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Mexico's Punta Mita

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I plunged feet-first into a Jacques Cousteau daydream recently. I had been skimming across the clear, blue waters of Mexico's Banderas Bay in a power boat when our guide stopped near the rocky, uninhabited Marieta Islands and invited us to put on snorkel gear and jump in.

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Las Lajas Sanctuary

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The Las Lajas Sanctuary in southwest Colombia has made a name for its stunning architecture and a series of myths involving the appearance of the Holy Virgin and a mysterious mural of which nobody knows how it got there.