With the Internet becoming an important information
outlet for agents, Mexicos presence on the web has
grown rapidly, Retail agents report that surfing
the net is becoming indispensable for destination and
supplier updates. Here are a few sites worth seeing.
Mexicos official web site, sponsored by SECTUR,
Over 40,000 pages of info, including loads of photos,
point and click maps, detailed lodging listings,
sightseeing options, and much more.
Unvalled by SECTUR in April, 1999 to counterbalance
negative media coverage; contains travel tips, safety
briefings, and unbiased white paper by former U.S.
Ambassador to Mexico, James R. Jones.
A valuable Mexico "index" with specific links
to all sorts of Mexico sites. Features Travel and Leisure
Culture and History, Politics, and links to over 100
individual hotel sites and several Mexico destination
sites. Good retirement coverage also included.
A comprehensive Mexico site: insightful general travel
tips and loads of links to hotel web sites and
destination information sources. Some destination info is
short on details, but coverage includes both mainstream
and lesser-known areas of Mexico. Includes both
mainstream and lesser-known areas of Excellent Mundo Maya
link (. com/mundomaya) features state-by-state
directories with hotels, dining local operators, ruins,
ecological reserves, and excellent state maps.
One of Mexicos better sites; features 15
beach/inland areas with point-and-click map. Destination
coverage includes sightseeing, lodging, dining, shopping,
sports, plus maps and color photos. Links to hotel sights
are vey helpful. Reader Tips section has candid
comments/reviews from travelers and is lertile ground for
agents to seek new clients.
City-by-city review of Mexico destinations from the
publishers of excellent Lonely Planet Mexico Guide Though
not as complete as guidebook, site has color images, some
off-the-beaten-track coverage, and valuable
"travelers reports" section with comments from
95-96 Mexico visits by readers.
Links to Fodors guide books, plus Berkeley Guides,
World Beat World Guides and others.
Display links to over 30 Mexico sites (some in Spanish)
covering travel, culture, the arts, and some hotel links.
Link to Mexican Consulate in New York; excellent section
on Mexican economic news, a "virtual gallery"
with displays from Mexican artists residing in the New
First rate site for Puerto Vallarta lovers. Includes
events calendar, ecotourism infor, hotel links, general
sightseeing info; a fun, well-assembled site with lots of
links to Vallarta tourism suppliers.
Topics include business, finance, travel, and news items.
Limited destination coverage (Mexico City/Los
Cabos/Acapulco/others) does include city maps. Some hotel
links with more planned.
Complet resource center on Mexico. Travel coverage (as
"Directory & Info Centers") includes
lodging links and some "official" tourism board
Site breaks Mexico info Nin regios, then provides very
insightful descriptions ("views") if what to
see/do, how to get around. Wel written, honest critiques
(if somewhat irreverent) try to cut through the hype and
tell it like it is.
Baja aficionados will dig this very hip site; complete
with video/audio enhancements and city-by-city Baja
coverage. Sponsored by Mexico Excursions with Big Tuna
Complete listing of global "World Hentage"
sites designed by UNESCO Mexico has 19 sites described in
Largely in Spanish, this site features Mexican art and
culture, with lots of links to sites with English
translations. Packed with recipes!
An excellent site for eco-adventure options in Mexico
and "academic" coverage of Mexican
environmental issues. Index allows access to articies on
Mexico ecotour-Ism and adventure travel experiences. Very
Official site for Mexicana Airlines. Excellent
destination coverage for 16 Mexicana gateways (text) from
Moon Publising Mexico guides, 1995 edition). Info on
Mexi- Pass and MayaPass promotions.
Comprehensive site features artists life and work
with links to other Mexican artist sites (including wife
Official site for the President of Mexico. Get to know
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, Mexicos current
Very helpfulf site with features on Travel,
"Living", and Business. Loads of fascinat- ing
articles with monthly- update info. Photo/Map Gallery and
state-by-state cover-age from Variety of entertaining
sources. Well written, on-target commentary on all sorts
of Mexico Travel topics. Back issues of Lloyd Economic
Wow! What every destination site should aspire to be.
Excellent coverage from American couple living in
Mazatlán Insightful dining reviews, assitance with
home/condo rentals, lots of pictures, maps, ferry info,
events schedule, and helpful commentary by some real
art, travel, news intems. "Traditions" and
living in Mexico. Somewhat lim- Ited destination coverage
at present, but good coverage of San Miguel de Allende,
Lake Chapala, Guanajuato.
"Mexico Mail" with focus on travel, retirement,
and relocation services. "Tourist Activities"
reviews vacation pastimes (diving, golfing, hiking, whale
watching, etc.). Mexico "book store" plus
interactive map and lots of other Mexico links.
Spend some time with Mexicos guru of groun
travel-Mike Nelson. He trecks some 20,000 kms per year on
Mexican highways and backroads. Good spa coverage!
Humorous and honest tidbit on travel. Not to missed!
Site of Mexico Business, a first-rate monthly magazine on
business, tourism goverm- Ment. Access to past articles
from magazine can be downloade.
Informative overview ot the Copper Canyon rail journey;
photos, maps, travel tips and other info.
Search engine for links to Mexico hotel properties via
color map of Mexico; dozens of links to individual hotel
sites and hotel chain sites.
Broad listing of links to variety of interesting Mexico
sites; mostly hotel links.
Official site of the Mexican Cultural institute in New
York; calendar of events, current affairs, film &
Video notes; articles, plus links to Mexico museums,
travel resources.ed montly and well woth a look.
From the publishers of the excellent monthly magazine
"Mexico Desconocido" ("Unknown
Mexico"). Excellent search capabilities from
enormous archives of past issues (English and Spanish);
on-line guides to Mundo Maya (with lots of photos),
Copper Canyon, Sea of cortés and Colonial cities. First
A killer site for Cancun lovers; loads of visitor
comments and links; great photos of beach conditions for
every Cancun hotel! Dining, sightseeing, nightlife
the whole enchilada!
Very coul site with complete island description tours
history-dining, adventure travel.
Impressive rundown on a dozen Mexico destinations with
loads of links that touch on Various aspects of interest
From the publishers of Peoples Guide to Mexico by Carl
From the publishers of Travelers Guide to Mexico - atop
Comprehensive site with links and online bookings.
The "about-com" directory to many Mexican
cities and Latin American travel info.