Curiosities about Yucatan-Mexico

This year new projects have been born in Yucatan, Mexico, both in the jungle and on the Caribbean Coast, directly related to the environment and biodiversity.

And that’s why we want to tell you some curiosities about a destination with so much to offer.

Yucatan is a land rich in history, culture and natural beauty. In addition to its famous Mayan ruins and pristine beaches. With a contrast of aquatic and jungle activities.

Some curiosities of this destination are:


Yucatan is known for its incredible natural freshwater wells, which were considered sacred by the ancient Maya and used for ritual ceremonies. Nowadays different activities are carried out in them, such as scuba diving.


This ancient Mayan city, located in the dense jungle, has not yet been completely discovered, which is why it has kept so much mystery and awakened so much interest in explorers and archaeologists for centuries.


Yucatecan cuisine has different Mayan, Spanish and Caribbean influences. Some of the best known and most elaborate dishes in the area, which make the culinary offerings a delight are: cochinilla pibil (pork marinated in achiote and cooked in banana leaves) and panuchos (tortillas stuffed with beans and meat).


The history of cocoa in Yucatan has a long history of cultivation, in the Mayan culture it was considered a celestial drink and used in religious ceremonies. Today, you can learn about the chocolate production process by visiting a cacao hacienda and tasting this delicacy.


On the north coast is Las Coloradas, famous for its pink salt lagoons and also home to pink flamingos that migrate from the region in search of food. Witnessing this spectacle is an unforgettable experience.


Izamal is a yellow-painted town that has been designated as the ‘Pueblo Magico’ for its beauty and history. It is also known for having the second largest pyramid in the world (Kinich Kakmo), with breathtaking views of the entire city from its highest point.


In Yucatan we find the Chicxulub crater, formed approximately 66 million years ago by the impact of a meteorite. It is believed that this event was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs and had a great impact on the history of the Earth.


There is a route of colonial convents dating back to the 16th century, these religious buildings are impressive and were built by religious orders such as the Franciscans and Dominicans. Colonial architecture is home to many works of sacred art.


Xcaret archaeological park located in the Riviera Maya, organizes the festival of life and death, an event celebrated on the Day of the Dead, where visitors can enjoy shows, art exhibits and altars dedicated to the deceased. A perfect way to delve into Mexican culture and tradition.


During the spring equinox, in Dzibilchaltún, an archaeological site, a unique phenomenon known as ‘the awakening of the frogs’ takes place, where thousands of frogs congregate in the sacred center and emit a chorus at dawn. Part of a natural spectacle that leaves you speechless.

These have been some of the curiosities about Yucatan, Mexico.
Undoubtedly, a destination with an impressive cultural richness, which does not disappoint anyone who chooses it as a destination to live their volunteer experience.

Sin duda, un destino con una riqueza cultural impresionante, que no deja indiferente a cualquier persona que lo elige como destino para vivir su experiencia de voluntariado.

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.