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The Mexican Caribbean is much more than heavenly beaches, a world of adventures awaits discovery

Cancun is hosting TBEX this week, an international event that brings together travel bloggers from all over the world. Endless vistas of turquoise waters, soft white sand that’s cool to the touch and the warmth of the Mexican people will…
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Xcaret’s Spectacular Evening Show Reaches New Heights

As the sun goes down and the shadows lengthen at Xcaret, the smell of copal incense fills the air and flickering candles and torches light the path towards the huge Gran Tlachco Theater. It’s time for the evening show, an experience that…
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Way down South, Muyil & Bacalar

If you enjoy exploring the Mexican Caribbean beautiful area and going off the beaten track, Thomas More Travel has a tour that will take you to two of Quintana Roo’s most magical spots – the ancient Mayan city of Muyil and Bacalar, the Lagoon…
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Valladolid, a Magical Community in the Yucatan

Valladolid, the Yucatan’s second largest city, was declared one of the "Pueblos Magicos" (Magical Communities) by the Mexico Tourism Board. Read all about it.
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Mariachis, the Heart and Soul of any Mexican Fiesta

Meet Mexico’s most famous musicians Silence falls as the sombrero-clad musicians take to the stage and in the distance comes the sound of a lone trumpet playing a haunting melody called El Niño Perdido, “the lost child.” Another musician…
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Handicrafts: a Journey through Mexico

The shimmer of silver, a wooden jaguar ready to pounce, a procession of stately ladies bound for market bearing fruit and flowers on their heads, skeleton mariachis, rainbow weavings, fantastic figurines and intricate trees of life. This is…
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Sweet Beginnings, Yucatan’s New Cacao Museum

Everyone loves chocolate but did you know that cacao was first grown in southeast Mexico or that the ancient Maya made offerings of the cacao pods and a drink to their gods and used it as currency in their trade negotiations? And did you know…
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Chicle, Mayan Chewing Gum

As you reach for another stick of chewing gum, have you ever wondered about its origin? Well, you may not be aware that this universal product originated right here in the Maya World. Yes, that’s right, the white sap of the chicozapote tree…
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Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Mexican culture, music and dance and say Viva Mexico with a glass of tequila, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Commemorating a famous Mexican victory over the invading French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, Cinco de Mayo is observed…
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Gonzalo Guerrero, from Shipwrecked Prisoner to Father and Mayan Leader

A Spanish sailor shipwrecked on foreign shores is captured by the natives and survives great perils before finally being accepted by them. He falls in love with a princess and has three children with her. Adopting the ways of his wife’s race,…