So you’ve all undoubtedly heard our world is heading toward certain peril today... Or maybe not. Here in the U.S., this inevitable end has sparked many celebrations, including wild parties, taco nights, and our personal favorite, a “last chance to dance costume party.” But our humble American Doomsday parties pale in comparison to the historically relevant celebrations happening this weekend in Mexico and South America.
The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico is running an end of the world special for guests. Travelers can treat themselves to Maya-inspired couple’s spa visits including “body exfoliation incorporating honey and ground corn or a massage performed according to the historic beliefs of energy flow.” After they’re sufficiently relaxed Mayan-style, it’s time to explore the ancient Mayan remains in Chichen Itza, which date back over 1,300 years.
The Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize has the advantage of a close proximity to several major Maya sites, and is hosting a complete Maya-themed Doomsday vacation package. Guests will receive a Maya-themed gift, Maya meals, and five Maya-inspired day trips, including pyramid exploring at Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, and enjoying lunch a with a local Maya family.
One of the more epic Doomsday parties will be held among the Mayan ruins in the Cayo District, Belize. The Xunantunich ruins will host an Olympic-like torch run, followed by a concert and festival.
Lastly, if you’re looking to check out as many Mayan relics as possible, hop on over to Yucatan, Mexico. They’ve just opened the Merida Museum of Maya, the new home to 750,000 Mayan artifacts.