Web sites related to our Yucatan Programs
REFERRED WEB SITES INDEX:
- General Information on the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and Surrounding Areas
- Friends in the Yucatan
- Airline Discount and Internet Flight Booking Sites
- Charter Airline Sites
- On-Line Spanish Language Sites and Schools
- Art Resources
- Miscellaneous Resources
I. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SIAN KA'AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE
AND SURROUNDING AREASwww.cesiak.org We suggest you take a good read through this entire site for information on flora and fauna. Director Cameron Boyd is a friend and neighbor in the Reserve.
www.ecoturismolatino.com/english/webguide/parks/esian.htm Some nice photos.
www.wcmc.org.uk/protected_areas/data/wh/sianka'a.html World Heritage Sites.
maya.ucr.edu/pril/reservas/siankaan/siankaan1.html Informacion en Espanol!
II. MAPS OF THE AREA
www.boreal.org/yucatan/map2.html Our location is near Punta Allen, marked on the map.
www.maps.ethz.ch A good general map site.
www.mapquest.com Another great map site.
III. WEATHER SITES
www.weather.com/weather/local/MXXX0014 Cancun daily weather.
www.cancun.com/weather/index.stm Cancun / region / forecasts.
www10.cnn.com/WEATHER/ca/Mexico/CancuacutenCUN.html CNN Cancun weather.
www.noaa.gov Excellent resource for worldwide weather.
www.wunderground.com Another good general weather site.
IV. FRIENDS IN THE AREA
www.flyfishmx.com Accommodations in Punta Allen, Great Food and Fishing.
www.hotel-paradise.com A wonderful place to stay in Playa Del Carmen.
www.turqreef.com destinations/mija.html Also Quinta Mija (above) but more pictures.
www.mayacuisine.com An incredible Mayan cuisine restaurant in Playa Del Carmen - take a look through their web site for a good read and pictures.
V. INTERNET AIRLINE BOOKING SITES
(cheaper charter airline flights often do not show up on these)
VI. CHARTER AIRLINES
(departures to Cancun and Cozumel from main hubs in the Midwest and various cities country-wide)
www.amazon.com - You've probably all been here; search 'Books' then 'Yucatan' and a new search with 'Mayan'. There are hundreds of books to look through. Generally, those listed in the top 20 in each category are the most popular. Look for the following field guides;
• A Field Guide to Mexican Birds: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador (Peterson Field Guides)
• Guide to Corals & Fishes of Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean - Idaz Greenberg (Pamphlet)
• Waterproof Guide to Corals and Fishes of Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean - Greenberg
VIII. ON-LINE SPANISH LANGUAGE SITES AND SCHOOLS
www.spanishprograms.com Spanish Programs
www.freedict.com/onldict/spa.html On-line English/Spanish dictionary
dictionaries.travlang.com/SpanishEnglish Another good dictionary
www.ontheline.org.uk/spanish/activity This one's fun for some quick studies!
www.sehablalapaz.com Wonderful people running a high quality Spanish language immersion school in La Paz, Baja. See our Baja Sea Kayaking and Spanish Language trips!
IX. ART RESOURCES
www.northernclaycenter.org The Northern Clay Center. This is our partner in "grime" that helps sponsor the ceramics art/adventure program.
www.clayartwebguide.com Clay Art Web Guide, your guide to pottery and ceramic information on the web
www.ceramicstoday.com Ceramics Today is a comprehensive site exploring all aspects of ceramics and pottery. Here you will find the web's largest regularly maintained ceramics links database of around 1500 ceramics links, hundreds of articles, the 'Pot of the Week', 'Website of the Week', a new feature article every week and more.
www.theclaystudio.org/ The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, gallery, studio space, school, educational & outreach programs, and permanent collection.
www.avalonartsgallery.com/index.html Avalon Arts. The home studio of painter and teacher extraordinaire, Michaelin Otis.
X. MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
www.cdc.gov Center for Disease Control; Travelers updates on health issues/recommendations