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Enjoy the View at Coba

Visitors who brave the steep climb up the highest pyramid in Mexico’s Maya world reap the reward of a breathtaking vista. At more than 130 feet in height, Nohuch Mul, which means “large mound” in the Mayan language, is the tallest pyramid at Coba archaeological site and in the Yucatán Peninsula. Coba, an easy half-hour […]

Xcaret: where the living and the dead come together

Xcaret Park, on the Riviera Maya, lives up to a great tradition, which since 2003 was declared a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humankind by UNESCO: the celebration of the Day of the Dead. Every year, over the course of four days, in October and November, the Festival of the Traditions of […]

Riviera Maya Fact – A little Piece of History…

  This area was an important commercial and religious center for the ancient Maya, and there are many archaeological sites to discover in the area, such as Tulum, Cobá and Muyil. For hundreds of years, the area remained isolated from the rest of the country due to the lack of adequate roads. As Cancun was developed, […]

Sacred Mayan Journey 2013 Comes to An End

A year has passed and according to the Mayan tradition, it’s time to visit, honor and ask favors to the goddess Ixchel at the oracle in Cozumel Island. It is the 7th Sacred Mayan Journey but the first one of this times. The Sacred Mayan Journey is an event that recreates one of the oldest traditions […]

Top 5 Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula

Sharing Sarah Rainer’s article at Travelettes about her trip to Mexico. Read the full article and explore this top 5 Mayan Ruins. 5. Tulúm Tulúm represents the only Maya site located directly on the shore and in addition receives the most visitors of all the ruins! The ancient city was mainly populated between the 12th and […]