The ancient Maya pilgrims crossed the sea to San Gervasio to make offerings to Ix Chel, the Moon goddess of fertility. It is worth crossing the sea even today, for that special experience. Join our resident writer Lydia Jones on a journey through the cult of sex and fertility.
Swimming in the wild lifts your spirits and connects you with nature. Swimming in a cenote gives you even more. It stirs your soul and connects you with the ancient Maya.
Everybody goes to Chichén Itzá to see the famous Kukulkán pyramid. But while your guide is explaining how it represents the ancient Maya calendar and their sophisticated cosmology, look around you and imagine. Imagine these bare stones covered in brightly painted stucco, and people walking among them. People in feathers and masks, but people like ourselves.
It’s tempting to stroll straight to the cliff’s edge at Tulum and enjoy the turquoise Caribbean. But this site deserves more attention. Peer into the dark heart of the Maya, the secrets of their gods.
Are you a detective at heart? Do you enjoy puzzles? This is one of the best adventures into the unknown in Yucatán and you are welcome.
It’s bull shark season in the Riviera Maya from November until March. Many dive shops offer tours to dive up close and personal with them.