Mexico (6) – Valladolid, Cenote Maya Park – The Gardens

Located outside of Valladolid, this Park promotes Ecotourism.  The purpose of ecotourism is to allow tourism  to develop in a way that is fair and equitable for host communities.  All the workers at this park, from maintenance to the photographers are local people being educated by the tour company.  It was refreshing to see this garden in a beautiful natural environment with the use of recycle materials like plastic bottles and tires as planter boxes.

The authentic blessing by a Mayan Shaman was a special treat.

Entering the gardens

Entering the gardens

 

 

Mint to go with refreshing drinks

Mint to go with refreshing drinks

 

 

The use of recycled tires as planters

The use of recycled tires as planters

 

 

Hibiscus flowers are mainly used for their drinks, hot or cold

Hibiscus flowers are mainly used for their drinks, hot or cold

 

 

Tiny mushrooms

Tiny mushrooms

 

 

Unfortunately, I did not catch the name of this plant

Unfortunately, I did not catch the name of this plant

 

 

The use of rocks to make a decorative flower pattern

The use of rocks to make a decorative flower pattern

 

 

Recycled bottles to start off seedlings

Recycled bottles to start off seedlings

 

 

Oh so natural

Oh so natural

 

Lilypads

Lilypads

 

 

Planters add colours to the green environment

Planters add colours to the green environment

 

 

An authentic blessing

An authentic blessing

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