The Blue Planet For The Home Sweet Homers


The name Isla Mujeres, Island of the Women, refers to the large number of clay female idols found by the Spaniards here in 1518. The island contains the only known Mayan shrine to a female deity: Ixchel, goddess of the moon and fertility. The island’s laws prohibit the construction of any buildings higher than tree floors, and Us franchises such as MC Donald’s and Wal-Mart are not allowed on the island. “Nevertheless,… Read More

 The Yucatan peninsula is a huge limestone platform, where water runs through underground caves. Part of this land collapsed, creating sinkholes called cenotes, which give access to the unique underground system. The Riviera Maya holds hundreds of these cenotes. Today, the World’s three longest underwater cave systems are located in the Riviera Maya; Ox Bel Ha, 97km; Nohoch Nah Chick 61km; Dos Ojos, Although there are so many cenotes, only a… Read More

Just 19km of the coast of Playa Del Carmen is a coral island, called Cozumel. Cozumel is a limestone plateau of 392 km², 56 km long and 14 km large. It is the oldest island of the Caribbean group and the biggest island of Mexico. Since 1961, when Jacques Cousteau broadcasted “Cozumel’s glorious sealife” Cozumel has been a favorite destination for divers.   Cozumel is known as one f the best dive… Read More

The diving in Playa del Carmen is decent. Mainly drift diving. You can observe big schools of fish. Jacks, blue tangs, sergeant majors, angel fish, trigger fish, butterfly fish, grunts, drum fish, spade fish, parrot fish, big barracuda’s, trunk fish, snappers, file fish, are some of the fish that are pretty common in Playa del Carmen. With a bit of luck, you’ll bump into an eagle ray, sting rays, lobsters, king crabs,… Read More

 With the tourism rising, Playa del Carmen has lost its charms of being “the little fisherman’s village, south of Cancun”. The village has preserved a village atmosphere. The main centre of Playa is “Avenida Quinta”, Fifth Avenue, a pedestrian street that consists of shops and bars. Which is perfect for shopping with a man ;o). That same street is parallel and just one block from the beautiful beach. The nightlife is truly… Read More

The bourgeoning international of Cancun, Playa de Carmen, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel overshadow the eastern coast of the Yucatan and the Sate of Quintana Roo. Resorts: you love them, hate them or simply enjoy the beautiful beaches, package tours and reliable restaurants. Diving in the area is popular, either of the coast of Isla Mujeres or Cozumel or in the underwater caves or cenotes found in the region. The Mayan ruins of… Read More