Category Archives: Culture & Festivals


Cancun Spring Break 2016 Buyout

Cancun Spring Break 2016 Buyout

Welcome to the official countdown for your 2016 Cancun Spring Break! We are excited to be working with so many different campuses this year, and look forward to holding our biggest buyout in history. What this means for YOU is the largest discounts available on all your favorite activities, including snorkeling, diving, Boat parties, exclusive private cenotes, and a whole lot more. This year we…

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The Real Mexican Wrestling Experience

The Real Mexican Wrestling Experience

Many of you have probably seen or heard of the movie Nacho Libre, and taken more interest in the Mexican wrestling sport better known as Lucha Libre because of it. However many of you may think that this movie is a huge over exaggeration of the actual sport. Well I recently attended a Lucha Libre event in Playa Del Carmen, and based on my experience…

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Colorful, Vibrant, Spirited CUBA

Colorful, Vibrant, Spirited CUBA

Cuba. A world caught in the past, bubbling over with the sounds of live musical rhythms, the smell of cigar smoke, the rumbling of colorful classic cars, children playing on the streets, local habeneros sitting on steps, leaning over their balconies to call out for someone, constant chatting about the latest goings on. Generally, Cuban-ing about as one traveler friend called it. Crumbling facades and…

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5 Language Learning Tips

5 Language Learning Tips

So, you want to learn another language. You´re not the first, as you know, with the development of vast arrays of programs like Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone available. “Learn a language in X amount of days”; “learn a language as easily as a child would”… the promises pile up. Sounds good? Unfortunately, it´s not that true. Some people have a natural aptitude, some do not,…

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The Folklore of the Mayan Jungle

The Folklore of the Mayan Jungle

The Yucatan Peninsula’s balmy beaches and warm waters are what has developed it into a major hub of tourist infrastructure today. But what earned this landmass its place in travel books long before modern sun-seekers is its status as the heartland of the Mayans, one of the ancient peoples of Mexico. Long before Europeans redrew the map of the modern Americas, the Mayans of southern…

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Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico

Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico

he Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is a quintessentially Mexican festival not to be missed. Celebrating the lives of lost loved ones, it takes place generally from the 31st October to the 2nd November although different towns and villages celebrate at slightly different times. This festival happens all over the country, but the city of Oaxaca in the heart of Mexico…

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First time abroad

First time abroad

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine. ince the beginning of the time people have wanted to discover what is beyond; this curiosity leads to travel. When you decide that you need a rest or a break from the activities that you do every day it is the right moment to pack your things…

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A Journey Inside a Temazcal Ceremony

A Journey Inside a Temazcal Ceremony

The traditional Temazcal Ceremony has it’s origins in the pre-Hispanic cultures that used steam baths as a tool for healing. The temazcal ceremony symbolizes the return to the womb of our mother, the place where we are isolated from the outside world, where we can reflect and reconnect with ourselves. With the arrival of the Spaniards the practice of the temazcal ceremony was prohibited, but…

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Watch your step.  Ecotourism means more than just leaving a footprint.

Watch your step. Ecotourism means more than just leaving a footprint.

Guest Author: Brett Acker – Eco Yucatan Tours.   Ecotourism, or Sustainable Tourism is defined by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) as “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well being of local people.” Local People. Indigenous People. The name given to the original peoples of a land, or a region. They were there first. They adapted to their land,…

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