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.
The Mexican government is excited to announce the discovery of an ancient Mayan ruler in the Palenque area of southern Mexico. They are as of yet unsure of the ruler’s name, but the tomb was discovered not far from another famous ruler named Pakal.
The discovery of this tomb being so close to another has led Mexican authorities and archeologists to believe that area in which they were found to be could be unrecognized Mayan burial ground. For nearly a decade the people in charge of the Palenque dig have been aware of the tomb below their feet. It hasn’t been until the recently that the Mexican government would agree to examine the area more thoroughly. They have allowed the process to go on due to the threat of imminent cave-ins and the invention of smaller and more agile cameras to fit in the tomb.
The Riviera Maya is one of the most popular travel destinations in the entire Yucatan Peninsula, and probably even entire Mexico. This 75-mile coastal region stretches from the Mexican Caribbean to the south easternmost part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Of course, the weather is ideal for travel and there are beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear sea waters. Aside from those things, the place is teeming with birds and other wildlife. If you enjoy leaning more about archaeology and adventure then the Riviera Maya will suit you well.
There are four large eco parks along the Mayan Riviera. Here in Mexico, the conservation is provided by the community, who in turn help to develop tourism. The profit earned from commercializing helps the conservation projects. Many enterprises conduct businesses on the Mayan Riviera to make it convenient for tourists.
Belize was once a very important part of the Mayan empire. The land was fertile and perfect for growing crops to feed their large numbers, and the sea provided trade not only to other Mayan cities, but to other countries all along the Eastern part of South America as well.
The remains of their cities can still be seen to this day, with several open to the public, and new ones being discovered each year. These jungle covered ruins spark a sense of adventure and mystery into the hearts and minds of all who walk among them.
Many people come to Mexico looking for adventure, a memorable vacation and great outdoor activities. From scuba diving and extreme sports to relaxing by birdwatching and visiting ancient Maya ruins – Mexico has it all.
One of the most visited places on the Yucatan Peninsula, when it comes to exploring the local wildlife, is the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. The reasons why one should visit this place are many, and just to mention a few: the lovely and unspoiled natural surroundings, the Mayan ruins with their rich history, and last but not least - the beautiful flora and fauna.
The first question most people would ask is: where is Belize? It sounds like a place in South America or somewhere in Africa. Belize is located neither. Actually, Belize is just below Mexico, adjacent to Guatemala.
The Western Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that surrounds Belize make for great scuba diving destinations. Among other things, you can also try snorkeling or boating in Belize.
Cozumel, a small island of Mexico, is best known as a tourist hotspot. Even so, it has a wide array of birds and other animals, both endemic inhabitants and migratory visitors, several of which are endangered. Many birdwatchers love to explore the island and see these interesting birds.
One of the rarest endemic birds is the Cozumel Thrasher, which is nearly, if not completely, extinct. A part of the mockingbird family, it is brown and white with a long, curved bill, and said to make a complex, scratchy warbling. After Hurricane Gilbert in September of 1988, the species began a rapid decline. The latest reports of sightings were in 2006, after two more severe hurricanes hit the island.
The religion of the Maya is not definitively known, mainly because the conquistadors of Spain destroyed as much of the “heathen” culture as possible before trying to convert the people to Catholicism. Never the less, much has been learned of their religious beliefs as archeologists uncover things like ancient books, pottery with text or paintings on them, mural paintings, carvings, and other various treasures that were left untouched.
Thanks to these artifacts, we now know a little about what these people believed, who they worshiped, and how they performed their religious ceremonies.
Belize, a small country located in Central America, surrounded by Guatemala, the Caribbean Sea and Mexico, is a place encrusted with ruins of the ancient Maya civilization. The country is considerably small, covering only 8,867 square miles, about the size of Massachusetts.
Its size, however, does not diminish the prospect of finding astonishing sights. The ancient destinations as well as the natural wonders of Belize are compressed together tightly that everywhere you turn, you'll find great adventure.
The Maya were one of the Mesoamerican societies that left a huge impact on the history and culture of Central America. The Maya were more advanced than their neighbors in many areas, such as agriculture, architecture and astronomy, but what has fascinated explorers and archaeologists the most is their unique hieroglyphic writing system, which they invented more than 2,300 years ago.
The Maya glyphs are very advanced, visually striking and complex. Their calligraphic style and sophisticated phonetic system are different from any other writing system in the world. This is because the ancient Maya invented their writing system independently from the rest of the world.
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