Lizzie Cole appointed CEO of the Cancun Visitors Bureau

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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.

 

 

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Island Time Music and Fishing Festival 2017

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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 at Xcaret 2016

Every year on October 30th, 31st and November 1st and 2nd Xcaret Park honors the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead by celebrating the Festival of Life and Death Traditions.   Xcaret was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and should definitely by on your list of things to do during your Cancun vacation.

During this festivity you will be able to experience the Hanal Pixan ritual (food for the souls), sample the delicious cuisine of the region, attend workshops, watch how they make the handrafts and visit the cemetery and altars with their gifts for their loved ones.  There are also visual arts exhibitions, theater, dance and gala concerts.

Visit Xcaret Park during your Cancun vacation and experience thisand enjoy this celebration of the Mayan World.  Visit http://www.cancun.travel for more information.

A unique experience in Cancun awaits you on the Day of the Dead!

 

Hanal Pixan – Day of of the Dead

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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

A Local’s guide to Cancun

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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