Don't just visit the Yucatan....Experience It! 
Welcome to the real México...the real Yucatan.


But what is the real Yucatan? It is different things to different people.

It's the rich history moving backward in time to the Mexican Revolution, the War of the Castes, the Spanish Colonization of Mexico, the Mayan civilizations and their "lost" cities...all the way back to the asteroid that crashed off the coast of Yucatan and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. The asteroid probably also caused the fracturing of the limestone shelf of northern Yucatan that eventually grew into what are now known as cenotes…freshwater “sinkholes”, many of which are open to the public for swimming.

 It’s the friendliness of the people…the smiles, the greetings and the welcoming hands of locals to foreigners and strangers.


It’s the living Mayan world with the food, crafts, language and culture that is alive and well and part of the everyday landscape. The delicious tamales wrapped with banana leaves instead of corn husks. The rich flavors of dishes like chimole or relleno negro or puchero. The variations on tortillas like panuchos and salbutes or the very regional and local pibihuas and volcanes. (Come with me to the municipal market and you can taste the differences).

It’s the architecture of the Mayan pyramids as well as their thatched roof huts set in close proximity to Spanish colonial structures.

It’s the closeness to nature that comes from living in a climate where you almost never close the doors or windows. From the thousands of flamingos on the north coast to the rare jaguars that still roam the jungles very near to Valladolid. The huge variety of birds that announce daybreak and nightfall. The orchids and flowering trees, the wide variety of tasty fruits and the medicinal bushes that cure many ills. The iguanas that can reach four feet in length to the tiny, but powerfully-voiced, geckos that hide behind outdoor light fixtures waiting in ambush for mosquitos and flies. The stingless bees that produce some of the best honey in the world.


Atracciones

[b] Mayan Ruins & Living Mayan Villages [/b] Valladolid está rodeada por docenas de ruinas mayas fáciles de alcanzar y docenas de pueblos mayas donde los descendientes de los constructores de la pirámide aún viven de forma muy similar a como lo hicieron sus antepasados.

[b] Curación y trabajo corporal [/b] Masaje, terapia de masajes, tratamientos faciales, limpiezas rituales y otras modalidades de curación y curación están disponibles en los terrenos de Casa Hamaca o en la cabaña de un Chamán Maya.

[b] Historia colonial [/b] Valladolid y sus alrededores fueron colonizados por los españoles en 1543. Numerosas iglesias y edificios de esta época están disponibles para explorar tanto dentro como fuera de la ciudad.

[b] Historia natural [/b] Cenotes, cuevas y cavernas parecen estar en todas partes. La selva virgen, los humedales que combinan con la vida de las aves y las hermosas playas se encuentran a poca distancia de Valladolid. Para una foto de National Geographic del cenote Xkeken, haga clic en [url=http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/xkeken-cenote/] aquí [/url] .

[list] [*] Clases de español [*] Clases de cocina [*] Clases de masaje [*] Actividades de voluntariado [*] Sanación chamánica [*] Excursiones de la aldea maya [*] Ceremonias Mayas [/list]

[i] Educativas, Participativas y Voluntarias. Una amplia variedad de programas y actividades están disponibles en Casa Hamaca incluyendo clases de español de supervivencia, clases de cocina, clases de masaje, visitas a un chamán, visitas a pueblos mayas, ceremonias mayas, distribución de alimentos, enseñanza de inglés, construcción de techos, voluntarios de la biblioteca y más. [/i]