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.
When traveling to Mexico, one of the best destinations you can possibly choose is Playa del Carmen. This, located on the Riviera Maya, has a lot to offer visitors – beaches, relaxation, spas, shopping, night life, delicious dining, water sports, guided tours to visit ruins, biosphere reserves and much more.
You can join a guided tour either when you arrive at this picturesque place, or have it already included in your travel package. We have prepared a list of the various tour choices that Playa del Carmen, Mexico has to offer you:
You'd think the best description that fits a whale shark is this: A mouthful of teeth and a stomach that is constantly hungry. even though that sounds morbidly appropriate it has nothing to do with the truth. In fact, whale sharks are very different from other shark species in terms of diet.
Whale Sharks are known as filter-feeders. They eat primarily plankton, macro-algae, red crab larvae, krill, small nektonic vertebrates, squids, and small fishes. A whale shark has a very unique oral anatomy which allows it to gulp in water, filter for food, and expulse the water through its gills.
Many people are planning their vacation to the Yucatan Peninsula in search of a unique and memorable travel experience. If you are one of these people, it is a good idea to plan your vacation keeping in mind some of the key events that are about to happen this summer.
You can always ask your travel agent for more details and about arranging the accommodations, but you should know in advance what you will be most interested in seeing during your vacation. There are many events happening during the summer on the Yucatan Peninsula, and we have prepared a short list to help you decide what time will be best for taking your vacation:
Stretching nearly 1.5 million acres, the Sian Ka'an reserve is one of the largest protected natural avian habitats in the Yucatan Peninsula. As a Unesco World Heritage protected site, the place is a highly maintained ecological wonder with pristine surroundings. It teems with avian wildlife and other creatures, and is a great place to explore and enjoy nature. The reserve also houses many different species of tropical birds, which makes it a perfect bird watching destination.
Sian Ka'an Tours can be arranged very easily when you go to the Yucatan. Situated not far from famous places like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, it is a great thing to experience. Along with many stunning birding spots in the reserve, there are vast ecosystems, wildlife and reptilian species to sidetrack you from simple bird watching. You will definitely be captivated with the amazing historic sites of the Mayan people, as much as you will enjoy watching thousands of migratory and tropical birds.
The Yucatan Peninsula is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, inhabiting various terrains and natural habitats. Large land areas are covered by unexplored rainforest that hides many secrets – Mayan ruins, animals, flowers and vegetation.
The majority of the land is still untouched by civilization, which gives the traveler a unique opportunity to feel at one with nature and observe animals, birds, reptiles and insects in their natural environment. Eco-tours are very popular in this part of the world because of the untouched natural environment and the large reserves, housing thousands of unique creatures.
The ancient Maya civilization flourished in Mesoamerica, a region now divided into Central America and Mexico, about two millennia after similar high civilizations rose in Europe and Asia. Like all other civilizations of the old world, the Maya had advanced astrology since the beginning, which continued to develop over centuries.
The Ancient Maya had no significant amount of outside influence, and yet its people were able to thrive and reach the heights of its civilization. Until five hundred years ago, when the Spanish came and the Aztec reigned as the predominant empire, the Mayan calendar was one of the most recognized astrological traditions held in Mesoamerica.
Bird watching, often called birding, is the study of avian species through the use of binoculars, telescopes and other visual enhancements. It can also be done by listening to bird calls or by simply watching the birds. Since the majority of bird species are more easily detected by listening than by watching, auditory components are used more often.
Ornithologists typically engage themselves in bird watching because of their scientific study, but many birdwatchers pursue birding simply for the fun of it. For everyone else, bird watching is a leisure activity that is somewhat social and educational.
Guatemala is a small country on the Pacific Ocean, bordering Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. Spanish is the official language in Guatemala. The country has access to the Caribbean, which makes it a perfect destination for travelers interested in nature, wildlife and adventure.
There are many outdoor adventures you can participate in – canopy tours, fishing, swimming with dolphins, birding, scuba diving and more. The best thing you can do is to join an organized tour, as this way you will get the best experience possible for your money. There are organized outdoor adventure tours in Guatemala for many activities, and you can get full information about it from your travel agent or from your hotel once you have arrived.
Whether it is your first time to the Yucatan Peninsula, or you have been here many times before, there are always new places and things to see, new adventures to have and new wildlife species to observe.
If you are interested in learning as much as possible about Yucatan ecology, joining one of the guided trips is a good idea. The experienced guides will have a lot to tell you about nature and wildlife and you will learn many interesting facts.
Birding is very popular in Yucatan and many people visit the peninsula to observe birds and their natural habitat. You do not need to be an expert to enjoy watching birds – and it is a suitable activity for people of any age.
Whether you are going to lie in your hammock with a good book and binoculars or join one of the tours that take you to places where thousands of birds nest, your time spent birding in Yucatan will be something to remember.
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