Category: North America

New York

This post is part of a series called New York

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Ontario, Canada and New York, USA. The features that became Niagara Falls were created by the Wisconsin glaciation about 10.000 years ago. The same forces also created the North American Great Lakes and the Niagara River.




Mahahual is a village on the Costa Maya. Previously a fishing village, it is now a rapidly developing tourist center. The village of Mahahual is only about 3 kilometers away from the Costa Maya cruise port, and cruise ships can easily be seen from the village. Mahahual has soft sand beaches, grass thatched palapas, and a coral reef a short distance off-shore called Banco Chinchorro, as well as several bars, restaurants, and shops.


The name Cozumel was derived from the Mayan “Cuzamil” or “Ah Cuzamil Peten” in full, which means the Island of Swallows. The economy of Cozumel is based on tourism. There are a number of visitors to the islands balnearios, scuba diving, and snorkeling. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.