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The Pink Flamingo Stands in the Ria Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico

The Pink Flamingo Stands in the Ria Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico

Just before you arrive to Celestun, Yucatan there is a turn off for the Ria Celestun, a protected nature reserve.  Inside the park visitors can rent a boat (includes the boat captain) for 1,200 pesos. The cost is often (and best) shared with other visitors. Once you pile in, the navigates the waterways to discover […]

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Exploring the Mayan Ruins of Riviera Maya with a Car is Easy and Safe

A trip to the Riviera Maya is not complete without a visit to Mayan Ruins. There are plenty to choose from, but for first timers, a visit to one of the “Big Three” Chichen Itza, Tulum or Coba is a great way to start your exploration. Although tours can take you to each of these […]

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Where to Stay in Soliman Bay, Mexico – Casa de Corazon

Where to Stay in Soliman Bay, Mexico – Casa de Corazon

Even as Cancun and the Riviera Maya continue to develop and grow, visitors can still find some places off the main commercialized tourist trail without going south of Tulum. One such place is Casa de Corazon in Soliman Bay. When returning to Riviera Maya I asked mi amiga Kay from LocoGringo.com about places to stay […]

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Sunset Sunday-The Mayan Sunset at Xcaret

I visited Xcaret for the first time and spent the entire day inside the park.  I originally expected Xcaret to be a Mayan focused theme park, a Mayan Disneyland per se, but it was more, much more. I toured the park and experienced up-close wildlife encounters, Mexican cultural exhibits, an amazing wine cellar (showcasing Mexican […]

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Mexico

Mexico

Mexico is a diverse country of 31 states and a federal district. It offers so much to the traveler and although my adventures have taken me to 15 states and include 16 months living in its capital city, I know I’ve only scratched the surface. Why Travel to Mexico? Because it offers so much to […]

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Tulum – the Mayan Beach at Equinox

Tulum – the Mayan Beach at Equinox

Equinox. Whether spring or fall I often find myself thinking of the knowledge found inside the Mayan Culture. And one day I’d like to be in the Riviera Maya for the feather serpent of light in Chichen Itza on an Equinox.  The days proved special or important in numerous cultures through history, I’d still like […]

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A Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

A Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, identified as one of the new seven wonders of the world, will continue to receive attention as the Mayan Calendar closes in on a new Baktun. Translated by many scholars to a December 21, 2012 date, the day represents a new era of time or as some believe the end of time. Whichever […]

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El San Bernardino Convent in Valladolid, Yucatan

El San Bernardino Convent in Valladolid, Yucatan

After my first visit to Chichen Itza, my tour made a second stop in Valladolid before returning back to the Riviera Maya. After  lunch we walked our way down Calzada de los Frailes street and arrived at the main square. We arrived at the San Bernardino Convent. Upon arrival, each of us in the tour […]

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