15 Dec 2019

Mexico is the second-most visited country in North America after the U.S. and it’s main income comes from tourism, so be sure that you will have a wonderful vacation as Mexicans will treat you to their warm hospitality and will dazzle with their culture, history, traditions and folklore.

Mexico is a land of contrasts, it’s a huge and diverse country with almost all the possible scenarios: mountains, deserts, islands, beaches, Caribbean coastline, ancient cities, metropolis, small colonial towns, deep forests and humid jungles.

The temperature increases gradually from north to south and winters can be very cold, here are some examples:

Baja California, from a high of 79°F in September to a low of 40°F in February.

Mexico City with an average high of 79°F in August and an average low of 43°F in January.

Tulum, 62°F in January, to 92°F in August.

So before you pack your baggage for your winter holidays in Mexico, you should consider these 3 factors:

  • The climate of the destination you will visit
  • The activities and tours you want to book
  • The duration of your trip.

If you are travelling to a beach destination in Mexico or a colonial city, these are some things you must bring:

  1. Casual and comfortable clothing for the day, some nice dresses, long pants and shirts for a less informal dinner and non bulky winter wear. If you are visiting a metropolis or a colonial City more formal dress is the norm.
  2. If you are visiting a beach destination take lightweight clothing, a sheer sweater or jacket for the evening will be fine.
  3. Since you will be doing a lot of walking around during the day, you will need to bring very comfortable shoes.
  4. Bear in mind you will be more exposed to sunrays during your vacation, so bring a hat along with the sunscreen and mosquito repellant brands that work for you back home.
  5. Unlock the following Apps: Uber, Cabify, Google maps and if your Spanish is not very sharp, download a Translation App.
  6. Don’t bring heavy books, Kindle is the best option.
  7. Phones nowadays are used more as cameras than as communication devices and taking pictures makes batteries run low, so always carry a portable charger with you.
  8. Don’t bring excessive cash or flashy jewelry.
  9. Notify your bank of your travel plans so your CC is not blocked after your first purchase in a foreign country.
  10. Do not leave trash on the beaches, just leave footprints in the sand. The beaches of the coast are home to many species, among them sea turtles that come each year to lay their eggs.

The last advice for your winter holidays in Mexico would be this: come to Mexico with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and be amazed by its culture, Christmas festivities and traditions, bring a bit of patience, an adventurous spirit and a huge smile on your face.

01 Dec 2019

Mexico is known for being a country full of history, vibrant colors, spicy food, lively music and traditions. If you are planning on traveling to Mexico during your Christmas vacation you will witness one of their most important Catholic festivities of the year.

A “Posada” is the reenactment of the Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem in search of a place where to give birth to baby Jesus.  Mexican families customarily hold a posada party for 9 days, one evening in each of their homes.

Friends and family hold tiny candles on their hands and are divided into two groups: one group stays inside a home, while the others wait outside. Both parties sing a specific song that represents how the holy couple went asking at every house they visited if they could come in and stay. The group that remains outside responds negatively to their request until the last portion of the song, where the Holy family is finally welcomed into a stable.

osada parties involve delicious food such as the traditional tamales, atole (hot corn based drink), buñuelos (fine deep fried pastries sprinkled with sugar). Beer, tequila and rum are usually served along with home made fruit punch. Adults and children break the famous piñatas filled with candy or in the more traditional way with sugar canes, jícama, peanuts, oranges and tangerines.

On December 24 or Noche Buena, traditional Christmas meals are served, which include Bacalao (dry salted cod fish) specially prepared Vizcaina style with tomatoes, almonds, capers, olives, and potatoes. Romeritos, these are a fine green herbs served with shrimp cakes and doused in mole, and Pozole, a delicious (green, red or white) soup made with pork or chicken and corn, garnished with shredded lettuce, sliced radishes, oregano, onion and lime. Stuffed turkey or pork are also part of the Christmas menu.

Families exchange gifts on Noche Buena. Children are usually gifted with clothes because on January 5th they leave a shoe on their windowsill to find it filled with toys and other gifts on the next day, commemorating the “Día de Reyes” or day of the Wise Men, who gave Jesus gifts and offerings.

