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4 Tips about the Yucatan Bike Tour

Cycling through the Yucatan Peninsula is the most authentic way to experience the region, off the beaten track and not stuck in a bus. The Yucatan Peninsula is full of tourist attractions, but on a bike, you will be able to see small villages and everyday life, things that “normal” tourists won’t see. Because your…

5 Places to Buy Souvenirs in Cancun

Did you know Mexico is famous for its silver? A silver ring, necklace, or a pair of earrings are definitely one of the souvenirs you need to buy. If you are looking for a real souvenir from Cancun, try to forget the magnets and T-shirts. Buy authentic souvenirs. After your wonderful vacation in Cancun, it is important to buy some souvenirs that you will have for the rest of your life. Souvenirs that will remind you of your Caribbean adventure. Maybe you buy it for yourself or for your friends and family. However, buying a small gift is essential.   MARKET 28 The best place to buy souvenirs is in Market 28. This market reaches an entire city block in downtown Cancun, selling all kinds of artisan souvenirs and gifts. It is large and filled with vendors trying to get…

5 Tips about Whale Sharks

The Whale Shark Season is about to start! Here are 5 Facts about Whale Sharks that you need to know. Are you looking for an adventure you will never forget? Then we might have something for you: the whale shark season is about to start soon! From May to September, EcoColors will take you on a tour to meet these incredible creatures in their natural habitat and to swim with the harmless giants of the sea. Here are some interesting facts about whale sharks. The largest fish in the sea The whale shark is actually the largest known fish in the sea; it can reach lengths of 12 meters and weigh approximately 20.6 tons! Therefore, whale sharks are bigger than great white sharks (4.6 to 6.1 meters), which are sometimes mistaken to be the largest shark. Here you can see…

5 most impressive cenotes in Yucatan Peninsula

Don’t be scared to leave the beautiful beaches of the Yucatan peninsula and try to go off the beaten track! Yucatan is known for its ‘cenotes´ or underwater sinkholes and caves. Here are the 5 most impressive ones. Cenote Azul Cenote Azul is a very popular cenote located in the south of Playa del Carmen. This cenote is a little bit different than the others because it’s more open, like a lake. This makes it easier for kids to go into the water. You can also jump from a cliff for the ones who dare. There are even quiet corners where you can relax.   Cenote X’Canche Cenote X’Canche is a hidden cenote and lesser-frequented. It is located about 1.5 km into the jungle, near Ek Balam. The cenote is perfectly round and large located deep in the ground with sharp rock walls. Here you…

5 incredible things to do in Cancun

1/ Chichen Itza You could enjoy one of the 7 new world wonders, Chichen Itza is one of the most important archeological areas of the peninsula of Yucatán. This former capital of the empire Maya, of a 300-hectare surface where we can admire the pyramid of Kukulcan of two cenotes what a real gold mine for this region was deprived of water in that time. The site of Chichen Itza also has an observatory, which faces the great pyramid and allowed the Mayas to study the movement of the stars a very precise knowledge of which they had. https://ecotravelmexico.com/mexico-cultural-tours/chichen-itza/   2/ Cenotes Cenotes are abysses or wells, in a karstic environment, totally were partially filled with a superficial coat of freshwater and sometimes with a lower coat of seawater if they inform with the ocean that we find essentially in…

5 reason why a Bike Trip is perfect option

The most common problem that we all face when we go on vacation is that there is just never enough time to visit all the places we want. We are always dependent on our bus schedule and often end up in a big traffic jam which completely changes our plans. But what if there is an alternative? Say yes to a different tour – a bike tour. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose a bike trip:   You are the boss Yes, that’s right – it’s all up to you. You are completely flexible about where you want to stop, where you want to go, and find the places to take memorable pictures with your friends. You see more When you bike you see way more than if you just walk or drive. You enjoy the breeze in…

