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Transforming the Ecotourism Experience with Kenneth Johnson

3

Aug

Transforming the Ecotourism Experience with Kenneth Johnson Posted July 26, 2017 by Kay Walten in Ecotourism, Podcasts     My guest this week, Kenneth Johnson, is an American-born Mexican who studied Marine Biology in Mexico City before moving to the Riviera Maya to start his passion project, EcoColors, an eco-travel company dedicated to educating visitors …

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Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Mexico

11

Jul

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve lies within forested mountains about 100 km northwest of Mexico City. It was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2008. Every year hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies undertake a great journey of up to 3000 miles in their annual migration from Canada and the United States …

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle

5

Jul

MARINE TURTLES   Hawksbill Sea Turtle: One of the 6 species you can find in Mexico.   GENERAL INFORMATION:   Size: The hawksbill is one of the smaller sea turtles. Adults are 2.5 to 3 feet in carapace length (71 – 89 cm).   Weight: Adults can weigh between 101 and 154 pounds (46 – 70 …

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Green Sea Turtle

4

Jul

MARINE TURTLES   Green Sea Turtle: One of the 6 species you can find in Mexico.     GENERAL INFORMATION:   Size: It is the second largest after the leatherback. Adults they can reach 3 to 4 feet in carapace length (83 – 114 cm). The largest green turtle ever found was 5 feet (152 …

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Eco travel: how to go green in 10 steps

13

Jun

Eco travel: It includes all the variants of ecotourism and green travel. It can deal with responsible travel, sustainable tourism, ethical tourism or culturally aware travel. It is a recreational travel to natural areas in a way that supports the environment. Anyone who prefers to travel the green way is an eco-traveler   Do your …

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The best beach in Playa del Carmen: Punta Esmeralda

7

Jun

Playa Esmeralda or, as it is also known, Punta Esmeralda, is one of the beaches located in the north of Playa del Carmen coast. It is not far from the fifth avenue, as you will last only 10 minutes by car to reach this place. The best of this beach is that it is still …

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Whale Shark tour in Cancun

29

May

Mystical Creatures of the Sea The Whale Shark You probably already know this: whale sharks are amazing fishes, they are the biggest of all sharks, and completely harmless to humans at the same time. Scientists still haven’t found out all the secrets these giant sharks hold, but through modern satellite technology, more and more information …

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Bird Watching Tour

27

May

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 …

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4 Facts about the Yucatán Bike Tour

27

May

Authenticity 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 …

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The 5 most impressive cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula

11

May

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. …

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EcoColors Backpacking Trip

23

Mar

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 …

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Yucatan Eco Adventure

15

Mar

Last month I joined EcoColors’ Yucatan Eco Adventure Tour and I am still amazed by everything I got to see and experience on this trip! My friend and I decided to go on this tour since we wanted to discover the nature and archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula in a sustainable way. Therefore, we …

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Sailfish Snorkel Adventure Tour Cancun

Did you know the sailfish is the fastest fish in the world?

15

Mar

The most remarkable thing about the sailfish is their large dorsal fin that stretches almost twice time the full length of their bodies. With this the sailfish can swim very fast and can use it as a break. The sailfish are very famous because they are the fastest swimmer in the ocean: these fish reach …

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5 Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Cancun

20

Feb

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 …

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Swim with Whale Sharks Cancun Tour, whale shark cancun tour, whale shark holbox tour

5 Facts about Whale Sharks

20

Feb

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 …

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Cancun

5 INCREDIBLE THINGS TO MAKE BY COMING TO CANCUN YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE THIRD

19

Nov

  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 …

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The National Museum of Anthropology

5

Nov

The National Museum of Anthropology In our Monarch Butterfly Tour, we have the opportunity to visit more than the butterfly sanctuaries. We stayed some days at Mexico City, a teeming metropolis of intensity and innovation, has at its heart one of the most important museums in Latin America, Museo Nacional de Antropologia (The National Museum …

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Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

22

Oct

The annual Monarch butterfly migration is one of nature’s great spectacles and a top attraction for visitors to Mexico’s central highlands. Each year, as many as 60 million to one billion Monarch butterflies make journey from eastern Canada to the forests of western central Mexico, a journey that spans more than 2,500 miles. The Monarch …

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Sian Ka' an Tour

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve: Everything you´re looking for

27

Sep

Sian Ka’an BIosphere Reserve is such a place which you can´t describe with words, or even with pictures. The beauty of this biosphere reserve can only be observed by your own eyes.   Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is located at the east-coast of the peninsula Yucatán, Mexico. The area is part of ´UNESCO World Heritage´ …

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Facts About The Monarch Butterfly Migration

30

Aug

Do Monarch Butterflies hiberate? When we talk about nature in North America, we think about three different countries with three different kind of fauna, with 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 …

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4 Things to Consider for your Whale Shark Tour in Cancun.

