Selvatica: Family Tours in the Riviera Maya

Selvatica: Family Tours in the Riviera Maya

Travelling with your family has never been this fun and wild!                        Keep on reading to find out why Selvatica has the best family tours in the Riviera Maya.

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If you want to make the most out of your stay in the Mayan Riviera,  you MUST go to Selvatica. I guarantee you will have an amazing time and enjoy every last bit, because a day at Selvatica, is a day well spent. Here is a list of the 5 major reasons why you and your family should go ASAP.

  1.  Family Friendly:

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Selvatica is the perfect place for families to strengthen their bonds, and face fears! Most of the activities are suitable for the whole family, however when they aren’t it simply is because of safety reasons, as we are meticulous with our customer’s wellbeing.

For all the adventurous families out there, Selvatica’s awesome attractions await! Explore the Mexican Caribbean like never before, and make this a memorable vacation…

2. Safety First

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Having fun without being safe is a big NO. With 20+ years of experience, we are constantly improving our security measures to ensure your experience is the most satisfying possible. Selvatica is certified by the ACCT:

The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is an international trade association, accredited standards developer for the global challenge course, aerial adventure park, canopy tour, and zip line industry.

This being said, you can be sure about Selvatica’s safety measures being taken seriously by the excellently trained staff.

3. The BEST Staff, Seriously.

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Not only are they model employees in customer service, but they’re also extremely entertaining! There are no dull moments with Selvatica’s staff. As you arrive, you are warmly welcomed by our friendly staff, and from beginning to end they are sure to keep you on your toes.

Your little ones will definitely have a blast, and they’ll be interested in each activity thanks to the staff’s engaging attitude. You will immediately see their interest in your wellbeing and their great passion for what they do.

4. Social Commitment

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Selvatica says less talking, more acting. With the constant battle of poverty and famine, Selvatica’s concern is big. That is why we invite you to join our cause and participate, for the future generation’s sake… But that is not all! Planet Earth is also in danger… Selvatica’s Seed of Life program has planted over 300,000 trees, and we need you to help keep this number growing!

5. Discounts all-year round

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Selvatica is one of the best picks for Family tours in the Riviera Maya simply because who doesn’t love a bargain?! Get all of the fun and all of the memories for a lower price all year round. We ensure you the best prices and the best experience you can imagine. You can see for yourself if you follow our social media and check our website for new discounts, packages and promo codes!

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For the fans of extreme excursions, Cancun is your playground.                            We hope to see you soon… Hasta la vista baby!

Beautiful Destinations to Swim with Dolphins in Cancun

Do you want to swim with dolphins in Cancun, but you’re not sure about where to do so? Don’t fret. Let us make it easier for you, and help you find your ideal dolphinarium…

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Dolphinaris encourages you to care for our marine friends, therefore when looking at options you should consider:

  • The animal’s safety, health and overall wellbeing.
  • A friendly environment and ambient.
  • Well informed staff and excellent customer service.

These points are crucial when planning on doing activities that involve animals and well, when you wanna have a great time! Good news is, we have the quintessential dolphinarium model waiting for you.

The following are locations in and around Cancun, including a preview to know what to expect from each.

Cancun Ventura Park Dolphinaris

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This location screams fun! Being inside the fantastic Ventura Park, in the Cancun Hotel Zone, this dolphinarium is a great choice if you want to have a mix and match of activities. The interactions that take place at this Dolphinaris are a fin-to-hand shake, and a sweet kiss. Ideal for your first dolphin encounter. Unlimited meals and drinks are available for Ventura.

Cozumel Dolphinaris

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Cozumel has a charming vibe that will make you fall in love! This dolphinarium is surrounded by the turquoise caribbean waters, and the dolphins are in a more natural habitat. The feel and look of this location is a bit warmer, you get a 40 min interaction plus unlimited meals and drinks!

