Wednesday, 10 December 2014

2015 marathons and sport events in Holbox, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and Riviera Maya

As part of our 2015 activities, we are proud to announce we are joining Aire Libre in organizing marathons and sport events in Holbox, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and Riviera Maya. Sports are an important factor to create healthy habits, and Mayan Explore wants to support our customers in being healthy.

Be ready for the best marathons of your life
Our first marathon with Aire Libre will be in Holbox on February 8, 2015. It will host two different circuits: 6 km and 12 km. Imagine yourself running around an island in the Caribbean Sea just off the cost of Mexico, where there are no cars nor pollution. You will be by the sea for approximately 80% of the run.

Marathon in Holbox February 8th 2015
In order to participate, please visit www.airelibre.mx and you will be able to enjoy special hotel and tour rates with Mayan Explore. Just ask for them or write to stephen.birtwistle@mayanexplore.com upon completing your inscription with Aire Libre. 

Calendar of all our marathons and sport events for 2015:



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Mexican Punch (Ponche Navideño) recipe

It is the time of the year for a traditional Mexican recipe we all have been waiting for: Mexican Punch! (or Ponche Navideño). Even for people vacationing in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya, this is a great hot beverage to have during the Christmas holiday season. The whole process of making it is amazing, since your house will start smelling of Christmas from the very first minutes.

Mexican Punch
Mexican Punch is made of very Mexican fruits (such as tejocotes…ever heard of them?), so it is a bit challenging to find them outside of Mexico, but as the Mexican community enlarges everywhere in the world, it has become possible to find all the necessary ingredients. In Mexico, we drink it during our Mexican posadas (traditional Christmas parties), especially in cold weathers. I remember drinking it during Mexico City cold nights and it was heavenly. Now, in Playa del Carmen it is still a luxury to drink it with your friends during December. Do not miss out and try it out while on vacation in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya!

It wll be a success at your Christmas Party
How to prepare it:

In a medium saucepan, bring one quart of water to a boil. Add the tejocotes, lower the heat and simmer for 6-8 minutes until softened. Remove the fruit, peel and cut off the hard ends.

Prepare the fruits: Peel the sugar cane and cut it in sticks of 10 cm approximately. Peel the pears and cut into large chunks. Cut the guavas and prunes in half. Stud the oranges with the whole cloves. Cut the cone of piloncillo into large chunks.

In a larger pot, bring the remaining water to a boil. The trick is to add the harder fruits first and then the softer ones. Add the apples, the piloncillo, cinnamon stick and sugar canes. Leave them for ten minutes. Then, add the prunes, raisins and pears and tamarinds. After 5 minutes, the guavas and hibiscus flowers and simmer for another half hour.

When you serve it, you can add some rum to your delicious Mexican Punch (Ponche Navideño) and you will have even better vacations in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

Ingredients (12 servings):
  • 4 quarts of water (1 gallon)
  • 1.5 large piloncillo cone (12 oz) or brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lb Tejocotes*
  • 1 1/2 Lb. guavas (about 12 guavas)
  • 1 1/2 cup apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pear, chopped
  • 3/4 cup prunes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup of Hibiscus Flowers
  • 3 sugar cane sticks
  • 1 cup of peeled Tamarind pods
Mexican Punch

Monday, 17 November 2014

Bachelor and bachelorette party in Cancun and Playa del Carmen

Cancun and Playa del Carmen are the perfect places to celebrate your bachelor or bachelorette party. Imagine yourself celebrating with your best friends in spectacular bars and nightclubs with open bar deals and at a very low price. We will take care of everything (entrance, table reservation, drinks, and all the details you can think of). You just have to be there in your best party mood, in order to celebrate your bachelor or bachelorette party in Cancun and Playa del Carmen in style. 

Coco Bongo show in Playa del Carmen

If you are looking for something different, then our Coco Bongo bachelor and bachelorette deals will be just perfect for you. Imagine dancing the night away while watching spectacular dancers coming down from the ceiling and dance your favorite songs in a Cirque du Soleil style. Are you ready to party with Madonna, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, just to mention a few? Or, how about a tour of Playa del Carmen best nightclubs or a Cancun open bar tour? Don’t just party in one place, let’s do a tour and visit a few places in the same night! You will dance to different music and see different people. The perfect combination to celebrate your bachelor or bachelorette party in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. However, if you are not into crowds and would like to have fun in a less hectic nightclub, we can arrange an amazing night out at Mandala nightclub in Playa del Carmen, where you will have a table, your private waiter and will be able to dance to some great electropop music. Mandala features a great beach feeling, as it is an open club that allows you to see what is going on outside (and wave at the hotties that pass by…). Another fantastic nightclub that we recommend is Palazzo in Playa del Carmen, where you will be able to appreciate a grand style nightclub, with chandeliers, elegant tables and a fantastic dance floor. 
Mandala nightclub in Playa del Carmen
Cancun and Playa del Carmen are perfect places to celebrate your bachelor and bachelorette party, as they are fun filled and secure Caribbean destinations. We will take care of very single detail, you tell us what you would like to do…and we will do everything for you. Don’t waste time figuring out how to best spend you bachelor or bachelorette party in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Let us spoil you and organize the best night of your life!
Palazzo nightclub in Playa del Carmen

Friday, 14 November 2014

Romantic activities in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

At Mayan Explore, we offer unique and unforgettable romantic tours and activities in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya. The Mexican Caribbean is an amazingly romantic place, and we do encourage you to consider it for your romantic getaway and honeymoon. Just imagine the Caribbean Sea at sunset, white sandy beaches, a gentle breeze and only you and your loved one.

