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Holbox May 07

Holbox is a small and beautiful island located in the north of the state of Quintana Roo, its name come from the Mayan and means “black hole”. It has 43 km long, 2 km wide and about 34 km of white sandy beaches with countless shells in the coast. It is attached to the Yucatan Peninsula by a sand bar and several canals that join it to the sea and to the lagoon Yalahau. Holbox belongs to the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas and is part also part of the biosphere reserve and protected area of Yum Balam which means Lord Jaguar, a reserve of 154,000 km2. more…

Cancun May 08

Cancun is the most important gateway to the Mayan world, where you people find beautiful and legendary archaeological cities and scenic and beautiful beaches. Cancun comes from the Mayan Kaan Kun, which means “nest of snakes”. Is located in the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula and from its coast is possible to clearly see the Isla Mujeres.

During the classical period and the post-classic Mesoamerican period, the Mayans had a business network from the Laguna de Términos to Honduras, for this activity they established shipping routes for travel touring the entire coast of the now state of Quintana Roo, for this, they made constructions by the sea for trade, as well as to monitor and assist navigation. Today people can find the vestiges of their greatness as the extraordinary strength of Tulum, Coba and City Kohunlich, among others. There are remains of many famous sites, but most of them unexplored. According to studies, the sites of “El Meco, Yamil Lu’um” and “The King” were points inhabited until the sixteenth century. more…

Bacalar Apr 03

Bacalar is a town located 35 km from the city of Chetumal in the state of Quintana Roo and its name comes from the Mayan “bakhalal” which means place of reeds. This town is next to the famous Lagoon of Seven Colors, this town is a picturesque community for lovers of nature, adventure, history and cultural events, through which it acquired the level of Pueblo Mágico.

In pre-Hispanic times Bacalar was the most important town in Uaymil, one of the 16 provinces in which the Yucatan Peninsula was divided before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors. It was a prime commercial site as it was a transfer point for various goods brought from Central America, particularly from the region of Ulúa in Honduras. In 1531 were the first contacts with the Spanish conquerors in the area. more…