Category: Things To Do

New Year’s Eve in Mexico

December 26, 2014

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The weather is great even on New Year's Eve in Mexico! Photo courtesy of Numinosity (by Gary J Wood) via Flickr.

Down past the border things get a little crazy. As the Kenny Chesney line goes, “When the sun goes down, we’ll be groovin’,” and that is just about the theme song for vacationing over New Year’s Eve in Mexico.

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Three Kings Day in Mexico

December 19, 2014

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rosca de reyes

In Mexico, the Christmas season is a much more elaborate and evocative celebration than you may be used to. It is an extended month-long fiesta, gilded with the nation’s famously colorful Catholicism, long since syncretized with indigenous customs that bubble up through more familiar festivities.

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Christmas in Mexico

December 12, 2014

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The Poinsettia Flower is known as the Christmas Plant. Photo courtesy of KNOW MALTA by Peter Grima via Flickr.

Celebrating Christmas in Mexico? Wondering what to expect? Well, aside from the sub-tropical to tropical climates making it a bit difficult to find a pine tree, Christmas in Mexico is celebrated in much the same fashion as their neighbors to the north, with some fun exceptions.

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Spending a Day with the Mayans at Chichen Itza

December 5, 2014

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Observatory

We were headed to tour the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza from the beach town of Playa del Carmen. The contrast between the desolate stretch of pavement that was leading us there and the throbbing club music and brightly colored Viva Mexico flags that decorated Fifth Avenue, Playa’s main drag, couldn’t have been much more pronounced.

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Top Attractions of Merida – Iglesia de Jesus

November 28, 2014

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Marida Musicians

Merida is the capital of the state of Yucatan in Mexico and here you’ll find an amazing diversity of charming culture, fantastic Meridian food, and archaeological ruins. Many a day trip embark from Merida, and though the exploration of the Yucatan peninsula uncovers rich treasures and memorable adventures, within the heart of Merida itself lies one of the most overlooked Mexican treasures – the Iglesia de Jesus.

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Cabo and Bisbee’s Fishing Tournament

November 21, 2014

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Cabo fishing

Perhaps the most well-known fishing tournament in the world, Bisbee’s Balck & Blue fishing tournaments in Baja California are, thanks to the extra-large purse, legendary. Started in 1981 by Bob Bisbee, the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament has grown from six teams with a purse of $10,000 to more than 150 teams with millions of dollars on the line. In 2006, the Bisbee’s Black & Blue had its biggest overall cash payout of $4,165,960, which was, and remains, the largest sportsfishing payout ever. For over 30 years now, Bisbee’s has been putting on fishing tournaments of fabled scope, so, as you might imagine, Bisbee’s name carries a lot of weight in the sportsfishing industry.

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