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Anyone who has ever lived in or gone off the beaten paths of tourist areas in Mexico, can't help but notice something; the overwhelming and saddening population of dogs and cats, homeless, starving, and needing loving homes. Read More...
Mexico's Día de la Bandera (Flag Day) is celebrated every February 24. With the holiday quickly approaching, let's take a look at the Mexican flag's history, what the flag's design signifies and why Día de la Bandera is celebrated on this date. Read More...
To celebrate the beginning of the new Mayan long count calendar, Garrafon Park hosted "El Despertar de una Nueva Era", a magical nighttime event on Isla Mujeres. Our boat docked at this beautiful oceanfront adventure park, where we walking along a coastal path to take us toward the tip of the island at Punta Sur. Along the way we were greeted by solemn Mayan warriors and young Mayan women who cleansed us with copal smoke. Read More...
Dragon Mart Cancun is a large development brought to the Riviera Maya from China by the Chinamex company. With an estimated investment of $180 million US dollars, Dragon Mart Cancun proposes an expo and sales center with office complexes, over 3,000 shops, extensive warehouses and about 722 homes, all covering nearly 1,400 acres. This immense Chinese expo center would be located 15 minutes south of Cancun International Airport, on KM 333 of the Cancun-Chetumal Federal Highway between Cancun and Puerto Morelos. Chinese merchandise to be sold includes construction materials, furniture, electronics, car parts, toys, jewelry and more, with mostly small and medium sized businesses. Read More...
The Ojos Mayas organization took our small group to discover a little piece of the Yucatan Peninsula known as the Zona Maya (Mayan Zone), an area with numerous towns and ruins to explore in the southern part of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. After boarding the van in Playa del Carmen, we drove past populations like Muyil and Felipe Carrillo Puerto on our way to our final destination: the Mayan village of Señor. Situated 20 minutes inland of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the town of Señor has recently opened its doors to travelers who want to experience historic and modern Mayan life in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula Read More...
A posada is essentially a Mexican Christmas party held in the month of December. The posada has a strong historic background in Latin America and even a variety of creative traditions like singing house-to-house and breaking a star-shaped piñata. In the Riviera Maya, however, many of the older Mexican posada traditions are often overlooked so locals can enjoy a more casual party. Read More...
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico: November 18 th , 2012 marked the 4 th annual culinary event hosted by Taste of Playa’s eight (8) executive committee members. The event took place at Parque Fundadores and ran from 3:00PM-9:00PM local time. Read More...
The real Mexico has so much to offer and places such as Playa del Carmen can be the ideal starting block for your family. Read More...
The Xel-Ha Triathlon has been a popular event in the Riviera Maya for several years. Local athletes as well as athletes from across the globe travel to this eco park to participate in long distance triathlons and the shorter "sprint" triathlon, placing Mexico on the map as one of the most beautiful sport destinations in the world. Read More...
By 3 pm last Sunday, my husband and I were starving. We'd made a pact to not eat a thing all day in an effort to save room for whatever mouthwatering meals the restaurants at the Taste of Playa food festival would serve, and the event did not disappoint! As I walked around the tents at Parque Fundadores in Playa del Carmen, I realized that I would reach my limit long before I had the chance to try every recipe that called my name. Read More...
On November 19th, Join us to view a projection by El Eden Jardin de Arte to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mexico's Revolution. Av. Constituyentes y calle 95, Interior Edificio Catarina, Colonia Ejido. The 124 minutes projection is directed by Read More...
his outdoor food festival showcases the best of Playa del Carmen cuisine with dozens of the city's best restaurants serving their top menu items. From margaritas and beers to paella and fish tacos, Taste of Playa has it all! Read More...
One of the most well-known Mayan myths from the Yucatan is the "alux" (in Mayan, the "x" is pronounced similar to an "sh", creating this word that sounds like "ah-loosh"). Aluxes are rumored to live in the jungles of the Yucatan, including the Riviera Maya. Read More...
For the second consecutive year, the state of Quintana Roo will be hosting the Festival de Cultura del Caribe (Caribbean Culture Festival) from November 8 – 19, 2012. This celebration of regional art and traditions is unlike anything the state has seen before! Locals and visitors can experience endless cultural events in each of the state's ten municipalities, with performances, conferences and artwork in areas like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Holbox, Tulum, Bacalar, Chetumal and many others. Read More...
The Day of the Dead is an important religious and cultural celebration, it said to be one of the most important representations of the living heritage of Mexico and the world, and one of the oldest and strongest cultural expressions of indigenous groups in the country. Read More...
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