The Totonac people resided in the eastern coastal and mountainous regions of Mexico at the time of the Spanish arrival in 1519. Today they reside in the states of Veracruz, Puebla, and Hidalgo. They are one of the possible builders of the pre-Colombian city of El Tajin, and further maintained quarters in Teotihuacan (a city which they claim to have built). Until the mid-19th century they were the world’s main producers of vanilla.
Looking proud in their colorful attires, those so-called Flying Men prepare themselves to a spectacular show.
La Pitaya is a local shop where one can buy fruits exclusively.
Costa Maya is a port designed for tourists comprised of pavilions, artisan and shopping areas. Very attractively designed with bright colors opened only to cruise line passengers.
In the old days, such barrels were used to store distilled alcoholic beverages like Rum. Who knows it might still be full of the nectar that had been mixed with coconut water for a strong and tasty “Rum and Coconut Water” as seen in the background. Cheers everyone.
Crafter using his fingers in lieu of brushes to paint small nature scene on pieces of cardboard.
Standing against the wall these natives posed with visitors for snapshot memories.
Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico the only state bounded by theCaribbean Sea to its east. The first western Caribbean port designed exclusively for the cruise ship industry. The nearest village from the port is called Mahahual about 2 miles away has soft sand beaches and beautiful and warm blue water.
The look of this bird was so intense that I had the opportunity to capture it while facing me. I know it is a gull, (webbed feet) but unsure of the real species.