The Mayan Train (Tren Maya in Spanish) is a railroad loop construction project started in earnest in December 2018 by the administration of Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The Ladder of the Captives is a collection of hieroglyphic steps recovered by Dr. Enrique Nalda and his team at Dzibanche in 1993. Each step has engraved hieroglyphic texts and a scene showing a captive, as well as a glyph representing the head of a snake.
The ancient Maya was an awesome civilization which spanned some 2,000 years. Remains of the civilization were discovered in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries attracting widespread interest. Part of the allure of the Mayan World is essentially that it is a ‘lost civilization’ which left ruined cities. While the true history of the Maya civilization is still unknown, considerable progress has been made through exploration and research that has given us more answers, tracing periods of their growth, decline, and development until their eventual downfall after the Spanish Conquest. Despite their lost civilization, the Maya made many advancements in mathematics, astronomy, calendric and writing systems, technology, commerce, art and architecture. Public interest in ancient Mayan civilization grew in the second half of the 20th century, especially in Europe, following the publication of the first synthesis text on the subject: The Ancient Maya, a book written by archaeologist Sylvanus Griswold Morley. Click here to read about what the Ancient Mayans ate in the past. Morley was one of the most important 20th century experts on Mayan history. He spent much of his life exploring and conducting archaeological …
day excursion to Isla Mujeres, while you are on vacation in Cancun, is always a good idea! Keep reading to find the best tips and recommendations we have gathered so you can make the most of your next visit to the magical town of Isla Mujeres.
If you are planning to travel to Cancun anytime in 2020, you should definitely take a look at amazing events in Cancun, Isla Mujeres and the Riviera Maya that we have listed for you.
A new travel advisory was released by the United States recently regarding the travel of its citizens to Mexico. Even though the security alerts for the country as a whole continue to cause concern, we are delighted to announce that there are no current travel restrictions placed on Cancun and the Riviera Maya, which is one of Mexico’s most sought-after regions for extraordinary vacations. Home to sunny weather, powdery white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise Caribbean waters, Cancun and the Riviera Maya Is a gorgeous and inviting haven for tourists. The area is well known for its friendly people and warm Mexican hospitality, and a vacation there is sure to be amazing. Safety is another thing that Cancun and the Riviera Maya is known for, and when you book a vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa, you can bask in an enchanting Caribbean getaway without worrying about your safety or security. UPDATE.- December 26, 2019: “There are no restrictions on U.S. government employees for travel in Quintana Roo state, …
If you are spending the Christmas season at Villa del Palmar Cancún, we have prepared a great program of activities to add some extra holiday cheer to your tropical Christmas vacation.
The arrival of the sargassum algae to the coasts of Cancun and Riviera Maya has been inevitable. Climate change and other environmental situations have caused the conditions in the seas to change. This is the main reason why this seaweed now arrives massively to areas where it previously had a small presence; as is the case of the Mexican Caribbean. In natural conditions, sargassum is an ecosystem in the open sea that doesn’t do any harm; on the contrary, it is a refuge for different species of fish and turtles. However, since the summer of 2013, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico has records of the presence of sargassum in the Mexican Caribbean in atypical quantities. At the end of 2014, its unusual arrival became constant. Of course, the local and federal authorities have set to work to collect sargassum in Cancun and at the different beaches in the area. This, coupled with the exhaustive work that the hoteliers have done since the beginning of the arrival of this seaweed. Sargassum free …
If you are a guest staying at the Villa del Palmar Cancun Resort between October 31st and November 2nd, then prepare yourself for some exciting celebrations to mark two important traditions, Halloween and Day of the Dead.
Generally considered a “constitutionalist war” raged against the inequalities that were prevalent in Mexico at the time between the rich and the poor, Mexico’s Revolution is celebrated on November 20 every year with fireworks, parades and a long weekend.