Presidente® InterContinental® Cancún Resort
Presidente® InterContinental® Cancún Resort
Sources of the sixteenth century designate the site as "Zama", possibly referring to the Mayan word for "tomorrow", which is understandable because it is set on the highest point of the east coast, where watching the sunrise is a wonderful show. The name Tulum therefore appears to be relatively recent. It translated into Spanish as "wall" or "palisade", alluding to the wall that is preserved here, this designation appears to have been used to designate the city was already in ruins when. The site was named Tulum in the nineteenth century, when Stephens and Catherwood "I rediscovered" completely abandoned, just before the start of the Indian rebellion known as the "Caste War" (1847). Tulum is one of the more formerly American sites recorded by the western world. In 1518, the Spanish writer Juan Díaz recounted seeing a city "as big as Sevilla", with a tower that was certainly Tulu Castle
Tulum Archeological Site
This ancient Mayan site is about two hours and half from Cancun, and is different from the other archaeological big sites in Yucatan. First of all, it's situated by four natural lakes, which is a rare sight in the Yucatan. These lakes are believed to have given the city its name, which means "Waters stirred by wind". Furthermore, it is not as excavated nor reconstructed as Chichen Itza or Tulum. Coba still has a number of big structures covered with the growth of the jungle, making it a wild place that truly triggers your imagination. It doesn't see nearly as many visitors as Chichen Itza or Tulum and if you're early you might be all by yourself with only birds, monkeys and the dense jungle to accompany you at these mystical ruins.
Only in recent years has the importance of Coba come to light; now archaeologists are convinced that in time it will prove to be one of the largest Mayan excavations on the Yucatan Peninsula. More than 5,000 mounds have yet to be uncovered!
Coba is situated in the jungle, and all along the paths are mounds overgrown with vines, trees, and flowers. The fact that the jungle hasn't been cleared away here nor all the mounds uncovered adds a feeling of discovery to your visit. A typical tour to Coba includes a tour to Tulum or an adventure in a Cenote as well, so you can hit two ancient sites in one day!
Coba Mayan Ruins
As happened over 1,000 years ago, the phenomenon of the equinox (21/22 March and September) in the temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza, still moves the hearts of viewers. In these times of year, the play of light and shadow in the temple creates this optical illusion: that of a snake moving. Thousands of fans gather at Chichen Itza to experience the magic of watching maya snake down the temple. It has been found that in the equinoctial days, before hiding the sun between 14:15 to 16:50 Hrs, the shadows of the corners of the north side of the overlapping platforms, go up and down projecting successively on the shore the north alfarda until clear form with seven isosceles sunlight angles, so that the assembly resembles a wavy body snake down pyramid appears because the seventh triangle coincides with the throat that is initially reptile the alfarda.
We invite you on a journey through Mexico, a charming tour of traditions and nature at Xcaret eco-archaeological Park. Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience that includes entertainment, exquisite food and the joy of a country that welcomes you with open arms!
Xel-Há, one of the amazing attractions in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico, a natural aquarium park considered the largest aquarium in the world, the perfect place to perform activities in Riviera Maya. If you love nature, there is no better place than Xel-Há to practice snorkeling and water activities like swimming with dolphins, Snuba® (combination of snorkeling and diving) or Sea Trek® (walking under water).
The jungle comes to life in the best adventure park in Riviera Maya. Xplor Park is a unique underground world, where you will enjoy an unparalleled adventure. During the day fly between trees and bridges, discover amazing caves and extraordinary rock formations. And at night, the Moon and stars will guide your way, marvel at the mysteries that Xplor Fuego has for you.
Cancun La Isla Shopping Village is a shopping mall with 162 shops of the best international brands as well as restaurants and entertainment venues.
Among other services on this shopping trip is the Interactive Aquarium, swim with dolphins and sharks.
La Isla Shopping Center
Kukulcan Plaza is a mall made especially for purchases that offers a wide range of twists, such as handicrafts, boutiques signatures.
It houses one of the archaeological collections of the most significant culture of the country, because not only include the most relevant state of Quintana Roo pieces, but a selection of emblematic pieces of the sites of Palenque, Chichén Itzá, and Comalcalco, among other sites represented.
Museum Maya the Cancun