December 31st has its special and fun traditions – if you are invited to dinner at someone’s house, this is what you’ll experience. As soon as midnight strikes, you will have to eat 12 grapes, one for each month of the year, and make a wish for each one. You will then be handed a broom so you can sweep all the old negative energy out of the house. Grab a suitcase with a few clothes in it and go round the block – this will bring travel in the new year. And don’t forget to wear red underwear to attract love or yellow for money!

So if you are thinking about spending your Christmas in Mexico, between posadas, Noche Buena and December 31st, be prepared to try delicious food and learn more about their culture and traditions.

 

 

 

15 Nov 2019

Each December 12th, the Mexican Catholic community celebrates the feast day of “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe”, with candlelight processions, parades and parties throughout the country in honor of the patron saint of Mexico. It is a national event that represents Mexico’s religious and cultural identity.

This celebration commemorates the fourth appearance of the Virgin Mary to the Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531, where she asked him to climb to the Tepeyac hill where he would find roses, in a time and place where they did not bloom. He had to gather and bring them to the Bishop as proof of the miraculous encounters during which the Virgin requested the construction of a temple on that same hill, where the Basilica is now located.

Juan Diego showed the roses to Bishop Zumárraga, who witnessed that in Juan Diego’s ayate or “tilma” (a cloak made of maguey fiber) appeared an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is displayed at the Basilica in Mexico City. According to the story, Mary spoke in the Nahuatl language when she appeared to Juan Diego, a powerful reason for millions of indigenous people in Mexico to convert to Catholicism as a result of her appearance and miracle.

Attendance to the Basilica can easily exceed two million people on that day. It’s traditional that parishioners approach the shrine on their knees as a sign of devotion and penitence, while groups of native Indians in their original costumes performing ancient dances.

You will also see Catholics paying pilgrimage to venerate an image of the virgin Mary at their local church, with hundreds of runners carrying torches along streets and highways nationwide, accompanied by decorated trucks, cars and bikes. You must drive carefully and bare in mind that traffic will be slowed down considerably on the main roads.

The celebration often culminates before sunrise on the 12th to serenade the virgin at local churches. Mass is offered almost hourly on this day, with a high Mass around 11:00 a.m. usually presided over by many priests, bishops and several Cardinals.

Mexicans celebrate this Holiday with firecrackers, music, marches and parades, and by serving pozole (stew made with corn and pork meat), tamales, chocolate atole or champurrado (a corn-based drink) and buñuelos (thin layers of buttery pastry topped with a rich honey syrup).

It is important to mention that December 12th is also a holiday for banks and other financial organizations in Mexico.

If you like to discover and learn of other cultures, you must come down to Tulum Mexico to be part of the celebration of “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe”, enjoying parties and parades throughout the Riviera Maya.

 

 

 

01 Nov 2019

Tulum is one of the most wonderful places on Earth, not only because of the natural beauty of it’s white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters and tropical vegetation, but also because there are a lot of fun activities you can experience on site with your friends.

If you want to organize the best party for a Bride in Tulum, here are 6 things you can do to have an unforgettable hen party in Tulum:

1.Visit Cenotes: Cenotes are underwater sinkholes, most of them located under caves and caverns, hidden in the jungle. The Maya people consider them as sacred places but they are also a fun attraction to visit and take amazing pictures, snorkel, swim or cave dive, if certified.  The water is fresh and somewhat cold, since it comes from underground rivers that never see the sun. Most cenotes charge a small entrance fee and rent snorkeling gear and life vests. Make sure you bring ecological bug repellent in order to preserve the purity of the environment. Google “Casa Cenote” or “Cenote Azul”.

2. Accommodation: Choose the hotel you will stay at according to your group’s needs. You will find ecological basic cabañas with limited electricity, concrete pods, tree houses, or small boutique Hotels such as “The Beach Tulum Hotel” that offers all the services, from a Spa, a gym to gourmet restaurants and private plunge pools in rooms.

3. Food: There are so many options on the beach or in the downtown area, also called “el pueblo”. From tacos, ceviches, tostadas, homemade Italian pasta, gourmet fusions, steak houses to experienced chefs that serve the catch of the day. Ziggy’s Restaurant is an excellent option located next to the Beach Tulum Hotel – right on the beach, it offers delicious, fresh and creative dishes with a twist that will awaken all of your senses.

