As we make our way towards Christmas so the celebrations begin. In Mexico the festive period is celebrated with posadas, a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Posadas are an important part of Christmas celebrations in Mexico and take place in neighbourhoods throughout the country.
When I posted one of these photos on my Facebook page I received a message from a friend that asked if it was the Cirque de Soleil, the world famous Canadian entertainment troupe that recently arrived in our state and whose shows entertain millions worldwide. With great pride I messaged her to say that it was in fact Origen; a show at the Oasis Cancun hotel. The piece, put on by the theatrical group Humanicorp, takes us on a journey through the history of Mexico focusing on the arrival of the conquistadors and the clash of cultures that followed.
Oasis is on a constant mission to offer its guests a wide variety of cuisines that not only delights, but surprises, captivates, and seduces the senses of each and every guest.
Visiting Cancun takes on a different significance depending on your age, who you are going with, or what you plan to do in this paradisiacal destination. It is a great place to meet new people, to immerse yourself in Mayan history, or to relax and enjoy life and the natural surroundings, but sometimes, and only sometimes it can be all three at once.
At the northernmost point of the Yucatan peninsula you will find Cabo Catoche, a beautiful island full of vegetation and history (it was the site of the first Christian church in North America). It is also the point that marks the beginning of the great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the world’s second longest, and the home to millions of fish, crustaceans, corals and diverse marine species that help form one of the most impressive ecosystems on the planet.
Looking towards the sea is relaxing; it provides tranquility, an escape. You can lose yourself in the immenseness of it all as it merges with the sky on the horizon.
While Halloween is celebrated in Mexico as in the rest of North America and other parts of the world, what is celebrated with more vigor is Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) but what exactly is Día de Muertos? And what goes on?
The good news for Cancun’s tourism board continues, after a historic summer where hotel occupancy rates in Puerto Morelos and Cancun were at full capacity for long periods, October has shown record numbers of tourists for a period of the year normally considered the low-season.
Many tourists are attracted to Mexico because of its folklore, colors, flavors, and history.