About Enrique A
Lives in Playa del Carmen
Since Jul 2009
35-49 year old male
Hi there, as you have already noticed I am based at the Mexican Caribbean a beautifull place full of color and life, wonderfull landscapes, beaches and the extraordinary blue caribbean sea, such a paradise... I was born in Mexico City , i used to live in downtown, pretty close to the place in wich the archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, found the ruins of the Main Temple of the Aztec Civilization. I am a Story Teller, i always knew it, and when someone listen to my words i feel so glad, because i can bring back to the life the magic of the aztecs, the mayas, the ancient cities that grew up in the middle of the jungle, and i can stil hear the roar of the jaguar, the song of the quetzal and i give a new dimention to the motives of the heroes that created our country and left a legacy that now we call History.
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Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
Cascada de las Tres Caidas is not far from central Guadalajara, but it feels like worlds apart. Named for its three waterfalls (tres caidas), the park is shrouded in beauty and mystery, even more so because it receives so few visitors. Some think the water here has healing powers, while others just come to cool off after a hike through the forest. Either way, it's hard to argue that the lush nature in the area is stunning.
Despite its name, Jardín Hidalgo is much more than gardens. It is the central plaza of Tlaquepaque, a fashionable colonial neighborhood. The area may seem trendy, but its pretty streets are home to many lovely stores, cafes, and colonial churches that capture the folkloric culture and traditional beauty for which Guadalajara is known. So explore every corner, stop for a cup of coffee and an ice cream, and don't miss a detail!
Take your pick from El Palomar or Las Bugambilias — both streets will take you up to Mirador del Palomar, and in this instance, it's really the destination that matters. Mirador del Palomar offers one of the most beautiful vistas around, and it's even more impressive at sunset.
Home to a vast array of books from all over the world, as well as a mural by a famous artist (David Alfaro Siqueiros), Biblioteca Octavio Paz, is both impressive library and architectural gem. Take some time to browse the stacks before enjoying the striking neoclassical structure, which was originally a chapel.
Of course, Geiseres de Ixcatan is spectacular for the natural geysers that put on a show here, but almost equally lovely is the lush landscape itself. You can intersperse an exhilarating hike with a relaxing soak in the geothermal pools, and then, when you reach the end of the Río Grande you'll be rewarded by stunning views.
At the Mirador, you'll have one of the most gorgeous views of the Barranca of Huéntitan. You'll also be able to hike along numerous forest trails, visiting some of the beautiful waterfalls and rivers that are also part of the park. It is truly a rich and peaceful experience, where one can share some time alone with nature.
You'll be flabbergasted by La Hacienda's beauty and architecture. Even the building's location is breathtaking. Founded in 1630, the building has a magical, trapped in time quality, and its lush grounds make a great place for a stroll. Before or after enjoying a lovely brunch, tour through the rooms and open spaces, where you'll find a story is waiting to be told in every corner.
Although often overlooked, Casa Vieja's wine tasting and tour is a must-do experience. A delicious meal awaits, in which you'll enjoy the best authentic dishes paired with some great wines. Plus, you'll receive a personal tour through the beautiful gardens that surround the place.
Camino a Huaxtla is a magnificent experience from beginning to end. The trail is filled with great views that just beg to be photographed, and once you reach the forest, there are plenty more memorable activity options. Hike through the foliage to get to the various geothermal waters and waterfalls, explore the waters by kayak, or even zipline through the trees. No matter what you choose, I'm sure you'll enjoy this experience as much as I always do!
The hike to Oblatos may be tough, but you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view that is worth every step. And once you arrive, the sounds of nature combined with the spectacular vistas will make you want to thank Mother Nature for all this beauty.