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  Carnaval (Mardi Gras) - February 3rd-9th
Carnival/Mardi Gras - Mexico
Carnival in Veracruz

Carnaval is an official Mexican holiday that kicks off a five-day celebration of the libido before the Catholic lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Beginning the weekend before Lent, Carnaval is celebrated exuberantly with parades, floats, costumes, music and dancing in the streets. Carnaval is equivalent to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. More on Mexico's Carnaval celebrations...

  Destination Highlight: Lake Chapala
Lake Chapala, Mexico
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Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest fresh water lake, is known worldwide for its mild weather, scenic charm and incredible sunsets. It is a popular vacation getaway for citizens of Mexico and one of Mexico's largest ex-pat retirement locations. Lake towns such as Ajijic, Chapala and Jocotepec are only 25 miles south of Guadalajara so it is a natural weekend or vacation spot for the inhabitants of Mexico's second largest city. Mainly located in the state of Jalisco but also extending into Michoacan, the lake is approximately 50 miles long by 10 miles wide. More on Lake Chapala...

  Accommodations Highlight! Hotel Casa Encantada in Patzcuaro
Patzcuaro hotels
Steps from the historic Plaza Don Vasco de Quiroga in the heart of Patzcuaro you will find Hotel Casa Encantada. Let yourself feel transported to another era the moment you walk through the doors of this beautifully restored XVIII Century colonial gem. Sample the vast cultural richness of Patzcuaro, Michoacan, one of Mexico�s leading �Pueblos Magicos� (magical towns). See details at Hotel Casa Encantada

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  About Mexico What's Cooking in Mexico? Mexican Recipes
Cuisine of Mexico
The variety of food available in Mexico is truly great, with unique dishes for each region as you move from the north to the south, east to west, with many regional styles throughout. We are often asked, "What is the official food or meal of Mexico?" The truth is, there is no real official dish of Mexico, as it really depends on where you are. Read more at Mexican Recipes


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