Beyond Cancun: Meetings in Mexico´s Mundo Maya
San Cristobal de las Casas Chiapas at Night
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Interested in organizing an event in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Merida, Campeche or Chiapas? Mexico Meetings Network will be happy to give you free advice on itineraries and local DMCs. Contact us by email and schedule a free phone consultation. 

 

Introduction

The Mundo Maya, or the Mayan World, encompasses a vast territory that includes the Mexican states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo and all or parts Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras in Central America. Between 700 BC and the 13th century AD i Mayan kingdoms fought hundred-year wars for supremacy. The highly sophisticated Mayan society developed a calendar more accurate than the one we use today, engaged trading partners thousands of miles away, managed city-states with populations from tens to hundreds of thousands of people, and carved all this history onto stone tablets and wrote it down on paper made from tree bark.

 

Today, Mexico´s southeast, one of the most geographically and ecologically regions on Earth, has become a magnet for travelers from around the world.  Tourists  flock to the beautiful white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters that run south from Cancun along what has come to be known the Riviera Maya.

 

Over the past few years, this 75-mile stretch of coast has become especially popular with meeting planners. Nearly half of the international meetings and conventions that come to Mexico take place here. Who wouldn´t want to spend a few days at the destination´s luxurious, all inclusive hotels, enjoying good food, bright sun, and the gentle Caribbean waters?

 

But there’s even more to the region than  world-class hotels and beaches.  The “Mundo Maya” offers the possibility of creating  experiences that will last a lifetime, and  and, perhaps, keep people coming back to the destination for years to come. This guide will take planners a step or two off the beaten track into the heart of the Mundo Maya without compromising the potential for a successful event.

 

By way of context, most of the destinations discussed below are best for groups of 250 or fewer people. They are perfect for incentive groups, executive retreats, weddings, pre- and post-convention adventures, and special interest travel, particularly for those curious about religion, archaeology, ancient or colonial history, bird watching, and nature exploration in some of the most ecologically diverse destinations left in North America (Yes! Mexico is part of North America).

 

Industry connections: American, Canadian and European corporations from a variety of business sectors have connections to the region. These include: Oil and Gas,  Mining, Coffee production,  Chocolate production, Textiles,  Adventure travel and tourism, Commercial fishing and shipping.

 

Mundo Maya Meetings Guide: Meetings and Events in Tulum

Mundo Maya Meetings Guide: Meetings and Events in Chichen Itza and Uxmal

Mundo Maya Meetings Guide: Meetings and Events in Palenque Chiapas

Mundo Maya Meetings Guide: Meetings and Events in San Cristobal de las Casas Chiapas

Mundo Maya Meetings Guide: Meetings and Events in Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas

 

 

If you're interested in bringing your group to this part of the world, Mexico Meetings Network will be happy to give you advice on itineraries and local DMCs. Contact us for a free consultation on the best place to hold your meeting in Mexico. 

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