4. Nightlife: Most of the bars are small and quaint, some are on the beach, others immersed in the jungle or in the downtown area. Even though Tulum is not a place where you will find clubs, you can liven any bar with a fun group of friends. You will find quaint and fun bars and beach clubs with live music that prepare delicious cocktails created with Mexican and Mayan ingredients that will surprise you. The most popular ones are:

“Bateys. Mojito and Guarapo Bar” and “Pasito Tun Tun” at “el pueblo” and “Papaya Playa Project a.k.a. (PPP)” on the beach and “Casa Jaguar” also located on the hotel zone but immersed in the jungle. Since you will be needing a large table or sitting area, make sure you call to book ahead of time.

5. Pampering: If you want to organize a Spa day for your bachelorette party at the end of your trip, Tulum is the place. From morning yoga lessons, Mayan sweat lodges (Temazcal), to massages and beauty treatments, Tulum has a holistic and wellness vibe that will meet and surpass all your expectations.

6. Culture: You can’t leave Tulum without visiting its amazing and unique archaeological site located right over a cliff and facing the ocean. You can arrive by bike, car rental or a taxi and take amazing group pictures that will last forever.

As you can see, Tulum has it all. So if you want to organize the best bachelorette getaway in Tulum, here are 6 things you can do to have an unforgettable hen party in the mexican Caribbean.

 

15 Oct 2019

Located in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Tulum offers great archaeological sites and natural wonders, including the longest underground river in the world and the 2nd largest coral reef barrier, not to mention its amazing beaches.

Tulum is an increasingly popular destination any time of year, with peak season during the winter months when tourists are looking for a warmer destination. The busiest week in the year is over New Year’s, when Tulum is chosen as the perfect Caribbean destination. There are many options if you are planning on spending New Year’s Eve in Tulum.

So here are some travel tips for you:

  1. As any other destination, airfare as well as lodging options increase their prices during this week, so it is safe to say you must plan your vacation ahead of time in order to get the best choice.
  • Tulum can be enjoyed during New Year’s Eve even if you are vacationing with your kids. Many hotels have their own New Year’s dinner parties, usually included in a package along with your hotel reservation.
  • You can book your New year’s eve dinner party at any restaurant you like, it will surely include a delicious dinner, music, fireworks and fun. If you are late and can’t find dinner reservations on the beach zone, try “el pueblo” or the downtown area, there are excellent restaurants where delicious menus and fun are guaranteed at more affordable rates.
  • Local traffic can be heavy on the beach road; if you hotel does not offer bikes, make sure you rent one so you can move around at your ease and without wasting too much time in the car.
  • If your mind is set on dining in specific popular restaurants, book them ahead or through your hotel concierge. However, not all restaurants take bookings so make sure you check in advance.
  • New Year’s Eve music festivals and live entertainment have become more popular in Tulum. Here are some of the most famous locations and parties to welcome the new year:

Papaya Playa Project New Year’s Eve Celebration.

An experience for all of your senses, it includes fine dining, live performers and live arts including circus and theatre shows “Las Vegas” style.  This event is very popular and has an excellent reputation, so buy your tickets ahead of time and get ready to party under the stars and until sunrise.

Zamna Tulum:  

This an eco village located outside of Tulum and is hosting this year’s Sound Tulum Music Festival, with live music shows starting on  December 28th 2019 and ending on January 8th 2020.

New year’s eve party for 2020 will have a live performance by German artist Paul Kalkbrenner as well as Agents of Time, Damain Lazarus, Diplo and Guy Gerber.

If you decide to turn in soon after midnight, January 1st will be a perfect time to enjoy many venues that will be pretty crowd free, as everyone else will be busy making up for lost sleep!

Whatever way you choose to celebrate the new year in Tulum, enjoy and respect its beautiful natural environment.

15 Sep 2019

Tulum, Mexico is a tourist destination nestled between the exuberant tropical jungle, sacred Maya sinkholes, breathtaking archaeological sites and the beautiful Caribbean Sea. It has been known as the perfect paradise with a bohemian eco-chic and relaxing atmosphere, a place to reunite with nature and disconnect from the fast pace of life.

Tulum is also known for being an energy vortex, a place with a high energy field which is amplified by the nature that surrounds it. The ancient Maya used Tulum as a peregrination site and also built and astronomical observatory at the Archeological site of Tulum

These aspects, added to the natural wonders the area has to offer, has recently made Tulum a favorite spot for massive electronic music festivals, Ibiza style. As in life, there is always the good and the bad. There are people in favor of having these events in Tulum, and others against it. Maybe it’s a matter of points of view.

