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Cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula

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As you know, we should be pretty careful when it comes about the sun and our holidays. Our normal routine probably involves some lotion and in the best cases some solar protection, but let’s face it! We don’t really protect  our skin.

 

In order to have an incredible getaway we want to give you some advices about the sun and your holidays:

 

  •  Plenty of water:

As long as you stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids apart from what you drink with your meals, you can try with carrot juice (which gives you vitamins A, K, E, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc), cranberry juice (it has tons of antiox) and vegetables like tomatoes (that contains vitamin c and potassium)

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All this will help your skin to look amazing and don’t forget that you need to drink at least 2 liters of water daily apart from the beverages you take with your meals or the juices you like the most!

 

 

  • Skin preparation:

Keep your skin nourished with your favorite lotion and a good exfoliation once a month.

 

Take off all the dead skin and let it glows, keep it healthy by applying the right products and wear travel-tips-ecocolors-skin-1sunscreen, and please don’t try to get an amazing tan in one shot, your skin will be burned and you will have a really bad time during your trip, also avoid the sun tanning lotions those have a very low SPF to protect your skin from aging and skin cancer.

 

One trick that we learned through the years is to apply sunscreen the night before you go the beach or any open spaces activity, that way your skin will absorbs all the sunscreen benefits and in the morning, around 30 minutes before going out apply again generously the sun block lotion and you will see the difference: You will have a nice tan, with no pain and no risks, or at least, less risks than wearing sun tan lotions or a bad application of your sunscreen.

 

  • After sun:

Take a refreshing shower or bath and never too hot, clean your skin gently with mild soap (do not exfecocolors-travel-tips-skin-5oliate or rub hard after sun) dry with a towel with gentile pats and apply tons of your favorite skin lotion.

 

We always recommend to apply after sun lotions and vitamin E gel with aloe to keep your soft skin and avoid peeling.

 

Keep your skin hydrated drinking plenty of water and wearing a good lotion, repeat all the process as needed.

 

We really wish you an awesome holiday with your beloved ones, take care of your skin and enjoy the sun! Don’t suffer it!

Cenotes are one of the biggest attractions and thousands of people from all over the world come to the Yucatan Península just to swim in those crystal clear waters. But what do we actually know about these natural beauties?

What is a cenote?

A cenote is a natural phenomenon, a natural pit or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. This creates a natural pool which is then filled by rain and underground rivers: a cenote is born.

Where does the word cenote come from?

The word cenote comes from the Mayan word dzonot, which means “sacred well”. The Yucatan peninsula was originally under the ocean and the region’s limestone foundation is fossilized coral beds and ocean floor. There are no above ground rivers in this area. All of the ground water sinks through the porous limestone and travels to the sea in underground rivers. Parts of the limestone weakened over time and collapsed, leaving sinkholes filled with water.

Cenotes were the main source of fresh water for the ancient Mayan civilization. Mayans believed the cenotes contained curative elements and considered many of them to be sacred. They also believed cenotes to be portals to the underworld and a way to communicate with the gods. Some cenotes were used for water, both for drinking and irrigation and as mentioned before, used during religious ceremonies. Mayan cities were mostly built around cenotes or wells dug down to the ground water. Divers have explored the cenote at Chichen Itza and found offerings the ancient Maya made to their gods. Among those offerings are copper and gold necklaces, pottery, jade beads and skeletons of both sexes and all ages.

Cenotes and tourism

Cenote diving is a popular activity in the Riviera Maya. Mexicans, expats and tourists all love to visit the beautiful cenotes of the Mexican Caribbean. The water in cenotes tends to be very clear as it is rain water which has filtered through the ground and has few suspended particles. Some cenotes are vertical, water-filled shafts, while others are caves that contain pools and underwater passageways in their interior. Cenotes are prevalent in the Yucatan Peninsula, where there are over 4000<, and they are the area’s main source of water. Visitors may spend the day swimming, snorkeling, diving, sunbathing or simply relaxing. Some of the famous cenotes are: Ik kil, Dos Ojos, Gran Cenote and Cenote Manati.

Let’s now visit a cenote and swim in its crystal clear water!

Source: about.com

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