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Not just another Tequila Tasting tour – Cozumel Tours

So you decided to ditch the boring neighborhood beaches and the same ol’ parks for a little bit of a fun while in Cozumel, Mexico. But you’ve been through the open bar and want more than just plain old tequila on your trip to Cozumel. Discover Mexico is that change on your Cozumel vacation that you were looking for. Discover Mexico is “the newest and most seen park in Cozumel that offers tourists a unique Cozumel Cultural experience. The park collects all the Mexican wonders in one place and allows discovering the most representative sites, styles and art crafts of our country. Our main goal is to show guests that Cozumel is not just another island in the Caribbean but it is part of a multi-diverse country, rich in culture and Natural Resources. The park represents the best opportunity to provide guests a whole picture of our country all while promoting tourism to other parts of Mexico.”

If you’re looking to delve deeper into the culture of Mexico and understand Cozumel Toursboth its past and present, take a gander at the Video Experience Room. To see the actual arts and talents of the community, walk through the Popular Museum of Art. For an out of this world experience, take advantage of the Outdoor Walk Through Time and Space, “Explore Prehispanic, Colonial and Modern Mexican wonders on our beautiful outdoors walk with natural and exotic flora and fauna. Feel the excitement of going through time and space discovering one of the richest cultures of all times”.

To satisfy your sweet tooth or to cool off hit up  ice cream or tradition food and beverage cravings, hit up the Mercadito Corona Snack Bar to appease that appetite.  And all the venturing through the culture of Mexico has bound to get you looking to incorporate some of the arts into your life, into your house. It gives way to the perfect chance to buy something for yourself, or your family members and friends, through the Hand Crafts and Souvenir Shop.

Cozumel ToursFor a more refined look when drinking up that tequila, go and get some lessons in tasting, through the Professional Tequila Tasting. Taste the various fine spirits, and be on your way to become a professional in the tasting of these delightful drinks.

A not to miss performance, one that you must entertain yourself to, is the Voladores de Papantla Ritual. The performance of voladores, or flying men, is a fertility ritual, a sight not to be missed if you are in the Cozumel region.

With our connection to so much of Mexican culture and history, you need not to give up on modern amenities, with our free wifi, taxi services, parking lot, all weather activity, a bilingual guide, and so on.

Don’t miss out on any of the opportunities to explore the culture and fun of Mexico, something that is impossible if you take advantage of the many activities and Cozumel Tours offered by the Discover Mexico Park. Come, from anywhere in the world, and immerse yourself in the culture of Mexico.

There are so many great Cozumel Tours in which to take part while on your Cozumel Vacation.  Just make sure that you check out Discover Mexico for guaranteed fun during your visit to Cozumel.  Contact us today for more information about any one of our unique Cozumel Tours or for info about anything Cozumel!  See you soon!

 

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Things to do in Cozumel

Annual Mayan Canoe Crossing – Cozumel Events

As most people know Cozumel is in Mexico but it is also directly in the heart of not just Mexican culture but also Mayan Culture.  The island of Cozumel was a very important place in ancient Mayan culture.  This is just one of many other great reasons that planning a vacation to Cozumel means that you will be having a very diverse experience during your Cozumel Vacation.  Now we are going to touch a little bit more on the Mayan culture in Cozumel and in particular about one of the coolest events in Cozumel that takes place annually.  The Sacred Mayan Journey or Traviesa Maya just went down!

Cozumel – Ancient Sacred Mayan Journey??

As Cozumel is rich with Mayan culture catching a traditional Mayan event while you are here in Cozumel is just a great plus during your Cozumel Vacation. Things to do in Cozumel The Sacred Mayan Journey is an annual event here in Cozumel and the Riviera Maya.  This event follows the traditional Mayan sea route that the Mayans would use in their journey from Pole (Xcaret) to Cuzamil (Cozumel).  Mayans crossed the caribbean channel from Pole to Cuzamil in large canoes.  The reason for their journey was to honor the Goddess Ixchel who was the Mayan Goddess of fertility.  Cozumel was dedicated to the Goddess Ixchel.  This Traviesa Maya is a tradition that dates from 1250 -1519 AD.  In this tradition the Mayans would make their pilgrimage to the island of Cozumel where they would make offerings to Ixchel and also to receive divine messages for their communities.

