Mexico & Central/South America
Whale nurseries, grand colonial cities, sugar sand beaches, ancient ruins, cool mountain towns, colorful markets, turquoise Caribbean water, soaring snow-covered mountains. When it comes to choices for travelers, Mexico and Central and South America have plenty to offer. For those of us in North America, our Southern neighbors offer a symphony of different peoples, cultures, sights, sounds, and activities that are as exotic and rich as those found anywhere in the world.
That diversity is also reflected in Mexico and Central and South America’s vibrant food scenes. Each country has its own distinct food culture, dramatically different cuisines that are defined not only by what grows or can be procured in each area, but also from the rich traditions of native populations and the influences of visitors and immigrants from all over the world.
In this section, we bring you the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Mexico and Central and South America. Enjoy!
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Adventuresome Teresa Bergen sails the Galapagos Islands.
Globetrotting Yvette Cardozo, who serves as RFT’s Ski and Dive Editor, brings us the incredible experience of diving Mexico’s fresh-water caverns (cenotes).
Xel Ha is Mexico’s Disneyland-like theme park and RFT Ski and Dive Editor Yvette Cardozo takes us there.
Our correspondent and Ski Editor, Yvette Cardozo, sacrifices herself to bring you a report on the best spas in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Las Posas is one of the most unusual and unlikely gardens in the world in the middle of Central Mexico.
When people think about Mexico for a vacation, they often think of Cancun, Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta. But they should consider Veracruz, Mexico’s undiscovered gem.
Curanto is a delicious Chilean seafood bake with unique Chiloe flavors.
Orel Emile Gentle Steward traded his life as a chef on a cruise ship to be a chef in his hometown of Sambo Creek, Honduras. The friendly town, the fresh salt air, gentle breezes, and the Caribbean Sea spreading to the horizon make it easy to understand why he came home.
Mexican sweets are usually made with healthful ingredients like fruits, honey, nuts, and corn and no where will you find a richer and sweeter experience than in Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacán.
Angahuan is the gateway to the Paricutín Volcano, a monolith that buried two villages more than six decades ago.
People think of Mexican food as one thing. But they should think of the cuisines of Mexico, because each area, each state has its own cuisine, its own style of cooking. Yucatecan food is something special.