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Sol Mexico News Travel Section features a different Mexican destination every issue. If you would like to share an article or blog, write us co/ editor@ontheroadin.com You can find other articles about Mexican destinations here

Juquila, Oaxacajuquila map

Santa Catarina Juquila

Photography by Bill Bell

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This town is on the road from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca and is famous for its Virgen of Juquila.  People come from all over for una promesa.

juquila 4They promise to make a certain number of visits over the next few years. In return, they ask a miracle: that a sickness be cured, that a broken limb be repaired, that a dying relative be brought to life again, that a child be made well. They also ask for prosperity: a bounty of sheep, or goats, or maiz.

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The town is known for the Santuario (Sanctuary) de Juquila which houses a 30 cm statue of the Virgin Mary, which has been venerated since the 16th century. In 1633, it survived, completely intact, a fire that destroyed the village in which it was originally located.

juquila 3At the beginning of the 18th century, it was moved to its current location where the sanctuary was built for it. Thousands visit this Virgin from across the state of Oaxaca, other parts of Mexico and abroad.

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Teotihuacan Onsite Guide

Teotihuacan Onsite Guide

 

 

Teotihuacan Guide

Teotihuacan Guide

Welcome to the Teotihuacán Onsite Guide app for your tablet!

You are going to have one of Mexico’s most exciting experiences. Walking down the “Avenue of the Dead,” you can almost feel the ancient civilization that once built and occupied this city. You can imagine the colors and sounds of this sophisticated culture that dominated the America’s long before Columbus or Cortez set foot on this continent.

Imagine, explore and have fun

The Teotihuacán Onsite Guide is meant for people who want to experience more information about this mysterious city. We wrote it for people who want more information instead of aimlessly walking from building to building and temple to temple.

We built this guide to help you plan, prepare and experience one of Mexico’s most fascinating ancient ruins: Teotihuacán. While you may be able to get internet with your tablet at the site, it will be too slow and cumbersome to work efficiently. Some of the information is scattered on the web while other sources are still in journal and book form. This App combines the best information and allows you to download it and later access it onsite when you need it.

There are chapters that give advice before you go. Read though them and determine what works for you and the people you will be traveling with. Then take your tablet with you and read about Teotihuacán’s important structures and pyramids as you walk the site. And you can access the information quickly and efficiently on your tablet.

Please write and tell us how much you enjoyed your visit. We invite recommendations, comments and new information! Write us at editor@ontheroadin.com

Dorothy and Bill Bell

 

 

Tampico Map 1COA TampicoTampico, Tamaulipas

“Downtown Tampico is a fun, ever-crazy mixture of buildings and past glory. There are great colors, styles, and eras….The food and hospitality are special.”

Name: “Tampico” means “place of water dogs” (otters) in a Mayan derivative language called Huastec.

Location: Located 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Gulf of Mexico on the border of Tampaulipas and Veracruz. It is on the Northern side of the Panuco River.

Weather: Hot in the summer. Mild cool winters.
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Weather forecast for Tampico
Sunday
weather in Tampico on Sunday
Storm

Max  31°C
Min  26°C
Monday
weather in Tampico on Monday
Storm

Max  30°C
Min  26°C
Tuesday
weather in Tampico on Tuesday
Storm

Max  31°C
Min  26°C
Wednesday
weather in Tampico on Wednesday
Storm

Max  31°C
Min  26°C
Thursday
weather in Tampico on Thursday
Storm

Max  29°C
Min  26°C
 

 

Weather Today in Tampico

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January Average Highs 22.9C (73.2F) Lows 14.7C (58.5F)

July Average Highs 32.0C (89.6F) Lows 24.9C (76.8F)

Population: 300,000 in the city – 900,000 in metro

Elevation:  10 m (30 ft)

Founded: April 13, 1823

Medical: Hospitals, clinics, doctors, dentists

Money: Banks and ATMs

History:

Today:

Tampico Map 2Getting there:

Drive from.Matamoros Highway 180 south. 501.04 kilometers 6 hours

Accommodation

Tampico Hotels

RV Parks Nearby

La Pesca

La Pesca Beach

La Gaviota Hotel and RV Resort

CD Mante

Hotel Mante

 

Ciudad Obregón, Sonora

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 cd obregon map1 cd obregoncoa(Named after Revolutionary, War Hero, General and president – Álvaro Obregón)

Ciudad Oberegon

Name Previously named Cajeme after a local Yaqui Chief. Changed in 1928 to honor the local hero to  Ciudad Obregon.

Location – In the middle of the Yaqui Valley in the State of Sonora.

Weather – Located on the Sonoran desert, Ciudad Obregon has a hot arid climate. Extremely Hot in the summer. Cool winters.

