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ECOCOLORS TOURS

ABOUT US AND THE ECOTOURISM IN THE MAYAN WORLD

EcoColors is a sustainable tour operator located in Cancun, Mexico and was founded in January 1997. The company gets its name from the the array of colors nature displays in the forests, meadows, lagoons and seas of tropical America. EcoColors designs and delivers ecotours in the “Mayan World”, both biologically and culturally one of the richest regions of the world. We offer a wide variety of itineraries of 1, 3, 7 or even more days which incorporate outstanding natural, cultural and adventure in the Riviera Maya and other parts of Mexico. Further, some tours are also operated in other parts of Central America such as Belize, Guatemala and even in Cuba. Our special strength is providing responsible travel in which you are able to see turtles, dolphins, whale sharks, flamingos and many other great wildlife in their natural environment, along with artifacts from the ancient cultures and traditions of Mexico.

MISSION:

Offer innovative and exclusive products in Ecotourism, Adventure tourism and Environmental training through quality, warmth and education; overcome the expectations of our clients, contributing to the environmental preservation and growth of human value (March 2012).

COLLABORATION:

In order to protect the ecosystems EcoColors works together with multiple research organizations such as the WWF, Ecotourism Society, SEMARNAT, the Smithsonian School, Environmental Studies in Minnesota and the Adventure Travel Association to optimize our knowledge and provide the best protection.

AWARENESS:

We raise awareness of the importance of the ecosystems in Mexico by educating its traveler’s about the nature and the history of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDING:

In order to provide the best information to its travelers, all their guides are educated in the scientific and biological field. By giving information as detailed as possible it seeks to minimize the impacts of the tours on the ecosystems.”

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL:

In order to not exceed the biological carrying capacity on the ecosystems EcoColors only takes small groups of people into the nature areas.

MEET OUR TEAM

PROFESSIONAL MULTILINGUAL AND NATURE EXPERTS GUIDES

HERNAN EZQUIVEL

Spanish - English

My main motivation in life is interacting with visitors to show them how beautiful our country is.

FERNANDO COBOS

Spanish - English - Portuguese

Being able to show the beauty of our country to the visitors, is one of the most amazing experiences. ”

JUAN CARLOS BACELIS

English

I am helping to take care of the ecosystem and at the same time I have tremendous fun in every tour. What I love the most is meeting new people, nature and food. ”

ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ

Spanish - English - French

I am a nature lover, I enjoy sharing my experiences and stories during the tours. I believe we can all learn something new every day and interacting with people from all around the world is probably the best way to do so !

MARCELA CAMARENA

Spanish - English - Portuguese

BARNA TAKATS

English - Spanish - German - Hungarian

Isla Holbox is a small out-of-the-way Mexican island where you can go back to the days of no cars, beach roads and beautiful sunsets.

 

The island is located west of Cancun in the northeast corner of Quintana Roo, Mexico. One of the most amazing things is that the roads at the island are only travelled by electric golf carts, and the streets are whole sand so you have this rare feeling of being far away, even like traveling in time  to the past.

 

Taxi golf carts and rental golf carts are common ways to get around the town, besides bicycles and by feet, so if you want to explore Holbox it will be amazing if you cross the whole island by bike.

From Cancún it takes 3 hours by bus to get to Chiquila, where you can take the ferry to Isla Holbox. An old singing man on the ferry immediately creates a good mood feeling and reinforced while you reach the island.

 

The small streets made of white sand makes it a natural beauty. Most of the people on the island are living from the fish. You find many seafood restaurants on the coast of the sea.

 

Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and many other bird species. The island is also known for its whale sharks during the summer months. Also kayaking, kite boarding and paddle boarding in the winter months attracts attention for tourists.

 

However, you will not find mass tourism which makes it a peaceful place to stay. Travelers who visit the island can fully relax in a hammock on the beach, walking through the town or just try a delicious lobster pizza for dinner. Also watching the sunset is a must see for tourists. It is a place to hide and spend a lovely weekend away from the crowds of Cancun.

EcoColors Tours gives you the opportunity to discover the beauty of this island yourself. With the Holbox Island Adventure Tour you explore the amazing wildlife with especially attention to birds and crocodiles. Another experience you should try is visiting The Little Bird Island, the place were important aquatic birds nest. This tour is great for bird lovers and has the perfect combination of nature and adventure in the Yucatan Peninsula!

