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Cancun boasts some of the best Caribbean beaches, amazing cenotes and diving sites, ancient Mayan temples, Island tours, whale sharks, nightlife and more.

Discover Costa Mujeres: A hidden jewel in Cancun

Discover Costa Mujeres: A hidden jewel in Cancun

When it comes to finding a new place to enjoy a getaway, Costa Mujeres has it all! Costa Mujeres is a secluded coastline community in northern Cancun with a privileged location, nestled among lush nature, unspoiled silky sandy beaches and the pristine turquoise hues of the Mexican Caribbean.  Costa Mujeres is in fact part of Isla Mujeres, a picturesque Magic Town island, but located in the continental area, a few minutes from downtown Cancun, which beckon tourists from all over the world to lie back and relax in inviting tropical backdrops. Additionally, travelers visiting Costa Mujeres can enjoy all the tourist landmarks and venues of interest that Cancun has to offer, including shopping, excursions to archaeological sites and the renown Hotel Zone, where impressive beaches, theme parks, museums, high-end cuisine restaurants and popular nightclubs are set, and located only a few miles away. Also, Cancun’s International Airport is only a 30-minute drive away. However, Costa Mujeres has its own landmarks that can be visited throughout the year, such as the Isla Blanca beach, a pristine …

Practical and creative uses of sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean

Practical and creative uses of sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean

Nature is giving the coasts of the Mexican Caribbean a unique raw material: sargassum. If anything characterizes Mexicans is the enormous creativity and adaptability that they have. Therefore, it’s not surprising that some entrepreneurs and brands have used to good advantage the arrival of sargassum to create different kinds of products and innovations with it. But, what can sargassum seaweed be used for? Faced with this natural phenomenon, different industries and specialists have highlighted some of the benefits that sargassum has. For example, it contains alginic acid, which can be applied as a thickener and emulsifier in the food industry; it has cellulose and hemicellulose, which are raw materials of paper; it generates ethanol, one of the main compounds for biofuel; and it was discovered that its properties also make it an excellent fertilizer. Knowing all this, Mexicans got their hands to work to take advantage of the sargassum that is arriving at the coasts, and turn it into eco-friendly products. Here are some examples of the most practical and creative uses of sargassum seaweed …

Romantic Getaways in Cancún

Romantic Getaways in Cancún

Taking a vacation with the one you love should be a romantic experience if you have done a little research and planning, but there are certain places that only require you to show up for the romance to begin. Cancún is one of those places! The powdery smooth white sands beckon you to stretch out in your swim suit and bask in the warmth of the tropic sun. Teal waters stretch out as far as you can see inviting lazy afternoons spent floating on gentle waves. Palm trees support swinging hammocks resting in the shade. The exquisite natural beauty is offset with a fun and relaxed vibe that brings Latin rhythms, chilies and margaritas and a warm and vibrant culture. The atmosphere created seems tailor-made for couples! Planning Your Itinerary When traveling to Cancún with your partner, you can easily choose to not plan anything at all. Simply laying on one of the world’s most breathtaking beaches can be romantic enough, especially if you’ve chosen a resort like Villa del Palmar Cancun to cater to …

Advice for Dealing with Airport Transfers in Cancun

Advice for Dealing with Airport Transfers in Cancun

When you are planning a stay at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa, one thing you can do to make your arrival in paradise as effortless and carefree as possible is to arrange your transportation from the airport to the resort ahead of time. For your convenience, you can reserve and prepay for this service directly through the resort. Knowing that you have hired a reliable company that values your safety will give you peace of mind as you begin your getaway. We highly recommend that you reserve an airport transfer in advance of your arrival, and we would like to give guests such as yourself some pointers to make sure you have a positive experience from the moment you get to Cancun. There have recently been several cases (most of these have taken place at the airport in Cancun) involving guests who have reported that they have been misled to believe their transportation service was given by various other companies, which have subsequently charged them for the service they received. In …

Visit Remarkable Coba Archaeological Site Near Cancun

Visit Remarkable Coba Archaeological Site Near Cancun

Deemed by some archaeologists as one of the most significant historical sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, Coba will take you on a fascinating journey through the ancient world of the Mayan culture. Surrounded by two large lagoons and lush vegetation, this site was not actually discovered by archaeologists until the mid 1800s because of its remote location in the jungle. It was not closely studied until the 1920s due to the dense jungle as well as the Caste War that was going on. The site is still mostly unexcavated, making a visit to this Mayan gem even more spectacular. Coba has only been open as an archaeological site since 1973, and even though it is estimated that there are roughly 6,000 structures in the encompassing area, there are only three main settlements that are available for viewing to the public. During your next getaway to Cancun, be sure to spend some time at this splendid archaeological site. Ancient History At the height of its power, which was between 600 and 900 A.D., the population of …

