This post is a photo tribute to the Mayan Culture and it’s lasting effects on current day society.  From my understanding, the Mayan’s did not predict the end of the world with their calendar but rather the beginning of a new era.  Below are 12 photos from my travels to the Riviera Maya.  Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and swell new era.  I highly recommend a trip to the Riviera Maya, you can find out more here http://www.rivieramaya.com .

Mayan Dancer at Xcaret.
Mayan Dancer at Xcaret
Mayan Ruins Tulum at Sunrise
Mayan Ruins Tulum

 

 

Storm clouds over Tulum, Mexico
Storm clouds over Tulum, Mexico

 

 

Mayan Dancer at Xcaret
Mayan Dancer at Xcaret

 

 

Mayan fire ball game played in courts built of stone.
Mayan fire ball game played in courts built of stone.
Mayan Ruins Coba at sunrise on the Riviera Maya
Mayan Ruins Coba at sunrise on the

 

 

Mayan cleansing ritual
Mayan cleansing ritual

 

 

Stone carvings on the walls of Tulum Mayan ruins
Stone carvings on the walls of Tulum Mayan ruins

 

 

Coba Mayan Ruins at sunrise
Coba Mayan Ruins at sunrise

 

 

Mayan dancer at Xcaret
Mayan dancer at Xcaret

 

 

Tulum the only Mayan Ruins on the ocean
Tulum the only Mayan Ruins on the ocean

 

Mayan sculpture in downtown Playa del Carmen
Mayan sculpture in downtown Playa del Carmen