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Day of the Dead in Mexico

November 1 and 2 are the days in which people in Mexico prepare to receive and think about the dead, so it today’s blog we will look at the traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead. It will be celebrated with festivals, contests, craft shows and activities based around the topic of death. Mexico is […]

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Mexican Independence Day- El Grito de Dolores

Today is September 16, Mexican Independence Day! This weekend people all across the Riviera Maya and across the country will be celebrating this special day which serves as a source of that will be understood by those who live north of the border. So before you head out and join in the festivities we present […]

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El Pueblito in Mayakoba

El Pueblito is located inside of Mayakoba’s eco-friendly resort, a 45 minute drive north of Gate48. It is designed to look like an authentic village square, complete with shops, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, modeled after the colonial towns found all over this beautiful country, El Pueblito means “little town” in Spanish, and locals visit every Sunday […]

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Mayan Temples in the Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula was once the land of the Maya, who left many landmarks in the form of temples and cities which are still remarkable well preserved. Each one is impressive in their own way, and in today’s blog we are going to look at the unique characteristics of three of the most well know […]

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Parque La Ceiba in Playa del Carmen

If you are heading down to Playa del Carmen with your family, we recommend a visit one of the city’s most treasured places: Parque La Ceiba. This beautiful park is a 34 minute drive from Gate48, located just off the highway on the western side, near the large Chedraui supermarket. Earlier this year they celebrated […]

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Celebrating Playa del Carmen’s 25th Anniversary

July 28, 2018 marks the 25rd anniversary of Playa del Carmen. Gate48 is only a 38 minute drive from downtown, which makes it easy to enjoy the celebrations that will be taking place. To commemorate the occasion, today’s blog will look into the origin of the name Playa del Carmen, the name of the municipality […]

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Happy 4th of July!

Gate48 would like to wish all of out American guests and friends a happy Independence Day!

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El Meco Ruins: Cancun’s Best Kept Secret

In today’s blog we will introduce you to one of the best-kept secrets of Cancun: the El Meco ruins, which recently opened to the public. Located 1 hour and xxx minutes from Gate48, this is a day trip that you and your family won’t soon forget. It is also near the hotel zone of Cancun, […]

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Best Architecture in Merida

Merida is a 3 hour drive from Gate48 in Akumal, and is a great place to visit with your family for a taste of colonial Yucatan living. One of the stand out features of Merida is its amazing architecture, which has Maya, Spanish, French, British and Dutch influences. From museums and churches to mansions and […]

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The Sacred Mayan Journey-From Xcaret to Cozumel

On Friday, May 25th the island of Cozumel and Xcaret Park will host The Sacred Mayan Journey, a ritual which has been performed for over 1000 years. It recreates when the ancient Mayans would cross the sea on their canoes to Cozumel Island to worship the Ixchel goddess, the deity ruling over fertility, health, water […]

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