There are several music festivals that have taken place in Tulum and Playa del Carmen, the most popular one was the BPM (Beats Per Minute). It attracted large crowds of enthusiast music lovers, in search of a mystical, rhythmic and unique experience. EDM festivals (Electronic Dance Music) offer a mix of deep house, techno, electro, and other EDM genres and usually take place on the beach under a full moon or in the middle of the jungle. 

One of the most renowned music festivals in Tulum is called the Day Zero Festival and takes place in the jungle at Cenote dos Palmas

World famous DJs are invited as well as local performers, professional drummers, live artists, fire dancers and amazing circus acrobats. 

Music festival organizers tend to reduce or compensate the impact on nature and the environment. They usually promote recycling, reducing and reusing campaigns at their concerts. No single use glasses or plastic straws are allowed in these parties and in some cases, carbon emissions generated by flights of organizers and musicians are compensated by forestation programs.

Organizers also try to merge and respect the existing culture and traditions; one of way of doing is by inviting local Xamans to perform ancient rituals in order to show respect and to honor the Maya legacy and its ancestors. 

Diverse art, culture and musical events that take place at an ecological destination like Tulum, that lacks the infrastructure needed for large events such as parking areas, water supply, clean energy, etc. most likely will have a negative impact on the environment. Questions will always arise: Is Tulum the right place for these events? Is being in favor of them going against the soul and purpose of this beautiful destination? Is this a sign of “progress” and should we go with the flow? 

Even though many people come down to join these world famous musical events, Tulum is still a place where you can enjoy peace and quiet, there are lots of hotels that are far away from where these events take place. Or choose dates where no festivals are in town. So keep coming back to Tulum. Tulum is for all.

For more information on the upcoming Musical Festivals in Tulum, this link is suggested: 

https://mayamio.com/en/actividades/tulum-concerts-and-festivals/

01 Sep 2019

If you have ever been to Tulum before, you might have noticed this amazing destination offers a lot of options for tourists interested in wellness and health. Most visitors, aside from enjoying a laidback atmosphere, being in contact with nature and loving the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, are also on the healthy side, and being healthy does not involve only the body, but also the mind and spirit always yearning to get away from the stress of our daily lives.  Tulum has become one of the best spots in the planet if you wish to relax and reconnect with yourself.  

In Tulum you can also find a lot of restaurants that offer vegan and vegetarian menus, and you will be happy to know you will encounter several cold pressed juice bars along the main road on the hotel strip and fresh coconut water stands as well. 

Tulum is well known among those who love to be healthy and in contact with nature. Here are some of the options you can find if you wish to exercise during your Caribbean vacation:

Yoga retreats: Planned with at least a few months in advance, many hotels are devoted to this activity. The retreats usually last from 1 to 2 weeks, they include healthy food and great instructors. Their goal is to help you connect with yourself again, in the jungle or at the beach. 

Bikini Boot Camp: An eclectic idea that gathers an eco-chic atmosphere with workout and fun challenging classes. A place to make new friends, be healthy and recharge batteries. 

Jogging: For those who enjoy freedom and solitude, jogging can be the solution, you can run on the beach or on the cycle path that unites the hotel zone with downtown Tulum, or ride on a complimentary bike from your hotel. All free activities that will take you wherever you want to go at your own pace.

Kitesurf: This is a trend in Tulum. You can take lessons from a private instructor or bring down your equipment if you are a pro and enjoy the power of the wind while sailing the waves. 

Gyms: There are several fully equipped Gyms in the downtown area of Tulum that include a/a areas and private instructors that can be paid on a daily basis or request a weekly rate. For more fun and the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop, try Tulum Jungle Gym – open air, all exercise stations are handmade with natural materials such as stone and wood.

Spa: A perfect place to relax and get pampered at the same time. Try Naj Naay Spa at The Beach Tulum Hotel, they have an varied menu of treatments, from deep tissue therapy to a holistic session or a crystal healing therapy, that will rejuvenate your mind and body. A sauna, Turkish bath and Swedish shower are set to be added by the next Christmas Holiday season.

Yoga: you will find many hotels that have a specific area where they practice yoga on their daily morning sessions. You can stretch and breathe overlooking the ocean or surrounded by the tropical humidity of the jungle. 

