S: MEXICO 2013
2: Let the Journey Begin MARCH 2013 | Azul Beach Resort
3: There is always love in Daddy's hands
4: "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it"
6: Shopping at Playa del Carmen
13: Valladolid A 16th century colonial city | San Servacio Cathedral | The Santo Niño de Atocha is a Roman Catholic image of the Child Jesus popular among the Hispanic cultures . It is distinctly characterized by a basket he carries, along with a staff, drinking gourd, and a cape with the shell symbol of a pilgrimage to Saint James.
14: CHICHEN ITZA | Mayan Ruins A.D 750 to 1200 | Chichén Itzá's ball court is the largest known in the Americas, measuring 554 feet (168 meters) long and 231 feet (70 meters) wide. During ritual games here, players tried to hit a 12-pound (5.4-kilogram) rubber ball through stone scoring hoops set high on the court walls. | SOPHISTICATED ANCIENT CITY | F | E | &
15: One of the New Seven Wonders of the World | The brilliant ruins of Chichén Itzá evidence a dazzling ancient city that once centered the Maya empire in Central America. The most recognizable structure is the Temple of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo. This glorious step pyramid demonstrates the accuracy and importance of Maya astronomy—The temple has 365 steps—one for each day of the year. Each of the temple’s four sides has 91 steps, and the top platform makes the 365th. Devising a 365-day calendar was just one feat of Maya science.
16: El Caracol is sometimes referred to as “the observatory.”
17: The Maya’s astronomical skills were so advanced they could even predict solar eclipses, and an impressive and sophisticated observatory structure remains on the site today. In particular, El Caracol seems to be carefully aligned with the motions of Venus. Venus had tremendous significance for the Maya; this bright planet was considered the sun’s twin and a war god. Mayan leaders used the changing position of Venus to plan appropriate times for raids and battles.
22: I am Xcaret, I"M MEXICO Soy Xcaret, SOY MEXICO !!! | I am the endless Blue of the Caribbean Sea and the luxuriant green of the jungle; I am the happy chirping of the birds, the magic of underground rivers and the mysticism of an ancient culture.
23: Xcaret has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most macaws born at a single location in one year | We learned that El Tapir is the largest mammal in mexico. It's large snout is used the same way as the elephant's trunk.
25: ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS
26: WILD Cats | wild cats
28: Dear Reader, This beautiful stained glass was created by an artist Armonia Ocana. More than 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass and five years of craftsmanship were necessary to complete this masterpiece. The artist's source of inspiration was the beauty and diversity of Mexican butterflies. Can you spot the owl, blue morpha, yellow barred butterflies? What a wonderful sight. ETP
29: The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
31: "I am majestic and proud of my roots and traditions; I am passion and love for this great land full of culture!"
32: Unforgettable Journey through the history!!!
33: The feast of colors and the universal language | of music were wonderful experiences in mexico!
34: FOOD FIESTA !!! | Our Moonlight Dinner
36: LET'S GO SAILING!!!
38: Our memories of the ocean will linger on long after our footprints in the sand are gone....