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The Mayan Legacy in Cancun – Chichén Itzá

A world heritage site since 1988, the impressive Mayan archaeological site, Chichén Itzá in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is one of Cancun’s most visited and best loved attractions, and rightly so. It is located in the town of Tinum and is any easy day trip from Garza Blanca Cancun where our tour agents can organize a comfortable excursion or help with directions if you wish to hire a car. Chichén Itzá is one of the most significant and best known vestiges of the Mayan civilization near Cancun, marking the decline of a sophisticated culture during what is considered the post classical period. Archeologists believe construction of the sacred site began as early as 600 AD. Today, the large pre-columbian city and ceremonial center with its imposing architecture attracts visitors and experts alike from around the world, eager to experience its mystical charm and explore what it might tell us about the evolution of modern civilization. Visitors to Chichén Itzá can explore an extensive complex of buildings, which include the main temple or castle (Kukulkan Temple) that …

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What did the Ancient Mayans Eat?

Although many of the traditions and customs that belonged to the ancient Mayan society remain unknown, there were portions of their culture that were chronicled, and one important part that is still alive and well today is the foods they dined upon. Several of the staple foods in their diet are still consumed regularly in countries like Mexico where the Maya at one time ruled large regions. While the foods may have ancient roots, the scrumptious foods that are listed below are as relevant as ever. The ancient Maya discovered these foods hundreds of years ago, yet these foods are still found in many home kitchens, not to mention restaurants, today. Tamales Within the Mayan culture, tamales are one of the most beloved foods in the diet. Made with corn masa that envelops tasty filling options such as cheese and chilis, pork or chicken, they are then wrapped up in corn husks or banana leaves and steamed. Once they are done, tamales are unwrapped and eaten, typically with a hearty portion of freshly made salsa …

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From Cancun to Chichen Itza – Best Tours You can Take

When you are planning a vacation to Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula, make sure you carve out some time in your schedule to visit the fascinating historical site of Chichén Itzá.  Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, not to mention a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you will be blown away by this incredible ancient city that features astonishing architecture such as pyramids, temples, columned arcades and stone structures. While the Mayan city was once a hub of regional trade, it also played an important role in sacred ceremonies and rituals that the members of this sophisticated society performed. Step back in time Abandoned in the 15th century, Chichén Itzá is just a couple of hours drive from Cancun and was once a powerful city amongst the ancient Mayan civilization that inhabited Central America.  It was established sometime between 415 and 455 A.D. and its name, which translates to “at the edge of the well of the Itzaes”, comes from the two nearby freshwater sinkholes called cenotes. Around 1000 A.D., Toltec …

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Guest Review of Garza Blanca Cancun: A Relaxing Stay

I recently returned home from a wonderful family vacation at Garza Blanca Cancun. As head of family vacation operations, I find it helpful to read guest reviews before making the booking, so I can picture whether or not the resort will be the right place for us. We had such a wonderful time that I decided to write a review of Garza Blanca, which I hope you find helpful in making your decision.

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What to do in Cancun in 2021

Cancun is truly diverse in what it has to offer. Whether you’re a beach-lover, a water explorer, or interested in historical ruins, a trip to Cancun is sure to leave you satisfied and with fond memories to last a lifetime. We have compiled a list of some great options on what to do in Cancun in 2021.

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5 Best Destinations Ideas For Seniors

The past year has been a challenging one for humanity. It was the year that the world came to a standstill and everyone hunkered down in their homes away from loved ones, offices, and recreational activities. The novelty of wearing a mask soon became a dull reality and the desperation to see loved ones in person instead of on a computer screen became intolerable. Until finally, the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine arrived! Now that the vaccine is here, it appears that senior citizens are more eager to travel than ever. This article covers some vacation ideas for seniors who are looking to run off to their next big adventure, and put the spark back in life! Across the United States and much of the world, senior citizens are the first in line to receive the vaccine as they are identified as being more vulnerable. This has led to a new wave in the travel industry. According to data and research collected among cruise lines, hotels and tour operators, senior citizens are now leading the travel industry …

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Coronavirus Cases in Quintana Roo

The Mexican Caribbean is a favorite holiday destination for sun seekers thanks to its miles of pristine beaches, spectacular scenery, diverse culinary options, archeological sites, and vibrant culture. While the coronavirus pandemic had a huge impact on tourism in the destination, the state of Quintana Roo has seen a considerable decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections.

Things to do in Riviera Maya: Crococun Zoo

Things to do in Riviera Maya: Crococun Zoo

You might be wondering if you can possibly consider anything else to do in the Riviera Maya; the whole area is so full of wonderful experiences, sights, and activities that it quickly becomes hard to pick just a few things to dedicate your hard-won vacation time to. However, if you have your family with you, there are very few family-friendly days out which will excite and inform quite like a tour of the famous Crococun Zoo which can be found just 20 miles south of Cancun and about 20 miles north of Playa del Carmen. Crococun Zoo in the Riviera Maya Crococun Zoo was founded in 1982 and has since been rescuing regional animals like the protected white-tailed deer. The impressive collection of animals here include parrots, spider monkeys, turtles, macaws, crocodiles, and utterly charming Mexican hairless dogs called Xoloitzcuintli.   Crocs and more Crocodiles are, arguably, Crococun’s real claim to fame, and many people are drawn in by the fact that you can walk amongst the resident crocs here at the zoo in the …