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3 great underwater tours on the Riviera Maya

The vacation-oriented coast south of Cancún on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula is famed for its resorts as well as their various shopping, dining, nightlife, and a broad menu of daytime activities. And one of the Riviera Maya's top activities is diving and snorkeling amid the corals that lie offshore, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef - the world's second largest after Australia's Great Barrier Reef. For snorkeling you don't need any prior training or experience, and here's a trio of the top…

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5 of the best things to do in Cancún

Located at the northeast coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this L-shape resort island, alongside a city home to hundreds of thousands of Mexicans, many of whom work in the tourism industry, was essentially created by the Mexican government in 1974. Its core appeal has always been its beaches and nightlfe (along with the chance to take day trips to incredible Mayan archaeological sites; there's even a tiny one right here, called Ruinas del Rey). And over the years many other options have…

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Flying with the 'bird men' of Papantla, Veracruz

  They fly through the air with the greatest of ease, these Totonac "bird men" re-enacting ancestral traditions in their home town of Papantla, located on forested hills a four-hour drive or one-hour flight from Mexico City in this country's northern Totonacapán region of Veracruz state (it's four hours by bus from the city of Veracruz). It's truly a great show - and furthermore a true slice of authentic Mexican culture with pre-Hispanic origins dating back to 600 AD. read post

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  • MexicoGuru.com is a good place for searching for accommodations but it is more in tune with Mexico lovers who want an experience that large hotel chains don´t provide.  The Department of Tourism has many web pages and they are well designed so that knowing Spanish is not really required.  For instance our state has www.morelostravel.com which covers everything a traveler would need to make a choice in where to stay.

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  • I have found the meta engine www.hotelscombined.com to be quite useful. It covers a lot of ground. But to ferret out hidden gems requires an exponential investment of time doing research in non search related sites.
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  • www.pricetravel.com and www.bestday.com are two of the most popular sites to search for hotels in Mexico.  Locogringo.com also has a good selection in the Riviera Maya.
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  • What is the best search engine for hotels in Mexico? No problem if it is entirely in Spanish. Thanks!
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