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The Autumn Equinox: 5 Ways to Celebrate

Everything you need to know about the Autumn Equinox

In order to fully celebrate this time of year, first you have to understand its meaning, the changes it brings and the different activities you should try in order to fully experience the Autumn Equinox.

Here, we’ll give you a brief explanation about this amazing time of year and some of the ways we like to honor the Autumn Equinox to make sure we’re fully in harmony with nature and everything it has to offer.

During the Autumn Equinox, the sun is located directly over the Earth’s equator. This means that the sun reaches its highest point, known as its “zenith”, in each part of the world touched by the equator.

Autumn equinox

Autumn brings many memorable festivals and events, especially in the beautiful beach destination of Playa del Carmen. This is a season filled with magic and fun for all of the travelers that visit us in the breathtaking Riviera Maya, offering a season overflowing with concerts, festivals and cultural experiences to enjoy. It’s also the perfect time of year to savor exquisite cuisine beginning on the first day of autumn. Here are our favorite ways to celebrate the Autumn Equinox:

1. Meditation

First on our list is the act of meditation, the very best way to prepare our bodies and minds as we open ourselves to the possibilities of the Autumn Equinox while achieving a healthy inner balance. You can practice meditation in any location, but we think the beach is the ideal spot to truly sharpen your senses.

2. Energy purification

Purification rituals help you to free your body of stressful energies that have built up over the years. These bad vibes are no longer useful, and purification can help you to replace the negative with more positive and useful energies. By integrating these new, positive energies into your body, you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. In Mayan culture, people purify their energy and their body with the help of a chaman (Mayan spiritual leader).

3. Surround yourself with nature

At this time of year, it’s important to have contact with the natural world. There’s no better way to recharge your energy than by absorbing the colors, scents and flavors of the flora and fauna. Being close to different wild animals will also remind you just how important it is to care for the conservation and preservation of these species.

Sandos Caracol Mayan warriors on the beach

4. Discover traditions from other cultures

Any time of year is a good time to expand our horizons and learn more about the world. Create memories of new experiences, and you’ll be surprised by what you can learn!

5. Try new cuisine

Dare to discover new flavors! Don’t limit your taste buds; instead, indulge in new experiences and savor new combinations of ingredients. The Autumn Equinox is an ideal time of year to explore other culinary options.

At Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort, we have these and other incredible activities to celebrate the Autumn Equinox this Sunday, September 21, 2014. So go ahead and book your next vacation with us!

Come and discover everything this special day has to offer at Sandos Caracol. We’ll have Mayan cooking, meditation, eco activities and an eye-catching Mayan parade so you can begin this new season with plenty of energy. If you want to find out more about our cultural events, Mayan shows and natural beauty, visit us at

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