Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun

whale-sharkSwimming with the Whale Shark, the largest fish on our planet is a dream that can only become a reality in few places throughout the world, such as Mexico, Belize and Australia.  A mere 45 minute boat ride from Cancun, Mexico and you can enjoy this unique experience with one of nature’s most interesting creatures.  Continue reading

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XPLOR, AN ADVENTURE THAT BEGAN 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

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Xplor is a unique underground world, with four activities that invite you to Xplor and rediscover your emotions and senses immersed in nature.

 65 million years ago a massive asteroid struck the Yucatan peninsula, bringing to an end an era.  Dinosaurs were extinguished and gave rise to new forms of life on our planet. Nonetheless, beneath the surface, even more amazing changes were taking place.  Rain filled the basin formed by the crater, which eroded the stone and formed caverns which, over millions of years, nature sculpted a miraculous underground landscape. Continue reading

Mayan Culture in Cancun

Cancún archaeological sites

Apart from being one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, Cancun also has many Mayan archaeological sites to visit all within a short distance from your hotel.  Cancun is proud to be home to this Mayan heritage that dates back to the year 1500BC. Continue reading

Turtle Conservation Project in Cozumel

sea-turtle-1Check out this video taken on the island of Cozumel near Cancun, one of the Treasures of the Caribbean.  It was filmed by conservationists with the help of the Ecological Office.  They were helping baby turtles out of their nests to increase the chances of survival.  Truly magical…..!!

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Visit Tulum

tulum-1Tulum sits on the edge of a cliff facing looking out over the vast turquoise ocean. No wonder Tulum is one of the most-visited Mayan ruins in Mexico -it truly is one of the most magical places on Earth.

Tulum is located 82 miles south of Cancun on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the edge of the Caribbean Sea and was formerly know by the name Zama, meaning City of Dawn. Continue reading

Sea Turtle Season Begins in Cancun

A sea turtle swims past a school of butterflyfish

Sea turtle season is currently upon us and in response, the destination is implementing the efforts of an established conservation program. 90% of all beachfront hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos work with the City Council and the Department of Ecology to set up Campo Tortu-gero, a marine turtle conservation program.
Prior to nesting season, informational pamphlets are sent to all beach-front hotels and advice how to facilitate the nesting process, what to do when spotting a nesting turtle and the precautions that should be taken. Training information for security and beach patrols are also given with specific focus on how to differentiate between turtle species and how to build nest barriers to keep the eggs safe.

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Cenote Diving in Cancun

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Cancun Mexico has an underwater world made up of a network of cenotes just waiting to be explored by the adventurous diver.

Cenotes are often referred to as lagoons and ponds.  They were of great value to the early inhabitants of the Yucatan Peninsula as they were a source of fresh water and were regarded as mystical.  Cenotes are interconnected fresh water wells formed by the erosion of underground rivers by rain water. It is thought that some formed before the last Ice Age (over 25,000 years ago).   Continue reading