Imagine an island once synonymous with human suffering, now reborn as a sanctuary of hope and sustainability! Welcome to Islas Marías, Mexico's ecological utopia where young “Guardians of the Territory” are forged.
Between the Pacific Ocean and the forested mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental in western Mexico is the tiny state of Nayarit. Colonial San Blas sits on the northern shore of the Nayarit Riviera, and its Fuerte de San Basilio fort served as a defense against pirates in the past. Matanchen Bay's surfing beaches are nearby to the south, and Mexcaltitlán Island, the cradle of Aztec culture, is just to the north.
Islas Marías is a living archive of Earth's evolutionary marvels, teeming with more than 350 species of fauna—from elusive sharks to fearless rabbits that don't flee at the sound of human footsteps. This breathtaking diversity serves as both a sanctuary and a challenge.
José Revueltas remains a seminal figure in decoding the Mexican political landscape, his life a crucible of ideological commitment and struggle. In his gripping novel “Muros de Agua,” he unflinchingly portrays the dark depths of human degradation within Islas Marías' penitentiary system.
Islas Marías stand as a profound paradox: a sanctuary of biodiversity teeming with endangered species and a haunted stage for human history's darker acts—forced labor, torture, and resistance literature. Yet, these islands are undergoing a renaissance!
A fatal accident on the Jala-Compostela highway in Mexico claimed nine lives, including four minors. The victims were traveling to Puerto Vallarta to sell flowers for Mother's Day. The driver of the tractor-trailer is in custody.
Nayarit, Mexico's Lagunas Encantadas feature dozens of volcanoes and water mirrors, a stunning natural mix.
Sierra de Nayar is a gorgeous region that is encircled on all sides by significant mountain ranges and natural wonders that have been merged with indigenous cultures.