The OHL Classic At Mayakoba Will Be Live On ESPN

The OHL Classic At Mayakoba Will Be Live On Air

The OHL Classic At Mayakoba Will Be Live On Air

The OHL Classic at Mayakoba made into the history of golf in the year 2007. The tournament became the first to be a part of PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States or Canada. At present, it remains México’s only PGA TOUR event and is regarded as one of the finest tournament by professionals, sponsors and spectators alike. The OHL Classic at Mayakoba on a very fast pace is building a strong tradition and a proud history. Legendary golfers and an outstanding golf course come together each year to rewrite golfing history and make exciting results.

The OHL Classic at Mayakoba this year will be aired for the first time on popular sports channel ESPN. This great news is confirmed by the event’s organizers. The 2014 edition will take place from November 10 till 16 at the swanky Mayakoba resort complex in the Riviera Maya. A whooping amount of 6 million dollars is this year’s prize money.  The winner will take home 1.1 million dollars and 500 FedEx Cup points. The organizers are hoping to attract around 15,000 people throughout the event.

It’s great to know that the estimated number of spectators is on a rise since the tournament was confirmed that Mexican Carlos Ortiz from Guadalajara, as it’s a very intimate event when compared to other tours. Mexico will be participating as a member of the PGA Tour, after receiving his membership card to participate in the official season this past August 25.

Beautiful golf course at Mayakoba will be the green carpet that will unfurl at Mexico and bring the world right at its door step. The OHL Classic golf tour is the great way to celebrate Mexican wave right on the golf course.

“Xochimilco Cancun Park” Now Open

World famous Xochimilco Canals can now be seen in Xochimilco Cancun Park

World famous Xochimilco Canals can now be seen in Xochimilco Cancun Park

Xperiencias Xcaret Group opened the first phase of “Xochimilco Cancun” on December 20th 2013.

Xochimilco Cancun is built 60 hectares of abandoned sascaberas or limestone quarries and is just 10 minute drive from Cancun International Airport and adjacent to Cancun-Tulum highway (on the route to Puerto Morelos) in Riviera Maya.  The site was reforested with 100,000 native trees and plants. It is intended to be a replica of Xochimilco in Mexico City.

Xochimilco is one of the boroughs of Mexico City. It is known for its extensive network of canals and islands called Chinampas. The canals have colorful gondola-like boats called “trajineras” around the 170 km of canals on which tourists can roam around. This canal and chinampa system was built by Aztecs in pre-Hispanic era and now has been designated as a World Heritage Site.

The project has been built at a cost of $283 million pesos. The promoters of this project are in talks with the Federal Ministry of Tourism to promote “Xochimilco Cancun Park”, at the “Tourism Expo” in 2014.

All efforts have been made to make the experience of the tourist to Xochimilco Cancun Park as authentic as possible.  The park has gardens, forest clearings and a network of canals through which visitors will sail in trajineras. The park’s fleet of 40 boats will be decorated with distinctive designs representing each of the Mexico’s 32 states, Mexico City and the original Xochimilco boats.

With this new attraction, you will one more reason to come to Cancun. Cancun has many world class “one-of its-kind” activities such as the underwater museum and Cancun Maya Museum

An Interesting Fact About Coba

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Coba is a popular destination in Riviera Maya region. It is one of the architectural highlights dotting this ancient and glorious country. I recently stumbled upon an article: Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya.

Coba is just 40 km from Tulum and is the tallest Mayan pyramid (42 meters) in Yucatan. Its location is also very magnificent as it is surrounded by dense tropical forests. It makes worthwhile to visit it if you are in the region especially considering the fact that you can even climb on it (if yuo’re fit enough!)

There is an interesting fact about Coba which I am sure would please many femenists – Coba was ruled by women.

Read the complete article here

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Cancun Vacation: White sand, Caribbean Sea & Margarita Make The Perfect Holiday!

The Riviera Maya region is known as one of the favorite destinations for celebrities from all over the world. While we know what makes Cancun special, here is why Television presenter Sonia Kruger from Australia thinks that her recent holiday in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum was the best one she ever had.

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Playacar Real Esate – The Viva Wyndham Azteca Receives the 2013 Golden Apple Award

Playacar Real Esate - The Viva Wyndham Azteca Receives the 2013 Golden Apple Award

Playacar Real Esate – The Viva Wyndham Azteca Receives the 2013 Golden Apple Award

MIAMI – Viva Wyndham Resorts announced that the Viva Wyndham Azteca, located in Playacar, Mexico, is a recipient of the 2013 Golden Apple Awards from Apple Vacations. The all-inclusive resort property was given the award for its high levels of excellence in staff and guest service.

The Viva Wyndham Azteca received the coveted award at Apple Vacations’ 26th annual Golden Apple luncheon on Sept. 10 in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. The Golden Apple Awards are given to the top hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii that have earned exceptional ratings on Apple Vacation’s Vacation Satisfaction Questionnaire, completed by hundreds of thousands of Apple vacationers upon their return home. Apple Vacations has been voted best tour operator to Mexico by readers of several of the travel industry’s leading trade publications for nine consecutive years. The award underscores Viva Wyndham’s commitment to providing unforgettable guest experiences.

The Viva Wyndham Azteca is located on the breathtaking Mayan Riviera on the east coast of the Yucatan and is situated on a stunning white sand beach. The resort property is located two miles away from Playa Del Carmen, which offers incredible shopping, swimming and nightlife. Additionally, guests can explore other nearby sites such as the Mayan Reef, the second-longest barrier reef in the world which offers world-class diving just offshore; the Mayan Ruins; Tulum; or Chichen Itza.

Feasibility of walk from Yak-ul lagoon to Akumal bay?

Akumal is the perfect diving and family destination in the heart of the Riviera Maya. The region has a stunning barrier reef, longest in the western hemisphere and one of the most elaborate coral structures on the planet. With such fabulous natural setting a walk would definitely cover the best of the area. One such visitor is interested in knowing about the feasibility of walking from Yak-ul lagoon to Akumal bay with two children. They want to take a taxi to the lagoon in early morning then walk to Akumal bay for turtle swim. They plan to take taxi on the way back to their resort.

Suggestions by fellow travelers agree that it is a good plan. There will be a quiet beach road with jungle for the most part of the walk. They can also catch a glimpse of the Half-moon bay along the way with a natural stopping point about halfway at La Buena Vida. There are also few access points to the ironshore sections of shoreline that are home to fossils and iguanas. For those on a short trip this isn’t available as walk it a bit time consuming. But for those with ample of time, a walk should be undertaken to experience the best of Akumal.