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Muyil: Culture And Adventure In One Place. Quintana Roo.

Community Tours Sian Ka’an  is a community company that has been working within the reserve and local communities for 15 years. They offer 10 different tours and on this occasion we visit Muyil. It should be noted that this Tourism company will become the first Carbon Neutral community operator in Mexico through the implementation of good environmental practices that were announced within the framework of its 13th anniversary.

Just 20 minutes from Tulum is Muyil, this place offers a unique experience, not only the magic of the archaeological zone in the middle of the jungle or its different lagoons that are connected by channels, Muyil is more than that, the energy that keeps this place is unique.

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An expert guide will walk you through the different paths that connect the beautiful forest and from which the different temples stand out. Some of them have not yet been fully restored. This site is currently one of the most important in the reserve.

The Archaeological Zone of Muyil has several different types of Mayan buildings, each building tells us a little more about this great civilization. “El Castillo” is the highest structure of the north-central coast of Quintana Roo and is 17 meters high, according to some research this place was built in two stages.

One of the particular features of “El Castillo” is that in the upper part of it is “la torre”, a part adorned with stones simulating thorns.

This interesting Mayan archaeological zone is located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It has been an important site of ceremonial discoveries that were part of the Mayan rituals.

After discovering a bit more of the history of the Mayas, you will cross an interpretive trail, where you will be able to observe different flora and fauna characteristic of the area. Zapote, cohechen and ficus, is only part of the flora that houses this jungle. In addition to that you can see up close different water outlets from which emanates fresh water springs.

The best way to have a panoramic view of the jungle and the lagoon that connects with the Caribbean Sea is to climb the viewpoint that is located at the end of the trail. Surprise yourself with all the gifts that nature will give you! After doing this tour, you will arrive at the lagoon. The first sight to this one is impressive, its blue tones that contrast with the green of the forest is unique.

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A boat will take you to this part of the adventure, stroll along the connecting channels and discover another part of the ruins. This site is perfect to follow the course swimming and learn more about the fauna and flora that inhabits the place, letting you take the flow.

On the way through the canals, we could observe some orchids, different types of plants and fish that inhabit this beautiful place.

Without a doubt Muyil was a unique experience, it has the perfect mixture between cultural and adventure, and the majestic landscapes that give us this natural place are enchanting.

 

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Muyil is a part of the  Maya Ka’an destiny.

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Laura Torres is a Psychologist with experience in digital marketing and human resources, passionate about tourism, advertising, gastronomy, cultural diversity and extreme sports such as diving with sharks and sky dive. Lover of independent cinema, literature, writing, photography and music. Creative and curious to experience new things constantly. She has directed digital marketing strategies for different brands in Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos. She has been a social network consultant for more than 30 brands in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos, among them The Baja California Sur Tourism Promotion Trust, the Tourism Promotion Trust of the Riviera Maya, the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya and the Association of Real Estate Professionals of Playa del Carmen.

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The Cenote Trail Puerto Morelos Route Of the Cenotes

Meet the other side of Puerto Morelos.

Have you ever heard of the Chicxulub ring? The ring of cenotes that, according to some studies, surrounds the impact of the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs more than 70 million years ago. These cenotes were very important for the Maya, since they were considered sacred places; in the cenotes the Mayans carried out different types of rituals, besides that they considered them like the door to the underworld.

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Near Puerto Morelos there is an astonishing cenote corridor that extends approximately 35 km towards Leona Vicario. This corridor is better known as “The Cenote Trail” where you can find a great variety of underground rivers connected to each other.

 

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Among the activities you can do in these cenotes are: snorkeling, diving, zip line, cycling, abseiling, off-road excursions, diving, and of course, relax in the middle of nature; as well as restaurants and souvenir shops on the way and inside the cenotes. It is important to mention that some of them have entry costs ranging from 80 pesos to 300 pesos per person.

Making this route is very easy, all you have to do is pack your things, prepare your bathing suit, take the highway to Puerto Morelos and follow the signs that will guide you through the Route of the Cenotes.

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If you travel from Cancun, the route of the cenotes will be about 35km away and you will see it from your right side, if on the other hand you come from Playa del Carmen drive towards Cancún and reach the roundabout and turn around as if you were back to Playa del Carmen, you move less than a mile and you will find the entrance on your right.

Some of the cenotes you can visit are:

Cenote Las Mojarras

Cenote Siete Bocas

Cenote Boca del puma

Cenote Verde Lucero

Chilam Balam

La Noria (Tres Reyes)

KinHa

Cenote Zapote

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We are sure that, like us, you will be fascinated by the magic of this route. The crystal clear water, and the tranquility that emanates these places, will make you understand why these places were so important, and sacred, for our ancestors.