Riviera Maya Dolphinaris

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This state-of-the-art dolphinarium is a bit more excluded, and exclusive. You can lounge next to the dolphins, swim in a pool near them and relax while you enjoy the view… However, if you’re looking for a heart-felt experience you can also find that here! With the enrichment half-day program, you can get to know these fun and intelligent mammals as never before.

Tulum Dolphinaris

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Located in the luxurious hotel Grand Bahia Principe, Dolphinaris Tulum is one of the most modern and technologically advanced dolphinariums. This program is 60 minutes long with an awesome interaction of 40 minutes. There is a super fun and free educational presentation for all guests of the hotel.

Dolphinaris Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

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This Ocean Care Station is exclusive for guests staying at the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort. Have a fin-tastic experience in a smaller yet very well equipped dolphinarium. From the commodity of your hotel, hop on the cart and step out to the beautiful white sand beaches…


Each location is equipped with Photo rental services, some have rental lockers and towels, but every one of these has an amazing care for dolphins. At Dolphinaris we care about you and about your wellbeing as much as we do with our marine mammal friends!

Whether you’re more into watching the dolphins from afar, or you love a close up interaction, there’s always something waiting for you at Dolphinaris. All of these options are sure to amaze you, now it is your turn to pick which one suits your interests best!

 

The Most Complete Kids Park in Cancun: Ventura Park

The Caribbean is often seen as a couple’s getaway, a relaxing retreat, a 5-minute break from reality whilst sipping on margaritas by the beach. For all you bummed out parents, it doesn’t have to be that way! If your little ones are tagging along this vacation, we have the best kids park in Cancun for you!

Fun for all ages!

Stop stressing about finding a place that your whole family will enjoy, at Ventura Park there is something for everybody. Infants, teenagers and adults can have a blast without spending too much…

Infants/Toddlers

As Ventura Park is an aquatic/amusement park there are options that you´ll need your swimsuit for, and some that you won´t. For the smallest members of the family this park is definitely a blast, here are some of the cool rides:

Water:

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kids park ( an awesome playground located in a pool where your kids can slide and have the time of thir lives).

  • wet bubble (if your kids love challenges this will be their all-time-favorite! Test their climbing skills while they try to get to the top of the wet bubble).wet-bubble-ventura-kids-park
  • lazy river (sit back and let the lazy river take you on a relaxing, yet fun ride)

Land:

  • carousel (hop on the carousel for an old-school ride, your kids will love it!).
  • crazy chairs ( another fun classic ride! Sit on our flying chairs and take in the amazing view of the coast).
  • Aah Ventura! (a bunch of fun and wild games/attractions to awaken your adventure spirit)
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Teenagers

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Water:

  • Kamikaze (Feeling brave? Pure adrenaline on this speed drop that features refreshing streams of water for an exciting experience).
  • Double Space-Bowl (These amazing slides drop you from 50ft high at almost 30 mph! At the end you dive into a 10-foot pool, therefore knowing to swim is mandatory.
  •  Twister (As its name implies, this ride is full of fantastic twists and turns… always keeping you on your feet as you slide riding a 2-person inner tube).

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Land:

  • Bungee Swing (ever dreamt of skydiving? Test your braveness as you leap off a 46 foot platform and then swing like a pendulum!).
  • Tarzania (Ventura Park did the unthinkable and combined an 800-ft zipline and a rollercosater, long live Tarzania!).
  •  Skywalk Escape Challenge (Ever seen Indiana Jones? If you’ve ever wondered what walking on those scary, wobbly bridges feels like, you can find out in our 6 hanging bridges!).
  • Grand Prix (Show your family what you’re made of! Ride our go karts and challenge yourself in our fun course by the seaside).
  • Underworld (Innovation meets fun! Our futuristic arcade has 4 different activities that will blow your mind… Such as virtual reality games, Star Wars Battlepods, a laser maze and our thrilling Laser Tanks where bumper cards meet laser tag).

