Mexico’s Gold Coast is quickly gaining popularity as an alternative destination to Caribbean vacations, and the coastline stretching from Puerto Vallarta towards Manzanillo won’t disappoint; with pristine shores amid a backdrop of sheer stunning cliffs and lush jungles, the cruiser or traveler finds a balmy paradise within easy reach. Indeed, the cruising industry has much to thank for the Mexican Riviera; its port destinations were the inspiration for the Love Boat series, a phenomenon in itself which set the American public on a cruising frenzy. The coasts are lined with numerous places to kick back or get a [...]
There are many reasons as to why Mexico is one of the favourite destinations of vacationers everywhere. If your only encounter of Mexican culture is its distinct cuisine, you are definitely missing out.
Located between the United States of America (at the north) and Guatemala and Belize (at the south) with a city population of around 20 million people, Mexican culture is both mysterious and filled with fascinating history.
Aside from its number of hot deserts and tropical rainforests, as well as being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and both the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, it’s climate can indeed be varied. It is a Spanish-speaking country renowned for its archaeological wonders, not least of all is The Great Pyramid or Templo Mayor of the Aztecs. For many, the diverse culture and traditions of the Mexican people continue to fascinate, and diving head-first into its native traditions is the only way to truly appreciate the unique experience that is Mexico.
The people of Mexico are deeply spiritual and creative; one only has to experience the Mexicans’ “day of the dead” festival, when death is given its own holiday.
Aside from its colourful history and traditions, Mexico also has all the ingredients that make every vacation complete. Sailing, camping, climbing, kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing are but a few of the fun activities to indulge in. Make sure to check out its excellent handicrafts and visit the galleries showing the local talent to ensure that your vacation not only is educational but more importantly, fun!
Located deep in the Mexican forests on the Caribbean coastline, Tulum holds some of the most awesome Mayan ruins to be seen. While the main site itself is small compared to other Mayan sites, Tulum is in much better shape than any of the other ruins that are found throughout Mexico and other South American countries. Tulum Pueblo was only a small, quiet village just a few years ago, but thanks to a booming tourist industry, the area has grown in popularity. The main archaeological site around the ruins at Tulum has also grown due to the rise in interest [...]
Between the ecological parks, the beaches, and the water sports there are many attractions in Playa del Carmen. While all offer their own unique types of fun, there is one trip you just have to make while in Playa del Carmen. A trip to Fifth Avenue, or Quinta Avenida, is one you will not soon forget. With a variety of attractions that can easily fill a day, it is the perfect break from resort life.
Fifth Avenue is the main street to gather for a true Mexican atmosphere with a mix of both tourists and natives to the area. The street, [...]
A trip to Isla Mujeres in Mexico, for many, is a trip to paradise. With fantastic tropical weather, fine beaches, and breathtaking views all over the island, it is certainly a place to kick back and relax. There is more to Isla Mujeres than weather though. There are many fun and exciting things to do on the island that only add to the beach and waters sport fun.
On such trip you don’t want to miss during your stay at Isla Mujeres is Garrafon Isla Mujeres and the Dolphin Discovery. Offering fun for the entire family, this park and dolphin discovery [...]
Though known for its coral reefs, Cozumel in Mexico is full of much more. The people, the water sports, the beaches, the resorts, and even the food are worth the trip. Above and beyond the beauty of the coast, there is more to this tropical destination. One stop you may want to consider as a break from sun worshipping and water skiing is the Punta Sur Light House, ecological park, and nature reserve.
The awe-inspiring park that is anchored by the light house covers over 247 acres of land. There is a great deal of wildlife to see, like iguanas, birds, [...]
Perhaps the honeymoon capital of Mexico, Cancun is a paradise on the coast. With endless picturesque beaches, blue waters, and fantastic views, you will undoubtedly enjoy your time at any of the many resorts in Cancun. However, there is more to a Cancun trip than just beaches and daiquiris. To truly get as much as possible out of your trip, consider seeing a little more of Cancun. Some of the best activities away from the beach are the Cancun ecological parks.
If you want to get off the beach and still enjoy the outdoors, the ecological parks in the area present [...]