Finally, we would like to remind you that these are ecological places, so it is important to cooperate by using biodegradable sun blocker, and not contaminating the natural areas with garbage.

Prepare your things, and get ready to follow the fascinating Cenotes Trail!

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Laura Torres is a Psychologist with experience in digital marketing and human resources, passionate about tourism, advertising, gastronomy, cultural diversity and extreme sports such as diving with sharks and sky dive. Lover of independent cinema, literature, writing, photography and music. Creative and curious to experience new things constantly. She has directed digital marketing strategies for different brands in Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos. She has been a social network consultant for more than 30 brands in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos, among them The Baja California Sur Tourism Promotion Trust, the Tourism Promotion Trust of the Riviera Maya, the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya and the Association of Real Estate Professionals of Playa del Carmen.

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Soliman Bay A Riviera Maya Secret

Soliman Bay is a hidden place in the Mayan Riviera that lies between Tulum and Akumal. Departing from Playa del Carmen, it is located about thirty minutes to the south. A perfect location for a quick escape from the city.

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You can practice some sports like snorkeling, paddleboard, kayak or simply enjoy the coexistence with nature and feel the Caribbean breeze that runs through your veins.

The Riviera Maya has been a tourist destination of international stature that has been placed in the lists of preferential destinations in Latin America and in the world. Many of its natural features, such as the color of its sea, thin, fine sand, cenotes, jungle, reefs, marine and wild life, place it in the panorama and in the traveler’s favorite destinations. In 2013, 4.1 million tourists were received and the number is increasing every year.

The weather conditions are very good most of the year where temperatures oscillate from 24C-25C.

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Soliman Bay is located in a residential community where there are luxury cabanas, bungalows or villas on the shore of the bay. At the end there is a local restaurant where the palm trees give it a tropical Caribbean look. The chamico restaurant, a Yucatecan owner who has been in this area for years, can prepare a fried fish, ceviches, the typical guacamole that you can accompany with beer or fresh tropical fruit juices.

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How do you get to Soliman Bay?

If you are coming from Cancun, take the federal highway in the direction of Tulum. Just before arriving in Tulum is the restaurant Oscar & Lalo. On the next return return north and take the right lane. You will find a sign with the name of Bahía de Soliman, there turn towards the sea and you go all right until you hit the Chamico Restaurant.

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Look At Soliman Bay From Above!

 

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Laura Torres is a Psychologist with experience in digital marketing and human resources, passionate about tourism, advertising, gastronomy, cultural diversity and extreme sports such as diving with sharks and sky dive. Lover of independent cinema, literature, writing, photography and music. Creative and curious to experience new things constantly. She has directed digital marketing strategies for different brands in Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos. She has been a social network consultant for more than 30 brands in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos, among them The Baja California Sur Tourism Promotion Trust, the Tourist Promotion Trust of the Riviera Maya, the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya and the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals.

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3D Museum of Wonders – Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is increasingly offering recreational and fun options to locals and visitors. The new opening of the 3D Museum in Playa del Carmen is beginning to make sense since its inauguration because it is a unique option and is the largest interactive museum in the world drawn by just one artist.

Kurt Wenner, originally from Michigan and known for being the inventor of the interactive 3D pavement art illusions concept, brought his art and creativity to give Playa del Carmen a “plus”. The artist assembles manifestations of perspective, illusion, and geometry along with the techniques of drawing and classical painting. Among the paintings that you can observe and interact in this museum are: Catching the Wave, Flying over the Bosphorous, Breeders’ Cup, among others.

3D Museum of Wonders is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The price is 30 usd for adults and 25 usd for children from 5 to 12 years and on Sundays they have a promotion of 50% discount for the entrance of the premises presenting official identification.

Location: Avenida 10 between Calle 8 and Calle 10, in the center of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. (Inside the Plaza Pelícanos)

Phone: 01 984 181 7782

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Flying over the Bosphorous

The opening of this museum required an investment of one million dollars for its conditioning and promises to be one of the favorite places to visit for those who live here and for those who visit the Riviera Maya.

Quintana Roo is more and more surprising with spaces of entertainment and recreation. Upon entering the museum there is a cinema where documentary art and 3D technical documentaries are projected that will give you a first taste of the concept of this interesting project that came to stay and be the favorite of all lovers of news.

Speed ​​up your mind and play with the different perspectives that artist Kurt Wenner painted on the walls and floors of the 1st 3D museum in Playa del Carmen. Something worth experiencing!

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