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Cancun Attracts Some Special Visitors in Summer

Cancun Attracts Some Special Visitors in Summer March 27, 2012 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
  Whale sharks are around 30 feet long, on average. | Photo courtesy of www.dsc.discovery.com During the Summer, when kids are out of school, tourists flock to Cancun & the Riviera Maya for some family fun, in the sun. Summer is one of the best times to visit Cancun, because some very special...

Holidays in Cancun

Holidays in Cancun December 23, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
In Mexico, a country whose population is predominantly Catholic, Christmas is celebrated in grand style. The festivities kick off on December 16th, when posadas begin. Posadas are simply Christmas parties and they are held each night, until Christmas Eve. One evening, you might host a posada in your...

How Mexico’s Independence Day is Celebrated in Cancun

How Mexico’s Independence Day is Celebrated in Cancun June 14, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Viva Mexico! | Photo by Daquella Manera The 4th of July is just around the corner and it will be a day filled with parades, backyard barbecues, and fireworks displays. The Stars & Stripes will fly high and color schemes for party decorations will definitely be red, white, and blue. The day will...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! May 5, 2011 | Events | Read More
Corona beer, one of the fine companies that promotes Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the US | Photo by flickr user Editor B Cinco de Mayo (which simply means “fifth of May”, in Spanish) is a celebration of the day the Mexico defeated France  in the Battle of Puebla, back in 1862.  The holiday...

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2011 Lineup Announced

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2011 Lineup Announced April 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
David Sanborn performing at one of the previous Riviera Maya Jazz Festival events. | Photo by Notacaribe   For the fifth year, the wildly popular Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will be held in late-November.  The event will run from November 24th to November 26th.  This year’s lineup is: November...

What’s Happening In Cancun

What’s Happening In Cancun April 28, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Last week, on April 20th, Cancun celebrated it’s 41st birthday. When the city was founded in 1970, there were only 3 residents on Isla Cancun, which is now the location of Cancun’s hotel zone.  Today, there are over 700,000 residents in Cancun and more than 3 million people are expected...

National Empanada Day

National Empanada Day April 7, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
In the United States, April 8th is National Empanada Day.  Empanadas are delicious pastries that are typically stuffed with meats, cheeses, and/or vegetables, but you can also find empanadas filled with fruit.  They are commonly found throughout Mexico, although the food originated around 500 years...

Where to Celebrate Children’s Day in Cancun

Where to Celebrate Children’s Day in Cancun April 5, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
A child tries to hit a piñata at a party | Photo by flickr user stevendepolo In most of Mexico, Children’s Day (El Dia del Niño) is celebrated on April 30th.  The day was created, in 1925, to “celebrate children”.  It was believed that having a day to honor children would cause...

Happy Taco Day!

Happy Taco Day! March 31, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
Tacos | Photo by flickr user YardSaleDan Today is Taco Day, here in Mexico. If you are in Cancun, head over to The Surfin Burrito or to Taco Factory to indulge in some delicious, celebratory tacos. And, if you aren’t lucky enough to be in Mexico on this glorious day, just go to Taco Bell and...

Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza

March 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza | Photo by Richard Barnett Today is the Spring Equinox and thousands of people are expected to be in attendance at Chichen Itza to witness the descent of Kukulkan (Mayan word that means “feathered snake”) on El Castillo, the site’s grand pyramid. Every...
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