Posted December 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports
Can you believe 2014 is a week away? Where does the time go? Just goes to show life is way too short to keep putting off your "bucket list" or for doing the same ol' vacation year after year. Make 2014 the year you took your vacation to another level! Adventure travel in Mexico is so much more than just pushing yourself to physical limits, it includes nature encounters and cultural exchanges as well. The amazing biodiversity of the Mayan Riviera landscape along with the fascinating history...
Posted November 29, 2013 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism
Learn about the Maya culture with Corazon y Vida Tours. Tour archeological sites, see dance and music ceremonies, learn about medicinal plants in the Yucatan jungle, witness the ancient Mayan arts of beekeeping and textile making, and taste regional food created from ancient recipes. Immerse yourself in a fascinating culture on your next Mexico vacation. Discover the diverse Riviera Maya.
Posted October 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Yucatan Activities
Discover a wealth of culture. Trek amazing ruins, climb to the top of the tallest pyramid in Yucatan, visit an authentic Mayan village, swim in a cenote, enjoy a lunch of traditional Mayan dishes...all in one day trip to Coba. Read more about the Coba ruins. Photo by Scott Brown
Posted August 29, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos
This mural was discovered at the Xelha ruins near Akumal, a small but very interesting ruin site that should not be missed by those with a passion for Maya history. The painting, done sometime between 300 and 600 AD, seems to be of birds flying over buildings that look like cages. An ancient artist's statement about freedom perhaps? Read more about the Xelha ruins. Photo by Scott Brown
Posted August 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities
Passionate travel is also wanting to learn about a destination's people and their history. The modern Museo Maya in Cancun is a great place to start researching the Maya that lived in this part of Mexico. Original artifacts and a small ruin site give us a look inside the daily life of the ancient Maya. Excellent rainy day excursion! Check out other things to do on a rainy day in the Riviera Maya.
Posted August 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos
You have heard of sports fanatics, called "fanatics" because of their crazy passion for competition. The ancient Maya felt the same way about Pok-ta-Pok, the Mayan ball game that was played on a stone court just like this one found at the Coba ruins. Sometimes a single game went on for days, often ending in the execution of the loser...and you thought soccer fans were passionate. Read more about the Coba ruins. Photo by Scott Brown
Posted August 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos
Travelers that scale to the top of the gigantic Nohoch Mul pyramid at the Coba Mayan ruins are rewarded with a fantastic view of Lake Macanxoc to the east and Lake Cobá to the southwest. It is the highest Pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. With 124 steps in each direction, that is a conquest for a very passionate traveler! Read more about Coba.
Posted July 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips
Whew, Riviera Maya Summers are hot! Something to consider when planning your vacation excursions. Schedule outdoor activities like ruin treks early in the morning (the ruins open at 8AM) and shopping along 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen to after 5PM. Enjoy water activities in the heat of the day from 11AM to 4PM. Hang out around the hotel pool, nap in a hammock at your villa or even better, visit a refreshing, jungle cenote. And remember to stay hydrated on the inside too by drinking lots of...
Posted June 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos
Now this is the kind of Summer swimming hole kids dream about! The Xelha Mayan ruin site near Akumal is often void of tourists and so is its lovely cenote. This hidden gem is just waiting for someone to come and make a big splash. Learn more about the Xelha Ruins. Photo by Scott Brown
Posted June 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism
This month we are celebrating all the bodies of water in the Riviera Maya, and inside the Sian Kaan Biosphere lies one of the most fascinating water features in all of Mexico, the maritime canals of the ancient Maya. 1,200 years ago the early Maya hand dredged a trade route between the cities of Tulum and Muyil thus linking Muyil, a village with a land locked lake located 12 kilometers inland, to the Caribbean Sea. The route stretches over 20 kilometers and winds through lagoons and mangrove...
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