XelHa or Xcaret

Want to know the difference between Xelha and Xcaret?  If you’re like me and find yourself short on money and/or time on your upcoming trip to Cancun and can only choose one eco-park,  let me help you pick!

Beautiful Xcaret

In the last ten years,  I have had the pleasure of visiting Cancun and the Riviera Maya a total of seven times. I always called it “Mexico’s Gateway Destination” and after a three year break of discovering other places and beaches in Mexico,  I finally returned to the crystal blue waters of the Riviera Maya. One thing that was on my to-do list was to visit one of the several eco-parks, something I had never done on my many spring break trips. I knew I wanted to see either Xelha or Xcaret , but I couldn’t decide which one or tell the real difference between them. I found myself asking the same question I am sure many vacationers strapped for time ask themselves, “Xelha or Xcaret?”

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United Mexico, Their Independence Day Traditions

‘How does Mexico celebrate their Independence Day’ is a question I got the answers to as for the first time, I prepare to celebrate Mexico’s 201st Birthday in-country.  

In Mexico, September is known as “Mes de la Patria” (month of the homeland) and this year they celebrate their 201st anniversary of their independence from the Spanish. Now I know you’re probably asking yourself, “wasn’t Cinco de Mayo their Independence Day? What did I drink all that tequila for?” Well actually, no, 5 de Mayo is not their Independence Day! In fact ironically, Mexico doesn’t even celebrate it much as the USA does… but come September, you will see all of Mexico join together as the country is painted red, white, and green (colors of the Mexican flag). [Read more…]

Mexico Today: Proof of the Importance of Having a Passion

I am a firm believer in the power of a strong passion and the Law of Attraction; dreams can and will come true as long as you have them. ‘Mexico Today’ is my personal proof.

I think a lot of people around my age often lack a passion, dream, and goal when it comes to entering "the real world".. that awkward stage of just graduating college and becoming a "young professional" can rapidly turn into something you ultimately love as long as you know what you stand for and what you want in life...The rest will all fall into place, I promise.

I think a lot of people around my age often lack a passion, dream, and goal when it comes to entering "the real world".. that awkward stage of just graduating college and becoming a "young professional" can rapidly turn into something you ultimately love as long as you know what you stand for and what you want in life...The rest will all fall into place, I promise.

Sueña. Esfuérzate. Triunfa.  Dream. Strive. Achieve.; three simple words, my motto, that got me where I am today.

In the summer of 2009, I first acquainted myself with the [MEXICO] brand from a map I picked up from the local toursist office when I was living in Puebla. I always knew I wanted to move to Mexico but I was never sure how, what, when, where or why. I figured I would take the secure route and just be a hotel activites staff, until that logo and that map made me realize I should never settle and I needed to reach for the stars.

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The Truth About “Mexico, The Place You Thought You Knew”

Mexico’s slogan “Mexico, The Place You Thought You Knew” is now more appropriate than ever, as industry professionals are challenging the negative misconceptions and shining light to the positive Mexico.

Mexico Campaign

Mexico, The Place You Thought You Knew

After Mexico’s first big hit to tourism in 2009 due to Swine Flu reports, Mexico knew it had to quickly take action to recover a decline in tourists. Releasing a welcome back video and being commended by president Obama for how the well the crisis was handled, Mexico started seeing a recuperation of their numbers in early 2010 and it looked like Mexico had weathered the storm.  Shortly after Gloria Guevara took place as the new Secretary of Tourism, The Mexico Tourism Board  launched a new campaign and initiative,  “Mexico, The Place You Thought You Knew”. These were a set of advertisements to arouse the curiosity of tourists by showcasing not only beach destinations,  but also the natural wonders, modern aspects and cultural hertiage that some people may have never tought exitsted in Mexico. With this they also revealed “the Routes of Mexico” which were 10 touristic  routes that connected the 31 states and Mexico City.  However, right around this time also began the slew of media reports about increased drug-related violence in Mexico. The reports started again negatively impacting tourists decisions to visit Mexico, painting mexico with one large brush instead pinpointing the trouble (border) areas. This came as a bad time, as the campaign was aimed at convincing tourist to venture beyond the beaches. The new initiaves that The Mexico Tourism Board put forth were starting to receive criticism. [Read more…]