Top 10 Cultural Norms to Observe in Mexico

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Top 10 Cultural Norms to Observe in Mexico

When in Mexico, do as the Mexicans do! Take it easy (“tomalo con calma”) and go with the flow (“dejate llevar”); be friendly (“se amistoso”) and show respect (“muestra respeto”) − some basic rules to live by when traveling in Mexico.  Of course, some cultural norms and social customs worth observing require explanation, so you […]

Mexican Food | Beyond Tacos, Burritos & Nachos

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Mexican Food Beyond Tacos, Burritos Nachos

With its magnificent Yucatan jungles, white-sand Riviera Maya beaches, and the surrounding mystery of the Mayan Ruins, there’s no doubt of the grandeur of Mexico as a top travel destination. But there’s one thing that besides the above mentioned is the golden seal to a truly unique visit: Mexican food. With its blends of spices, […]

Taste Paradise at ‘Taste of Playa’

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Taste Paradise at ‘Taste of Playa’

Three is a wonderful number – especially when it combines (1) white sand beaches, (2) the blue Caribbean Sea, and (3) international gourmet food all in one place! Add clear skies, sunshine, and warm temperatures, and you have Playa del Carmen: a beautiful beach town in the Riviera Maya near Cancun, Mexico. With its strong […]

The Positive Mexico: Visitors Perspective

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The Positive Mexico Visitors Perspective

Some days ago, our dear friends from The Mexico Report presented an article called: 16 Positive Things About Mexico. After reading it, I decided to ask our Yucatan Holidays Facebook friends to share ONE POSITIVE THING about Mexico.  It resulted in real travelers sharing their perspectives about Mexico; sharing positive things about our amazing country. […]

Cancun – The Pleasure’s All Mayan

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 by Sharon Drechsler CEO and president of Cancun-based tour and excursion-providers, Yucatán Holidays, Erika Garcia is pretty excited: “We just learned that Orbitz has listed Cancun as the number one, top global destination!” she exclaims. “Earlier in May, Cancun had already been listed in the Orbitz Index as second of ‘Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations […]

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula – Something for Everyone

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Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Something for Everyone

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what motivates people to travel. For some it’s discovery and an opportunity to interact with new cultures. For many others though, it’s the chance to escape the daily routine and venture into the truly exotic. Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is one of the few places that can offer both […]

Yucatan Holidays Receives a Second Prestigious International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ) from Business Initiative Directions (BID).

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International Star for Quality

Cancun, Mexico (September 20, 2010) – Yucatan Holidays, a Cancun-based travel organization, was awarded the 2010 International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ) by Business Initiative Directions (BID) for its commitment to quality and excellence. For a second time, Yucatan Holidays received this esteemed award honoring its quality, excellence, prestige, business and technology practices, innovation, and […]

Mexico’s Celebration of Death: An Age-Old Tradition

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Mexico Celebration of Death An Age-Old Tradition

 “The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death. (He) jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. It is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.” Octavio Paz If this quote demonstrates anything, it is that the Mexican culture has a unique and intimate relationship with death, a relationship not […]

Mexico Airport Customs: Passing with Ease

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Mexico Airport Customs Passing with Ease

WYou’ve made it to Mexico. After packing and spending hours spent in planes, trains and automobiles, all you can think about is getting to your final destination. It almost seems cruel to make you pass through immigration and customs. Well, unfortunately, somebody has to do it and that somebody is you, me…and everyone else on […]

Mexico Mayan Ruins of Coba: Traveling back in time

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Mexico Mayan Ruins of Coba Traveling back in time

The enormity of a green, luscious jungle and the ruins of an ancient civilization are suddenly broken up by the imagination as you see a clear, open space and in the middle of it all a pyramid measuring 42 meters (138 feet) painted in bright red. Suddenly you are transported to a different time period […]