Fitness in Tulum is easy to find, you just have to choose the activity and the state of mind that makes you feel happy. 

15 Aug 2019

Yucatan is a state so rich in every sense, it would take more than one visit to discover all its beauty: millenary Maya archaeological sites and cities, fascinating gastronomy, music and folkloric dances, ancient traditions, European influence in their architecture, unique gastronomy, beaches, and astonishing natural biospheres, will complete the experience of a state full of attractions, history and culture.

If you are into exploring places with stunning nature, Yucatan and its bio-reserves is the place to be at.

Celestun: Celestun in Maya means “painted stone”. In 1979 it was decreed by the Federal Government as “the Celestun Wildlife Refuge” and was upgraded to category of “Special Biosphere Reserve” in 1989. Celestun is a small coastal town 1.5 hours away from Mérida, Yucatán, with beaches, lagoons, mangroves and rivers, all places dotted with small hotels and delicious fresh seafood restaurants.

You can take a boat tour and see thousands of migrating pink American flamingos (from December through February) and countless species of waterfowl and shorebirds. It also homes endangered sea turtles, endemic plants and birds in coastal dune scrubs; estuary “nurseries” for many fish and marine species; highly productive mangrove communities; two endangered crocodile species; migrant and wintering waterbirds, shorebirds and songbirds.

Los Petenes: This is a permanently flooded salt marsh with a high diversity of flora and fauna. Petenes are complex habitats of islands with varied vegetation, a unique ecosystem in Mexico, representing the largest sea grass area in the Gulf of Mexico. It incorporates mangroves, salt pans, low land jungle, wetlands, fresh water sink holes and springs and is home for several species of reptiles, turtles, primates, felines, water birds, crustaceans and mollusks.

There are 47 species of mammals, 47 species of fish and 21 species of reptiles. You can find prehistoric horseshoe crabs, jabiru stork, ocellated turkey, American flamingo, stork, white pelican, spider monkey, jaguar, ocelot, bush dog, anteater, and ringtail.

There are several recreational activities at “Los Petenes” such as boat rides, kayaking and camping. You can also book a tour to visit the “Ex-Haciendas” of Chunkanan, Santa Cruz and Sodzil, amazing European constructions built in the 19th century, as well as visiting colonial Churches and ancient Maya temples.

El Palmar:  This is a protected biosphere reserve located about 80 km from the city of Merida. It has wetlands and “petenes” and the tallest lighthouse in Yucatan. The small town offers some rustic lodging options and delicious family owned seafood restaurants. Its abundance in fauna and flora attract visitors that are fond of eco-tourism. You can go on a bird watching tour, hire boat rides or take guided night walks to observe nature under a sky of a million stars.

So if you like been stunned by the beauty of nature, Yucatan and its bio-reserves will keep you coming back for more.

01 Aug 2019

Merida is the oldest city of Mexico and one of the most beautiful ones as well. It is called “The White City” and is considered to be the safest in Mexico to live in.  You will be amazed not only by the ancestral Maya legacy that remains alive and in every corner of this city, but also because of the remains of the European influence that modified the architecture, gastronomy and customs of this unique part of Mexico.

If you visit Merida, you will discover the beauty of Yucatan’s capital city by visiting these landmarks:

