When you think of Cinco de Mayo, a mirage of sombreros, margaritas, and chip & salsa probably come to mind. But do you even know what you are celebrating, besides winning the prize for pinning the tail on the donkey? Before you have a “best guac recipe” contest, here are some things you should know about the 5th day of May.
Posts Tagged: Yucatan Peninsula
The amazing state of Quintana Roo and the Yucatán Peninsula are filled with some amazing treasures. The best way to experience these wonders are to see them in person, but we think the next best thing is this amazing video! Here is a little bit more information about the places shown in the video. Holbox,… Read more »
Q: What is the best way to prevent someone from doing something? – This is exactly what is happening among Americans who normally travel or want to travel to Mexico. With the constant rehashing of the drug-related violence taking place in Mexico, and now with recent cases in Cancun, an area still considered safe for tourist travel, Americans are hitting the panic button and holding off on their Mexican Caribbean Dream Vacation.
Cenote, that is a familiar word, right? Well, maybe not. Unless you have traveled extensively on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula or have lived here, the chances of you knowning what a cenote is, let alone how to pronounce it, are slim. Cenote, pronounced, /sɛˈnoʊteɪ/, is a cave that collapsed upon itself thousands of years ago. Filled with stalagmites and stalactites, these geological phenomena do not sound much different from other caves.
The word oil is found in the word spoil and that is exactly what happened to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tainted, tarnished, and spoiled. The damage has been done and will continue for years or maybe even centuries. Everyone is scrambling for concrete answers but the reality is that until time runs its course, we will have few.
If you haven’t taken a vacation yet to Cancun or the Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, you’re in for a few fun and fascinating surprises. Surrounded by soft, white sand beaches, the breathtaking turquoise-blue Caribbean Sea, a sparkling lagoon bordered by mangroves, and lush green rainforests with colorful tropical plants and flowers, this travel destination will inspire you.