Category Archives: Mexico

Palenque – Misty and Mystic

High temperatures and humidity will accompany you when you go for a visit of the ancient Maya town Palenque. The ruins of this town were  covered by jungle for more than 1000 years. When the archaeologist Stephens visited Palenque in 1841 he had to cut a path through the jungle. Today it’s quite simple to get there. The city … Continue reading Palenque – Misty and Mystic

Uxmal – Built by a Magician in one night – Yucatan

 Built by a Magician in one night The early history of Uxmal is nearly unknown. The city is located in the north-western part of the Yucatan peninsula, 60 km south of Merida and can be reached from there by car in less then one hour. The name Uxmal might derive from the Mayan word ox-mal what means “three … Continue reading Uxmal – Built by a Magician in one night – Yucatan

Bonampak – Mayan Temples in the Selva Lacandon – Chiapas, Mexico

Bonampak – Maya Temples in the Selva Lacandon – Amazing Temples and Pyramids Bonampak is a very special travel destination. It is located in the Selva Lacandon, the forest of the Lacandons. It is west of the river Rio Usumacinta and around 30 km from Yaxchilan. All this is located in the lowlands of Chiapas and just beside the border to Guatemala. Famous … Continue reading Bonampak – Mayan Temples in the Selva Lacandon – Chiapas, Mexico

Xaman-Ha – The unknown temple ruins of Playa del Carmen – Riviera Maya

I bet that most inhabitants of Playa del Carmen haven’t a clue, that they live in a town, that was inhabited by ancient Mayas during the post-classical era. The amount of tourist who stay in Playa del Carmen during their vacation but never visit the small temple ruins of Xaman-Ha might be nearly 100%. I … Continue reading Xaman-Ha – The unknown temple ruins of Playa del Carmen – Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Yucatan with it’s eternal sunshine, it’s amazing beaches and the turquoise colored waters of the Caribbean Sea is a very popular travel destination for all kinds of tourists. The traveler can find many different travel accommodations along the Carribean coast line for all budget levels. The settlements vary from (meanwhile) big cities like Cancun or … Continue reading Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Coba is a Mayan site on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and is just 40 kilometers from Tulum at the Riviera Maya. This ancient Maya enter is different from the two other well known Maya cities, Chichen Itza and Tulum, especially through its vast size and the fact, that you can find the highest Mayan … Continue reading Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Izamal – Magic City in Yellow Colors

Izamal is one of 35 locations in Mexico, who received the title of a “Magic City” by the Secretary of Tourism in Mexico. These are mainly unknown towns, but also San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas is one of them. The small town of Izamal has 17000 inhabitants. It was built in colonial style … Continue reading Izamal – Magic City in Yellow Colors

2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Pre-Hispanic Burials Discovered in Veracruz – Mexico

2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Burials discovered in Veracruz – Mexico – 2013/07/12 In the news: A 2000-year old pyramid and 30 burials were discovered in Jaltipan in Veracruz, Mexico. The pyramid has a height of 12 m, depth of 60 m and a width of 25 m. It is the first stone-building found in … Continue reading 2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Pre-Hispanic Burials Discovered in Veracruz – Mexico

Tulum – Mexico – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins

Tulum is a small but fast growing village 2 hours south of Cancun at the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The main village with it’s 15000 inhabitants is about 2 km distant from the beach, where hotel beside hotel were build along the sea for nearly 7 km. Only few hundred meters … Continue reading Tulum – Mexico – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins

Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city

Chactun –  New discovery of a lost Maya city – Amazing Temples and Pyramids – 2013/07/03 This is just a short post: After 1000 years hidden in the forest a new finding of a Maya site – named Chactun, was published by the Mexican institute for archaeology INHA 2 days ago. Chactun is located in … Continue reading Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city