The Mayan Civilization was the birthplace of astronomy and agriculture's great discoveries and technological advances. But its elites also were singularly exquisite in their lifestyles. Mayan architecture astonishes with its excellent combination of the jungle's exuberance. When you wander a path you can round up a big Ceiba, a Mayan culture sacred tree and find an antique palace remains. After the surprise comes the certainty that this was the way it should be. The archeology allows us to discover the great organic features of Mayan buildings. As if this was not enough, traditions survive in kitchens, streets and squares of the people from Yucatan. The authenticity of the Rivera Maya's people is an excellent and powerful window into the past.
Tulum is a fortified Mayan city. Its buildings take possession of piles of stone facing the Caribbean Sea on one of its wildest versions. Brilliant turquoise waves challenge and dazzle under the intense sun. In Tulum, pathways from a handful of Mayan peoples living still governed by ancient traditions converge going to downward the coast. There are dyed red soil communities that protect its tranquility under the sweet shade of orange trees, flamboyants, murrayas and maculix.
Cobá means "muddy waters". There are five cenotes surrounding this Mayan city as mysterious dark eyes opening to the sky and the sun, and keeping its waters with jungle thicket untouched. In Cobá, nature governs time and struggles to split stones. Here you can witness the battle of archeological remains making its way through time to come to us and offer us understanding. Moisture and warm wind will only increase the explorer spirits of those who visit Cobá.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Sian Ka'an, "where the sky is born" or "heaven's gift", has one of the unique biodiversity in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which guarantees its preservation. In the company of local guides, you can discover the magic that naturally surrounds the Riviera Maya's exuberance.
Located in the heart of the state of Quintana Roo, the Mayan Region is mostly formed by agricultural communities inhabited by descendants of the Mayan “cruzoob” rebels that took part in the Guerra de Castas (Mayan Caste War). Its territory includes the municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and José María Morelos, which represent the cultural identity of the Mexican Caribbean and are important historical sites as they were part of the Mayan Caste War in 1847. The communities of the Mayan Region witnessed, for more than 50 years, the most important battles of the Mayan people against the government of their time. Nowadays, they conscientiously protect their traditions, the Mayan language and the ways of living that are over 200 years old: the legacy of the ancient Mayan culture.