 

Weather forecast for Ciudad Obregon
Sunday
weather in Ciudad Obregon on Sunday
Mostly Sunny

Max  36°C
Min  26°C
Monday
weather in Ciudad Obregon on Monday
Partially cloudy

Max  37°C
Min  26°C
Tuesday
weather in Ciudad Obregon on Tuesday
Partially cloudy

Max  37°C
Min  26°C
Wednesday
weather in Ciudad Obregon on Wednesday
Partially cloudy

Max  36°C
Min  27°C
Thursday
weather in Ciudad Obregon on Thursday
Isolated Thundershowers

Max  34°C
Min  27°C
 

 

Weather Today in Ciudad Obregon

 

January Average Highs 24C (75F) Lows 7C (45F)

July Average Highs 42C (108F) Lows 15C (39F)

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Statue of Álvaro Obregón

Population – 376,000

Elevation – 40 m (130 ft)

Founded – November 29 1927

Medical – Hospitals, Clinics, Doctors, Denists

Money – Numerous Banks and ATMS

Airport – Ciudad Obregón International Airport with one terminal and three gates and commercial aircraft parking

History:

Ciudad Obregon yakiThe Yaqui and other Indians lived in the rich Yaqui Valley for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish. The Spanish invaders were continually attacked by the Yaquis who won several battles. In 1610 the Yaquis asked for peace from the defeated forces and submitted to the Spanish Crown. Missionaries soon followed in 1614 Jesuit Missionary Martin Burgeci founded 8 Yaqui villages.

However the conflicts continued into the next 2 centuries. In 1887 the Porfirio Diaz army shoots Cajeme; the Yaqui Chief, to death.

The 1900’s saw commercial and agricultural progress as new technology and techniques were introduced to the valley. A train line is built and a concessions for farm land are given to convert the area into agricultural lands. An experimental farm is developed to determine the best crops for the area.

New methods are farming methods are developed by foreign interests. The first internal combustion tractor and the first thresher combine harvester were brought to the area in 1918. A chickpea crawler is purchased by Alvaro Obregon to develop “Hacienda Nainari” and later a cotton gin is introduced to the area. November 29 1927, the County of Cajeme – Ciudad Obregon – is founded.  In July 17th President Obregon was asassinitaed and eleven days later the town changed its name to Ciudad Obregon.

Festivals

Things to See and Do

Plaza Zaragoza

The Laguna Del Nainari which is an interesting tourist spot created by man, this artificial lake has a diameter of about 2 kms. Is considered the green spot of the city, a meeting place for athletes where you can be treated to sample the gastronomic snacks found all around.

Ostimuri Children’s Park and Zoo, Ostimuri is the best place to stroll with the family, you will find a wide variety of rides for children, and it has a wide variety of animals.

The Planetarium, located inside the Park Ostimuri, receives thousands of visitors interested in watching the stars, is a space dedicated to the research of the stars.

Accommodation:

HOTELS

Ciudad Obregon hotels
No RV Parks

Directions:

Ciudad Obregon is situated on the major highway down the Northern Mexican Pacific Coast. Drive south from the border, and south of Hermosillo and Guaymas. It is located at KM1 going South or KM 222 going North.

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Get a free quote for Mexico Car Insurance

Many people buy their vehicle insurance just before they enter Mexico. And while it might work for them, it could mean a major problem if they get into an accident. Who was that agent?

Bill and Dorothy Bell are known experts in Mexico. You have probably visited one of their acclaimed websites or heard them on radio or in the news. They are folks you can trust for solid advice and have been for 25 years. 

Where in Mexico Are You Going

When you are planning your trip to Mexico, don’t forget to purchase the Bell’s famous Road Logs. These widely acclaimed guides are like having a well travelled friend guide you as you drive down the road. Part travel log and part commentary, you will enjoy your trip just that much more.   For a second time, we are offering the Road Log free with the purchase of our vehicle insurance. Get a quote and purchase your insurance and then write us. We will email you the latest copy of the Road Log.  

On The Road in the Baja with Bill and Dorothy Bell Teotihuacán AND Monte Alban Onsite Guides Welcome to the Mexico Archeology  Onsite Guides app for your tablet! “You are going to have one of Mexico’s most exciting experiences. Walking down the “Avenue of the Dead,” you can almost feel the ancient civilization that once built and occupied this city.

You can imagine the colors and sounds of this sophisticated culture that dominated the America’s long before Columbus or Cortez set foot on this continent. Imagine, explore and have fun The Teotihuacán Onsite Guide is meant for people who want to experience more information about this mysterious city.

We wrote it for people who want more information instead of aimlessly walking from building to building and temple to temple. We built this guide to help you plan, prepare and experience one of Mexico’s most fascinating ancient ruins: Teotihuacán. While you may be able to get internet with your tablet at the site, it will be too slow and cumbersome to work efficiently.

Some of the information is scattered on the web while other sources are still in journal and book form. This App combines the best information and allows you to download it and later access it onsite when you need it. There are chapters that give advice before you go.

Read though them and determine what works for you and the people you will be traveling with. Then take your tablet with you and read about Teotihuacán’s important structures and pyramids as you walk the site. And you can access the information quickly and efficiently on your tablet.”  Introduction from the Teotihuacan guide Buy your $3.99 guides by clicking here