Romantic sunset on a catamaran
We can customize your activities the way you would like them to be, but we also offer romantic products that we created ourselves. If you like sailing, then the Romantic Sunset in the Riviera Maya will be just perfect: imagine having dinner and sipping wine on a spectacular catamaran at sunset; or we can organize the perfect Luxury Romantic dinner in a fantastic restaurant on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen as well as an Engagement Dinner where you will propose to your loved one; we can also organize a perfect Beachfront Romantic Mexican Dinner in the Riviera Maya as well as Romantic Beachfront French or Italian Dinner in the Riviera Maya: imagine you and your loved one dining alone on a beautiful and secluded beach with your private chef! There exists a large variety of unforgettable romantic tours and activities we can do for you in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya. Just the perfect romantic getaway and honeymoon places.

Romantic beachfront  dinner in Riviera Maya
Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya are full of magic, positive vibe and romance. Just imagine yourself walking on the famous white sandy beach of Cancun, or down 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen or having dinner in a boutique hotel in the Riviera Maya. And you can do all of these three things and much more! We have organized hundreds of honeymoons and our customers are always amazed by the experience. Mayan Explore is committed to organize the best romantic tours and activities in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya for you, in order to contribute to the wellbeing of your relationship! 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Adventure tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

Adventure tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya will take your breath away. We are proud to say that the Mexican Caribbean offers a unique environment to explore nature, speed up our adrenaline and live life to the full extent. If you are looking for extreme adventures, then let me explain what we have to offer.

Tallest zip-line in Riviera Maya

Swimming in underground rivers
You can see the full list of adventure tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya on our website. You will see the best adventure tours in the Mexican Caribbean, which we have experienced ourselves in order to guarantee you the quality of the experience. You will have an amazing time, in order to have the best vacations in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya. 

Adventure at Xplor Park

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Inexpensive and cheap tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

Cancun, Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya offer many cheap and affordable tours. Who said you have to spend a fortune to have the best time in the Mexican Caribbean? We would like to explain how you can have budget vacations and still take the best inexpensive tours in Cancun and Riviera Maya. We have personally tried and selected the best inexpensive and affordable tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, in order to take care of the quality of all our products. 

Cenote tour in Riviera Maya
At Mayan Explore we offer daily promotions that you can check on our website. Take a look at our inexpensive tour in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya section, to enjoy an inexpensive half day visit to Chichen Itza (79 USD); or a basic entrance to Xcaret Park (99 USD); or enjoy the amazing clubs Cancun and Playa del Carmen offer with amazing deals Monday to Thursday in our inexpensive tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya section; among many other options. We offer the same quality as all the others but at a cheaper price. We want you to have the best holidays in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya without taking a toll on your budget. 

Chichen Itza inexpensive half a day tour
When you come to Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, you cannot miss out on snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea and swim in a cenote (sinkhole) (70 USD); or take one of the delicious and cheap Mayan Explore local food tours in Playa del Carmen; or go shopping on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen (22 USD). The Mexican Caribbean is famous for its history and natural beauty that you deserve to explore and admire. You will go home recharged, amused and enriched with everything that this amazing area has to offer. Where else can you visit pyramids and swim in the best sea in the world at these prices? We hope you are ready to take the best inexpensive and cheap tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya to have the best budget vacations in the Mexican Caribbean. Let’s go!!!

Italian gelato in Playa del Carmen

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Family tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

In Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya you will find amazing family tours that each member of your family will enjoy. You will be able to choose among a large variety of activities, such as ecological and water parks; impressive archaeological sites, adventures in cenotes (sinkholes), beach tours, and much more.

Cenote Maya near Ek' Balam pyramids 
Cancun and Playa del Carmen are more than beach towns and you will be able to take unforgettable family tours. Imagine yourself snorkeling around the largest natural aquarium in the world with your kids; or visit underground rivers; or explore the famous Mayan pyramids; or recharge your batteries in the fresh water of spectacular (and unique) cenotes (sinkholes) in Riviera Maya, and much more.

Chichen Itza pyramids
When we started Mayan Explore, we wanted our customers to feel that we look after your loved ones as much as you do. Therefore, we created the best family tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, in order to help you spend amazing vacations in the Mexican Caribbean. If you are looking for family tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, then take a look at our special section for families and start booking your family tours!!!
Xel-Ha natural park