Adults

As much as we know you’re sure to enjoy every part of the park, we know how good it feels to unwind… Here are some of the features we think you’ll enjoy when you need a break.

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  • Wave Pool: (Chill and go with the flow of our artificial wave pool).
  • El BeachOH: (Grab a drink or take a bite at the beach club, away from the noise and overlooking the ocean!).

 

New Year’s Bucketlist MUSTS: Cancun Adventure Tours

New Year’s Bucketlist MUSTS: Cancun Adventure Tours

The year is almost over, and we’re all for new beginnings… so if you’re in the Caribbean, make the most out of it and keep on reading for the best Cancun Adventure Tours.

Are you part of the brave ones? The ones who don’t settle for less, who are always craving more? Do you love adrenaline? Wanna think outside the box? Are you a thrill seeker? Do you love nature and having fun?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then keep reading…

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Selvatica: Only the Best Cancun Adventure Tours

As if visiting the Caribbean wasn’t thrilling enough already, now you get to experience a rush of adrenaline in the best adventure park! If you haven’t heard of Selvatica we’ve got one question for you: what rock have you been living under?!

Selvatica is the #1 rated Outdoor Activity on Trip Advisor, and it has also been named the “Best adventure Park in Mexico and Latin America”. Loved by critics and acclaimed by the people, we are proud to call ourselves the best Adventure Park. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience that you can treasure for a lifetime, Selvatica is definitely the way to go.

Extremely Fun!

We’re not kidding when we talk about adventure, check out our 3 different tours:

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Explore the depths of the jungle by walking on our wooden hanging bridges rope course! Exciting and scary, with more than 5 kinds of bridges that resemble the ones in an adventure movie…

Selvatica is surrounded by a tropical rainforest full of birds, lizards and other exotic animals for you to see. Unlike our competitors, our landscape and flora are 100% natural, making your experience wilder and better.

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Take flight and enjoy our thrilling 10 zip-line circuit: with different lengths and speeds, each zip-line promises adrenaline! You get to pick if you get soaked or not at the end of the ride. Let the heights and the wind set you free!

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Once the circuit is over, hop on Tarzania the zipline-coaster that overlooks the dense and huge jungle! This ride will make you feel like you’re soaring Superman style over our 100% natural jungle ecosystem…

The Highest Quality Employees

We know you’re here for the adventure, but we’re sure you’ll stay for the spectacular staff… From beginning to end our staff is constantly making sure you feel at home by their extraordinary care and warmth. With the trademark Mexican hospitality Selvatica promises to give you the most pleasant experience you can imagine.

Not only are they qualified and trained to excel at their jobs, but they love to see people having a blast! The atmosphere in Selvatica is full of energy and good vibes that are sure to give you happy memories.


Selvatica thrives for excellence in all aspects including safety, flora and fauna conservation, and last but not least… fun! See for yourself, jump in this tropical adventure and let Selvatica surprise you.

For other unique experiences visit other of our awesome parks:

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Dolphinaris Blu Cozumel: The Ideal Dolphinarium

Get to know Dolphins like never before! Blu Cozumel by Dolphinaris has handcrafted unreal experiences that will become memories for you to treasure forever.

Ocean conservation, and animal welfare are focal points here at Dolphinaris. We hope to inspire people to learn about the importance of caring for our dolphin friends, and reveals how intelligent these beings are.

Let’s dive in and uncover the magic of Dolphins!

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Blu Cozumel: Ocean Care Center

One of the most amazing things in life is the opportunity to connect with the other species that live on planet Earth. In this case, Dolphinaris gives you the opportunity to connect with these creative and playful animals!

But what truly makes Blu Cozumel the IDEAL dolphinarium?

  • Blu Cozumel includes an interactive museum, to make spreading awareness and learning about ocean conservation more appealing.
  • All of the Ocean Care Experiences are different from one another, and in each of them is a unique memory for you to take home.
  • Blu also offers educational programs for schools, because we know that the future is in the next generation’s hands.
  • As if all of this weren’t already amazing, Blu is also dedicated to funding research, from veterinary training to wildlife research!

