Mayan Ruins in Mexico

Author: , March 16th, 2012

Mayan PyramidHaving just returned from visiting three prominent Maya ruins in Mexico – Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba – I can confirm firsthand that the buzz over 2012, which marks the end of the Maya Long Count calendar, is heating up, at least in the Riviera Maya.

As they are across the Mundo Maya, which also include the countries of Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala, tourism numbers are up at these prominent sites, each of which offers a distinct, unique feel. Still, even with bigger than normal crowds, these remarkable destinations are well worth the trip, whether you’re a Mayaphile (which I am quickly turning into) or not. And after a long day of exploring, a refreshing dip in a cenote, or natural well – the Riviera Maya is full of them – is the perfect way to cool off.

In addition, the Riviera Maya is also becoming a popular adventure travel destination, with an array of opportunities for hiking, diving, and cave exploration. One word of advice: If you’re thinking about a visit in 2012, book now.

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“Adonis Tulum”, Luxury Gay Hotel, to Open on Mexican Riviera

Author: , December 30th, 2010

Adonis Tulum Gay HotelA luxury hotel catering exclusively to male gay tourists will open in January on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Spanish news agency EFE reported. The 94-room Adonis Tulum hotel near the Tulum archaeological zone will serve male gay tourists exclusively.

“The hotel is uniquely for men,” Patrick Lurenz, the hotel’s general director, said. “That is to say, only homosexual couples are accepted, it’s not for women, although among our personnel we have heterosexual men and women and all have received specialized training to avoid having our guests feel uncomfortable or discriminated against.”

It is the first such hotel in the state of Quintana Roo, and is expected to provide 100 direct jobs.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Casa de las Olas, Tulum, Mexico

Author: , December 12th, 2010

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Quintana Roo, Mexico Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Casa de las Olas - Tulum, QRO, MexicoCasa de las Olas offers privacy and stunning natural beauty, all designed to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

We’re in a secluded location on the far southerm end of Tulum’s pristine beach, and we offer the perfect place on the Mexican Riviera for those looking for an escape from life’s hectic commitments.

Tulum is a small mexican village on the Mexican Riviera, about an houyr and a half from Cancun and surrounded by Quintana Roo’s jungles.

Our serene property is a gateway to the vast, lush Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a world-famous, 1.3 million acre nature preserve. Nothing will stand between you and your enjoyment of the bright sun, powdery white sand, and rolling waves of the sparkling Caribbean.

Originally built as a single family home, Casa de las Olas now offers five suites perfect for families or groups of friends for special events. It’s also a great place for gay and lesbian couples in search of romantic privacy. Each of our guest suites has a private, separate entrance, allowing Casa de las Olas to be secured in its entirety or by the room individually.

See the Casa de las Olas Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here