Mangroves, mosquitoes and tropical rains gave the Ruta BBVA expedition a taste of pristine nature when it arrived in the coastal city of Celestun on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
With the theme of “Aventura en las selvas mayas de Yucatan” (“Adventure in Yucatan’s Mayan Jungles”), the 31st Ruta BBVA’s 180 participants from 17 Ibero-American countries will continue exploring until July 15, when they will travel to Madrid and tour Spain’s Extremadura and Andalusia regions.
The academic-cultural project was created in 1979 by reporter and adventurer Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo based on a proposal by King Juan Carlos I, with the goal of building an Ibero-American youth community.
After a two-hour bus ride from Merida, the capital of Yucatan state, the group camped 1,314 kilometers (about 817 miles) by road east of Mexico City, and trekked to Ria Celestun, a biosphere reserve that they toured on boats.
Click here for full article
To learn more about the “Ruta BBVA” click here
more recommended stories
American companies promise more investment in Mexico
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said.
The Sargassum situation in 2020
The Yucatan Peninsula and other Caribbean.
Program to rescue dogs living in Chichén Itzá launched
ON Thursday Feb. 20th, the first.
Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion USD in Mexico over the next five years
Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella said.
Mexican boy gave his beloved puppy up for adoption to spare him from his father’s abuse
A 12-year-old boy, from Mexico, gave.
Amber Alert: Three teenagers missing in Mérida
MÉRIDA.- The Prosecutor General of the.
Mexican axolotl will be the new image of the 50 peso bill
MEXICO CITY (Times Media Mexico).- The.
Death penalty for child murderers in Mexico is proposed by senator
This debate should involve experts from.
Support for henequen workers a reality
“We are now being taken into.
Foreigner claims beach in Puerto Morelos as “her own” -Video-
Allegedly a woman of American origin,.