Calakmul Ruins and the Calakmul Museum

Posted June 15, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations


When we last visited Calakmul Ruins it was a long drive into the reserve along a rather rocky back road. On a recent visit to the Calakmul Ruins we have discovered some improvements to the Calakmul journey that we want to share. The drive into the ruins is still long. The entrance to the ruin site is located in the heart of the Calukmul Biosphere. But don't let this deter you as the drive is well worth it! The road is now paved, albeit narrow but paved so it allows you to drive over 40 kms...

Loco Adventure – Bacalar to Calakmul to Palenque

Posted June 1, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations


We were inspired a few weeks ago to hop in the car and hit the road. It was time to revisit a local area that we had not ventured to in a long, long, time. We chose Palenque and San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas for a few reasons. I was itching for some new textiles for the house, some great mountain air, and trip down memory lane. The last time we headed south was in 2006. I hate to think that was 8 years ago, but we all know that time flies when you are having fun!. Getting to Palenque...

Photo and Video of the Day – Howler Monkeys in Calakmul

Posted April 17, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations

Howler Monkeys in Calakmul Ruins, Chetumal, Mexico

The Howler Monkey is easily found in the southern part of Quintana Roo and Campeche near the Calakmul and Kohunlich ruins. We recently retraced some of our past adventures and came across the Howler Monkeys yet again. This video is what the monkeys really sound like. It was freaky, intriguing, and amazing all at the same time! Video of the Howler Monkey Find out more about the Calakmul Ruins and Kohunlich Ruins in the southern part of the state.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Painted Mayan Ruins

Posted September 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Photos

Mayan ruins at Puerto Calica south of Xcaret

If you don't recognize this Mayan ruin in the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen, don't worry.  Many people won't. This building complex is closed to the public. It's called the Blue House and it's near the coast, located on the property of the port of Calica just south of Xcaret.

A new Mexico UNESCO World Heritage site

Posted June 25, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler

UNESCO site Calakmul ruins Campeche Mexico

Back in 2002 the Maya ruins of Calakmul in the Yucatan peninsula state of Campeche was named World Heritage site.  Well the jungle surrounding Calakmul has been named a "mixed natural and cultural" World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. UNESCO stated: "The city played a key role in the history of this region for more than 12 centuries and is characterized by well-preserved structures providing a vivid picture of life in an ancient Maya capital." The area added to the list is in the southern...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Ek Balam

Posted April 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations

Mayan ruins in Yucatan

We LOVE the Ek Balam Mayan ruins. They are perfect for family day trips from the Riviera Maya. Combine a visit to these ruins with other nearby activities like cenotes, or head to Valladolid after your visit, a beautiful colonial city just 20 minutes from this Mayan ruin. Or go north to the Gulf of Mexico and check out Rio Lagartos. Read about more Mayan archeological sites.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan ruins of Muyil

Posted March 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Muyi ruins near Tulum , Mexico

Ruin trekking is a mindful traveler activity.  These gorgeous ruins are rarely visited and located right here in the Riviera Maya. The Mayan archeological site of Muyil is located just South of Tulum and is full of surprises! Check out other Costa Maya and Riviera Maya Ruins. Photo by Scott Brown

Crazy for Travel in the Costa Maya

Posted January 29, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya Activities,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

Costa maya, Mexico

Have you ever wondered where the people who live in Cancun or Riviera Maya go to vacation? Costa Maya is the vacation destination for those who already live in paradise and REALLY want to get away from it all. By getting away from it all we mean jumping into the natural beauty of Mexico and experiencing the incredible adventures mother nature has waiting for us. So what do we like to do when we vacation in Costa Maya? Here are a few of our favorite Costa Maya activities. Manatee...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Ek Balam Mayan ruins

Posted January 23, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler,Yucatan Activities

Ek Balam Mayan ruins in Mexico

Winter vacations in Yucatan, when the days are not too hot, are perfect for ruin trekking! Look at this awesome, sunny day at Ek Balam ruins. Visit the Mayan ruins of Yucatan.

Yucatan Vacation Tip – Handicap friendly ruins

Posted January 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips

accessibility in the Riviera Maya

The archaeological site of Uxmal is now handicap friendly. The National Institute of Anthropology and History has been developing a program to make the Yucatan's historical buildings and archaeological sites accessible for people with disabilities. Ramps have been added to the ruin site and walkways have been modified to accommodate wheelchairs. We are excited to see these changes being made to make travel in the Yucatan easier for everyone. Learn more about the mysterious Mayan ruins of...

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