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The Oosterdam in Puerto Vallarta. Photo by Pat Woods

Cruising on the Mexican Riviera with Holland America Line

A 7-day cruise on the Oosterdam visits Cabo San Lucas at the southern point of the Baja Peninsula, as well as Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta on the Mexican mainland.
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Humans and Gray Whales Meet at Magdalena Bay

In Mexico’s Magdalena Bay, the curiosity between humans and gray whales is mutual. Part three in our series, "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz"

Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is rich with wildlife, including one of the largest sea lion colonies in Mexico. At Los Islotes, a small island at the northern end of Isla Espiritu Santo near La Paz, you can dive or snorkel with these playful creatures.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Flickr/Julie Edgley

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez

The seaside Mexican town of La Paz is the perfect base for an ocean of adventure in the Sea of Cortez. In part one of our series on "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz", we head out to sea to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea.
Fireworks at night. Photo by Fyllis Hockman

Puerto Vallarta: Magic on the Malecón

A traveler discovers the unexpected magic of the Malecón, a 12-block esplanade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Los Tuxtlas, flickr by Bit Jager

Los Tuxtlas: Mysterious Mexico

Home to 60 percent of Mexico’s birds and wild landscape that changes from sierra to swamps and rivers, Lox Tuxtlas is perfect for adventure.
Mineral de Pozos. Photo by Flickr/Alejandro Correa

Back to the Future in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

Mineral de Pozos is being touted as the upcoming escape for artists and writers, and a renaissance is unfolding in building restoration.
The view from my room at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: New All-Inclusive a Winner in Mexico

This resort's golden beaches, redesigned property and all-inclusive concept add up to a fantastic experience in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Relaxing on the beach at the Playa Gran Caribe in Cancun, Mexico. Photo courtesy Gran Caribe

Cancun and Playa del Carmen: What’s New at Mexico’s Top Destinations

These two Mexican destinations have long been a favorite for beach lovers. Here's how they are changing -- and where to stay while you're there.
Art markets are a great way to spend a day in Mexico.

Mexico City’s Oldest Traditional Art Market

Pablo Neruda said it best, “Mexico is in its markets." The Tianguis Artesanal Tenanitla Market is the oldest traditional art market in Mexico City.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near Cancun.

Swimming with Whale Sharks: Cancun’s Gentle Giants

From May through September, whale sharks frequent the waters near Cancun. Here's how you can experience them up close.

Stone-Walled Paths to Discovery in San Sebastian

A traveler digs for roots in her ancestral town.
Whale watching Magdalena Bay

Gentle Giants: Whale Watching in Baja California Sur’s Magdalena Bay

Every January through March, the gentle giants of the deep visit Mexico's Baja California Sur, delighting vistors and locals alike.

Loreto, Baja California: Legends of the Amazon Queen Calafia

This quiet Mexican city has an unusual history -- and it's rich in colonial ambiance.

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