Ocean Care Experiences

Interacting with dolphins has never felt this good! As mentioned above, your activities at Blu are divided into Ocean Care Experiences. Each of these experiences cater for the different needs/interests that you might have while you’re at Blu.

Let’s get into detail about these extraordinary activities:

VR Expedition

Something very special about Blu Cozumel is the unique VR film! This Virtual Reality experience is guided by our Seaguards, and it takes you in a voyage along a dolphin friend. You can delve into the ocean and get to know the habitat where dolphins live, while you learn how to care for the ocean!

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Trainer For a Day

Make your dreams come true, become a trainer for the day and interact with dolphins from up close! Not only will you deepen your bond with these incredible mammals, but you’ll have a better understanding of their way of interacting with each other.

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ALSO if you’re 12 and up, you get to dive for 20 minutes! In case you aren’t though, don’t worry, you’ll still get a personalized t-shirt painted by a dolphin!

True Connection

This experience places you in direct contact with our awesome friends, and you get to feel a genuine connection that will last forever.

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Meanwhile your Seaguard teaches you about the way dolphins communicate, you get to watch them swim around freely along you. Communicating with dolphins has never been this heartwarming!

Submerge your head underwater, and you’ll hear the way these majestic beings communicate via sonar! Plus, feel their heartbeat for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and to complete your bonding, get a face-to-face kiss from one of the dolphins!


Visit https://blu.dolphinaris.com/ for other amazing experiences and locations!

Now you know why Blu is the IDEAL place to go when you’re looking forward to having a blast. All of these activities and amenities are made with love and respect towards our fellow animal friends, the dolphins.

 

Feeling Homesick? 10 things to do this Thanksgiving in Mexico

Feeling Homesick? 10 things to do this Thanksgiving in Mexico

You might be far from home, but that doesn’t mean Thanksgiving has to feel weird… Although going to a pumpkin patch, or stuffing a turkey might not happen in your visit to the Riviera Maya, there’s a bunch of alternatives!

Here is a list of 10 activities you can do and places you can visit to make your vacation worthwhile:

  1.  Experience Indigenous Cultures:

    Live a unique experience in the Caribbean amongst the many historical landmarks, and learn about the culture in the area. As you may know, Mexico is very diverse in the cultural standpoint, don’t miss out on it! Visit some of the great ruins like Tulum, on the coast; or Coba in the jungle.Cobá-thanksgiving

  2. Dining in Cozumel:

    Some restaurants will serve the traditional meal including turkey, while others prepare their own special traditional Thanksgiving meal with a Mexican flair, which will be worth trying out. The majority of these restaurants are beautifully designed and equipped with big screen televisions. Visitors have the chance to watch several festivities, parades and football games going on in the United States.cozumel-thanksgiving

  3. La Casa del Agua

    One more year, La Casa del Agua, famous for its “casual fine dining”, prepares a special Thanksgiving menu. Their turkey comes with specialties such as pumpkin risotto and mashed sweet potatoes.

  4. Temperature Begins To Cool

    Cooler weather starts to make its way to the Mexican Caribbean around October. While the days remain sunny and warm, the night’s temperatures fall. You have a perfect balance of sunshine by day and a fresh, comfortable climate at night. As the heat disappears while the sun sets, activities like cocktails on one of the city’s famous rooftop lounges, or dancing the night away become much more appealing.

  5. Riviera Maya Jazz Fest

    The end of November and beginning of December is a great time to check out some of the country’s best jazz musicians and singers in one of its top vacation destinations – Playa del Carmen. This year’s edition includes a homage to Toussiant, Steffie Belt, and the Memo Ruiz Bolero Jazz Big Band on the roster.

