the most famous, most visited and most popular beaches in town, Los Muertos Beach and Olas Altas are located on the south side of the Malecon and Cuale River, quite a few international hotels and resorts serve as its background. Great for people watching, families and it’s fine for swimming and other beach activities.
Anyway continuing on getting past the spring cruise, a deluge of PV shots.
By Ted’s photos – Off & On for a few weeks. on 2014-04-26 09:35:17
Tourism in Mexico is booming, and it’s not hard to see why. With warm, white-sand beaches, Mexico offers holidaymakers the chance to explore unique cultural and natural landscapes, which will never cease to astound and surprise. From the awe-inspiring vestiges of Mayan and Aztec civilisation to whale watching at Guerrero Negro on the west coast of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico possesses an incredible array of things to see and do. If you’re thinking about booking a last-minute winter sun trip, there are plenty of deals on late holidays, to Mexico available online.
Campeche, a characterful seaside town on the Yucatan peninsula, could not be further removed from resorts such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Elegant colonial houses dating back to the sixteenth century line narrow cobbled streets in a neat and tranquil city centre. This historic streetscape and the pastel-coloured buildings make Campeche one of Mexico’s most important post-Hispanic cities, and it has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of this. Visitors can spend the evening unwinding with the local Campechanos on the picturesque beachfront dotted with vibrant bars and locally-owned restaurants serving delicious traditional dishes. If you are in town for a while, take a day trip to either Chichen Itza, one of the Yucatan province’s most important archaeological sites, or the ancient Maya city of Calakmul, one of the region’s hidden treasures set amidst the dense tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas.
Set against the breathtaking scenery of the central Michoacán region, Lago de Patzcuaro is a truly idyllic spot. And every year hordes of visitors arrive at its shores to witness the vivid celebrations of El Dia de Muerto, famous for the distinctive brightly coloured sugar skulls. Held at the beginning of November, it is a truly unique festival with origins that can be traced back over 3000 years. Recently the subject of an exhibition at the British Museum, it sees families and friends come together to remember the dead. Although the popularity of this event makes it difficult to book late holidays, the breathtaking scenery of Lake Patzcuaro and the Michoacán region is worth visiting throughout the year.
Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, with its idyllic beaches and remote settlements, is a bit of undiscovered country as far as most British holidaymakers are concerned. Despite this, whale-watching enthusiasts and Americans have long known of its appeal. The turquoise waters, deserted beaches and dive sites of the Bahia Concepcion are a gift to photographers looking to capture Robinson Crusoe-style shots. Early every year, visitors flock to the coastline near Guerrero Negro to witness the migration of thousands California Grey Whales, who congregate at the lagoons of Ojo de Liebre and San Ignacio to calve. In stark contrast to most of southern Baja California, Tijuana’s vibrant streets and thriving artistic and cultural movements have established it firmly as one of the most popular tourist destinations with Americans crossing the border for their holidays.
Fleur Fisher works in the travel industry and writes articles based on the world’s top destinations and the latest holiday offers.