7 Tech Gadgets for Travelers

7 Tech Gadgets for Travelers On vacation, your first inclination may be to unplug. But some tech accessories can make your travels even more enjoyable. We’ve selected the top 7 trip-improving gadgets—from a video camera that documents underwater experiences to a battery-powered backpack that recharges phones. Whether you’re headed out on a beach vacation or a city escape, these accessories will help you get the most out of your next adventure. 1.- APPLE MACBOOK AIR (11-INCH) A notebook can be incredibly useful on extended trips, letting you research restaurants and local excursions, change your bookings, and back up photos and videos on the road. The 11-inch MacBook Air is incredibly thin and weighs just 2.4 pounds, giving you added functionality without extra weight. It’s also a great choice for keeping you entertained en-route.   2.- SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX100M III   The most…

Bird Watching Tour

If you have never done bird watching, or as some people call it: birding, before, there are some things you have to know about this activity. Pack your things, don’t forget a binocular, we go birding! First of all, if you wish to identify a bird, don’t grasp your identification book too quickly; the bird might get away in that period of time. Always observe first, and try to keep in mind as much as possible. When you are looking at birds, observe carefully their color, their size, the shape and wing and head markings. Also, pay attention to the sounds they make. Nevertheless, you should have studied your bird guide before you go birding for the first time it is always easier to identify something that seems familiar. Moreover, you should look at some bird watching websites and blogs…

Did you hear about the Whale Shark Tour?

The first day I arrived at Ecocolors Tours to begin my 4-month intersnhips, everyone told me about a certain “Whale Shark Tour”. What was that? Soon I understood it was THE tour, the one that has made Ecocolors’s reputation. Pioneers of the Whale Shark Tour in Cancun, Ecocolors has now 14 years of experience swimming with them. This tour gives you the amazing opportunity to meet the whale shark, which are the largest fishes in the sea. For protecting this amazing creature, EcoColors Tours has a protocol that says no touching of the whale shark, not disturbing it and keeping a distance of 2 meters at least. Not because it is dangerous, the whale shark is completely harmless, but because we want to take care of our planet and the wonderful animals we are rich of.   This snorkeling tour takes…

EcoColors Backpacking Trip

Over the past years, backpacking has evolved as a major trend in tourism. More and more young, but also older people enjoy packing their backpack and go on an adventure. The differences between “normal” travelling and backpacking are lower costs, different accommodation (mostly hostels or camping) and the chance to connect more with locals and other travellers. Personally, I enjoy backpacking more than other forms of travelling and the main reason for that is that I can sleep in hostels. Hostels are the place where backpackers meet other backpackers from all over the world, a peaceful place where you can relax as well as party, and where you get inspiration for your next travels. Therefore, I wanted to introduce you to the amazing hostels that are included in EcoColors backpacking trip! Moloch Hostel, Cancún The first two nights you will…

Facts About Monarch Butterfly Migration

Do Monarch Butterflies hibernate? When we talk about nature in North America, we think about three different countries with three different kind of fauna, with the USA sharing some species with Canada and some species with Mexico but we share one mutual butterfly species who make a long journey from Canada to west Mexico: The Monarch Butterfly Migration. This Butterfly is one of the insects with more life in the world, they can live till 9 months, which it’s perfect to achieve their migration and complete their living circle.   Where do Monarch Butterflies go during the winter months? The Monarch Butterfly migrates for two great reasons: 1) They can’t survive the cold winter in North America, so they make this 2,500kms trip to Mexico. 2) The leaves in the forests of Mexico are good for the caterpillars, they can…

Are you fast enough to swim with the sailfish?

The answer is probably no. The sailfish it is considered to be the fastest fish in the ocean. But to calculate the speed of a fish requires much research and still the results show a rather rough estimation. The sailfish could grow up to over 3.4 m in total length and 100 kg in weight. Pretty impressive, right? However, if you want to enjoy swimming with a sailfish in Cancun typically they weigh up to 50 kg and can live for 10 years. They are found near the surface usually far from land feeding on schools of smaller fish like sardines and anchovies. They also feast on squid and octopus, which makes them unharmful to humans. But what is the speed of the sailfish? The fastest speed reported was the impressive 68 mph (110 km/h). To make it more clear…

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