Sacred Mayan Journey in the present

The Sacred Mayan journey as I had mentioned earlier lasted from 1250-1519 AD so it did stop for half a century.  Nine years ago a cultural group Experiences Xcaret brought back this sacred Mayan Tradition as a way to strengthen locals cultural identity as well as allowing tourists and non Mayans learn more about the wonderful heritage of the Mayans.  This ritual accurately follows the traditional dances, rituales and even the types of canoes used.

Participants in the Sacred Mayan Journey begin to train for the Cozumel Event up to 6 months in advance.  This is a very hard crossing and I know oarsemen that train for this until 3amCozumel Cultural Events when they are preparing for this very unique event.  Once this Cozumel event begins over in Xcaret guests participate in rituals and dances that last the entire night.  At first light the participants then take the canoes and row across the ocean to Cozumel where offerings are made to the Goddess Ixchel who then sends messages back to the mainland.  The participants then return to the mainland in Playa del Carmen with tokens from the Mayan Goddess.  The tokens are omens of good fortune.

This is a very unique Cozumel Cultural event and it very important to the local Mayans. So if you are looking for a unique Cozumel Cultural Event don’t miss out on the Sacred Mayan Journey.  Contact us at Discover Mexico Cozumel for more great things to do in Cozumel.

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Discover Mexico´s rich history and snorkel at Playa Uvas Tour!

If you are looking for great things to do in Cozumel or just a unique look into the rich Mexican culture then let me tell you about Cozumel´s Cultural park ranked #3 on U.S. News & World Report´s travel section for things to do in Cozumel! Discover Mexico Park offers the opportunity to explore step by step, the wonders of Mexico, from the friendliness of the locals, the World famous Mexican Cuisine, crystal blue waters with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, to the Mayan pyramids and ruins.

As soon as you enter in the fascinating Discover Mexico Park, you will be able to relax in a fresh atmosphere and become excited once you see four-screen video collage,

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Fascinating videos give you an overview of Mexico´s rich culture

with stunning images from the entire vibrant Mexico, such as Riviera Maya, Oaxaca or Chihuahua.

You will discover the beautiful Museum of Mexico´s Popular Arts with its collections of textiles, pottery, glass, furniture, Pinata (a kind of toy made ​​from a variety of paper or textile which is filled with sweets or toys), plus other interesting exhibits. Here everything is organized every weekend, with exhibits of handmade products. The museum has a gift shop that has interesting things to sell, such as reinterpretations of some famous works, toys and all kinds of traditional Mexican items. Moreover, in this museum, you will have the opportunity to see the famous ‘BarroNegro’ pottery, coming from Oaxaca, renowned for its interesting and unique style, shape, color and sheen. If you like bright colors and creative shapes, Oaxacan Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures, which you will see in the Museum of Popular Arts, clearly will attract your attention.

The discovery tour continues on the trail of Aztec, Maya, Olmec and Totonac people, placing in the foreground a masterpiece of Mesoamerican architecture – Chichen Itza, the most important sacred center of Maya civilization, where the Kukulcan pyramid was chosen one

Built to size these replicas are really quite amazing!

Built to size these replicas are really quite amazing!

of the seven wonders of the modern world. What turns out to be the highlight of this pyramid and gathers twice a year thousands of visitors, is when symbolically, the ‘feathered snake’ comes down. Actually it is an exceptionally light effect that looks like a snake, being observed for ten minutes in the days of equinox: March 20 and September 21, at around 3 p.m.

After we visit the parks where have been reproduced the great cathedrals and museums, we head to the Paseo de la Reforma, the most elegant and wide avenue, which runs right through the heart of Mexico. With an attractive design and unique concept, the boulevard houses among the tallest buildings in Mexico.

For a well-deserved rest and relaxation, Playa Uvas beach club is waiting for you with arms wide open and his famous water incredibly clear and blue.

Discover Mexico provides Snorkel and cultural combo tours too!

Discover Mexico provides Snorkel and cultural combo tours too!

