‘Cancun’

Come and experience the wild nights of Cancun in the Party Center

The city of Cancun is known worldwide for its boisterous, varied and fantastic nightlife; it could not be any other way in a tourist center such as this. The main area where the biggest nightlife establishments are gathered is known as the Party Center, a hotel zone where there are a large quantity of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to suit all tastes. Cancun has grown greatly since its establishment, and new nightlife destinations have also been developed in what is considered “new Cancun” (supermanzanas, or ‘superblocks’, 17 and 18 in the city center). On Avenida Bonampak in particular, in the…

Ecotourism in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is the second most popular tourist destination in the entire world and it is easy to see why. It offers beautiful beaches, good weather, adventure, incredible and imposing natural landscapes, and much more. You will not be disappointed! Ecotourism is booming and Playa del Carmen is a paradise for those seeking more than just sun and sand during their vacation. Here you can enjoy some direct contact with nature while at the same time experiencing Mayan culture. You can go for fun-filled walks through lush jungle, explore fascinating Mayan sites, go diving in underground rivers, lagoons and…

Cancun, everything a visitor could dream of

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Shopping is an activity that unites travelers worldwide.  While on vacation it’s always fun to practice the art of hunting out the most exotic and exclusive locales with the most original products or, even better, getting a bargain price for that special item you always wanted but couldn’t afford.  And Cancun is a destination with more on offer than you could have imagined.  Losing yourself in enormous shopping malls and haggling at the stands that line the plazas can really make your stay in this Mexican town a 5-star experience! It’s also a tax free zone so there are some…

Swimming with whale sharks in the Caribbean

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If you find yourself on vacation in the Mexican Caribbean, there’s an incredible adventure you shouldn’t miss for anything in the world – swimming with one of the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark! And no, I don’t wish you any harm, nor am I encouraging you to practice any high risk activity. The whale shark is a gentle giant that feeds exclusively on plankton, so our limbs don’t tempt them at all – at least not for chewing. These giants can grow up to 15 meters long, and their migratory passage takes them to the north of the Yucatán…

Nichupte Lagoon: a real jungle near the city

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Thousands of species of plants and animals live in Cancun and the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula: colorful birds, reptiles, monkeys, leopards and jaguars. In the Caribbean there is beauty everywhere. Even though Cancun has experienced a huge boom in tourism, its residents have endeavored to keep the countryside in good condition, which makes it a very special destination. This is the reason why ecotourists- travelers who appreciate the natural world and combine it with their love of travel- are discovering this region and all that it has to offer. The Cancun hotel zone has well preserved natural reserves. It…

Fancy a delicious Caribbean cocktail?

The exact origin of the word cocktail is unknown, although numerous theories abound. Yet wherever the word may come from, these long drinks have been around for centuries. The first written reference to a cocktail dates back to the 16th century, and several classic mixes have been around for many years. Examples include the Old Fashioned, a bourbon cocktail that first appeared in the late 18th century. The word cocktail is known to have been in use in the USA back in 1809. Thirty-five years later, Charles Dickens described one of his characters, Major Hawkins, as a person capable of…

Playa del Carmen

  Playa del Carmen, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, is situated on the Mayan Riviera, south of Cancun. Up until the mid 1980s, Playa del Carmen was a quiet fishing village with a population of less than 1,500. Over the last couple of decades it has grown into one of the Mayan Riveria’s major tourist destinations thanks to the countless attractions both in and around this fabulous location. Playa de Carmen is at once relaxing, romantic and vibrant. Here you’ll find locals, visitors and residents from all over the world that makes for a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere. If you love…

Huipiles: The Traditional Wearable Art of the Mayas

If while vacationing at Iberia’s great Mexico resorts in Cancun, on the Riviera Maya, or the island of Cozumel you find yourself in one of the Yucatan’s Maya villages or even just browsing in many gift shops, you’ll see huipiles (also called hipiles). They’re boxy ladies’ cotton tops, either white with colorful embroidery and stitching or in some of the more elaborate versions, complex designs; they can range from sleeveless blouses to tuniclike garments extending most of the way down the legs. Often made by women with simple “backstrap” looms (a wood-and-cloth contraption tied to a wood post), huipiles can…

The Search for Paradise

We gave away trips to  Paradise! Many tried but only the quickest won! We want to congratulate the winners that found Paradise! Casey Kurth, Christopher Munson, Karina Tsymbal, Leonor Blaya Martinez & Ashley Thomas ! We hope you’ll tell us all about your trip! And the rest of you, don’t despair, guys. Stay tuned, because we’ve got a lot more great contests coming soon!

Spring Break in Cancun

Spring Break Secrets “What happens on Spring Break stays on Spring Break”, or so the story goes. As a Brit I’ve never been exposed to the American spring break tradition. My American friends assure me that this is a good thing and having watched several TV shows about the infamous college spring break while living in the US I tend to agree. But even as a spring break novice it seems clear to me that the last thing you want to happen is for the folks back at home to know what you got up to on your vacation in…