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Feb 03, 2013

Yucatan tour December 2010. News and updates. Reserve your place now for free.

Yucatan Tour 2010: Experience the wonders of the Yucatan, travel in style, safety and comfort

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Feb 03, 2013

Yucatan Vacations for Seniors, from Cancun Beaches to Mayan Pyramids

A "seasoned" traveler's tips for discovering the wonders of Yucatan vacations. Watch the sun rise over Chichen Itza and set over Cozumel. Bienvenidos a Yucatan!

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Feb 03, 2013

Cozumel: Mexican diver's paradise and much more

Cozumel has long been known as a diver's paradise. But don't miss the island's other attractions.

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Feb 03, 2013

Cancun Resorts List

Cancun Resorts List with visitor reviews and online reservation links

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Aug 30, 2012

Contribute to Yucatan

Would you like to share your knowledge about yucatan? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.

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Apr 21, 2010

Grand Tour, Day 2: Cobá

On the second day of our Yucatan Tour (December 1 – 13, click here for the full itinerary), we visit the ancient site of Cobá, which is located about half an hour inland from Tulum on the Caribbean coastline.

Cobá retains a mysteriousness that sadly has been dispelled by crowds of tourists and hucksters from other more visited sites such as Chichen Itzá. For many years its remoteness from any modern roadway kept all but the hardiest visitors away. Now though fully accessible, the site still evokes an enchanting “lost city in the jungle” mystique.

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Apr 20, 2010

21 Tips to Help You Pack

There's almost nothing worse than traveling with too much stuff...unless, of course, it's traveling without the stuff you need!

Here's a great little article filled with information to help you organize all the essentials (and a few of the comforts) you'll need on the road.

Happy trails!

Apr 19, 2010

New Recipe: Yucatan Recado Negro

Here's another great addition to your Yucatan recipe file: spicy, smokey recado negro.

This essential regional spice paste can be used on grilled or roasted meats (traditionally turkey), as a seasoning for cooking stock, or a base for sauces.

Enjoy!

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Feb 08, 2010

Uxmal Ancient Capital of the Western Yucatan

Uxmal: history, site description, location and directions

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Jan 13, 2010

Isla Mujeres at Dawn

This is where our adventure began. The Hotel Secreto on Isla Mujeres.

Isla is a small slip of white sand and coral a mile wide and four miles long. It's eastern point is where the light from the rising sun first touches Mexico.

There is a small quiet community here, and, it seems, they want to keep it that way. When we asked a couple at the airport who were also bound for Isla Mujeres what there was to do or see on the island, they replied "Nothing. That's why we come here."

There are a number of excellent restaurants, a choice of hotels (from budget to out-of-sight) and a few good nightspots. All the activity is clustered in the center...easy to get to, easy to stay away from.

Secreto is a boutique hotel on the far side of the island from the town and the ferry terminal. The deck and pool look out over the eastern horizon. The rooms are decorated in modern minimalist style, clean and smart-looking.

There is no restaurant, but breakfast is served on your room, and the staff is happy to order from local eateries if you decide to stay in for the night.

Next time, we will end our tour here...or some place like it. We were a bit too filled with anticipation for the month ahead to allow the charm of this serene and beautiful place to have its full effect. But we won't hesitate to return. It is the perfect spot for all those who love Mexico's perfect beaches but want to avoid the mayhem of Cancun.

If you would be interested in joining us for our 2010 Yucatan Tour, please click here for more information.

Dec 04, 2009

Mayan World Tour - 2010 Itinerary

Proposed itinerary for The November 2010 Mayan World Tour

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Nov 21, 2009

This is WAY Cool:

A Virtual Palenque and Yaxchilan


This is the coolest thing I've ever seen on a Mayan website: a virtual tour of two of the most important archaelogical sites: Palenque and Yaxchilan.

Put together by INAH, the Mexican government agency in charge of the country's cultural heritage, this site gives you the chance to explore the ruins from the comfort of your own desktop.

The instructions are in Spanish. If you're a little rusty in this area, click the links marked "mapa corrido Palenque" or "mapa corrido Yaxchilan." After that, it's all pretty intuitive: just use your mouse or arrow keys to find your way around.

In addition to great images (and sound effects!) the tour also includes information (also in Spanish) about what you're looking at.

More of us who are interested in learning about Mayan history and culture need to know about this site. Please send the link to everyone you know who might be interested.

Enjoy!

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A Virtual Palenque and Yaxchilan"

Nov 20, 2009

Cancun tourist information: All the information you need...All in one place

Cancun tourist information: directory of helpful resources, on this website, elsewhere on the Internet, or offline

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Nov 20, 2009

Cancun, beyond the beaches

Cancun, Beyond the Beaches

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Nov 20, 2009

Yucatan Hotels and Resorts

Yucatan hotels and resorts to fit every budget and preference

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