You will live a unique experience discovering the sea world – Chankanaab Shallow Reef, a guided snorkel tour of 30 minutes. After that, you will feel the need to eat and drink, so to charge your batteries, you can experience the incredible Mexican food, such as a plate of chicken fajitas, fillet of grilled fish, Cesar or mixed salad, all of these being included in the package.

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Not just another Cozumel Activity, Not just another Tequila Tour

Premium Tequila Tasting tours at Discover Mexico Cozumel Not Your Typical Tequila Tour

Whenever you travel to Mexico, there are so many different things to be done. One of the few things that people may not have ever done is a tequila tour. In Cozumel, they do Cozumel tequila tours where you can taste different types of tequila and is just one of the many things to do in Cozumel. Not only do you taste different tequilas, you also learn about Mexico’s heritage, multiple pieces of art and culture, and great cuisine. That is what makes this tour so unique; it is not just about the tequila but Mexico as a whole. You start in air-conditioned comfort and view multiple screens that take you through a journey of Mexico. This really allows you to discover a side of Mexico not normally seen and is something everyone looking for things to do in Cozumel should take a part in.26_discover_edited-1 copy

Discover Mexico is the most popular park in Cozumel and really helps you see different parts of the country. You are able to view different ancient civilizations of Mexico’s past and tour replicas of Chichen Itza and other pyramids built by the early Aztecs, Maya, Olmec and Totonac people. One of the main points of this tour, however, is learning of the history of tequila. You are given a history of the tequilas and how they go through production. You get a tequila guide, called a “tequilero” and they will take you through three distinctly different Jose Cuervo tequilas: Blano, Reposado, and Anejo (which is basically aged tequila). Many people do not know the history of what gives tequila its intense quality and you would be hard-pressed to find a better tour that can broadcast its heritage.

After viewing all of this, you get to experience a taste of Mexico. You experience cuisine from all over Mexico and get to enjoy it in the fresh open air. You will watch hand-made corn tortillas cooked right in front of you for your very own personal taco buffet. When you are done eating, there is even a margarita lesson that you will be able to take part in.093977_131104020245

These Cozumel tequila tasting tours are some of the most popular activities to do in Mexico and Cozumel tequila tours come highly recommended by tourists; in other words, there is nothing better to do in Cozumel then this. Give Discover Mexico a chance the next time a tour pops up as this tequila tour is not your typical tequila tour.

Discover Mexico while on your Cruise to Cozumel

Discover Mexico Cozumel Cultural Park

 

If you are considering taking a trip to Mexico, going on a Cruise to Cozumel or you are already living in Cozumel Mexico, but you haven’t seen some of the many wonders of Mexico, one of the best places to go is to the Cozumel Cultural Park. In addition to the park, there are a variety of other things to do in Cozumel, including a variety of different activities and the world famous Cozumel Tequila tours (for adults only of course,) but there are also a variety of different Cozumel excursions to take part in with the whole family!

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While looking for things to do in Cozumel, be sure to visit Discover Mexico! Discover Mexico is an extremely unique Concept theme park and is one of the most popular parks in Cozumel. Discover Mexico offers the unique opportunity for tourists to learn and experience a wide variety of different Mexican wonders that will not only bring you into the spirit of Mexico, but give you a taste of the life and culture that is this great country. Discover Mexico features a wide variety of different Mexican wonders all in one area including different historical sites, styles that have pervaded the Mexican culture for many years, and arts and crafts from the Mexican culture of the years that visitors will have the chance to take part in.

Discover Mexico is an incredible experience when looking for things to do in Cozumel as the park offers visitors the chance to take part in a variety of Premium Cozumel Tequila tours and other Cozumel excursions, as the entire point of the park is to express the incredible diversity of Cozumel and Mexico to visitors in the best way possible, and allow tourists to gain a much larger picture of the incredible island of Cozumel and this great Nation, instead of simply seeing the main sites that others see. This gives you the unique chance to get a look at the history and culture of Cozumel and Mexico straight from the mouth of native residents. images

Discover Mexico is a one of a kind experience for the area, and is a must see for anyone who is interested in visiting the area and learning about the culture. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the island, but you will get to take part in many of the different cultural activities that the natives take part in on a regular basis! This is a great trip for you, you and a date, or the entire family as there are wonders for people of all ages to enjoy!

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