Rio Secreto Underground Adventure

Río Secreto

Rio Secreto (Secret River) provides a magical journey that will bring to life the stories of mystical Mayan underworld, Xibalba … A fun tour on a real underground river, where you can admire the carved wonders over millions of years in the limestone, between clear water, caverns of outstanding beauty. This is an “alive” natural museum, unique in the world. Before opening its doors, Rio Secreto required a year of intense exploration that as for today it only has completed 10 km and 1.5 km so far open to the public. It has three routes: Supreme, Palaces, and Joy, all  accept only 144 visitors a day, with the purpose of conserving the area and generate the least impact. The pat is not dangerous or deep, 20 meters is the maximum depth for  reaching the fall. To swim down to what appears to be the center of the earth you don’t require almost  anything, just a wet suit, swim shoes and a helmet with a lamp, and they provide all of it.

Step into one of the most fascinating places in the world: the basement of the Yucatan Peninsula. While being there, you will discover the importance of preserving nature so that others can enjoy it the same as you. I promise that Rio Secreto will be one of the most beautiful places you’ve known in your life. Rio Secreto is very closed to Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

What to do with children at Xel-ha?

Xelha Park

Xel-Ha is a family eco park where all the family has guaranteed fun for little ones on your next vacation to Mexico.

At Xel-ha there is a special area for small children next to the cove that has a small pool and games made of logs where children can spend the whole day enternein, there is a maze, a suspension bridge were they can climb and climb the ropes, while mom and dad rest or snorkel, in turn, since there is a very close access to the cove, they have a slide that ends at the water and a circuit for the little ones to explore!

Also yoy can go sailing with your children on the wheels  throughout the wonderful river and mangrove. They can feed the fish with special food,  see the manatees, swim with dolphins or just watch them swim. So do not hesitate on visit Xelha if you have a little ones on your family, we will love it!

The Mayan Jungle Tour

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Mayan Ceremony

If you seek adventure, ecological and extreme tours, look for the Mayan Jungle tour, undoubtedly the most complete.
Here, you will fly on zip lines over the jungle, you will descend into a cenote, do rappel, swim in a cenote (sink hole) walk through muddy  places and shout inside the 4X4 vehicle that will lead you trough the Mayan jungle.

In addition you will take part in a Mayan purification ceremony with a real chaman and of course, you’ll be super happy at the end of the day. My favorite part? the underground river, its beautiful and breathtaking.

Although it seems that it is only for young people in our group there were two couples of  50 years who truly enjoyed the tour, not to mention that they did not know how they came to book this activity. It was great and I hope to return with my children very soon, just have to make shure that they weigh enough to ride the zip line and that they can rappel down the cenote, I do not stop recommending the Mayan Jungle Tour to all who ask me. ¿Where to go?  if I already know all the parks and archaeological sites in Cancun? Or what else there is to visit in Cancun? This is not new, but I think we should cultivate love for outdoor activities and educate people to practice tourism in places that care for nature, now that we live in a world as modern and inside intelligent buildings, it seems that we are going to end up as in the movie Wall-E! Don’t you think? Aaah one more thing, now you can do the  Mayan Jungle tour and visit Tulum at the same time.

 

Swimming with whale sharks

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Whale Shark Adventure

During the months from June to September the magnificent whale sharks visit us in Cancun, making this place one of the most visited at this time of year in the Riviera Maya.

The whale shark is dark spoted on the top and white on the bottom, measures 15 feet long but will probably grow to over 60 feet, it prefers warm waters, so it migrates to the Mexican Caribbean Sea to mate and feed on plankton, squid and small fish. It’s a very quiet and friendly animal that is not afraid to cross with people who are near him, but as respect for the shark is forbidden to touch them.

“The Swim with Whale Shark Touroffers you an adventure you can not miss. We do the tours on our boats going from Cancun to Isla Contoy to reach the area where we can find the whale shark, there you can observe and swim around the giant fish in several periods of 10 minutes in pairs, our guides will be with you all times to support you and give you the necessary information to make your experience complete.
Go ahead and make your booking here for your summer vacation.

Adventure in Garrafon Isla Mujeres

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Garrafon Natural Park

Garrafon Natural Park is the largest water park in Isla Mujeres – Cancun Mexico  it has one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Isla Mujeres is located just 25 minutes by boat from Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

If your purpose on your vacation in the Yucatan Peninsula is to practice a bit of ecotourism adventure, At Garrafon you will find unique natural beauties and fascinating adventures in and out of the water. Its crystal clear waters and gentle currents allow you to enjoy the wonders of the underwater world. It is the ideal place to practice different water activities like snorkeling, kayacking. You can also do kayak or enjoy climbing a tower or zip line over the ocean.
Garrafon is the perfect place to tan under the sun and taste the great seafood and fast food. Inside the park you can buy handicrafts, traditional clothing or beach cloths.

