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Semana Santa: Holy Week in Tzintzuntzan, Mexico


Semana Santa (Holy Week) started this week once again in its ancient, timeless tradition in a little village called Tzintzuntzan, near Patzcuaro, in the Central Highlands of Michoacan, Mexico.

Cancun Still Thrives During Spring Break Season

Associated Press

While American tourism to Mexico slipped 3 percent last year, the country remains by far the biggest tourist destination for Americans, with about 20 million U.S. visitors a year, according to annual survey of bookings by the largest travel agencies.

Mexico Wants American Tourists to 'Remember Acapulco'


The onetime haunt of Hollywood starlets and international jetsetters has become a symbol for the human and economic toll exacted by Mexico's ongoing war with rival drug cartels. Now, a new promotional campaign dubbed "Remember Acapulco" is trying to reassure would-be visitors - and rekindle some of that old glamor.

Dozens Of 550-Year-Old Tombstones Discovered at Tenochtitlan Ruins

International Business Times

About 23 tombstones dating back to 15th century have been excavated at the ancient site of Tenochtitlan in the central part of Mexico City, the UNESCO's World Heritage Centre said in a statement late last week.

Villa Ananda, Ayurveda Spa & Suites Vacation Sanctuary Unveils Updates

Business Wire

Villa Ananda, the lavish vacation sanctuary north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has unveiled lux new features, amenities and guest retreats - further exemplifying the spa's unique combination of top-shelf hospitality and ancient, Ayurvedic healing.

Mayan Doomsday Scenario 'Exploited for Cash'

Al Jazeera

Final preparations are being made around the world for New Year celebrations, but there a different scene unfolding in Mexico and Honduras. Doomsday countdown clocks are ticking in those countries where, according to a Mayan prediction, the world will end in 2012.

Sectur Expects New Tourism Record

The News

The Tourism Secretariat (Sectur) expects the tourism sector to break a new record during Semana Santa this year by taking in about 34.118 billion pesos, a 4.4-percent increase compared to the same period in 2011.

Tourist Atlas of Mexico Presented on Internet


During of the Tianguis 2012 tourism fair in Puerto Vallarta, Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara presented the Tourist Atlas of Mexico, a website discussing the country's 85 main tourist destinations, 13,617 hotels, almost 200,000 restaurants, more than 5,000 travel agencies and other support services for the tourist industry.

Should US be Turning Away Mexican Tourists?

Based on her recent track record, we know that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer does not care much about increasing tourism from Mexico into her state. However could current constraints on legal tourism from Mexico also be hurting America's bottom line?

Calendar Predictions Draw Tourists to Ancient Mayan Sites

Toronto Star

So this is what all the fuss is about. A pointy piece of peach-coloured stone inscribed with glyphs, one corner rubbed smooth by 1,300 years of wear and tear. This is Tortuguero Monument 6, the now-famous Mayan relic that has the world abuzz with talk that time’s up for our planet in 2012.

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