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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.

Cenote Tours in Cancun and Riviera Maya

Cenote Tours in Cancun and Riviera Maya

Cenotes is the name given to the magical deep waterholes that are located throughout Cancun and the Riviera Maya. These natural wells are said to be the result of the fallout from a meteor that crashed into what is now the gulf of Mexico millions of years ago. Together with the help of mother nature over time, these deep wells with their subterranean rivers and caves have become the beauty spots for which the region is renowned. Cenote tours in Cancun never fail to inspire and leave you mesmerized. Cenotes Each of the cenotes near Cancun are unique, varying in depth, circumference and vegetation. Some have access to navigable underground river systems, some offer caves with stalactites and stalagmites for you to explore; some are more suitable for young families, while others are more suitable for extreme adventure. The experience is sure to be unlike anything you have encountered before. Sacred Energy Centers For the ancient Maya, cenotes were more than just beauty spots to be explored and enjoyed, they were a source of life …

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 …