  6. Venture into the Jungle.

    Don’t miss out on the amazing deals you can get by booking in advance, with Selvatica! Discover the many tours and experiences that Selvatica offers this Thanksgiving. These activities include the Gimme AllOffroad Polaris and Extreme Canopy!                       selvatica-thanksgiving

  7. Take Advantage of Combo’s!

    Live an amazing day with the Dolphin Pass, an incredible combo that includes the excitement of Ventura Park and a magical swim with dolphins! Book online and get an amazing discount of up to 50% on your pass. The Dolphin Pass includes Fun World, Wet n ‘Wild, AaahVentura, a Swim with Dolphins and unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages.

  8. Swim with Dolphins.

    Immerse yourself underwater in Dolphinaris’ All Inclusive Cozumel, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world; meet dolphins and enjoy the magic of these mysterious creatures in an all-inclusive experience for the whole family.

    9. Visit Cancun’s Underwater Museum!

    For an incredible experience, go to the ocean’s depths… Amaze yourself with the unique Underwater Museum. This awesome place has more than 500 life-sized sculptures, which you see by snorkeling in the turquoise water!                                                                      Diving-in-MUSA-thanksgiving

    10. Experience the Magic of JOYÀ

    For a more pricey, but unforgettable dinner, witness Cirque Du Soleil’s JOYÀ. You’ll never experience a dinner as unique as JOYÀ’s, with delicious and jaw-dropping meals, while watching an extraordinary show.

Make of this Thanksgiving an unforgettable memory, with Selvatica.

 

Black Friday VS Buen Fin: Amazing Deals, Similiarities and Differences.

Behold, one of the busiest days of the year for malls and shopping centers.  Black Friday. People camp out, to tear stores to shreds, ruthlessly looking for their ideal items. Learn more about the national holiday AND find out the differences between Black Friday VS. Buen Fin.

BLACK FRIDAY

So how did this all begin?

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There’s no specific data on when the day after Thanksgiving turned into America’s biggest annual shopping spree, but we do know that:

  • Black Friday’s unofficial start dates back to the 19th century, as Abe Lincoln designated Thanksgiving to the last Thursday in November.
  • Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, anywhere from November 23rd to 29th.
  • The actual Black Friday term originated in Philadelphia, on a crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.
  • “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit.

 

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So basically when store-owners/ retailers realised how drawn people were to the buzz, they created strategies to lure clients of all kinds… Whether you are one of the brave campers, or you prefer to skip the craze and shop at home, Black Friday will get you.

Now, you must be asking yourself what is “Buen Fin” when we said that we’d talk about the differences and similarities between Black Friday VS. Buen Fin. Let’s get to it.

BUEN FIN

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This could be called the Black Friday’s younger sister tradition, here’s all you need to know about Buen Fin:

  • “Buen Fin” literally translates to Good Weekend.
  • Buen Fin had it’s first edition in 2011, from November 18th to 21st.
  • 106 thousands of millions of pesos were made on the first edition.
  • Now it’s celebrated halfway through November and it’s purpose started as to “reboot” the economy.
  • Buen Fin lasts 4 days, whereas Black Friday lasts only one.
  • As far as seasons go, Buen Fin was planned to be held before Black Friday and Christmas.
  • Another BIG difference is the intention and reason for the shopping dates. In Mexico Buen Fin is thought to be an economical aid for those in need of help year-long, meanwhile Black Friday caters to Christmas consumption.
  • Gains are also out of balance, when the U.S gained 60 billion dollars Mexico had 10 billion dollars less to their favor.

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Black Friday VS. Buen Fin

Now that you know about these great opportunities to catch unique deals, we want to advise you briefly on how to make the most out of it.

  1. Have a planned budget: IF you find a once-in-a-lifetime deal, you can go out of said budget, if not don’t bother.
  2. Spend only the money you have: Don’t sign any contracts with imaginary money, you don’t want to go home with debt!
  3. Prioritize: Don’t start by going bonkers and buying anything you see on sale, since you’ll end up broke. Make sure you have the basics covered, and then think of indulging in personal desires.

