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EXPERIENCES FOR THE GAY TRAVELER IN RIVIERA MAYA
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kaan luum lagoon
Just few minutes south of Tulum, you will reach this hidden gem within the Tulum jungle. A fantastic lagoon with a cenote in the middle of it, thats the reason why you see a remarkable change in the blue color of the lagoon.
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the sian ka'an biosphere reserve
The largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean and occupies approximately 650 thousand hectares along 120 kilometers from North to South, between the municipalities of Tulum and Felipe Carrillo Puerto. It includes beaches, dunes, cenotes, coral reefs and a tropical jungle, where more than 300 species of birds and more than 1000 of plants and 100 of animals live. Sian ka’an means “where the sky is born” in Mayan and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987
The Chunyaxche canal constitutes an access by water to the reserve of Sian Kaán; In the tour by boat, in the winding canals that run through mangroves, you can admire hundreds of birds, ruins, surrounded by water, marshes, coastal lagoons, high pastures and unique petenes
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A town like no other, Izamal got its distinctive yellow color in 1993, the year that Pope Juan Pablo II visited the town. To commemorate such an important guest Izamal government decided to paint the main street with the colors of the Vatican flag. Looks like everyone loved the view, so they keep painting the rest of the town the following years. The result is stunning.
An amazing location increasing popularity in recent years. Las Coloradas are pink lagoons at the east side of Yucatan state coast, they are the result of a process to produce salt, also they are called “las salineras”. This process was used as well by the mayas of the region, even there are salineras next to archaeological sites.
Keep in mind you are not allow to swim here, don’t worry, the good news is that just meters away of Las Coloradas, there is Rio Lagartos beaches, with a stunning blue color.
Valladolid is always in the lightspot thanks to its closeness with Chichen Itza, one of the most important Archeological sites of Mexico. Valladolid is one of those Mexican towns you only dream about: small, picturesque, colorful, clean and quiet.
Valladolid has the hallmark of “Pueblo Mágico”, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical. Valladolid will transport you to a realm of colonial churches, surrealist gardens, far from the all-inclusive resorts and cheap fruity cocktails. This is the Mexico you’ve always wanted to discover.
Art meets History as you sit enthralled and the History Of The Maya is projected onto the main pyramid. An exceptional way to see Chichén Itzá in a new light most tourists don’t get a chance to see in tour groups. Just sit back and be entertained. Will be one of the highlights of your trip.
( sinkholes )
In Maya mythology, cenotes represented a passage to the underworld – or ‘Xibalba‘, the reign of the death.
Cenotes come up from the ground amongst the abundant vegetation creating a unique ecosystem; besides being a disctintive characteristics of the natural landscape, cenotes are an integral part of the history and traditions of the Mayan people, wrapped up in myths and legends.
They are natural pools of crystal water created by erosion of limestone that surrounds them. They are connected by the longest underground river network in the world, and the are exclusive environmets of the Yucatán Peninsula.
You can know how old they are just by looking at them, the older they are, the more open they tend to be. If you see a cenote with its dome intact, it means its really young. You can find open, semi-open and underground cenotes.
More than 3,000 that are counted in the Yucatan (but estimated as much as 7,000). Dont be overwhelmed, our experts MGT Guides are in the known.
Some of the cenotes are operated by Maya communities, we prefer to visit those cenotes, since they bennefit directly from them. Part of our responsability is to work with them and help them preserving these amazing places by following simple sustainable tourisim rules.