Eco / Mayan Ruins

Sea Turtles
In 2007 Freedom Shores was visited by a division of the Mexican Eco Conservation Department (PROFEPA at www.profepa.gob.mx). They told us that the female sea turtles by the hundreds come ashore at night here at Isla Aguada the latter part of April, and well into May every year and lay their eggs. Unfortunately, there are many people who wait until the Conservation Department has left, and they begin filling five gallon buckets with turtle eggs which they eat and sell!  Tens of thousands of these eggs perish in this matter!  We need your help!

In Order to Preserve This Beautiful Animal, These Eggs Need to Be Harvested
PROFEPA will offer instruction on the proper methods and timing for approaching these turtles during the egg laying process, the manner in which the eggs are harvested, and the transportation and installation of the eggs in the incubator station.

They also informed us that during the months of June through October they need volunteers to help in the selection of baby turtles that are ready for release, in the transportation of these babies to the different beaches in the area, and the release of hundreds of baby sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico every night! 

The Isla Aguada Conservation Station Releases Around 200,000 Baby Sea Turtles Every Year! 
They would appreciate any assistance we might give them. If you are interested in working with the sea turtles, please call or e-mail me to make reservations at: isla_aguada@msn.com

From the U.S.A./Canada Cell: (951) 218-4023 William II

Mayan Ruins in the state of Campeche

VISIT MAYAN RUINS!  VISIT MORE THAN 2,500 YEARS OF CIVILIZATION!

We have a new, chauffeured driven/ tour guided air-conditioned E-250 Ford van, with multiple tiedowns that is equipped with a 600 lbs. capacity wheelchair lift.
It is available for rent for $200.00 per day. 

Some of the trips to the Mayan ruins are multiple day trips and you must make reservations at least two weeks in advance. This gives us an opportunity to make your reservations at the hotels located near the sites.

THE REALLY OLD CITIES!
Calakmul had a population that may have reached 60,000! Archaeologists have found remains of more than 6, 500 buildings! It competed for hundreds of years with neighboring Tikal (in Guatemala) for domination of the Mayan empire. They had friendly relations and they had fierce battles! It is located only about 30 km from the border with Guatemala on a road that they recently paved.
www.mayaruins.com 

See Edzna, a city that formally had 50,000 inhabitants! 
www.mayaruins.com/edzna.html

Balamku (in Mayan means Jaguar Temple) wasn't really noticed until 1990! 
www.mayaruins.com/balamku.html

Becan was a large city surrounded by a moat!  Check out why! 
www.mayaruins.com/becan.html

The Mayan translation of Chicanna is: Serpent Mouth House 
www.mayaruins.com/chicanna.html 

At Dzibilnocac you can witness the imposing Chenes Mayan architectural style. 
www.mayaruins.com/dzibilnocac.html

in the Mayan language,Hochob means "a place where corn is stored." 
www.mayaruins.com/hochob.html

The ruins of Xpuhil were named after a nearby water supply. The word in Mayan is in reference to a herb known as "cola de gato" (cat's tail). 
www.mayaruins.com/xpujil.html

Located near the modern-day capital of Campeche, the ancient city of Edzna , which in Mayan means "House of the Grimaces" is a definite must-see! This is a very beautiful and large complex which even features some parts of the city with a moat around them!  This is indeed one of Campeche's gems!
www.mayaruins.com/edzna.html