New Tours and Attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula
Discover the Maya world with Corazon y Vida Tours in Quintana Roo. This new tour company introduces visitors to the Mayan culture with nature tour, gastronomic tours, adventure tours and wellness tours. Corazon y Vida Maya is a group of community cooperatives that promote, preserve and revitalize the Maya culture. The tours are given by local people therefore generating economic growth for local communities and an authentic experience for visitors.
On the 2nd Thursday of every month beginning November 14, the Merida English Library will present their new tour “An Evening of Merida Magic” when three special wines will be introduced for a tasting in one of Merida’s beautifully restored historic homes. If you have ever wondered what was hidden behind the magnificent facades of these colonial mansions, this tour is a great opportunity to find out.
Xplor Fuego is Xplor adventure park’s new twist to its already incredible jungle fun. Now open at night, the park is lit with hundreds of Tiki torches and the activities are touted as “a challenge in the darkness like you never imagined.” New thrills include zip-lining into total darkness, driving ATVs through dramatically lit caves, and swimming in a volcanic red underground river.
Bel Air Animal Park, brought to the Riviera Maya by Bel Air Resorts, is the new zoological and water park located in Puerto Aventuras. Visitors can tour ecological paths filled with wild animals, attend educational workshops, and delight in animal shows. Aquatic activities include swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in open cenotes where you will meet a family of manatees.
New Foodie Adventures in Playa, Tulum and Merida
Maria Sabina Restaurant, located at the north end of 5th Ave. in Playa del Carmen, brings Oaxaca to the Riviera Maya. They even have the grasshoppers on their menu! Indulge in something really different (if you are not ready for insect cuisine), and try a margarita made with one of their smokey flavored mezcals.
Samba Brazil Rodizio in Merida is the authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience. An extensive selection of fine meats is carved directly from the skewers to your plate, and you don’t have to leave your vegetarian friends at home. The amazing “salad bar” has its own discount buffet price for those who want to forgo the meat. If the food doesn’t get you there, they boast the best Caipirinha outside of Brazil…and did I mention the scantily clad Brazilian dancers who put on a Carnival-like show every Saturday? El
Asadero in Tulum is the new late-night taco shack. For delicious, “after-the-bar-scene” snacks or if you just have the midnight munchies, these tacos will cure your hunger. If you are heading south into town, take a right at the second stop light and then go two blocks where you will find taco nirvana.
New Nightlife in the Riviera Maya
LIV club located on 10th Ave between 8th and 10th Streets is the new hot spot on the Playa scene. Playa del Carmen is famous for its nightlife, and each and every new platform is trying to top the last!
Let the show begin! Backstage in the Cancun Hotel Zone is a feast for the eyes and for the palate. This dinner theater with Las Vegas quality shows performed by top-notch performers, will excite and enthrall!