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Things to do and see at Xcaret in Riviera Maya

I am not a theme park person. But, if the ticket is offered free, why not go, right? And you know, I’ve never been to an “eco-archaeological theme park” before, so Xcaret in Riviera Maya in Mexico was my first one. This is a 250-acre theme park that brings you from

How to Spend a Day in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is an island just off northeast of Zona Hotelera in Cancun. The island is visible if you’re standing on the beaches of Cancun and vice versa. It is known for its white sand and idyllic beaches. The island is only 5 miles long and a half mile wide.

Photos: Chichen Itza – The Second Time Around

Seeing Chichen Itza the second time around wasn’t that exciting anymore. The feeling I had the first time I laid my eyes on this Wonder of the World was gone. I went there to accompany a friend (aka his tour guide and photographer) who has never seen it. I’m not

One Day Sightseeing Tour Outside Cancun

A friend and I went on a one-week, all-inclusive vacation in Cancun last week. It was a “spur of the moment” decision and we didn’t really planned at all. Having been twice on the eastern part of Mexico, I thought, I’d just show him the must-see cultural attractions in the

View of Cancun from the Top

On our way back from Cancun to New York City, my friend and I were seated in the business class. No, we didn’t ask or buy for it but the travel agent did it for us. And lucky for me, I was seated right on the window side. I’ve got

Merida – Once A Home To More Millionaires Than Any Other Cities in The World

Most visitors to the Yucatan come for the sun, sand and surf of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. Those who want to experience the history, culture and architecture of this region of Mexico will want to make the 4 hour journey west to Merida. ——————————————————————————————————————— Travel Guide for MEXICO Traveling Solo

The Rituals of Voladores

The first time I saw it was at a park, on my way to the the Tulum Ruins gate, I thought there was some kind of festival going on. Five men in their full ethnic costume were on the pinnacle of a 30-m pole with extended rotating wooden planks in

Cenote Azul

Cenotes are unique to Mexico, especially in the Yucatan State. They are wells surrounded by rocks and most often they serve as the mouth of an underground river or a cave. They’re also good for snorkeling and diving. The freshwater is crystal clean that you can see the bottom /

Snorkeling in Cozumel

Together with a fellow backpacker I met at Playa del Carmen, we bought a round-trip ferry ticket to Cozumel for 316 Mexican Pesos. The plan was to chill in one of the famed beaches there—and perhaps, go snorkeling at one of the island’s famous diving and snorkeling sites. The ferry

Mexico – Playa del Carmen

I’ve been told. And I’ve been warned: “Cancun and Playa del Carmen are not your Mexico you would want to know,” a Mexican friend said. I went to PlayaCar, anyway. And she was right! I planned to stay there for three nights but I was turned off by the place. I cancelled

A Day in Valladolid

Valladolid is a very colonial city that has retained much of its Spanish characteristics. A leisurely stroll in the city center and on its narrow cobbled and concrete streets is an experience to enjoy. Though tagged as Yucatan State’s third largest city, this place is quiet and doesn’t have much

Mexico – Tulum Ruins aka Tulum Ruinas

Less than 20 minutes by public transport from Sirenis Beach Hotel and Resort is the Tulum Ruins archaeological site that dates back to the days when the Mayans rule the state. This site is different from Chichen Itza and other ruins in the region for this one is strategically built

Eating Deer Meat in Mexico

We left Chichen Itza at around 3 in the afternoon—and everyone was hungry. Except me. I felt that the calories I had from my huge breakfast wasn’t burned yet. So, we stopped in a village 20 minutes away from Chichen Itza, on our way back to Tulum. We missed to

Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico

Chichen Itza was once the center of the Mayan universe. It’s an ancient city once occupied by brilliant Mayans who invented the calendar and were keen observers of the stars. They were amazing astronomers that they could predict solar and lunar eclipses by just looking / observing the movements of

Grand Sirenis Beach Resort Riviera Maya in Tulum

Our flight was 4 hours delayed at Toronto Pearson International Airport due to heavy snowfall. We all thought we’re gonna be told our flight would be cancelled. But the good thing was, it was just a snowfall and no sign of storm. But, still, it could pose danger to any
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