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Journey into the Wild: Visiting Sian Ka’an

July 19th, 2018
Journey into the Wild: Visiting Sian Ka'an It's one of the lesser-known gems of the Mexican Caribbean coast, so it's quite possible that you've never heard of Sian Ka'an. And yet it's an area of outstanding natural beauty, and since 1986 has been a designated Biosphere Reserve. It's also a UNESCO world heritage site, the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean. Offering both stunning natural beauty and unrivaled opportunities to see a vast range of flora and fauna Sian Ka'an is an absolute 'must see' for any visitor to Tulum. Where Exactly is Sian Ka'an? Sian Ka'an Tulum is...   Continue Reading...
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PADI Women Dive Day 2018

July 16th, 2018
Celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day 2018 in Tulum with Koox Diving PADI Women's Dive day is just a couple of days away. Are you excited already? Because we certainly are.  On 21 July 2018 divers around the world will celebrate the special day for the third time. Let's join the cause that unites divers from every corner of the globe around the idea of making diving and diving gear more accessible to women. We, at Koox Diving Tulum are very excited to join the party with a special event and discounts. PADI Women’s Dive Day Weekend 2018 - 20 % off on all...   Continue Reading...
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Visiting the Mayan Muyil Ruins in Mexico

July 11th, 2018
Visiting the Mayan Muyil Ruins in Mexico If you've ever fancied a trip to Mexico, then be sure to fit a visit into Muyil (also known as Chunyaxché). Here you'll discover some of the most breath-taking and stunning views of the Muyil Ruins, a place once inhabited by the Mayans. Now it is an archaeological site which is frequented by many thousands of tourists every year. Location Located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Muyil is around 20 minutes from Tulum or 1.5 hours from Cancun. Muyil is the most notable of the 22 pre-Hispanic settlements of the Sian Ka’ and is...   Continue Reading...
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How to Save Money on Your Trip to Cozumel, Cancun, and other Yucatan Destinations

July 6th, 2018
How to Save Money on Your Trip to Cozumel, Cancun, and other Yucatan Destinations While Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, and other Yucatan destinations often have a reputation of being expensive, they don’t have to drain your bank account if you know where to look. In fact, this region can be very affordable and accessible to everyone on a tight budget. In order to make the most of your time and money in the area, we’ve assembled some of the best tips and advice for saving money in the Yucatan for your next vacation. Cheap and Free Activities Looking for something...   Continue Reading...
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Get Ready! The Whale Shark Festival Is Coming!

June 28th, 2018
Save the whale sharks by swimming with them is the message being delivered by shark conservationists around the world – ecotourism wants to boost local economies and promote whale shark conservation. Isla Mujeres is home to the largest concentration of whale sharks – the largest fish in the world – and you can join in the 11th Annual Whale Shark Festival in July 2018. Get ready! The Whale Shark Festival is coming! The festival will be held in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It’ll showcase traditional dances, local cuisine, and works from local artisans. There’s a fair, photography exhibitions, sand...   Continue Reading...
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Benefits Of Becoming A Certified Scuba Diver

June 25th, 2018
Benefits Of Becoming A Certified Scuba Diver Scuba diving opens up a whole new underwater world – giving you the opportunity to go sea and reef diving, explore cenotes, or dive with bull sharks. It’s also good for your health – improving strength and flexibility, reducing blood pressure, and relieving stress! All you need to get started is your Open Water scuba diving certification – the courses are fun and you’ll happily learn all you need to know about the basics and the benefits of becoming a certified scuba diver… Scuba Diving Equipment The dive shops in Playa del Carmen,...   Continue Reading...
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The Best Scuba Diving Spots in Cozumel, Mexico

June 21st, 2018
The Best Scuba Diving Spots in Cozumel, Mexico Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea – off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The island is covered with mangrove forest and is home to many animal species. The tropical savanna climate and the abundance of cenotes make it a perfect location to explore an underwater paradise – from amazing coral reefs to stunning marine life. See some of the best scuba diving spots in Cozumel, Mexico here… Chankanaab Reef Chankanaab Reef is the perfect spot for novice divers – the dive reaches a depth of just 12 metres....   Continue Reading...
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Where to go Snorkeling in Playa Del Carmen and Nearby

June 15th, 2018
Where to go Snorkeling in Playa Del Carmen and Nearby One of the major delights of Playa Del Carmen is the abundance of marine life found just below the surface of the waves. A mask, a snorkel and a pair of fins are all you need to explore the coral reefs, swim among schools of tropical fish, hang out with the turtles or even, if you get your timing right meet with whale sharks. Some of the more accessible cenotes including Dos Ojos and Casa cenote are also suitable for snorkelling. With so many options, the only thing you need...   Continue Reading...
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Top 5 Cave Diving Locations in Tulum, Riviera Maya

May 23rd, 2018
Top 5 Cave Diving Locations in Tulum, Riviera Maya Getting your open water dive certification can be an end in itself, or it could be the beginning. If you're looking for new adventures and want to explore some stunningly beautiful and deeply mysterious environments, then cavern or cave diving could be for you. You'll find underwater caves across the world, but for the biggest and best you'll want to travel to Mexico. Here's a round up of five of the best cave diving experiences in and around Tulum and the Riviera Maya. Gran Cenote Gran Cenote is the main entrance...   Continue Reading...
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Top 5 Cenotes For Snorkelling In Riviera Maya

May 18th, 2018
Top 5 Cenotes For Snorkelling In Riviera Maya Cenotes are an amazing part of the eco-system in the Riviera Maya – some are located in caves and others are exposed to sun and air after the roofs have collapsed. The classification of the cenote is related to its age – mature cenotes are completely open to the sky. And the youngest are those which still have an intact overhead dome. Cenotes are often surrounded by lush vegetation making them so appealing for underwater exploration. Here’s a review of the top 5 cenotes for snorkelling in Riviera Maya: 1. Gran Cenote...   Continue Reading...