‘Mexico’

The surprising Playa Escondida

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  Surely you’ve heard of the Marieta Islands, an archipelago near the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Marieta Islands are uninhabited and came to fame thanks to the renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. These islands are one of the few ecological refuges remaining on the planet and unsurprisingly they have become a very interesting tourist destination. The best thing you can do at the Marietas is to take in the surroundings, teeming with animal life virtually untouched by man. The best way to contemplate all this magic is by diving and snorkelling in the warm, transparent waters. This archipelago is a…

The Nayarit Riviera and its surroundings

The Nayarit Riviera, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, is a first rate tourist corridor that is gaining followers year after year. World class hotels, virgin beaches and sports activities to suit every taste are some of the things you can find in this paradise. The Nayarit Riviera is at the same latitude as Hawaii, meaning that it has an average temperature of 25° C (77° F) and the evenings are always nice and cool. The beaches offer plenty of emotions and the chance to relax, and there’s always something special to be found. As with most sun and beach…

Playa del Carmen: romantic, relaxing and vibrant.

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In the Mayan Riviera, south of Cancun, is Playa del Carmen, washed by the Caribbean Sea. Over the last few decades it has become one of the major tourism centers in the Mayan Riviera thanks to its multiple attractions—both in the city itself and in the surroundings. If you enjoy beaches, white sand, palms trees and a refreshing breeze, Playa del Carmen is the place for you. At its beaches you can admire the 7 tones ranging from blue to turquoise green found in its waters. You have to swim in these waters and relax on a hammock by the…

Haven’t you heard of the refreshing michelada?

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The michelada became popular in Mexico during the 1940s, when people started to mix beer and spicy hot sauces. There are two versions to explain the origin of its name: one attributes it to Michel Ésper, who was said to have invented the drink at the bar of a sports club in San Luis Potosí; time went by and the invention became known as michelada as a tribute to its creator. The second, more simple version says that the name is just a contraction of the phrase “Mi cerveza helada” (my ice-cold beer). Whatever the origin of the name, the…

Cenotes, treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula.

The cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) are caves, caverns and freshwater pits that are millions of years old. The water was trapped when the sea level rose and filtered through the limestone, forming these natural masterworks. There are three types: open, semi-closed and closed cenotes, depending on their access way. The ancient Mayas used them for their rituals and sacrifices—believing they led to the underworld. It is calculated that there are around 8,000 cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula, considering that many are yet to be discovered, and every one of them is a unique wonder of the world waiting…

First rate hotels, virgin beaches and sports activities to suit every taste

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  You can find this and a lot more on the famous Nayarit Riviera. Set in the imposing Western Sierra Madre and washed by the Pacific Ocean, the Nayarit Riviera is one of the most appealing destinations in Mexico. The greatest attractions here are the beautiful beaches, the archaeological sites, luxury resorts, picturesque villages and Huichole communities. Along the Nayarit coastline you will find beaches to suit every taste: some are next to exclusive hotel complexes for those seeking luxury, others are sparse in terms of crowds for those who want to relax, and others feature big waves for those…

The best waves are in Sayulita

Sayulita is a beach fit for adventurers. Age doesn’t matter, and you can come along with your family, your partner or with friends. The hallmark of visitors to Sayulita is their willingness to embark on new experiences, ranging from taking surf classes to camping by the seaside and making friends from many different countries. In this paradise on the famous Nayarit Riviera you can rest at night; during the day, adrenalin and joy will keep your senses and your heart well awake Something you can’t miss here is the emotion of surfing. If you’re an experienced surfer the waves will…

Swimming among turtles in Akumal

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Akumal is located 120 kilometers from Cancun and it is a place of virgin beaches with crystal clear water, natural areas and hundreds of turtles that thrive in this area, protected by national authorities. Akumal is one of the calmest places on the Mayan Riviera, 37 km from Playa del Carmen, and the preferred place for those seeking to enjoy nature and the quiet conditions, ideal for diving. It is as easy to see sea turtles in Akumal as it is for turtles to see humans swimming near them. By this we mean it’s relatively easy to see them, but…

The spectacular Cenote Dos Ojos

By this time most of you probably know what a cenote is, but for those of you who are newcomers we’ll explain that a cenote (from the Mayan dzonoot: ‘hole with water’) is a well of karstic origin. There are several types of cenotes: open air, semi-open and underground or in caves. This classification is directly related to the cenote’s age, the older ones being fully out in the open and the younger ones are those in which the dome has not caved in. Cenotes were formed in periods when the sea level dropped, during the glaciations in the Pleistocene.…

What have you ever Taken From A Resort?

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Whenever we travel and spend our vacation away from home, at a resort or a hotel, 73% of the time we return with something we didn’t have when we got there. Isn’t that so? We’re not talking about all the gifts and typical souvenirs we bring back for the family, but about those hotel items that end up in our toiletry bag and our suitcase: a new bar of soap, the little bottle of body lotion that smells so nice, the shower cap (“in case I get around to using it some day”), the shoe shine sponge… even the slippers…