stretch of coast (the Riviera Maya), located in the Yucatan
peninsula between Cancun in the north and Tulum in the south, is
amazingly full of things to do.
CAVERN AND CAVE DIVING: in the 30 miles around Tulum there are well
over 50 cenotes/cave systems to explore. Read more...
- THE CENOTES
"CENOTES", derived from
the Yucatec-Mayan world "dzonot", a generic term for
sinkholes/karst windows that appeared as parts of cave ceilings
collapsed, leaving holes in the ground that give (invariably) easy
access to the underground rivers, were considered to be "windows to
the underworld" by the Mayan inhabitants of this region. Read more...
- THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN
Coral reefs are one of the
most complex and colorful tropical ecosystems, rivaling rain forests in
their richness of life. Coral reef organisms build massive &
intricate physical structures that are home to some of the most
fascinating plants and animals in the world. Read more...
- THE MAYANS
The Maya are one of the
classical pre-Columbian civilizations of central America. They were
known for their astronomy, calendars and writing, as well as for their
elaborate architecture and sophisticated mathematics. Read more...
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