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Día de Muertos Altars

Celebrated on November 1 and November 2, Día de Muertos or the Day of the Dead, is one of Mexico’s most colorful and rich traditions. It is a blend of pre-Hispanic rituals thousands of years old and customs introduced by missionaries in…

Xcaret’s Festival of Life & Death is a celebration of Mexico’s timeless Dia de Muertos traditions

Flickering candles illuminate a petal-strewn trail to an altar laden with garlands of cempasuchil or orange marigolds and velvety red cockscomb flowers, crosses and images of saints, fruit and gourds full of food and drink. The scent of aromatic…

Xcaret Hosts the Festival of Life and Death Traditions

October 30 to November 2 Flickering candles illuminate a trail through the jungle lined with altars laden with garlands of cempasuchil or orange marigolds and velvety red cockscomb flowers, crosses and images of saints, fruit and gourds full…

Look up at the sky and get ready to be amazed: Birds of Playa del Carmen and Cancun

Living in Playa del Carmen while working in Cancun gives me a unique opportunity to enjoy the commute between these two cities early in the morning. A couple of weeks ago, while I was driving to the office, I considered making a list of the…
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Chocolate and Cacao: Food of the gods.

Chocolate: Divine Drink of Kings As you munch your way through a chocolate bar or sip a creamy mug of cocoa, do you ever stop and wonder how mankind ever came up with such a heavenly taste? It may come as a surprise to you to find out that…