5 Reasons to Visit Xoximilco in Cancun

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New Park in Cancun

    To say Xoximilco is to literally have a taste of Mexico.  It reminds us what the lifeblood of Mexico is and brings us back to the “Golden Age”.  Inspired by the Xochimilco of Mexico City, this place located in the Mexican Caribbean, brings together memories, customs, and traditions that are prominent in the […]

5 Traditions to Celebrate “Hanal Pixan”, Mayan Day of the Dead

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Mayan Hanal Pixan Altar Day of the Dead

Hanal Pixan is the celebration of the Day of the Dead that originated from Mayan culture. The Mayans believed that death was simply another form of life.  Hanal Pixan means “food of the souls” and is celebrated to remember friends and relatives that have passed onto to the afterlife.  From October 31 to November 2 is […]

Off the Beaten Path through Yucatan (Part 2)

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Off the beaten path yucatan

____________________ El Corchito What it is: Near Progreso City, El Corchito is an ecological preserve that has been around for the last 10 years. The reserve is operated by local fishermen who work to nurture the mangrove swamp. A 5-minute boat ride will take you into the cool shadows of the mangroves. The fishermen who […]

10 Mexican Traditions for the New Year

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Firework Mexico city at NewYear

In Mexico, Christmas does not end on New Year’s Day. Continuing through Epiphany or El Dia de los Reyes (day of the kings or wise men) on January 6th, when Mexican children traditionally receive their Christmas gifts, Christmas in Mexico extends further to February 2nd, El Dia de la Candelaria, when the nativity scene and […]

Celebrating Christmas the Mexican Way

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Posada Mexican Traditions

The entire house smells like cinnamon and baked apples that just remind you of Christmas at home. The dreary cold outside makes the sparkling Christmas tree lights even more welcoming. It’s Christmas time and all around the world, people are warming up their hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or simply escaping the cold all together […]

Food Creations of the Yucatan: Top 3 Mexican Recipes

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Yucatan Cuisine

The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is Mayan country and that means all kinds of fascinating surprises, from ancient Mayan pyramids and tropical jungles to sacred cenotes and succulent food. Consisting of three Mexican states − Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya) − the peninsula has a […]

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 […]

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 […]