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Las Labradas Petroglyphs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

North of Mazatlán, you will find one of Mexico's largest natural parks; La Meseta de Cacaxtla. I recently had the opportunity to visit park to see the pre-historic Las Labradas Petroglyphs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, within the nature reserve.

Established in 2000, this 125,000 acres eco reserve is home to 26 species of amphibians, 59 species of reptiles, 79 species of mammals including jaguar, and over 350 kinds of birds.

Although we didn't see a jaguar, we did see these incredible petroglyphs on the boulders along the Pacific Ocean coastline. The local community provides guides (inquire in Mazatlan first - only 45 minutes north), a small museum and sometimes fresh Mexican food available for purchase.

Visiting this vast wild area is not only awe-inspiring, but helps some of the poor communities that are now the guardians of the park such as Barras de Piaxtla and La Chicayota.

Unfortunately there is not a lot of information in English, but here are some links with more i…

Mexico Earthquake

The largest earthquake in almost a century struck Mexico off the Pacific coast of Chiapas on Thursday night, September 7th. This massive earthquake registered 8.2 and set off Tsunami warnings. Southern states like Oaxaca and Chiapas seem to have taken the brunt of it. As damage reports come in, we will add images and videos of what we find on the internet so you can find this all in one place. #MexicoEarthquake #PrayforMexico Last Update 9/8 1:51pm


58 Confirmed Dead so far in Mexico's 8.1 Earthquake! Details and video at 🙏— 99.1 KGGI (@991KGGI) September 8, 2017

Enrique Peña Nieto viajará a Oaxaca para supervisar daños; se contabilizan 45 muertos en la zona.— El Heraldo de México (@elheraldo_mx) September 8, 2017

Photo from Oaxaca website:

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