Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes was born on August 12, 1911 in a tough neighborhood in Mexico City to an impoverished couple with 8 children. After a failed attempt to migrate to the U.S. and a short lived boxing career, Fortino found his place in a circus tent show and then on to theater and film.
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Temazcal is a unique traditional ceremony that involves a steam bath, used in traditional ancient medicine by diverse cultures. These traditional ceremonies were originally performed by several indigenous groups including Aztecs and Mayans.
Built in 2012 by the Xcaret cultural workshop, the Virgin de Candeleria Fountain is a work of art that fuses cultural beliefs, art, and traditions into a glorious fountain.
The Xtabentun flower grows wild in the Yucatan and produces the pollen Yucatecan honey bees use to create the sweet nectar needed to make a delicious Mayan liquor.
The nectar of this flower is made into a licorice flavor liquor produced exclusively in Yucatan that may be an aphrodisiac. You can buy it in the Riviera Maya
One of the theories as to how Mexico's Yucatan peninsula was formed is 65 million years ago an asteroid crashed to the earth's surface just north of the City of Merida
Back in 2002, the Maya ruins of Calakmul in the Yucatan peninsula state of Campeche were named World Heritage site.
El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Merida has four permanent galleries and two temporary exhibit galleries in an award winning building just at the north end of Paseo del Montejo. The musuem is built on two hectares and has three levels, representing the three worlds of the Maya, the sky, earth and underworld.
Spotlight feature on shipwreck of the Matanceros, a historic Spanish shipwreck salvaged by CEDAM marine archaeologists
Vaquerias are a religious and economic celebration honoring the patron saint of either a Hacienda or a Yucatan village. Merida offers performances every Sunday