Carlos Martinez comes from a family of sea biologist researchers. He treats adventure as a religion either in the air: paragliding, rappelling; on land: bicycling, or in water as a swimmer, devoted snorkeler or diver.
He has been living in Mexico for the last 20 years, where he received a degree in psychology.
After traveled some countries, gaining valuable field experience he keeps working towards his dream of living in a just world of ecologically proactive people.
In his articles he highlights the most special places and activities found on his trips.
Mystical is one word that best describes Guatemala. This country projects a special aura. Its majestic Mayan ruins, numerous historical and natural attractions as well as hospitable people make this country appealing to tourists from all over the world. Because it has rugged physical beauty, thick and dense forests, fascinating volcanoes and mountains, hiking tours became one of the top activities in this adventure destination which continues to magnet hikers, trekkers and travel adventurers.
We offer customized and private Guatemala day tours that will take you to the several areas in Guatemala that have been declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.
You will also get to visit the city of Antigua and the plaza square that houses the Palacios de los Capitanes Generales, which is the seat of government. The grand palace used to house the country’s Spanish rulers, remained to be the center of Antigua and served as a very important place for gatherings and local activities. On the other side of the city, you can visit a historical Baroque style architectural structure. The facade of the El Carmen Church gives tourists an idea of the once grand place of worship that was tragically destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Another interesting site to visit in Antigua is the Calle de Arco. Arco is a Spanish term which means arch, and this lovely place is a fascinating architectural site as you can find many arches all over the place.
The ancient Mayan ruins and its history are also among the reasons why many tourists from all over the world are fascinated with and enticed to visit Guatemala. The Mayans have been hailed as one of the most highly advanced cultures in the Americas. Compared to other civilizations, they have achieved amazingly advanced knowledge and skills in writing, calendars, mathematics, and architecture. As a matter of fact, they were the first people to theorize about time and the world. Their calendars accurately marked and predicted seasons and even the occurrence of eclipses.
The town of Nebaj is another great place to visit especially for those who are enthralled by the rich and mysterious Mayan past. Hidden among the jungles of the Cuchumatanes, is a rich repository of their past culture. The local Ixil people who live there today are direct descendants of the Mayans. They are the great inheritors of their ancestors’ ancient and grand civilization, and still observe their society’s time-honored customs and traditions. You can easily get an accurate picture of the Mayan past by looking at their modern descendants. The things they wear, what they eat, and do reminisce their ancient culture. For example, one artifact of the past is the rebozo shawl which is still worn by the Ixil women.
El Petén is one other important site to visit in Guatemala. Here, much like in Nebaj, many of the locals still adhere to some of the long held beliefs of the Mayans. As a matter of fact, they still celebrate some traditional Mayan festivals and worship rituals. Also, El Petén is the home of many fascinating Mayan artifacts, including carvings dating back in Pre-Columbian times.
Everyone loves to spend their holidays by traveling to new and exciting destinations. Vacations mean different things to different people. Generally, families want to spend fun and adventurous time together on vacation. Everyone needs an outlet to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily work routine. But are you one of the special, select groups of travelers that love exploration and adventure? To have the time of your life your best travel option is an adventure travel tour to see the Caribbean historic attractions and amazing scenery. With Tikal tours, you will explore ancient and mysterious sites like the Mayan ruins. In fact, Guatemala travel and a visit to the Egyptian pyramid of and the Kilimanjaro Mountain would definitely do the job.
Do you know any beautiful, bountiful place where lush rainforests and white sand beaches catch your eyes? Where the sea breezes are tempting you to have a dip in a sparkling turquoise blue ocean? This tropical getaway could be one of the best selling vacation packages tour providers offer. But actually, it is one of the best kept tourism secrets in the world. It is beautiful, bountiful, exotic Belize. Its unfamiliarity to the rest of the world is the main reason that it still has plenty of things to be discovered by excursionists and tourists alike.
Visit Central America for some wonderful adventure tours. These trips offer ancient sites of Mayan ruins amid amazing tropical jungles. See mysterious Mayan temples emerge from the surrounding tropical jungle with all of its lush vegetation and animal life. Central America is a great place for bird watching too, with its magnificent scarlet macaws, colorful parrots and blue herons.
Cozumel, dubbed as the Island of the Swallows, is an island in the Caribbean Sea whose beauty extends further than its coasts. It is the third largest island and the second most populated in Mexico. It is well known for sheltering coral reefs and having white sand beaches, turquoise blue Caribbean waters and housing the ancient Mayan ruins.
It boasts its unique city, San Miguel, which is known for its elegance by having a combination of colonial and pre-Hispanic influence and remnants, archaeological sites, paradise like beaches and countless activities to make your stay enjoyable and memorable.
Situated east of Playa del Carmen, this beautiful island’s sheltered coral reefs were made famous by Jacques Cousteau in 1960. From then on, the island became well known to American divers and its piers welcomed the arrival of tourist cruise ships which gave Cozumel international fame.
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Belize is a country that lies on the Caribbean coastline of Central America and is bordered on the south by Guatemala, on the north by Mexico and on the east by the Caribbean Sea.
If it’s a great vacation adventure you want, you can never go wrong with a Belizean tour. This country is undeniably appealing as it is full of beautiful and magnificent natural attractions. This place has been blessed with flourishing tropical forests, majestic mountains, pristine waters, Caribbean coral atolls, barrier reefs, majestic Mayan ruins and very hospitable inhabitants.
The ruins of Tulum are located in the Quintana Roo state of Mexico and it is known as the Mayan fortress-city seated on a cliff above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is also known as the ‘Walled City’ because in Mayan language Tulum means ‘Wall.’ The main attracting feature of this ancient city is actually its spectacular location. It is ideally located on a cliff that faces the rising sun and overlooks the magnificent sea.
This ancient Mayan city is a famous tourist destination and it is divided into 4 main portions: the town, the hotel area, the biosphere reserve and the archaeological site.
December 21st 2012 is the day that the entire world has been waiting for because it is supposed to be the purported ‘Doomsday’ or the day when the world would come to an end. The phenomenon about Doomsday has taken the world by storm, and it is on everybody’s lips thanks to the Internet, the news, movies and even in song lyrics. However, is it truly as catastrophic as all the hype surrounding it claims?
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