Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is located on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is a tourist attraction for surfers, families and backpackers. Besides its beaches Puerto Escondido has areas for fishing and bird watching. The town is located in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec. Every November there is a surfing competition at Zicatela Beach that has increased world awareness of Puerto Escondido.

(Photo Via: Wikicommons)

Orizaba

Orizaba, Mexico

Orizaba, Mexico at Dusk

Orizaba is located 20 miles from Cordoba, its sister city, i staten Veracruz, Mexico. Its name comes from the Nahuatl language meaningvalley of happy waters.One of the notable sites of the city is El Palacio de Hierro (The Iron Palace). Designed by Eiffel and built with 600 tons of steel it is now longer used as the city hall but is a tourist attraction. Other tourist attractions include the Church of La Concordia and the State Art Museum.

(Photo Via: Wikicommons)

El Tajin

El Tajín, Mexico

El Tajín, Mexico

El Tajin is located in the municipality of Papantla, northwest of the port city Veracruz, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. El Tajin was named a World Heritage Site in 1992 because of its architecture and cultural importance. Among its ancient monuments is the famous Pyramid of the Niches, the Arroyo Group, the North and South Ballcourts and the palaces of Tajin Chico. It has been the most important archeological site and tourist attraction in Veracruz, Navnet El Tajin refers to thunder or a lightening bolt and the twelve gods of thunderstorm inhabit the ruins.

(Photo Via: Wikicommons)