On April 20, 2013, Cancun celebrated a momentous occasion: its 43rd birthday! Since its inception in 1970, this magnificent strip of Caribbean coastline has become one of the most important tourism destinations in Mexico, inviting international and national visitors to experience a taste of Mexico’s flavor, culture, landscapes, and its famous warmth and hospitality.
Cancun continues to be recognized as the top international destination for American tourists by Orbitz and Expedia, and was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Destinations in Mexico” by TripAdvisor’s Travel Choice Awards in 2012. For the fourth consecutive year, Cancun International Airport was also ranked the best airport in Latin America and the Caribbean by Airports Council International (ACI) for its excellent quality of service. Continue reading
Alltournative operate eco-archaeological expeditions in the Riviera Maya aimed at preserving the jungle while creating jobs and some financial income to improve the life of the villagers.
Pacchen is a great example of a Mayan community which has benefitted from sustainable tourism. One of the major difficulties which affected their primary school educations was the high turnover of teachers. This was because there was nowhere to spend the night, and since many of them came from other villages, the cost and the time of daily transport was too expensive. Continue reading
The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau reports one of the most successful Spring seasons ever, marked by world-class events and high occupancy rates welcoming over 2 million visitors.
During the past four weeks, families and students alike selected Cancun as the ideal destination to enjoy beautiful beaches, nightlife, adventure and culture. National visitors from all parts of Mexico and international tourists from the United States, Canada and beyond attributed to 100% occupancy rates in certain hotels in the area.
“Easter week was incredibly successful for Cancun, with more than 500 daily flights at Cancun International Airport and an approximate 90% occupancy rate,” said Jesus Almaguer, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “Cancun remains the top international destination for North American tourists and continues to meet and exceed expectations in terms of service and the general appeal of this full-fledged destination.” Continue reading
Following on the success of the 2012 season The Little Mexican Cooking School and Casa Caribe are pleased to present the 2013 WINE TASTING AND FOOD PAIRING EVENTS.- in conjunction with La Europea and Cordon Bleu School of Gastronomy. There will be 7 Friday nights with 2 hours events to be held over February, March and April on the terrace of Casa Caribe. Be set for a civilised evening of history and appreciation of wine. “The best fun I had on holiday” and “I have been looking forward to this all year” and “What a fun, interesting night” are typical of the guest’s comments. Continue reading
Over the last decade more than 11 million spectators have enjoyed the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular at the Gran Tlachco Theater which was specially designed for this performance. Now Xcaret is going to launch a totally new show will take its place, announced Carlos Constandse, Vice-president of Experiencias Xcaret. Continue reading
The Isla Blanca Kite Festival will be held this year on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm each day. The location is the same as last year – the former Acapulco Restaurant at the end of the road in Isla Blanca. Kite flyers from from the USA, Canada and the Cancun area will join us to fly kites. We will have big kites and controllable four line Revolution kites. Penny Lingenfelter will again join us to share her amazing costume routines.
Come and join us to enjoy the beach, the kites, and the beauty of Isla Blanca.
The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce the inauguration of one of the destination’s most anticipated attractions: Cancun’s Maya Museum. Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, presided over the inauguration ceremony on November 1, celebrating the opening of one of its most promising tourist attractions during an incredibly exciting season that marks the end of the Mayan calendar and the beginning of a new era.
After six years of construction, the museum’s modern structure has become the largest ever built by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) since the Templo Mayor Museum was built in 1987. With an investment of approximately $15 million, 70% of which was contributed by the federal government through the INAH. Cancun’s Maya Museum includes 350 archeological artifacts that took 30 years of research to procure, includes relics that have never been shown as well as others that were discovered in recent excavations. Continue reading
Following Sir Richard Branson´s recent visit to Cancun and his encounter with the beautiful whale sharks off the nearby island of Isla Mujeres, he has started a new fight for the conservation of sharks.
In an exclusive interview with Soledad O’Brien on “Starting Point,” Branson talks about his work with WildAid, an organization that focuses on addressing the human threat to wildlife. In partnering with the group, Branson’s influence opens up a new world in ecotourism, dispelling myths about sharks and increasing awareness and the need for conservation.
Take a look at this video of the interview with Soledad and Sir Richard Branson taken whilst on their trip to swim with the whale sharks in Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun.
For more information about the whale shark visit http://cancun.travel/en/things-to-do/adventure/whale-shark/
From July 19 – 20, the state of Quintana Roo and Cancun will host the Mayan Opera Festival 2012 inspired by the ”Maya year.” The concerts will delight tourists and the general public with operas performed by some of the best singers and musicians from around the country.
Opera Maya is an international festival with a summer school program based in Quintana Roo, Mexico. This event helps communities in the state of Quintana Roo and some of the top international performers to support diverse and multicultural encounters. The event encourages and stimulates creativity with the local musicians of the Maya region to celebrate and share their culture and heritage. Continue reading