MEXICO KAN TOURS - RESPONSIBLE TOURISM BLOG

Is there such a thing as sustainable tourism?

Skeptics find little meaning in the term “sustainable tourism”. In fact, considering what such a kind of tourism would imply — a win-win-win situation that holds for travellers, community hosts and the environment — the concept may seem somewhat overconfident. Not leaving aside the possible benefits of tourism to local hosts and conservation, the C02 emissions alone generated by international flights should be enough to acknowledge that most of our holidays involve quite unsustainable practices. (...)

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15 species you can find in the Yucatan Peninsule

The rainforest in Quintana Roo is a widely biodiverse ecosystem. There are 93 different species just in the ant family, to give an idea. The good news is that we have a big chance of sighting many of the most characteristic ones. It’s worth noting that several of these species possess a very important role in the Mayan cosmogony, in fact, 13 of them appear as constellations in the Mayan zodiac. This time we are going to talk about 15 of the species you might run into when going out with Mexico Kan Tours. (...)

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SIAN KA´AN ADVENTURE

Our adventure began on a hot summer day, the majestic blue sky above us, the sun high at the center of the sky telling us it was going to be one of those perfect days. (...)

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MAYAN INLAND EXPEDITION

When planning a vacation, there are a lot of things to consider if you want tomake sure you have an unforgettable experience. Some people manage to plan and book all the activities they want to try while visiting an unknown destination based on the best rates and reviews they find. (...)

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LOBSTER FROM PUNTA ALLEN

During the 1930’s, Mexico’s federal government granted exclusive fishing permits for lobster and other commercial species to some local fisherman cooperatives. In the 60’s, some fishermen native from Cozumel Island, migrated to firm land to the area that we know today as Punta Allen, and created a new cooperative called Vigía chico. (...)

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Manatee

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Collared aracari

The “Mayan Inland” expedition begins by visiting a Mayan community that relies on the traditional agricultural activities (corn, beans, summer squash). They also have eco-touristic activities on a natural protected area that is around five thousand hectares big. These activities allow for a better management over the natural resources on this zone of the state of Quintana Roo, México. (...)

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Notes for a History of the Mexican Caribbean. Introduction

In order to get to know the secrets of the ancient history of the Mexican Caribbean, we need to plunge into the intricate network of underground rivers to find the vestiges of marvelous prehistoric animals and skeletons of human beings that lived here approximately fourteen thousand years ago. (...)

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MAYA UNDERWORLD

This aquatic tour grants the opportunity of enjoying two distinctive ecosystems of the Mexican Caribbean: a beautiful inlet and a mysterious cavern which is connected to a grid of underground rivers. (...)

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WORLD WONDER DISCOVERY

World Wonder Discovery is a whole day tour that offers a visit to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, catalogued as one the Wonders of the World. This tour also takes you to the colonial city of Valladolid to delve into the history and culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. (...)

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OUR STORES

In order to bring you a better service, Mexico Kan tours has two stores in Tulum. The head office is located on Tulum Avenue, the city’s main street, just two blocks away from the city Hall (see map). (...)

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