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The Riviera Maya: The perfect Choice to experience real fun!


The Riviera Maya, the perfect Choice to experience real fun!!! Featuring a wide variety of options suitable to all ages, interests and budgets, the Riviera Maya offers many holiday experiences in one destination, which has rapidly become one of Mexico’s as well as.

The Riviera Maya is located 11 miles South of Cancun International Airport and it extends to Tulum (the Walled City), one of the most important archaeological site in  the Mayan Culture.

A Family Vacation in the Riviera Maya, a place to learn and play!swiming
With its 125 miles of Caribbean Coastline, turquoise waters and warm sunshine, the Riviera Maya creates the perfect setting for families to play, relax and have fun all year-round.  For Nature and Culture lovers, you can find great eco-archaeological parks, offering unique activities to the area, such as magnificent underground rivers boasting stalactites and stalagmites (mineral formations ), swimming with dolphins, wander jungle-shrouded trails, an aquarium where the Ocean meets fresh water springs and as grand finale a first class Pre-Hispanic-Mexican Live Show.

Romance, Riviera Maya Style!romance
One of the most romantic corners in the world is the Riviera Maya! It boasts luxury hotels, private villas or sprawling honeymoon suites with private terraces, Jacuzzis and even their very own private pools. Some of the accommodation options are adults-only, geared exclusively to ensure that romantic moments remain undisturbed. Many of the spas offer couple’s massages and treatments in private suites and special honeymoon packages. Candlelit restaurants with soothing water views, a plethora of bars and clubs, some perched right on the sand, are the ingredients to make the perfect gateway retreat.

Dive in!!Dive in!
Home to the Mesoamerican Coral reef, the largest one in the Northern Hemisphere, the Riviera Maya is a Mecca for divers of all interest and skill levels. The area’s water teem with hundred of species of submarine life, among them eagle rays, barracudas, moray eels and puffers.

Divers around the world are attracted to the Riviera Maya’s hundred of miles of crystal water underground sink holes (Cenotes, from the Mayan language Dzonot), geological formations unique to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and naturally created 6500 years ago, as well as the rivers that feed them. The best cenotes and cave diving locations can be found all along the Riviera Maya coast only few minutes drive from the hotels.

The Spring Equinox in Chichen Itza

On the equinox the sun is positioned directly over the equator. The word “equinox” means “equal night” because on the equinox the night is equal in length to the day. There are two equinoxes during the year, the spring equinox, sometimes called “vernal equinox,” which falls around March 20th and the autumn equinox which falls around September 23rd. The day of the spring equinox marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. The spring equinox is celebrated in many traditions as a time of fertility, regeneration and rebirth. Easter is calculated according to the date of the Spring Equinox – in the Western Church Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring equinox (the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates Easter on a different date). Chichén Itzá is amongst the greatest surviving monuments of the Mayan civilisation. During the spring equinox, thousands gather to witness a phenomenon of light and shadow: the ‘plumed serpent’ of light descending the steps of El Castillo pyramid. The snake-like light phenomenon is created by an undulating pattern of sunlight on the edge of the pyramid’s steps. According to Mayan legend, the 34m-long ancient ‘serpent’, Kukulkan, is making his way to the well of sacrifice nearby… For many, watching the Spring Equinox is a spiritual experience – and here in Chichén Itzá, among locals, happy-snappy tourists and media, you can’t fail to notice the white-clothed religious groups who pray and sing to their gods, believing in the holistic healing and energising effect of the Equinox. As the sun breaks through the clouds to reveal the eagerly awaited ‘serpent’, most of the crowd fervently clap and cheer, but others stand in awed silence. The idea that a civilisation which evolved as early as 1500BC managed to concentrate its energies in building a monument of incomprehensible scale to highlight the time of year when the hours of daylight and darkness are equal is extraordinary. Get there early to avoid the midday heat and ensuing crowds.

Cozumel’s Carnival 2011

Cozumel's Carnival 2011

Each year, since 1908, Cozumel celebrates its Carnival, the island’s time-honored pre-lenten festival. Grandparents, adults, teenagers and children alike come together to participate in the harmonically colorful and musical explosion. Within the Mexican-Caribbean, Cozumel displays the most popular and authentic Carnival Celebration; providing a more traditional and family oriented event. Locals and visitors enjoy five days of fun that includes parades, floats, traditional regional food, music and dancing. One of the highlight events of the festivities is the Comparsa Ball that features and incredible dance competition, not to be missed.


 Pre-Carnival Events

Events take place in the downtown square (DS), Moby Dick hall (MD) or along the seafront (SF).

Sat, Feb 12, 2011.
Presentation of the King and Queen candidates with costumes and dancing (MD) – 9pm.

Sun, Feb 13, 2011.
Public presentation of the King and Queen candidates with costumes (DS) – 7pm.

Sat, Feb 19, 2011.
Dancing and Voting for Cozumel Carnival King and Queen 2011 (MD) – 9pm.

Sun, Feb 20, 2011.
Public presentation of winners and party (DS) – 7pm.

Thu, Feb 24, 2011.
“Ladies Show” – evening of entertainment for the ladies (MD) – 5pm.

 Sat, Feb 26, 2011.
Dancing and Voting for Cozumel Carnival Children’s King and Queen 2011 (MD) – 5pm.

Sun, Feb 27, 2011.
Public presentation of children’s winners and party (DS) – 7pm.

Carnival Events

Wed, March 2, 2011.-
* Grand Opening and Coronation of Carnival King and Queen (DS) – 8pm.

Thu, March 3, 2011.-
* Costume/Dance Competition – Kindergarten categories (MD) – 10am.
* Costume/Dance Competition – School categories (MD) – 5pm.

Fri, March 4, 2011.
* Costume Competition – Infants, Children and Pets (MD) – 10am.
* Free Public Dance (DS) – 9pm.
* Dance and Costume Competition (MD) – 9pm.

Sat, Mar 5, 2011.
* First Grand Carnival Parade (SF) – 6pm.
* Free Public Dance (DS) – 9pm.
* Costume Competition (MD) – 9pm
* “Belinda in Concert” (Mexican Singer) (MD) – 1.30am (Sunday)Sun, Mar 6, 2011.
* Second Grand Carnival Parade (SF) – 6pm.
* Free Public Dance with performance by “La Sonora Dinamita” (DS) – 9pm.

Mon, Mar 7, 2011
* Free Public Dance (DS) – 9pm.
* Tropical Dance Night with “Los Internacionales Joao” (MD) – 9pm.

Tue, Mar 8, 2011.
* Final Grand Carnival Parade (SF) – 6pm.
* Special Carnival Show (DS) – 10pm.

Wed, Mar 9, 2011.
* Awards and Traditional Burning of Juan Carnaval (DS) – 8pm. 


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