Winter in Cancun

Winter in Cancun

If the arctic chill of winter has you dreading the season ahead, why not plan an escape to Cancun where you can enjoy the season in one of Mexico’s most incredible destinations. Spending the winter season in Cancun is absolutely blissful, which is why it has become such a popular place in Mexico to get away from the cold weather in other parts of the world. As the temperatures start to plummet in other places, the people in Cancun are still wearing shorts and sandals! If you would rather be sipping a margarita with your toes in the sand than shoveling piles of snow in your driveway, make your way down to Cancun for a delightful winter season! Villa del Palmar Cancun offers luxurious accommodations that will make your winter in Cancun one that you will never forget. Here are just a few of the benefits of spending your winter in Cancun: Amazing Weather Winter in Cancun is a wonderful time of year for those who enjoy warm, sunny weather rather than chill-inducing cold. You …

Cancun Tours for New Year’s Eve on a Pirate Ship

Cancun Tours for New Year’s Eve on a Pirate Ship

What’s your plan for celebrating New Year’s Eve? If you are looking for a way to spend a unique New Year’s Eve 2017-2018, why not enjoy one of the best parties in town aboard the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship in Cancun, or join in the fun at Villa del Palmar Cancun, where will ensure you ring in the new year with style. Cancun Tours for New Year’s Eve on an authentic Pirate Ship Welcome the new year in the most exciting way possible while you sail the Caribbean Sea. Indulge your senses as you enjoy the balmy Cancun breezes while take in the beautiful sights and glittering lights of Cancun. This is one of the best ways to experience a magical evening and it can only happen on board the Jolly Roger. As the countdown to midnight grows nearer, the spirited atmosphere comes alive and the most exciting part of the year will provide the most unforgettable start. Awesome Fireworks Displays Although there is vibrant fireworks display every night on board the Jolly Roger, New …

Wet and Wild in Cancun

Wet and Wild in Cancun

Cancun is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world thanks to its location along the transparent turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea which hugs the white sand-covered coastline. There is a wide range of watersports in the area thanks to easy access to the Caribbean. Because the selection of watersport activities in Cancun is so diverse, you may wonder which ones will bring you the greatest joy during your vacation in paradise. No need to spend hours doing your own research, though; just take a look at this list of Cancun’s most popular watersport activities to help guide you as you choose the one(s) that is an ideal match with your interests: Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour If you are in the mood for underwater action and adventure in Cancun, this tour is a great choice for you. You will first visit a protected coral reef that offers marine mammals and tropical fish a safe refuge. Then, it is off to a region in the Caribbean that features a dense bed …

The Enchantment of Sea Turtles in Cancun

The Enchantment of Sea Turtles in Cancun

As some of the most charming animals to grace the waters of the Caribbean Sea, sea turtles are naturally a big hit with vacationers who travel to Cancun. Green, hawksbill and loggerhead sea turtle species enjoy spending time in the resplendent crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean, which gives visitors plenty of opportunities to witness them in their dazzling natural habitat. There are several activities you can enjoy at Villa del Palmar Cancun which could bring a turtle sighting at any time, including snorkeling, kayaking, swimming in the sea, paddle boarding or even just hanging out on the gorgeous white sand beaches. The region even offers adventures at night that seek out sea turtle encounters, including guided turtle walks and diving amongst the coral reefs where they tend to congregate in the evening.  Keeping Sea Turtles Safe Sea turtles in Mexico are, thankfully, protected by law, making it illegal to capture or hunt them or their delicate eggs. Local citizens, visitors, devoted volunteers, and resorts in the area including Villa del Palmar Cancun focus on …

How Safe Is Cancun During Hurricane Season?

How Safe Is Cancun During Hurricane Season?

Given the fact that tropical storms like hurricanes have the potential to create major damage when they are forceful, they should always be taken seriously.  Hurricane season, however, should not get in the way of a much-needed vacation in Mexico, particularly if you are considering a visit to Cancun.  Home to some of the most breathtaking beaches along the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun has been blessed to avoid much damage from hurricanes.  In fact, the coastal city has only been hit by two major hurricanes (Gilbert and Wilma, respectively), which were 17 years apart.  This means the likelihood that a hurricane might hit during your vacation is very slim.   When is Hurricane Season? Hurricane season begins in June and runs through November, though storms are more prevalent between August and October.  Of course, hurricane watch should always be noted, and if you are in the area, follow all warnings and evacuation procedures as officials issue them.  One of the smartest precautions you can personally take is to purchase trip insurance in case your vacation plans …