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Being Aztec was often strenuous. Sacrificing virgins and dismembering opposing ballplayers required a fit upper body and walking up and down those steep pyramid steps was hard on the quads and hamstrings. That’s why they invented the Temazcal, or, as the Aztecs called it, the House of Heat. The temazcal is a sweat lodge, in which a shaman performs a...
The familiar open-air Mexican resort pavilion protected by a lofty roof of palm thatch (this one is at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun) is a palapa. Palapas can be enormous structures or palm leaf umbrellas atop a single pole. Palapa is a word invented by the Mayans and borrowed by the Spanish to describe a “pulpous leaf”; their description of a palm...
It took a thousand years but Tulum finally got a Starbucks. A 5-minute walk from the ruins entry gate, the bustling souvenir marketplace offers an iced café latte refuge from unrelenting engagement in hand-to-hand commerce with aggressive vendors. Smile in good humor while you sneer at the price and hold out for half. Here are some tips for making the...
Revel in a beach vacation like no other! In Mazatlan, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a diverse mix of cultures, luxury and budget-friendly resorts, and restaurants that will make your mouth water! Kick back and relax as you enjoy 17 miles of pristine beaches, go deep sea fishing in sapphire waters, or walk along the city’s...
Located just 12 miles off the Yucatan coast, Cozumel is home to rich history, amazing culture, and beautiful waters that will take your breath away. There’s several reasons why this destination is known as “Heaven on Earth”, so read on and discover why this is one tropical paradise you don’t want to miss out on! Amazing Weather If you’re looking for...
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