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29 June, 2019

5 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is one of the world’s top vacation destinations, stretching more than 80 miles south of Cancun along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, where travelers enjoy gorgeous white sand beaches and an incredible array of activities that simply can’t be found anywhere else in the world. With so much to choose from the options can feel a bit overwhelming, so here are five non-touristy things to do in Playa del Carmen that will make your next Mexico vacation a truly unforgettable experience and create memories to last a lifetime.

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25 June, 2019

Get Closer to Nature and Experience Mayan Culture in the Riviera Maya

No visit to Cancun or the Riviera Maya region of Mexico is complete without exploring the ancient Mayan culture of the Yucatan Peninsula and Caribbean coast, which is home to a wide variety of ancient ruins and where many indigenous communities still thrive to this day. But if you’re looking for an exciting new adventure that will take you even deeper into the magical world of the Maya people, Maya Ka’an offers visitors a sustainable, back-to-nature cultural experience that is unlike anything else in the world.

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23 March, 2019

Beachfront Tulum Ruins Get 1,000’s of Spring Equinox Visitors

Thousands of vacationers came to celebrate the 2019 Spring Equinox in Mexico’s Riviera Maya at the beachfront Tulum ruins this week, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). With a dramatic ancient Mayan pyramid perched above an idyllic white-sand beach overlooking the clear-turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea, this magical place draws tens of thousands of people every year during the Spring Equinox celebration, which officially took place this week on Wednesday, March 20th.

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16 March, 2019

Watching the Spring Equinox at Mexico’s Ancient Mayan Sites

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has gained worldwide fame for its many ancient Mayan archaeological sites, which challenge the senses and instantly transport visitors to another time and place, but did you know that many of these structures are designed to communicate with the heavens? Read on to see how two of the ancient Mayan sites on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula can “speak” to the skies, and explore how the ancient Maya’s genius for astronomy is on full display during the Spring Equinox for visitors. 

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09 March, 2019

Cave Full of Ancient Mayan Artifacts Found at Chichen Itza, Mexico

The ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula are extensive and easy to access from the Riviera Maya region along the coast, making it popular among both tourists and experts, who have been studying the site for decades. Still, the ruins reminded the world recently that they still have many secrets left to reveal, when tips from local residents uncovered a large unexplored cave on the site that is home to dozens of artifacts, bones and burned offerings to the ancient Mayan gods, which researchers plan to leave intact.

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22 August, 2017

Downtown Playa del Carmen has so much to offer – from fantastic world-class restaurants, shopping and entertainment, to some of the best beaches in the world and unique cultural offerings that simply can’t be found anywhere else. Among these, Playa’s close proximity to ancient Mayan ruins makes this Mexican Caribbean beach town one of the world’s best vacation destinations for adventure travelers of all ages.

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12 May, 2017

Playa del Carmen was once just a small fishing village that served up a prime piece of real estate to place a dock for ferry service to the island of Cozumel, which lies just offshore in the Caribbean Sea and is one of the world’s best diving and snorkeling spots. Today, Playa – as it is often called by locals and frequent visitors – has become a thriving tourist spot in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, which stretches more than 80 miles south from Cancun along Mexico’s only Caribbean coast to the eco-chic town of Tulum.

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19 January, 2014

It is easy to imagine an ancient Maya priest standing at the top of the great Pyramid of Kukulkan, preparing to make a sacrifice to the gods as the villagers gather below to offer their prayers in support of his efforts, which were meant to bring protection from enemies, encourage a healthy crop and a good harvest.

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