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Mexican Christmas Traditions

Mexican Christmas festivities begin early in the month of December and conclude on February 2nd, which means that the country has a number of traditions for the holiday season. In today’s blog we will take a look at several of them. Christmas Eve is known in Mexico as Nochebuena, which is also the night of […]

Culture Family Fun

Las Posadas: A Mexican Christmas Tradition

In Mexico, Las Posadas take place between December 16th all through Christmas Eve. Taking its’ name from the Spanish word for “inn,” they are a nine day re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s nine day journey to the town of Bethlehem, their search for shelter, and the subsequent birth of the Baby Jesus. A traditional posada […]


Dental Tourism in Mexico

Dental tourism in Mexico is growing in popularity, and many visitors are learning that there are substantial savings for equivalent dental work done back in Canada or the US. If you need to have some dental work done while visiting Gate48, you have many options, as there are a wide variety of dentists here in […]

Culture History

December 12: Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

December 12 is celebrated as The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe), a popular Catholic feast that is regarded by many in Mexico as the date marking the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day people show their devotion to this major figure of Mexican culture, marked by […]

Drinks Food

La Perla Pixan Cuisine and Mezcal Store

Are you looking for a unique place to dine in Playa del Carmen that serves a menu of traditional food that goes well beyond the norm of what you might expect in a Mexican restaurant? In today’s we will introduce you to La Perla Pixan, located in downtown Playa del Carmen. La Perla Pixan is […]

Entertainment Restaurants

Cozumel’s La Casa del Habano

La Casa del Habano is a successful chain of stores focused on the pleasures of smoking cigars, and you will find one located on the island of Cozumel. But don’t let that put you off should you not partake, because they also have a great restaurant with a terrific menu, and are conveniently located on […]


Avocados: The Super Fruit

Today we are going to talk about one of Mexico’s most famous foods: the avocado. The country has an abundance of these fresh, ripe, super fruits, and while prices for this in-demand export can be quite high, here in Mexico you can enjoy them quite cheaply. This nutrient-dense food contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals […]

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Xoximilco Tour in Cancun

Would you like to take a tour in the Riviera Maya that recreates one of the great traditions of the nations’s capital?  Mexico City has an area filled with canals that turned into a park, where families and friends rent out boasts and float down the canals. Often they will find themselves passing other boats filled […]

Beach Clubs Beaches

Unico Beach Club in Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos is a beautiful town with a great beach, but did you know that they also have a terrific beach club as well? Unico Beach club is quite unlike your loud, crowded, Miami Beach-style environment which is common to other establishments in the area. Instead, you can expect the same mixture of peace, relaxation […]

Family Fun Local Paradise

Yal Ku Lagoon in Akumal

Gate48 is located near the town of Akumal, which is home to the subject of today’s blog: the Yal Ku Lagoon. This place is an inlet from the ocean where salt and fresh water mix, and is a renowned snorkeling spot. Located amidst a gorgeous environment this place is home to sea turtles, tropical fish […]