Category: Yucatan

5 INCREDIBLE REASONS TO VISIT CHICHÉN ITZÁ

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It is always a good idea to disconnect from the stress of the big cities and immerse yourself in the landscapes full of good energy, places marked by history, places where you can connect more with yourself and with the culture. So this time I will give you 5 reasons why Chichen Itza is such a place and it is worth considering visit to this archaeological site for your next trip.

1 VISIT ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD
This is the first most valuable reason and it is because “El Castillo” in Chichen Itza, which is better known as “The Kukulkan Temple”, is the one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. Wouldn’t like you to have this destination on your must-see list?

2 WONDERFUL CENOTES
Near the Archaeological Site you can find a lot of different cenotes – open, semi-open and closed. So you can enjoy a refreshing water after a visit to Chichén Itzá.

3 THE TEMPLE OF WARRIORS
Near this structure you can take a walk where you can contemplate the column of the feathered serpents. The structure bears such a name – The temple of warriors – due to the multiple characters with weapons sculpted in stone. Temple is also a part of the square of a thousand columns that supported a construction, of which today only it ruins remain. At the time it served to make astronomical observations.

4 YOU CAN MAKE A QUICK VISIT TO VALLADOLID
This little town consists of seven neighborhoods, each one of them has a beautiful ancient church and it is one of the oldest towns in the Yucatan peninsula. The town was founded in 1543, and It is currently the main commercial supply center in the area. Valladolid was also one of the first Spanish settlements in the Yucatan peninsula. Are you encouraged to discover this place?

5 THE QUETZAL SONG
To give you even more reasons to discover Chichen Itza, I would tell you that in archaeological site it is possible to hear a quite intense sound of a short duration similar to the song of the Quetzal bird. You would be able to hear it if you stand approximately 40 meters away from the front of the principal pyramid ladder.

The curious phenomenon was announced in 2004, and it was concluded that these sounds are very similar to the song of a quetzal bird, which is considered a sacred animal for Mayas, but as some archaeologists say it could also be a sound of the drops of rain. You can’t miss it!

I really hope you are convinced to visit Chichen Itza and live a unique and special experience that you will never forget.
Have a good trip!

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Bacalar. The Mexican Treasure you need to discover.

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I am sure you think you already know every corner of the Mexican Caribbean, if so, I hope you are not forgetting one of the most charming places in a farthern part of Quintana Roo, a magical space that will fill you with its charm, the lagoon of seven colors – Bacalar. Would you like to surprise yourself? Then keep reading.

The first thing you have to know about Bacalar is that it has a very picturesque community where the nature, adventure, history among other cultural manifestations. For example, its name comes from pre-Hispanic times, and the original way of writing Bacalar is Siyan Kaán Bakjalal which means “Birth of the sky surrounded by reeds”

In ancient times Bacalar became the most important region of the 16 provinces of the Yucatan peninsula, it was an important commercial center at that time. Now that you have a little taste of its historical past, let’s look at the present of Bacalar that I hope will motivate you to visit its main attractions.

THE LAGOON OF SEVEN COLORS
The main reason to get know this immense lagoon, is that the photographs do not describe the beauty of the water. If it is not enough, then you should know that it is one of the very few bodies of water located on the surface of Quintana Roo state, which means that its current is fed by freshwater cenotes, and this is what creates different shades of the lagoon depending on the depth. I can tell you that the impression that you get when you see Bacalar is the reaffirmation that love at first sight exists. At the moment you see this place, it makes you think – how did I not come here before?

CENOTE AZUL
If scuba diving is your thing, this place is perfect it –  with a spectacular visibility, cenote has different interesting shapes, caverns, inclinations. During the diving you will always be accompanied by diving experts. After the activities in cenote there is a great food place where you can enjoy some typical cuisine of the region.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO IN BACALAR?

You can not leave without trying the delights that Bacalar offers. Like gastronomic influences of the Yucatán peninsula and Belize. They are reflected in different meals that you can try – like the popular rice and beans made with coconut oil, or you can also find tamales of xpelón (a variety of beans) and the sotobichay (brazo de reina) which is a tamale with Chaya leafs. Also, the puchero and the chocolomo. In the festive days of & quot; Todos Santos & quot; the & quot; mucbil chicken & quot; a variety of baked tamales; and if you prefer the delicacies the sea offers us, you can also have some fresh fish, and the seafood prepared with a unique touch that will make you want to return.

Among other options you can also visit the Fort of San Felipe, a fortress that served to protect the community from pirate attacks, that were very common few centuries ago. In the fort, you can see the old cannons and you can also enjoy the view to the lagoon of seven colors.
At night you can go to the central square, that awakes at the evening with handicrafts and snacks sellers.

As you can see, Bacalár is a place that speaks for itself, the place where you wont get tired of observing the colors of the lagoon, a space for perfect connection with the nature. I wish you wont miss anything in your next trip!

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