Great news for the Cancun Visitors Bureau! Lizzie Cole Guerrero has been appointed as the new Director and Chief Executive of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau. After recently working as the Marketing Director at Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office, Cole brings 14 years of experience in tourism and marketing to the new role, and she will be responsible for the development of new marketing and promotional strategies that will keep Cancun´s position as the leading tourist destination in Mexico.
Its white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters and its tropical setting have been attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. There are new hotels and activities opening up all the time to keep the interest alive in visitors that come back year on year to spend their vacation in Cancun.
Holbox Island is preparing to host the 5th edition of the Holbox Gastronomic Festival, aptly named the Eat, Love and Contemplate Gastronomic Festival 2016. It will be held from November 10th through to the 12th on the beautiful idyllic island of Holbox.
The Day of the Dead is coming and all the people in Cancun are getting ready to celebrate it. One of these symbols, and a very emblematic one is the calavera or skull. They are made from sugar, or chocolate and also in wood or stone. They are alway colourfully decorated and beautiful! Continue reading
Island Time Music and Fishing Festival will take place next year from February 7-11, 2017 on the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres. The Island Time Music and Fishing Fest has given music lovers and fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with talented writers and performers under the welcoming skies of this paradise island of Isla Mujeres. Continue reading
Day of the Dead – Xcaret
Day of the Dead – Xcaret
Hanal Pixan, an ancient Mayan tradition, otherwise known as ‘supper of the souls’ has been celebrated in Mexico since Prehispanic times. Mexicans remember those who have passed away and believe they come back to be with their loved ones on these days. Each region has a different way of praising their ancestors through rituals and ceremonies. The ceremonies combine Mayan and Christian elements, offering food and beverage to their loved ones to remember them and make them feel alive once again. Continue reading
Here are a few tips if you are on vacation in Cancun and would like to venture a little further than the hotel beach and pool.
A good beach to spend the day is at Playa Gaviotas. You can reach this beach by a small pathway right next to Coco Bongo nightclub. Its hidden behind the Hard Rock Cafe right in the Party Centre but the ocean and sand here are truly beautiful although the waves may be a bit big if you have small children. If you have kids with you then another great choice would be Coco’s Beach Bar at Km3 which has a beautiful wide beach with plenty of seating and shade under the palm trees. They also have swimming pool here so the kids really do have a ball.
Many tourists do not venture into town but its worth going to the Parque de las Palapas, a large market square where the locals gather in the evenings. They often have live music and shows and lots of street stall selling delicious local food. The children also love it here as they have play area and electric cars to drive around the square.
For really tasty authentic Mexican food at much more reasonable prices there are plenty of restaurants downtown worth a vist, from street stalls to much more classy restaurants.
So during your vacation in Cancun, be adventurous and explore where us locals go. www.cancun.travel