29

Jun

From March to September, the Mexican Caribbean is home of one of the most amazing creatures of the world. The Whale Shark arrives to this harm waters to find food in this beautiful sea. Thousands of tourists came here to enjoy this spectacular event and swim near the biggest fish of the ocean. You can find …

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5 Activities in Cancun for New Year’s resolutions.

6

Jan

Activities in Cancun for New Year’s resolutions. A New Year starts and most people see it as an opportunity to do things differently to the previous year, as people try to improve and we also offer personal exploits whose size depends only on ourselves. According to some traditions, it should be a purpose for each …

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Christmas beach

One week left ’till Christmas!

18

Dec

With one week left ‘till Christmas everything and everyone is getting in a festive mood. The Christmas tree is all set up, the city is full of lights and in the stores and on the radio you hear Christmas songs all day long.   Here at the office of EcoColors Tours, we’re also feeling the …

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Let´s talk about the whale sharks – 04

7

Dec

For the next few months we’re going to share some facts about the whale sharks every week with you. In this fourth episode we’re talking about the feeding & diet of the whale sharks!   Whale sharks mostly eat planktonic animals (euphausiids, copepods, fish and squid eggs or larvae) though they have also been observed …

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Diving with Sharks: A Closer View to the Mako Shark

1

Dec

Diving with Mako Sharks In the world of  scuba divers, the  favorite animal is the Shark, any of the existing species of sharks are fascinating for certified divers around the world. Maybe is for the beauty and agility of those animals or simply for the adrenaline shot of swimming beside the greatest predator of the ocean. …

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Physiology & anatomy of the whale sharks

30

Nov

For the next few months we’re going to share some facts about the whale sharks every week with you. In this third episode we’re talking about the physiology & anatomy of the whale sharks! The largest whale shark that has been directly measured was reported to be 12.65 meters (41.50 ft) long and weighed more …

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Migration & habitat of the whale sharks

23

Nov

For the next few months we’re going to share some facts about the whale sharks every week with you. In this second episode we’re talking about the distribution & habitat of the whale sharks!   Whale sharks live in all tropic and warm-temperate seas except evidently the Mediterranean. It is thought to be primarily pelagic …

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Celebration of el Dia de la Revolución

20

Nov

Even though Monday was the official national holiday of el Dia de la revolución (3rd Monday of November), today is el veinte de noviembre (20th of November) so the historical date of the Revolution.   At this day, the Mexicans remember and celebrate the Revolution of 1910 to 1920. But why is it celebrated at …

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Taxonomy & Classification of whale sharks in Cancun

16

Nov

For the next few months we’re going to share some facts about the whale sharks every week with you. In this first episode we’re talking about the taxonomy & classification of the whale sharks! The whale shark may be harmless, but it’s a true shark, because it has a skeleton made from cartilage, that is …

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7 Tech Gadgets for Travelers

4

Nov

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 …

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Ecotourism in Cancun and the Mayan world

4

Nov

We’re glad to share with you that every year, our general director gives a webinar about the attractions to go to the Yucatan Peninsula, such as ecotourism in the Mayan world, ecosystems in the Maya area, its infrastructure and the adventure you can get here.   He will also give you some information sustainable tourism, …

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Mexican dishes that we love and you should try…

23

Oct

The local food is a unique combination of influences from Europe, Central Mexico and the delicious touch of the Yucatecan style. Now, we don’t want to bore you with elaborate descriptions or try to explain the explosion of flavors in your mouth while you enjoy every bite. Let’s give you a hint of the Mexican …

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Swimming with the Whale Sharks La Paz

16

Oct

Whale Shark Season in La Paz, Baja California A little bit more than one month ago I told you about the Whale Shark Season was coming to an end. But now you will have the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants again, but in Baja California Sur.   Since we’re the pioneers of operating …

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EXURCUSION REQUINS BALEINES - CANCUN

Cancun update

9

Oct

3 weeks ago I introduced myself and told you about my first experiences with living in Cancun, Mexico as a Dutch intern. Now, after 6 weeks of working with EcoColors, I thought it was time to meet you again 🙂   At this moment, I’m over 1/4 of my internship. I’ve done a lot of …

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The beautiful Monarch Butterflies

2

Oct

If you plan a trip to Mexico this winter, you definitely have to see the Monarch Butterflies. These butterflies are very special because every year they make a massive journey to southern California and Mexico to escape the cold weather which will kill them if they tarry too long. Their journey can take up to …

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