Equinox at Chichen Itza, one of the new 7 wonders of the world
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Serpent of Light and Shadow, Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza, March 20-21

As the sun sets in the west and the shadows lengthen in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, a collective sigh of amazement goes up from thousands of people standing at the foot of the Pyramid of Kukulcan on March 20-21, the spring equinox.…
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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…
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Green Guidelines, Be a Sustainable Traveler in the Maya World

Enjoy your vacation, help protect the environment, learn about different cultures and support sustainable development. Here are some green travel tips.
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A New Beginning in the Maya World, December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 marks the end of one b'aktun or cycle in the Long Count calendar and the beginning of a new one. Far from being the end of the world it is a dawn of a new era, a time for reflection and renewal.
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Chichén Itzá – Wonder of the World

Discover Chichén Itzá, ancient capital of the Itzae Maya, voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World in a 2007 global poll.
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Chaac, the Mayan Rain God

Chaac, the Mayan rain god, was especially revered in ancient times. Learn more about his history.
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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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Mexican Heritage: Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead takes place on November 1 and 2 in Mexico. Given the importance of this timeless fiesta, UNESCO granted it World Heritage status in 2008.
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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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The Xtabay, Legendary Mayan Temptress

One of the most intriguing characters in Mayan folklore is the Xtabay, a lovely temptress who ensnares men and leads them to their doom, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold or the vengeful spirit of a cold-hearted woman, depending…