  1. Paseo de Montejo: This grand avenue, named after Francisco de Montejo, the Spanish conqueror that founded the city in 1542 who was inspired by France’s Champs-Élysées, is 3.4 miles of grand 19th Century mansions. The avenue offers a variety of high-end boutique Hotels, delicious restaurants, art galleries, and stores. Don’t miss stopping by the legendary ice cream shop “Colon”. Most of the mansions are now transformed into museums, banks or businesses; you can admire the French architecture and witness the economic boom this state had thanks to “henequén” (sisal fiber or green gold), produced and exported to Europe centuries ago.
  2. Gran Museo Del Mundo Maya: This is a first class museum which exhibits 1160 remarkably well-preserved ancient pottery and archaeological relics rescued from the many archaeological sites this wonderful state has, such as Chichen Itzá, Uxmal and Ek Balam. This museum intends to recognize the ethnicity of the Maya culture and people as a live culture as well as their millenary heritage. It is a great place to broaden your knowledge about this impressive culture before you visit any archaeological site.
  3. The food: Yucatan’s gastronomy is based on pork, deer, turkey, habanero chile, axiote, black beans, tortillas and some European ingredients.
    Try the “Cochinita Pibil” slow roasted pork, cooked underground with axiote and wrapped in banana leaves, “Panuchos” (corn tortillas stuffed with beans, lightly fried and garnished with tomatoes, lettuce, ground beef, chicken or turkey, avocado and pickled onions) or “Salbutes” (same as Panuchos but without the beans). One of their delicacies is “Queso Relleno” (pork filling prepared with onion, garlic, capers and olives, stuffed in Edam cheese) and “Sopa de Lima” (lime soup with shredded turkey and fried tortillas strips).
    You will be stunned by the cooking processes and hearty flavors of this unique gastronomy.
  1. The Haciendas: Built between the 17th and 19th centuries, the Haciendas were owned by noble Spanish families that produced and exported natural fiber rope to Europe. The rope derived from the “henequén” or agave plant was also known as “green gold”. Yucatan became a booming economy that had commerce and trade with other European countries and minimum contact with Mexico’s central government, society and businesses. These haciendas are colorful and majestic, the buildings are restored to perfection and they still preserve antique French furniture, chandeliers and tapestries that take you back in time. Most of them have been transformed into luxury boutique hotels, but you can still enjoy them without being a guest, by stopping for lunch at some of their restaurants. There are many more haciendas dotted through the State of Yucatan.

There is so much to see in Merida and it’s surroundings, the impressive ancient Maya cities and archaeological sites like Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Ek Balam,

Celestún (Flamingo reserve), Izamal (the Yellow city) or swimming in fresh water sink holes called “cenotes”. The list can go on.

If you visit Merida, plan enough time to discovery the beauty of Yucatan’s capital city.

26 Jul 2019

Sea turtle nesting season in the Riviera Maya happens between the months of June and November. The local government and local non profit organizations take initiatives to protect the turtles and their nests in the Riviera Maya coasts.

Local police force guards the beaches day and night to protect them and along with several organizations encourage people to volunteer preventing poaching and the stealing of eggs for human consumption.

There are seven species of sea turtles in the world, six if them come to the beaches of Mexico for their nesting season. You might see female Green, Loggerhead, Hawksbill and the occasional leatherback turtle.

One single female turtle can lay up to 200 eggs at once. The eggs are laid safely on the sand inside a huge hole that turtles carve with their own fins, few meters away from the shore. Their eggs hatch 45 to 60 days later and the baby turtles come out of their shells and begin their amazing and dangerous journey towards the white crushing waves.

One amazing fact is that the grown female turtles always return to the same exact spot where they were born to lay their own eggs.

Here is all you need to know if you are vacationing during the turtle nesting season in the Riviera Maya and are lucky enough to encounter one:

  • Do not attempt to touch the sea turtle or crowd her, watch from a 30 feet distance.
  • Do not disturb the turtles, they are doing an amazing effort to lay their eggs.
  • Remain quiet and keep still, any noise can scare the turtle and she may abort

the mission and drop all of her eggs in the sea, with no chance for their survival.

  • Do not shine any lights towards the turtles or baby turtles.
  • Don’t use flash photography on nesting sea turtles or baby turtles.
  • No smoking around them.
  • Keep the beaches and sea clean. No straws, plastic bags, beer cans or any other garbage floating in the ocean: these are all lethal to sea turtles and other marine life.
  • While snorkeling or diving watch sea turtles from a distance, do not swim towards them and do not touch them. Their bite is harmful.
  • Instead of using sunscreen, wear a t-shirt in order to not pollute the water and harm marine life.

Stay on the safe side, the sea turtle is protected by Mexican law and it is illegal to disturb them, persecute or hunt them and consume their meat or eggs.

The Beach Tulum has a very wide stretch of beach, and sea turtles have been laying their eggs on their beach for many years. Up to now, July 2019 they have had 25 nests, with 3 of them already hatched. If you are lucky to stay there while baby turtles are born, please follow their front desk team’s directions: you will be told to turn off all lights and keep quiet, as babies are guided to the ocean by moonlight and any other source of light will not let them survive.

So if your trip coincides with the turtle nesting season in the Riviera Maya, you have read all you need to know and can just enjoy this miracle of nature!