Mundo Maya Blog
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Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
- Maya 2012: A Round-up of Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
- Reporting for National Geographic on Maya winter solstice in Belize
- Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America
- Feliz B'aktun! The New Dawn is Here: The First Sunrise in Caracol, Belize
- Maya Calendar 101: What Does “December 21, 2012” Really Mean?
- Gifts for Mayaphiles
- Books on the Maya: Suggested Reading for 2012
- Izapa Sunrise Story by Mary Jo McConahay
- Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
- Tune in this Wednesday! Maya 2012 author Josh Berman on a radio show near you!
- End Maya-Aztec calendar confusion now!
- Q&A with Maya Experts on Satellite Imagery of Archaeological Sites
- Maya response to 'doomsday' 2012 stories
- Only a couple of rooms left for "The Great Return: Copan 2012" tour of a lifetime!
- 5 Questions about Traveling in the Mundo Maya for Rafael Garcia
Mexico Cenote Heaven: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan
I am packing my bags for a trip to Mexico this weekend and I'm looking forward to ticking off another cenote or two from my list. Just like Maya archaeological sites across the region, each cenote is totally distinct and travelers can spend days visiting them without getting bored. Cenotes are exposed portions of the Yucatan peninsula's vast underground river system. They present as dry caves, wet caves, underground caves, or above-ground mini-rivers. Authors Liza Prado and Gary Chandler do a great job breaking down the area's RUTA DE CENOTES. I'm hoping to hit Río Secreto, maybe more, there are hundreds of options across the CANCUN AND YUCATAN area. Video above: one way to visit a wet cenote.