Mexico’s Magic Towns: Pueblos Mágicos

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Lake of Seven Colors Bacalar

México is a country with a rich, diverse history and culture, and in order to highlight and promote the best of the country, the Mexican Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR) has designated 55 cities “Pueblos Mágicos” or Magic Towns. In order to qualify for this prestigious honor, the cultural and/or religious traditions of the particular town […]

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 […]

The 3 Best Cenotes to Visit in the Mexican Caribbean

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cenotes

A cenote is a natural phenomenon, a sinkhole in the Earth’s surface. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico has an estimated 7,000 cenotes because it is primarily made up of porous limestone. For millions of years, rainfall slowly ate away at the limestone and a huge system of underground caves and caverns was formed. Many filled […]

A Day in Merida | Visit Tips

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Traditional Yucatecan Dancers

Merry Merida, Mexico tis merry indeed. Just a hop, skip and short-bus ride away from Mexico’s main tourist regions of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Merida captures the tried-and-true Mexican spirit of colonialism, extremely warm and welcoming people, a thriving culture and regional cuisine that can easily be found on one of many of the […]

The History Behind Paradise: How Cancun was Born

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Cancun

It’s hard to imagine, but there are still many people who haven’t experienced what a fantastic resort town Cancun is. Part of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Cancun is rich in cultural influence and ripe with tropical nature. Cancun before Cancun Before Cancun became a tourist town and before the Spanish occupation, the Yucatan Peninsula […]

Hidden Treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula

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The Yucatan Peninsula is filled with extraordinary natural wonders, such as Mayan ruins hidden in tropical jungles, white sand beaches, clear blue seas, enchanting cenotes, underground river and cave systems, and endangered plant and animal species. Beyond the resort towns where the Maya Indians once flourished, a tropical world of hidden natural attractions and cultural […]

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 […]