Tulum in Mexico is a great place to visit. It not as popular as some of the other places on the Yucatan Peninsula such as Cancun or the largest resorts on Riviera Maya, but this is also part of its beauty.
Tulum has a lot to offer to the adventurous traveler interested in Mayan ruins and nature – secluded beaches, a relaxing atmosphere, delicious cuisine, snorkeling and enjoying the crystal clear waters, interesting flora and fauna species and Mayan ruins to visit and explore.
This picturesque old Mayan settlement is located just south of Playa Del Carmen, so there is always convenient transportation and accommodations available. Here are some of the most interested places to visit if you have some time to spend in Tulum:
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.
In 1990 about half of the Petén department was protected under the Maya Biosphere Reserve. The Reserve was created to protect the largest area of tropical forest remaining in Central America. The other half was leftunprotected, as an economical resource for local communities
When I first came to live in the Petén in 1997 about 1 third of the unprotected rainforest had disappeared. Nevertheless, with 2 thirds still standing plus the immense Mayan Biosphere Reserve being protected, we were living in the middle of a vast area of seemingly endless rainforest with a few spots of slashed forest that had made way to agricultural land.
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.
The Sian Ka’an nature reserve is a beautifully designed bioreserve that’s bounding with natural wonders. From seeing crocodiles while navigating the mangroves, to spotting several different types of tropical birds, the scope of tropical life in Sian Ka’an is almost limitless.
After a great day of sight seeing and fun, watch the sun go down from the sparkling beaches that the Sian Ka’an nature bioreserve has to offer. The diversity of nature at Sian Ka’an will put on display the nature lover out of all the lucky visitors who witness the 1200 different species of flora, 103 different species of mammals, 339 species of tropical bird and all the forms of water life that exist in Sian Ka’an.
There are so many different varieties of birds to see and admire on the Yucatan Peninsula that it's a difficult decision to make where to go in order to best enjoy living paradise. Hiking trips are one of the best ways to get to the more obscure areas and are led by tour guides that can offer you valuable insight into the species that you are viewing on the bird watching tour.
The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the most renowned birding areas in the world because of where it is located. Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side, the Caribbean Sea on the other side and the Yucatan Channel on the northern coast, the climate and surroundings are perfect for our flying friends.
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.
The idea of going to see Mayan ruins crosses the minds of millions each year, but don’t let a crowd stop you. There are great Mayan ruins that aren’t as crowded but just as wonderful to visit. The Mayan site of Cahal Pech is one of these locations. Located in the Cayo area of Western Belize, the site offers more than a few Mayan buildings and ruins to see.
The site itself is a type of archeological enigma. No one seems to know when it was discovered. The first time, on paper, that the ruins of Cahal Pech were discovered it was during the beginning of WWII, in the mid 1930’s. Because of the war efforts and the resources that were taken to fight, the first official dig held at the Cahal Pech site was in the 1950’s peacetime, 1950 to be exact.
The Mayan people are, perhaps, best known for their awe-inspiring architecture, which ranged from magnificent, pyramid-shaped temples to simple homes for the commoners. Their style changed slightly over the generations, but never lost the mystique that surrounds these great buildings, hidden deep within the jungles of South and Central America.
Though all of the cities share the same basic style, their planning for each development was effected by such things as terrain and what building materials were available. The buildings that were set upon a layer of limestone, for example, became expansive municipalities. Other sites, built into the hills and mountains, used this to their advantage, building their towers and elaborate temples to soaring heights. All of the cities, however, were built with some of the same aspects.
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?
For many years the Mayan World has been a popular destination for adventure seekers. Early day explorers like John Lloyd Stephens discovered the region to be full of exciting surprises when he first stumbled upon great ancient pyramids in the early 19th century. Only forty years ago a visit to the now well known ruins of Tikal, Guatemala meant a venturing on a two-day jungle hike over rarely trotted paths, after a dubious flight into Guatemala’s jungle capital, Flores.
Nowadays the region offers a escapades at any adventure level, from single-day excursions to the Chichen Itza Maya Ruins to one-week jungle hikes to El Mirador, the tallest Mayan ruin. But the Mayan World offers the adventurer much more then just archeology. In an area of roughly 300,000 square kilometers (116,000 square miles) the Mayan World encompasses mountains, lakes, white water and calm water rivers, rainforest, Caribbean beaches, cenotes, caves and waterfalls. This wide range of geological attractions and ancient- as well as modern- Mayan culture provides the traveler with an ideal destination to quench his thirst for adventure.
Whale Shark Season has officially started since last week when the sharks were first spotted by plane. Whale shark tours are going out every day now from Holbox. Probabilities of finding and swimming with the animals are 95% in good weather conditions.
Duende Tours is now taking bookings for their special with Flight from Cozumel. We have a confirmed our first departure on Friday June 4th. Spaces are still available for this date and you can place your booking for 1 passenger or more! Of course other dates are available as well; the June 4th is a definite go even for 1 passenger bookings.
Long known as the largest fish that exists in the world today, you will easily be able to tell a whale shark when you see one. They have very thick skin that is colored a two-tone shade, with both lines and spots on them. The whale shark may actually swim at depths that are around 400 feet.
Whale sharks are among the gentlest giants in the world. Far more akin to a whale than they are to a shark, the whale shark diving experience tops the list of adventure vacations that many people say they would like to have. Once you dive with a Whale Shark, you'll understand why. The experience is difficult to describe until you've actually participated in it.
The power of the Mayan civilization stretched for almost the entire length of South America. The Mayan ruins that have been left behind are the only lasting memory we have of what the Mayans did for a living, how they worshiped, and how they went about making their civilization. Some of the Mayan ruins have dated back as early as 5000 BC, while others are as new as 1500’s.
Most of the Mayan ruins fall in between those two times though, such as Palenque located in Chiapas, Mexico. Palenque has become one of the most influential ruins in the modern understanding of the Mayan people. The reason behind this is the vast amount of detailed work that archeologists have done there. Some speculate that Palenque is one of the most excavated and studied Mayan sites anywhere in Mesoamerica.
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.
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.
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