Many potential travelers yearn to see and understand what a tropical rain forest is all about. Small nature-oriented cruise ships offer a way to visit the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica's west coast, including Curu, Corcovado, Manuel Antono, and Cano Island.
The Galapagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, offer encounters with wildlife and a walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who formulated his theory of evolution after experiences here.
A Brazil ecotour can include a visit to the Atlantic rain forest near Rio, the bird-rich Pantanal wetlands to the west, and the Amazon River around Manaus in the north. A traveler will also become acquainted with the ocean-side pleaures of Rio de Janeiro.
Oaxaca and Huatulco Mexico show the ethnic richness of southern Mexico and a lovely seaside resort environment. See Oaxaca's cultural monuments, its modern arts and crafts, and its rich colonial heritage. Then escape to the Pacific coast resort area of Huatulco.
Mexico's Los Cabos at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, offer a vacation with resorts, snorkeling, fishing, and shopping. .
Puerto Vallarta attracts travelers with its Mexico coastal seaside resort accommodations, sunny beaches, Mexican cuisine, and shops selling Mexican art.
This article describes the pleasures of a West Mexico cruise along the "Mexican Riviera" with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlan.
The attractions of Mexico City, for a traveler, flourish and continue to improve, despite occasional setbacks, such as the rare earthquake of 1985 or the endemic urban winter pollution of the late 1990s.
In the Sonoran desert of northwest Mexico and Arizona an historical figure named Eusebio Kino has emerged with legendary dimensions
Mexico entices with one of the great rail adventures on the planet. Starting from the coastal city of Los Mochis , the train—the Chihuahua-Pacifico Railway or Chepe, climbs into the mountains to the Copper Canyon, larger than the Grand Canyon.
Mexico's deliberate decision a few decades ago to establish a major west coast resort investment at Ixtapa makes fortunate use of the nearby fishing village of Zihuatanejo.
Mexico's Mazatlan offers the traveler ample beaches, lively restaurants, plus a major traffic in art and crafts from throughout Mexico.