Maya experience in Mexico
Contributed by Jens Hoffmann
There are lot of opportunities to experience the traditions of ancient Maya.
If you’re looking for an funky vacation Tulum offers plenty of things beyond its white sands.
Scuba among coral reefs, underwater caverns. Just beautiful. Above the waves; kiteboarding, surfing, and kayaking. The cliff top walled Mayan city is a great place, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, home to monkeys, jaguars, ocelots, crocodiles and sea turtles.
We checked in at the former “Papaya playa” resort project were cabanas been refurbished by the Design Hotels creative team on a kilometer stretch of virgin beach facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Truly fun, now it is the Hotel PopUp Ashram.
We enjoyed the days in Tulum.
Claus Sendlingers (CEO) design hotels created a communal playground, offering a raw, white canvas for a community seeking reconnection with nature and within themselves.
Now its the moment to awake the guru inside you is the motto of the temporary hotel-cum-yoga-and-spiritual retreat founded in Tulum, Mexico.
A Design Hotels spokeswoman said in an e-mail that the company hopes to collaborate on new PopUp Ashrams but that it has yet to confirm the next one.
A four-hour nonstop flight from the East Coast, the Yucatan Peninsula offers a plethora of Mexican experiences and near year-round sunshine. Families, scene-seekers and all-inclusive fans disembark in Cancún and head for the Hotel Zone’s megaresorts, while honeymooners prefer the brain-off/bliss-out experience of the upscale resorts of Playa del Carmen. Further south, lovely little Tulum hosts a hip crowd in souped-up beach casitas, and just inland, ancient Mayan ruins lie undisturbed in the jungle and mysterious cenotes supply adventure playgrounds of underground rivers and sinkholes.
We enjoyed this place with mango tequilas, nachos, tacos, empanadas and Mexican life…
By the way, on our return to NY we met the “famous” Matt Harding: