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Webcams Rest of the World/ Mexico
-Mexiko. A medaia streaming with palms and the sea
"Thanks for your kind offer, I'll try to give you some information, you tell me if it's alright, enough or if I need to add or change anything. First off it's: Puerto Vallarta Cam :-) Puerto Vallarta is the #2 tourist destination in Mexico, the #1 is the state funded tourist disneyland: Cancun. Puerto Vallarta instead, is a real Mexican town, that little by little has made itself known in the world market as a Mexican destination that is the real thing. It is currently one of the most re-visited destinations in the world, this due to the ambiance, tropical weather, the people and all the things you can do there. We (Proinco) arrived in Puerto Vallarta in 1997, trying to sell a cd-based tourism promotion tool, puertovallarta.net was to be the destination website for updates and reservations through the cd-rom. That project failed, but we then started to offer web services in the monopolized area (one company provided internet access and low quality web presence for all the area). We've since made a strong incursion in the tourism market, our website is the most visited of the destination, aggresively positioned as #1 on almost all search engines when looking for "puerto vallarta". Last year we undertook a radical overhaul of the English version of the site with numerous services and applications for the visitors which also included a web camera (almost all changes were user suggestions). Hotel Rosita, a traditional hotel located at the end of one of the city's main attractions (the Malecon), offered an fast internet connection and the funds for a network camera. Proinco (www.proinco.net, owner of PuertoVallarta.net) researched the options, ending up with a Wireless Panasonic Network Cam. Our team proceded to install the cam and by December 9, 2003 the camera was up and running. Proinco designed a flash interface for the site to access the web cam images loaded every 6 or 15 seconds (depending on if it's day or night) on the server. This was to avoid overloading our server with requests and wasting large amounts of our expensive monthly bandwidth. We officially launched the new English version of the site on December 12, 2003 with presence of the local authorities and media. The web cam has become a very popular attraction for the site and many people have become cam addicts :-) This service has served to emphasize that PuertoVallarta.net is the best and most complete site for the destination. The web camera is remotely operated from Guadalajara (400 kms away) by me, when the season permits it I try to focus on the sunsets and move the cam around during the day to get some variation of the view. Sometimes I focus on the pelicans that rest on the ledge infront of the web cam. We are planning to install a series of cameras that will show you the most important locations around the bay in Puerto Vallarta. Hope this information can be of use and any comments are more than welcome. Kind regards M. Gallardo"
Acapulco-a little street scene
Mexiko City-Watch the city and the smog
Acapulco-the wonderful bay
Hermosillo-a view of the city from high above
Acapulco-a city view
Acapulco-view of the Costera Miguel Alemán
Chihuahua-south of the border feeling
Guadalajara-the city center
Mazatlan-An elevated view of the hotels and beach area from a resort area
Big Bend National Park-the cam is actually located in Texas, but it shows the Sierra del Carmen in Mexico.