Our presence is usually associated with Playacar, near Playa del Carmen. Maybe you don’t know that you can also make a journey to discover wonderful places and stories. Before your beach holiday on the Caribbean Sea, take a tour and discover extraordinary archaeological and natural beauties.
DZIBANCHÉ, BACALAR, SIAN KA’AN
The tour starts at Chetumal, capital of the State of Quintana Roo. You will visit the archaeological site of Dzibanché; although not very famous, it is a significant and vast site. It discloses tombs of a noble elite and a staircase with hieroglyphics and representations of prisoners dating back to the Maya era. The Bacalar Lagoon is called the seven colors lagoon by Mayans, due to the shades of its water. It’s surrounded by mangroves and rushes, green meadows and huts. You will swim in the quiet blue cenotes or in the turquoise-cerulean depths. In Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve you will find lagoons, coral reefs, beaches, dunes and jungle, hundreds of species of birds, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, monkeys, ocelots and even pumas.
CELESTUN, MÉRIDA, EK BALAM
The tour starts in Mérida, in Yucatán. Established by Spaniards in the 6th century, Merida has a wonderful colonial old town; the cathedral, the central square and the architecture will take you back in time with enchanting atmospheres. Then you will head west, where you will be surprised by Celestun and its Biosphere Reserve which is the main site of greater flamingos in the northern hemisphere. If you decide to go east, you will discover the archaeological site of Ek Balam (black jaguar); established in 300 BC, it was one of the few Maya settlements populated until the arrival of Spaniards. There are 45 structures surrounded by concentric walls; the paintings in Ek Balam are considered a masterwork of Maya era since they represent deities and legendary creatures in a realistic way, with correct proportions, remarkable elegance and expressive power.