This month marks an historic moment for Mayan world!  December 21, 2012 marks the beginning of a new period called a baktun on the Mayan calendar.  The new baktun is an opportunity for improvement, a chance to start things afresh according to the Mayan.  It is the end of one Mayan "world"....

End of the World???

and the beginning of another!!

The ancient Mayan were master stargazers and recognized the special planetary alignment of this date as symbolic for our world.  Whether you believe this to be the end of the world or you are looking forward to a new beginning this date has a special resonance throughout history!

2012 a New Era 

Where will you be to celebrate the beginning and end of an of an era!? Here is a long list of suggestions!!

Join a traditional renewal ceremony led by a Mayan shaman and enjoy dances and ceremonies to welcome the new age!  Get out your huipiles and your guayaberas or come dressed in white to the Plaza Fundadores in downtown Playa del Carmen between calle 2 and Juarez on 5th avenue at 6pm on Friday December 21, 2012 for a once in an age experience!


The Cancun holistic Center Akbal is hosting an evening of yoga and meditation events to welcome the new age.

 Filipe Carillo Puerto 2012

Travel to the small town of Felipe Carillo Puerto, just south of Tulum, known as "the gateway to the Mayan world" for two days of events, festivities and Mayan ceremonies to say goodbye to one age and welcome the next.

 Felipe Carillo Puerto 2012 Casa Cultura

The Casa de la Cultura in Felipe Carillo Puerto will be hosting many of the cultural events during this two day celebration of the end of the Mayan Calendar.

Arrive dressed in white with a white candle in hand to the impressive ruins of El Mecco, near Cancun between the hours of 9am and 4pm to participate in the close of the 13 Baktun and the opening of the new era hosted by Consejo Maya Nuevo Sol.


Head to the island of Cozumel to party like a rock star at Woody's.  If the world ends you tab is FREE!  The party starts at 5pm with a great line up of music and surprise gifts for everyone!

 Aldea Zama 2012

Share your positive vibes with the world!  The Pyramid of Positive Thinking in Aldea Zama, Tulum is having a special celebration to usher in the new era. In Aldea Zama there will be a market place set up, conferences, and a a Pre-hispanic fusion dance show.  


The Kin Festival in Tulum is putting out the call for unity, by inviting everyone to join them on Pescadores beach also called Playa Maya beach to share a night of concerts, artisans, sports exhibitions, cultural activities and food. 


Canibal Royal, one of the hottest beach clubs in Playa del Carmen, is having a Do Over party sponsored by Adidas.  This world famous party is here to celebrate the end of Baktun 13 and is sure to be a crazy good time!


 The Time and Space Festival will be in Tulum for the days of the winter solstice, which happens to be the end of the Mayan calendar.  The countdown has begun!



The Mundo Maya is teeming with festivals, parties and ceremonies for this very special date!  Chichen Itza one of the most impressive Maya Ruins sites is going to be full of merry makers as well as the town of Piste, Yucatan.  There will be music, food, DJ's, speakers, yoga, dance, art, films and so much more to see and do! 


You and your positive thought could be part of this special event at the Pyramid of Positive Thinking!  It is going to be incredible!  The pyramid was built specifically with this date in mind.  The accumulated positive thoughts vibrating and converging together to synergize positive energy to welcome in the new era could possibly be a life changing event! 



Day Zero in Playa del Carmen!  Let's celebrate a new beginning!  A clean slate!

Starting at 6pm on December 20 there will be DJ's, music and a party, the likes of which we won't see again for another thousands of years!


Uxmal, Yucatan 2012

Gather at one of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in the Yucatan to welcome the new era in a spiritual ceremony.  At the ruins of Uxmal, Yucatan there will be a grand gathering and ceremony for planetary transformation.  


Izamal, Yucatan 2012

 The beautiful yellow walled city of Izama, Yucatan is also hosting a spiritual ceremony in the Mayan ruins.  This light activation ceremony at the Kinich Kakmo Pyramid is a wonderful way to pass into the new era full of light and energy!


 2012 Events Riviera Maya

Welcome the first light of the new era with the sunrise ceremonies in Pueblo Sacbe, in Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Quintana Roo.


 2012 Celebration Riviera Maya

Check out the special healing rituals being held at Cafetzin in Playa del Carmen.  Prepare yourself to receive the new era with a Mayan Shaman on December 20th and 21st. The cost is minimal and even includes a free coffee!

Cancun 2012 party  

The new Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun is hosting an end of the world event and there is a huge concert at the Baseball stadium on the eve of the last day of the Mayan Calendar.  Encuentro del Sol will certainly be a fun way to celebrate this new beginning!!


The end of the Mayan calendar has many people wondering what will happen on December 21st, 2012: Will the world end?  Will there be a change of consciousness?  Will the planet jump into the next dimension?  Will nothing at all happen?

What do you think??  Where will you spend the last day of the Mayan calendar and welcome the coming new era??


“If 2012 is the end of the world can I have a table for two at Ground Zero?” - Stanley Victor Paskavich



 ****Don't forget to check out our RIVIERA MAYA EVENTS CALENDAR with a COMPLETE list of events, parties, classes and happenings!