Category: Things To Do

What to See in Tulum

February 20, 2015

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Tulum Ruins

Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, around 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen, is one of the most important and most popular Mayan ruins. It is one-of-a-kind in being the only well-preserved ruin directly overlooking the ocean, making it one of the most picturesque sites as well. Tulum is a smaller site, with less buildings that other nearby sites such as Chichen Itza and Coba, but the primary draw is the views, and the setting along the sea. The ruins of Tulum are perched on 12-meter (39-feet) high cliffs, overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

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Fort of San Diego in Acapulco

February 13, 2015

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Acapulco beach.

The Fort of San Diego, or Fuerte San Diego, is one of the most important historical sites in Acapulco, Mexico, and was the most important Spanish marine fortress along the Pacific coast. A trip to the Fort of San Diego is a must for any visitor to Acapulco.

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Water Sports in Huatulco

February 6, 2015

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Huatulco, in Oaxaca, Mexico, is a string of nine bays, the Bahias de Huatulco, stretching over 26 kilometers, and is a traveler’s paradise for water activities. With 36 white sandy beaches and numerous resorts dotting the bays and coves, there are aquatic adventures for everyone to experience in Huatulco. Huatalco’s beaches vary in terms of […]

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One of Mexico’s Greatest Festivals: Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

January 23, 2015

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Mezal festival

The city of Oaxaca in Mexico is a treasure known for terrific food, a gorgeous colonial center, and by most standards the best handicrafts selection in a country where that’s really saying something. It’s the capital of a state that has 16 distinct indigenous groups, so all its attributes go into overdrive in late July each year, when the Guelaguetza Festival comes to town.

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The Oldest Writing in Mexico and the World’s Widest Tree

January 9, 2015

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Alebrijes

Most people know this region as the land of mole sauce and mezcal, but the three valleys that converge in the most populous part of Oaxaca gave birth to much older claims to fame. This is believed to be the land of the first domesticated corn plants and the first tortillas. It is probably also where written communication and an accurate calendar got their starts in Mesoamerica.

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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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