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What is the most popular selling destination?

For my business we sell a lot of Mexico because we are able to get nonstop flights that leave at 6am and you are on the beach just after noon.  The best selling area in Mexico for me would be the Rivera Maya; top picks for resorts would have to be the Barceló Complex, Riu Resorts, and Karisma Resorts.


Why Mexico?

Most people enjoy the destination, the fun tours, easy flight and it is not as expensive as some destinations.  Recently Mazatlan has been a affordable destionation.


Coming in Second

Would be Punta Cana and Jamaica!!  I have been to Punta Cana several times, for my anniversary we stayed at the Iberostar Grand; it was an amazing luxury resort.  This destination is a longer flight than Mexico so staying 7 days is the best plan.  And Jamaica, I made my first visit this year and also stayed at an Iberostar; I loved the destination and will be sure to visit again.


What to consider when deciding a location?

When a client calls me I ask a lot of questions, such as tell me what your ideal vacation would be, and what do you expect from this vacation.  Some clients (such as me) are not looking for action just a relaxing beach.  Some are looking to zip line and have an active vacation.  I want to make sure my clients are staying at the correct resort.  It would not be good for my business to send clients to a family resort for their honeymoon!


When should I go?

Of course I cannot control the weather, however I do know a good time to go and when it just might be too hot!  The best time for a warm weather vacation is of course from December to April; your best prices are in January, early February.

I live in Minnesota so traveling to a warm destination during the winter is a must for me.  I would like to share with you some of my information.  I have traveled to many areas in Mexico such as Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Rivera Maya, and Tulum.  It is a favorite of mine and I have also traveled to many of the top resorts.

Cenotes

cenotesI have been to Rivera Maya many times, and one time I was able to swim in a cenote, it was great! I would like to share this information with my clients. If you are interested in more information, feel free to contact me.

What is a cenote???

  • Natural wonder of the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Created by an underground river system.
  • Fresh water sink holes that the Mayan considers to be sacred.
  • Mayans also believed they were the entrance to the underworld.
  • Defined by a Mayan dictionary of Mayan hieroglyphics an “abysmal and deep” or “hole filled with water.”
  • are formed when the roof of a cavern collapses due to erosion. The level of the water also contributes to the creation of cenotes: if it is too low it does not provide enough support, which causes the roof to weaken and cave in.
  • The depth of each cenote depends on the amount of natural debris that has accumulated through erosion in addition to the remains of the roof that collapsed. The water that gathers in these amazing natural wonders is a crystal clear turquoise color with a temperature of 78 degrees.
  • The stalactites and stalagmites that form inside the cenotes are true natural works of art. In many, holes in the ceiling allow the sunlight to filter into the cenotes, giving them a magical light.
  • There are many cenotes that you can visit on your next trip to Mexico. If you are interested in more information please give me a call or an email and I will help you plan a visit to a cenote!
  • I have only gone to one cenote, but on my next trip I am planning an adventure to at least one cenote. I know it will be a fun trip!

Chichen Itza

Chichen-ItzaIf you are interested in Mayan ruins you will want to spend a day at the famous Mayan pyramids. The ruins are over 1,500 years old. It is a rather large site so be sure to go early in the morning to avoid the heat. The main attraction is the central pyramid also known as El Castillo, which is one of the most popular and recognized tourist sites of Mexico. As of 5/07/07, it is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World

On a past trip to Rivera Maya, I booked a Chichen Itza tour; it was so much fun and yes, hot. I wanted to go to these ruins as I had already been to the ruins at Tulum. We were south of Cancun and it was a long bus ride, so be prepared. But the ride was even fun, it was a great way to enjoy local sites. We spent several hours exploring the ruins, and it did get very hot!!

After the ruins, our tour went for lunch, of course that was great. Then swimming in a cenote, I loved that! And then the long bus ride with lime potato chips and beer, now that was fun! Give me a call to add this tour to your upcoming Rivera Maya vacation.

On a past trip to Rivera Maya, I booked a Chichen Itza tour; it was so much fun and yes, hot. I wanted to go to these ruins as I had already been to the ruins at Tulum. We were south of Cancun and it was a long bus ride, so be prepared. But the ride was even fun, it was a great way to enjoy local sites. We spent several hours exploring the ruins, and it did get very hot!!

After the ruins, our tour went for lunch, of course that was great. Then swimming in a cenote, I loved that! And then the long bus ride with lime potato chips and beer, now that was fun! Give me a call to add this tour to your upcoming Rivera Maya vacation.

Tulum Ruins

tulumruinsTulum is much different than Chichen Itza as it is a seaside ruin, which does make it a little cooler! It is also closer as it is only 81 miles south of Cancun. Tulum was a walled city, protected by the sea on one side and a 12 foot wall on the other. It has a wonderfully interesting history so I encourage you to visit Tulum if you are not up for a full day tour. Tours can be purchased or depending on where your resort is located you can take a taxi and tour it on your own. I did this tour with the Xel Ha snorkeling tour, I loved this tour and it is my favorite!a. Oaks are undoubtedly the most valuable and plentiful of our shade trees. In contrast to Dutch elm disease, which has been very difficult to control, oak wilt can be more readily controlled and this valuable resource saved.

Akumal

AkumalIf you are looking for a great place to snorkel without going into the ocean this is the place. I have snorkeled at Xel Ha and loved it. However, for a group it can be expensive so this was a great alternative for our group last year. We took a taxi to Akumal and walked to the lagoon. FYI, tell the driver you want to snorkel at the lagoon!! It is a great place for kids and adults.

As you arrive in Akumal either by bus or taxi, walk north for about 10 minutes and you’ll run into Yal Ku Lagoon. Since the lagoon is protected from the ocean, the water is always very calm here. It does cost money to snorkel here (75 pesos for adults), but it’s worth every penny. The water is only 5-15 feet deep, so it’s perfect for children too. It’s very easy to spend an entire day at The Yal Ku Lagoon. I went last year for the first time, and it was great. You can bring a picnic if you’d like, or there is a little snack bar if you are thirsty and want to enjoy a Mexican beer, or a snack.