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Doomsday Travel-Get your cheap tickets to Mexico right here!

Mexico is finally getting a break. Theories of the end of the world are going to fill Mexican cities, hotels and beaches. So book your cheap flights to Mexico before it’s too late- and not as in the end of the world but as in the end of cheap flights to Mexico deals….Hallelujah!!

Game over, baby

Game over, baby

Yes, according to those Mayans, December 21, 2012 marks the end of the current cycle of the Mayan “Long Count” calendar. And this, according to the doomsday-sayers, none of whom are Mexican or historians, translates to the end of the world. Which is why so many people are booking flights to Mexico and hitting all the Mayan ruins they can find.

it's going to be okay

it's going to be okay

The Mayans were smarter than that of course. Most Mexican archaeological authorities say that the 2012 reference on a 1,300-year-old stone tablet only marks the end of a cycle in the Mayan calendar, and sorry kid, not an apocalypse.

‘The world will not end. It is an era,” said Yeanet Zaldo, a tourism spokeswoman for the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo, home to Cancun. ‘For us, it is a message of hope.’

And Mexico needs a little hope.

mexican drug war

mexican drug war

The Tablet

mayan calendar

mayan calendar

The theories come from a pair of tablets discovered in the 1960s at the archaeological site of Tortuguero in the Gulf of Mexico state of Tabasco that describe the return of a Mayan god at the end of a 13th period. And all of this, my friends, we should not take too seriously.

The calendar

their calendar

their calendar

And for some reason, Gronemeyer says, people have ignored evidence that dates beyond 2012 were recorded in Mayan ruins.

‘Human beings seem to be attracted by apocalyptic ideas and always assume the worst,’ he said.

And that is good news for Mexico. And again Mexico needs some good news. The drug wars taking place along the US border have put people off traveling to tourist areas where there is no drug activity.

Mexico is expecting 52 million tourists this year!!!!

not alot of war happening here

not alot of war happening here

That’s right! Thank the Mayans, the Mexican government is expecting 52 million tourists to visit the five main Mayan regions — Chiapas, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Campeche, over the next 12 months.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s even got s tourism campaign: “Mundo Maya 2012,” to promote Mexico as a unique destination.

So, if you’re wondering where to spend the last tourist dollars you’ll have as a breathing human being here are the spots to see:

Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans, it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is the most popular of the Mayan ruins.

But besides it’s historical significance, it really is one of the most beautiful, most hypnotic places I have ever been. Especially when swimming in its underwater caves. You really do feel the magic here. And I can think of no better place to spend the last days on the planet. Book your flights to cancun to experience this.

Tulum

Tulum

Even if you don’t believe in doomsday, these ruins built on a bluff of powder blue sea, where margaritas with rock salt and chips and salsa are always close at hand, should not be missed!

ruins

ruins

Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Mexico

For an entirely different Mexican experience, check out the jungle in the Yucatan where one of the most distinct and largest of all Mayan cities was built.

Calakmul reserve, Campeche, Mexico

Campeche, Calakmul

Campeche, Calakmul

Calakmul, an important Maya site set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas of southern Mexico, played a key role in the history of this region for more than twelve centuries. Its massive structures are very well preserved and give a idea of what life may have been like in an ancient Maya capital.

The archaeological site is located within the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, which was created in 1989 and is the largest in Mexico.

eco biosphere

eco biosphere

Plus, for all you historical buffs, there’s the Merida Museum of Maya, estimated to cost 411 million pesos (US$30 million), to house nearly 750,000 Mayan objects.

mayan museum

mayan museum

Whatever your fancy…preparing for the end of days, hitting the hotels and beaches of Cancun or the Yucatan  jungles and UNESCO world heritage site, gie Mexico a try. It’s stunningly beautiful, affordable, fun and diverse.  And safe, really, it’s safe.

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