Swimming with Whale Sharks – 2013 Edition

Between the months of May and September, whale sharks (Tiburon ballena) congregate off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The biggest fish on the planet, a whale shark can weigh…

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5 Favorite Things – Isla Mujeres

1. Explore the underwater world nearby. Isla Mujeres provides an ideal starting point for snorkeling and scuba diving. Manchones Reef is one of the best sites for snorkelers and divers…

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Spring Equinox, Chichen Itza, and Kukulkan

Ever since first hearing about the play of light and shadow on El Castillo during the spring and fall equinoxes, I've wanted to see it first-hand. The Mayan site of…

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Ik-kil Cenote – How To Escape the Crowds

Ik-kil Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is located only about 5 minutes from Chichen Itza Archaeological Site. Its proximity to Chichen Itza makes Ik-kil a popular stop on…

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Snorkeling at Puerto Morelos National Reef Park

Puerto Morelos Reef National Park, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, was designated a protected area in 1998. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the…

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12 Undeniable Reasons to Explore Mexico

Last week, CNN.com published an article titled "3 undeniable reasons to explore Mexico" (http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/29/travel/mexico-three-reasons/index.html). The three reasons listed included gastronomy, pre-Hispanic sites, and swimming in cenotes. We wholeheartedly agree with…

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Swimming with Sea Turtles – Akumal, Mexico

Akumal, the first resort town in Mexico's Riviera Maya, remains a far cry from the hustle and bustle of its northern neighbors Playa del Carmen and Cancun.  Akumal means "place…

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Eating our way across Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, Mexico is one of our top destinations in the summer because of the large congregations of whale sharks that can be found from June through August. Numbers of…

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