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 Rio Lagartos Ecosystem is facing a number of threats, many of them are threats you wouldn't immediately think of for a bio reserve. The Rio Lagartos reserve is 150,000 acres and is one of the largest bio reserves in Latin America, making its sheer size a reason it faces so many threats. Here are the largest threats faced by the bio reserve and possible solutions for them.
The cenotes of the Yucatan are among the areas' most beautiful natural formations. These entrances to subterranean bodies of water have been one of the major attractions for as long as they have been noticed. They have had a huge impact on the people as well as the geography of the area.
The rugged mountains and deep jungles, not to mention the teeming wildlife in the virgin rainforests, are all the reasons why you should go on hiking and adventure trips in Guatemala. The vast jungle of Guatemala presents great hiking opportunity for the avid backpackers.
If you're one of them, you shouldn't dare miss this opportunity to go trekking up on the mountains. Just add a little human intervention provided by the local Mayan people, and this trip can be the most amazing adventure you'll have in your life.
The place is called Cuatro Balam. It is located in Guatemala and is quickly becoming one of the most interesting places to go to if you want to see Mayan pyramids. Inside Cuatro Balam park there are up to 4,000 Mayan pyramids. The park was started under the former Guatemalan president Berger due to the citizens' concern over protecting the natural and archeological beauty of the country. Guatemala’s current president now supports the large park’s growth and funding, as well as several private investors, who have similar worries about ancient artifacts being lost forever to time.
One such artifact that has only recently been discovered is more of a jungle sculpture than artifact. This new sculpture was located inside the Cuatro Balam park at a location called El Mirador. The sculpture is over 2,000 years old. This link between the two far off countries has added to the drive of Mayan tourism. Those who can’t make it to the Egyptian pyramids are equally in awe of the Mayan accomplishments, which can rival Egyptian pyramids in any engineer's or tourist's eyes. It is a strange fact that every experienced archeologist that has studied both Mayan and Egyptian cultures has admitted.
It is an age old problem, traveling as a single parent with kids. This can be doubly frustrating when trying to actually enjoy yourself on a vacation while going to the never-ending kiddie shows every time you turn around. Well, there is a way out of this, use a family guide.
Finding one is discussed in the first part of this series called, Family Guides and Traveling as a Single Parent. Now that you have one, We would like to discuss with you what to expect from your family guide while on vacation.
Every parent wants to take their kids on a vacation that will stay in their memories for the rest of their days, otherwise what's the point right? The hidden factor that most people don't see is the fact that every parent's mind is reeling from all the possible dangers. Vacationing can mean going into busy, complicated, and often confusing tourist spots. The hustle and bustle can make it easy for a parent to get separated from their kids, or even their purse or wallet.
This fear factor alone can sap the fun right out of the vacation for any parent and their children, but as the old adage suggests, "there's safety in numbers." By hiring a family guide the odds of your vacation being safe and smooth doubles. Here are a few reasons how using a family guide ensures your family vacation is as safe as possible:
One of the greatest joys a parent can have is being able to take their children out to see the world. Giving your children, and yourself, a great vacation,or simply moving, can be a tricky thing to do. There is a remedy for this though... find a guide! The type of guide I am speaking of is not the normal travel guide, but one that specializes in assisting and maintaining order while your family travels. Some call them family guides, others simply call them professional nannies, but at all times they can be a huge benefit to the single parent who needs a little extra help while traveling with their kids.
Using a family guide can be a great asset, but there are also several factors you should look into before you decide on a family guide agency or private contractor. We'll be covering the topics of where to look, how to view a family guides profile, and interviewing your family guide.
The Yucatan Whale Sharks are a favorite among many whale watchers. This is one of the popular travel adventures in Mexico and the Riviera Maya and definitely makes for a great experience.
If you're an animal and nature lover, and at the same time a traveler, then whale shark watching might be the perfect adventure for you. There are many places around the world to go Whale watching, but one of the perfect places to visit is Yucatan.
The infamous tourist attraction Playa del Carmen has tourists coming to see the wonders of Mexico. It's situated just south of Cancun, bordered by the coastal regions facing the Caribbean Sea.
Would you like to experience a genuine jungle experience in Mexico? Travel to Calakmul and enjoy the Mexican nature a
The perfect way to visit Palenque for those with limited time and budget! Save time by traveling at night on a comfortab
Combine the best of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in this 3-day multi-active tour. Travel to the remote corners of the
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