 

The Yucatan Peninsula offers many archaeological sites which are known from the Mayan World. The amazing Mayan ruins can be found throughout the area among the Yucatan.

 

The Yucatan’s grandest archaeological site is Chichen-Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage area of immense cultural significance. About 125 kilometers west of Cancún and Cozumel, Chichen Itza is perhaps the largest, most famous and most accessible Mayan site. This tourist attraction is a rugged place of soaring pyramids, startling carved columns and massive temples. The name of Chichen Itza means “at the mouth of the well of Itza”

 

The most impressive temple is the Castillo, with its 365 steps, 52 panels and 18 terraces. During the fall and spring, the sun’s shadow forms an enormous snake’s body, which lines up with the carved stone snake head at the bottom of the Castillo pyramid. Across from el Castillo, the Temple of the Warriors is also known as the Temple of the Thousand Columns. On top of it there is a stone on which steaming human hearts were offered to the gods. Besides the two most famous temples of Chichen Itza, there are smaller buildings hold interests.

 

Juego de pelota is a game which was played with a rubber ball with a weight between 3 and 8 kilos. The ball had to be moved without using hands or feet. They let the ball bounce and with their shoulders and hips they had to get the ball to a wall-mounted ring.

 

The Yucatan Peninsula doesn’t have any streams or rivers, because it is a limestone plain, so cenotes provide the only access to underground rivers. Many cenotes are located in the region, but the Sacred Cenote of Chichen Itza was one of the most important one to the Mayans. The Sacred Cenote is a natural source of 60 meters in diameter.

 

Interestingly, many perishable objects were preserved by the cenote. Wooden objects for example, which normally would have rotted, were preserved in the water. A great variety of wooden objects were found including weapons, scepters, idols, tools, and jewelry. Jade, a typical green stone used for ornaments and implements, was the largest category of objects found followed by textiles. The presence of jade, gold, and copper in the cenote offers proof of the importance of Chichen Itza as a cultural city center.

 

Do you want to see and learn more about this phenomenon archaeological site? With EcoColors Tours you have the possibility to book a private Chichen Itza tour to visit the ancient Mayan capital!

SOURCE: Chichen Itza Facts

What is better than building a relationship with your coworkers while being surrounded by the astonishing  flora and fauna of Mexico? This is a great win-win opportunity which can contribute to the growth of your company. What is your company without your good working employees? Exactly, the relationship between your employees is of utmost importance. Job performance is negatively affected when employees feel disengaged or unappreciated. This bad working environment is not only unfavorable for your employees, but this also affects the company image. The more the employees feeling good in their working environment, the more they are motivated and devoted to do their jobs. Hence, companies benefit from happy employees.

 

To create this optimal working environment, EcoColors Tours provides companies the great opportunity to create a better bond between their employees by offering team building tours. The beautiful nature of Mexico will be a part of the team building experience. The activities will vary from an ATV track, where they have to search for clues, to treasure hunting in the jungle, bicycling and going on a quest in of the many beautiful cenotes. Besides the team building activities, they will be taught about the importance of sustainability development and the Mayan culture.

 

EcoColors Tours, will be happy to support you!

 

One day, a man said that repetition is the root of learning. This a very nice and philosophical phrase but most of the time, when the heart is not involved in the process, the results are far from what we expect.

 

What would you think if we show a fun and different way to learn the basics of a language and simultaneously see the wonders of regions as Yucatán and Quintana Roo part of activities such as snorkeling, swimming sea turtles and whale sharks? Sounds good?

 

Well that’s possible with EcoColors, who gave me the opportunity to join their team during my internship, grow in my field of study and improve my skills in other languages, such as Spanish or English.

 

As for me, I come from France and I’m ready for a new adventure with this wonderful company, learn more about respecting the environment and above all, enjoy a comprehensive learning which I will surely remember forever.

 

So probably if you want to be a great professional, you should come and do your interships here, you will experience an amazing opportunity.

 

At the end of the day, what is the reason to learn if we do not allow us to enjoy each of our experiences? In this case, the wonders that Cancun and EcoColors tours offer and of course, the unforgettable friends that I will make along the way.

Anyways, I’m ready to enjoy the colors of life and nature with my EcoPartners!

EcoColors
The best tours in Mexico, we offer the whale shark tour, swim with turtles tour, the monarch butterfly tour, bull shark diving tour, white shark tour, Sian Kaan tour, Holbox tour and much more!

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