It’s no secret that the Yucatan Peninsula is rich in natural and man-made beauty. From Mayan architecture to underwater caves, beaches, and wildlife, the list could go on and on. Here are the five places I consider to be the most beautiful: 1. Sistema Dos Ojos – Discovered in 1987, Dos Ojos is located […]
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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 […]
During your last visit to Cancun, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya, did you lose anything? An Alux may have been responsible!
____________________ 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 […]
Discover some of the hidden treasures on Mexico. Beyond the beaches of Cancun or the ruins of Chichen Itza, the Yucatan Peninsula offers a variety of amazing places.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]