So who won you over between Black Friday VS. Buen Fin?

BluTip Tuesday for Ocean Conservation

It’s the scariest time of the year! All the zombies, ghosts and paranormal creatures are brought to life with fun costumes… But you know what’s by all means scarier? The amount of plastic in our oceans, and the rate at which Earth is heating up. Uncover the secrets to Ocean conservation with Dolphinaris!

Why should I care about Ocean Conservation?

That’s an excellent question, and we have plenty of reasons for you to become interested in caring for our big blue friend.

Let’s dive in: as we all know, the biggest organ in the human body is the skin. We take special care of it by using high coverage sun block, washing thoroughly, etc.  In this case, the Planet Earth’s biggest “organ” (ecosystem) is the ocean! And let me tell you, it deserves just as much care.

The Ocean covers 2/3 of the Earth’s surface! Yet we have only explored and uncovered about 5% of it… So if you believe in mermaids and other mystic creatures, you can keep on believing!

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We can’t forget, food. Resources are finite and fish are dying at an alarming rate. Also 73% of all fish have ingested plastic, do you think fish farmers remove the plastic bit by bit? Then think again.

About half of the oxygen we breathe is present in the atmosphere thanks to the tiny phytoplankton that lie in the oceans. And at the rate that people are burning/chopping down forests, the oceans are crucial to our survival.

Aside from showcasing some of the most spectacular natural wonders, the Ocean is home to 228,450 KNOWN species. There’s an estimated 2 million that are yet to be discovered. But this won’t be possible if we don’t act now.

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How can I care for the Oceans?

Ah, now you get my concern… scary isn’t it?  Well, luckily we are not alone. The few good people that are big on Ocean conservation are making small changes, so that soon we’ll all love caring for the oceans.

One of our brightest inventions, and dumbest catastrophes is ENDING  planet Earth: Plastic.

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Although you can’t get rid of everything that you own containing plastic, because pretty much everything is made up of it to some extent, you can:

  • Skip single-use plastics such as : straws, to-go cups, plastic bags, etc.
  • Do a 2 minute beach clean: you’ll be surprised at how much trash you can find in just TWO minutes, trust me you’ll want to keep on cleaning.
  • Make safe, sustainable seafood choices: Next time you dine out, help reduce the demand for overexploited species by ordering seafood that is both healthy and sustainable.

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  • Avoid purchasing items such as coral jewelry, tortoiseshell hair accessories and lastly shark products.
  • Support and help donating to organizations that care for Ocean Conservation.
  • Make a change in your community! Introduce people to the importance of Ocean Conservation.
  • Keep on learning about new scientific discoveries and news regarding Global warming, ocean conservation and endangered species.

You’re right on time, so to conclude, get off the couch and start right where you are.

Differences & Similarities: Halloween and Day Of The Dead

It’s the time of the year in which kids run around holding humongous bags of candies! That’s ordinary in the U.S but how common is it in Mexico? Halloween has a cousin tradition named the “Day Of The Dead”. Let’s talk about the differences and similarities between them.

Halloween

Halloween was originated in the ancient Celtic festival of “Samhain” – the celebration of the end of harvest season. Back then, the Gaels though that on October 31st the worlds of the living and the dead got mixed up and the dead would come back to life and wreak havoc among the living. How would they scare the dead? Wearing costumes and masks.

Carving pumpkins on Halloween is not just for fun, it is also believed to scare away evil spirits. According to an Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a selfish man named Jack who, because he fooled the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern leading people away from their paths.

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Halloween is said to have started around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween is over 6,000 years old. The dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating goes back to the practice of “guising,” in which people would disguise themselves and go door-to-door, asking for food.

Day Of The Dead

The official dates are Nov.1— Dia de los Angelitos, dedicated to deceased youth—and Nov. 2Día de los Difuntos, for adults. Some believe in beginning celebrations on the evening of Oct. 31, by visiting the graveyards where the souls of the children are said to ascend at midnight.