If you also want to swim with dolphins, you can do it on the same day, since we stop to the Isla Mujeres dolphin station on the way to Garrafon.

Park opens daily from 8:30 AM to 5:30 P.M. And closed on Saturday

Buses and Taxis, the Best Form of Transportation in Cancun

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Cancun Hotel Zone

So you’re coming to Cancún on Vacation and you’re worried about how to get around from one point to the other without spending a lot of money? Worry no more!

All along the Hotel Zone we have two perfect and economic forms of transportation:

Public buses are labeled HOTELES and the area they serve, be it any hotel along the hotel zone or into Downtown Cancun. For example, R1 (Tulum Avenue), R2 and R15 (Wal-Mart, Market 28). These buses have a cost of 8.50 Mexican pesos per person (all children pay, unless being carried by their parents in their arms). The buses are reliable, run frequently (something like every 2 minutes) and during the season they don’t stop running, meaning they work 24 hours a day. If you plan on hitting the clubs and plan on returning by bus ask the driver before getting off, the schedule of his route, and take into consideration the buses could be a little tight as we local also use them.

Now, if you don’t like the tight squeeze of a full bus, for pocket change you also have the taxis at your service! Completely safe, you can check rates from your hotel lobby. If you take them on the street, ask the driver for his price to wherever you want to go.

Taxis are cheap in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, but the rule is: don’t sit down until you’ve worked out a price!

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Safety in Cancun

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Cancun

The subject of safety is an important all over the world, not just in Mexico. As Cancun is one of the main tourism destinations in the world, the Mexican government takes many measures so you can feel safe and experience everything the destination has to offer you. As always when you travel, you should take common-sense preventative measures on your vacation in Mexico. For example:

  • don’t carry a lot of cash with you,
  • confirm with your bank as to the type of insurance your credit card has,
  • at your hotel, make sure to keep your valuables in your room safe. If there is none, ask at the front desk.
  • don’t show your credit card to everyone who asks to see it, as Mexico has a high percentage of credit card cloning. Use it only for payment in stores and restaurants and don’t lose sight of it—ask for the charge to be performed right there in front of you, or swipe it yourself. Cloning can be avoiding if you don’t flash your card to everyone who asks for it and don’t let just anyone walk off with it.
  • Cancun’s Hotel Zone is protected by the Tourist Police, who speak both English and Spanish for the tranquility of our visitors.

In general, you will feel very safe day or night all along the Hotel Zone and Downtown as long as you stay in well-trafficked, nicer areas.

Why Rent a Catamaran?

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Catamarans in Cancun

Do you love the water? Does your perfect vacation with your family consist in sweet smooth sailing in Cancun, enjoying the sun and the ocean breeze with a cold, refreshing drink nearby? Then you definitely want to rent a catamaran!

We’ve got ‘em! Large and small, with a sail or without, you can enjoy either 4 or 8 hours as a private service. You can snorkel the reef, as the equipment and your guide is included! Find a delicious restaurant on Isla Mujeres and enjoy freshly grilled fish or a ceviche on board! Mmm, this is an adventure you can’t miss! If you come with a group or your family, the private service isn’t as expensive as it might seem, and it’s much more fun! Don’t waste any more time and ask for a price quote right now! And Sail on a Catamaran in Cancún!

 

The Columbus The Most Romantic

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Romantic Tours in Cancun

Imagine the sunset or nighttime in Cancun, by candlelight with your loved one, aboard a Spanish galleon, smoothly sailing in Cancun’s lagoon, dining on lobster and a delicious steak accompanied by a glass of wine and live saxophone music. Just for the pure enjoyment of it, this is a luxury that is more than worth it!

Definitely for this vacation, the Lobster Dinner cruise is the most romantic in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. This is one of those cant-miss activities in Cancun.

Laguna Nichupte Cancun Natural Wonder

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Laguna Nichupte

Located on the east coast of Cancun, with a surface that exceeds 3.000 hectares. The Nichupte Lagoon is one of the best examples of natural paradise, as it represents a large natural reserve area for the mangrove ecosystem in which inhabits different animal species.

Nichupte Lagoon is composed of seven lakes, among which are the Laguna del Amor, Laguna Bojorquez, Laguna San Jose and Laguna Ciega. It also communicates with the Caribbean Sea through two channels: the Siegfried and Nizuc Channel.
In its waters you can practice various activities such as fishing, kayaking, boating, ski, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc.. Tthe view from there is incredible, so is an ideal place to enjoy the Caribbean sunset.

In Cancun, there are tours that allow you to visit the mangroves of the Laguna Nichupte, getting o know the various types of flora and fauna that coexist in the jungle and you can also visit a stunning coral reef. The most popular activity on this beautiful lake is the boat tour through the jungle, called Jungle Tour.

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If you prefer to visit the Nichupte Lagoon aboard a New Orleans type boat powered by a paddle wheel as traditionally used in the Mississippi River, click here.