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On Dia De Los Muertos, families visit cemeteries to look out and bring ofrendas (offerings) to the deceased, such as flowers, candles and food. Parties are often held during the yearly event, which can involve the entire community, because it is thought that spirits bless those who honor their dead relatives with good luck, wisdom and protection.

At home, families put up altars and cover them with photos and the deceased’s favorite food. Alcoholic beverages are placed if they were adults. In the children’s case, candy and toys that they used to play with are set on the altar. Marigolds (the flower of death), fresh water, trinkets and sugar skulls are crucial too.

Differences and Similarities

In 2008, UNESCO recognized the importance of Día de los Muertos by adding the holiday to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Whereas Halloween remains a popular tradition and fun celebration.

Although the trick or treating has become popular amongst mexicans throughout the years, it’s still not that common. And the Day Of The Dead is very scarcely known to americans, since there’s a misconception about its resemblance to Halloween.

Halloween’s purpose is to hide from the dead, be afraid of them, trick them. Meanwhile Day of the Dead represents gratitude, respect and love for the deceased.

After all, we all have our differences and similarities. Both celebrations are equally valid and shouldn’t be frowned upon.

Plan Smartly. Book Now and Save with Dolphinaris!

Christmas and the rush/stress that comes with it are closer by the day! If all the crazy crowds and uber-expensive things drive you nuts too, then listen carefully… Plan smartly, book NOW and save the day!

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The best part of Christmas is being with your family, so don’t turn it into a nightmare with the unnecessary stress and anger!

You might find it hard to believe that traveling, buying gifts and prepping meals can be relaxing and pleasant. Well, think again… It can be! But how is this possible? One word, and one word only: Organization.

Firstly, you have to define the outcome you want. Once you’ve done that, follow these steps:

  1. You need to set a deadline for all of the purchases/subscriptions/bookings you’ll make. Otherwise when Christmas Eve is just around the corner, you’ll be going out of your mind.
  2. Break that outcome down into bits and pieces, and WRITE IT DOWN on your planner or calendar. Organize what must be achieved each week for you to be on track.
  3. Take a DEEP breath. Oftentimes we get carried away in the moment, or get so stressed out that we forget to breathe! Be patient, and take breaks.

Okay, now you can learn some tips and tricks for the most important issues of the Christmas Rush.

Plane Tickets

  • Book at least weeks in advance
  • Take a red-eye flight.
  • It’s preferable to have a long layover than to risk rushing through an overcrowded airport to your next flight. If you don’t make the    connection, only out of mere luck there might be a seat on the next plane.

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  • By browsing in an incongnito browser session, you might able to find a lower price because the website cannot use their tracking cookies to determine any previous browsing history you might have had.

Gifts

  • Google Shopping is the way to go for finding the cheapest prices in gifts.
  • Lots of high street and high-end shops have online outlet stores. Use them!
  • Stick to a Christmas gift budget.
  • Take Advantage of Cyber Monday, you can find online bargains all year long at Cybermonday.com
  •  Get crafty, there’s nothing better than a homemade gift.
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    Lodging/Hotels

  • Sleep more than 1 night in your accommodation
  • Rent Apartments or Suites like Airbnb, for a safe and economical stay.
  • Stay in a nearby town or outside the city center
  • Sign up for e-newsletter deals
  • Call or Email the hotel directly, it should be easier to negotiate and find out about special packages, or other offers.

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There’s nothing more important than enjoying life and living in the moment, so make the most out of it! There’s no need to make extra expenses or buy some ridiculously priced gifts. It is all in being with your family and making memories to last a lifetime. You and your loved ones can have a blast, and you pockets don’t have to end up empty!

Choose to play it smart, get ahead of everyone. Don’t pay more than you should just because you’re in a hurry… Book NOW and save your cash!