Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, a paradise island for divers, is at the East coast of the Yucatan, Mexico. Captain Jacques Cousteau, a famous oceanographic explorer, made known the beauty of the coral reef through his documentaries where international divers start looking for marine pleasure.


Even if you do not practice diving, you will certainly be tempted to take a mask and a snorkel to embark on the adventure and admire the many underwater species in clear and turquoise water, the boldest can take diving courses and go with guides on the reefs. Local certified divers have several predestined locations but it is the North of the island which has their preference with the most beautiful seabed that aexist.

If despite all the diving is not your priority, you might want to go to the ecological reserve of Park of Punta Sur where you can see beautiful specimens of migratory waterfowl, turtles and yellow crocodiles, climb the stairs of the lighthouse of Punta Celarain where your effort will be rewarded with a breathtaking lagoon view, go on a catamaran for a guided tour of the lagoon or enjoy the calm waters for kayaking.

The island presents also a cultural aspect that adds to its charm with the ruins on several sites like Tumba del Caracol in homage to the God Kukulcan or another most important San Gervasio with temples where the Mayan goddess Ixchel was honored, the ruins of Castillo Real are worth the detour with its tower and its colourful frescoes that have resisted at the time. You can find shops of souvenirs and restaurants on these different points of visit.

Sea excursions are also available to fans of fishing.

The beautiful beaches of white sand will tempt you to practice the international ‘sport’ of ‘doing nothing that relax’.

Dive to depths greater than 30 meters in a submarine, piloted by a professional crew is also possible. Discover why Cozumel is one of the best diving destinations in the world aboard the Atlantis submarine! Make a submarine trip to Chankanaab, a marine park protected environment, the amazing coral formations and a variety of marine animals.

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Quebec Christmas Market

In the recent years, in quebec  inspired by the European tradition for Christmas markets, those markets start to multiply across the province. Typically installed outdoor, Christmas markets are an opportunity to participate in several traditional activities (workshops, demonstrations, animations,…), to attend various shows (dances, songs, stories…), to do some shopping with artisans, enjoy typical and comforting, festive dishes in short, enjoy with the family or between friends, the magic of the holidays, a glass of war wine in hand!


Here are some suggestions for Christmas markets which are held in different regions of Quebec. Dress warmly and enjoy the walk!

Montreal region

If the visits of the famous Salon des métiers d’art (Place Bonaventure) and the Nutcracker market (Palais Des congres) are very pleasant and allow both to buy art, handicrafts and delicacies, it’s an indoor events. To be closer to the experience of European Christmas markets, put the cap on the following locations:

Christmas in the Park (Montréal)

From first to December 26, event is in three places in Montreal, Sun Life financial Esplanade, the Olympic Park as well as the Park of the companions of Saint Laurent and the Lahaie Park, both on the Plateau Mont-Royal. Besides the traditional activities, Christmas in the park presents this year 50 free concerts for all tastes, Mononc’Serge and sportsmen (December 12), quality Motel (13 December), Random Recipe and Betty Bonifassi (December 19), and Elisapie, Stefie Shock, and Daniel Boucher (December 20).

Christmas Market and traditions (Longueuil)

In the charming setting of Old Longueuil, the atmosphere of the Christmas Market is worth a visit on weekends, from 29 November to 21 December. To recall a small village of old, sixty illuminated houses are located at St. Mark Park, which also host more than 70 producers and artisans. On the program: Santa Claus visits P’tit Train du Nord, workshops for children, selling Christmas trees, singing, music, dance, comedy, and more.

The Capitale-Nationale

If the Old Port of Quebec Market takes festive Christmas tunes during the month of December also set course for the following foreign markets:

German Christmas Market (Old Québec)

From November 28 to December 14 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays), a small village of houses will come alive on the place of the City Hall of Quebec and its gardens, the German Christmas Market. You will find (mulled wine, sausages, German cakes, gingerbread, hot chestnuts, etc.), but also crafts and decorative items. Innovations this year a giant Christmas tree, a mountain chalet restaurant and more booths and products!

Christmas market in the Jacques-Cartier (Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury)

From 12 to 14 December in Stoneham, the Christmas Market of the Jacques-Cartier has over fifteen producers, local artists and artisans. Music, Christmas lights, entertainment, shows, creative workshops and sports activities are also waiting for you.

The Christmas Market in Baie-Saint-Paul (Charlevoix)

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Christmas Market in Baie-Saint-Paul, in the heart of Charlevoix artisans, local producers and artists come together in the spirit of the European Christmas: kiosks, lighting the large Christmas tree, gathering folkloric shows, traveling entertainment, competition leaders, Santa Claus race, and more. From 28 to 30 November, and December 5 to 7.

Across the province

Visit the Christmas Market in l’Assomption

(29 November to 23 December), where you can discover artisans, enjoy delicious local produce, warm up before the braziers, enjoy mulled wine, admire the lights and let yourself be charmed by music and friendly atmosphere!

Also visit the Christmas Markets in downtown Joliette, from 4 to 23 December. An exciting program awaits you, including a multimedia work, an exhibition of the artist Jacques Thisdel, the horse-drawn carriage rides, tasting a giant gingerbread, a parade, and a host of other activities and entertainment including highlight is undoubtedly the evening of 19 December, whit DJ Champion will make visitors dance outdoors.

Eastern Township

Hard to miss the Christmas Market of Sherbrooke, illuminated by one of the biggest Christmas tree in Canada … and a big wheel! From December 4 to 21, you can explore the artisans’ village where they will be happy to show their products and works in the holiday spirit.

Christmas markets of old town Quebec Drummondville

As part of the activity The illuminated town Desjardins Village Québécois d’Antan in Drummondville, the century-old houses in the main street of the village welcome craftsmen who will make you discover jewelry, chocolates, stained glass windows, wooden chests, wine, jams, etc. On 12 and 13 December and from 19 to December 31 (except December 25).

The Christmas Market in Val-David (13 and 14 December)

Christmas Market in Mont-Laurier (20 and 21 December)

Christmas Light – Notre-Dame-du-Cap


From 12 to 14 and from 19 to 21 December, the Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape will host a Christmas market, as part of the annual event Christmas Light. In a magical atmosphere, you can take part in activities or visiting attractions (forest of a thousand lights, reduced model, stained glass or heritage chapel). A rewarding family outing and a chance to find unique gifts for all.

In addition to this list, small fairs and Christmas markets are pointing the nose everywhere in November and December. So stay tuned to what is organized near you!



Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Huatulco centered on the town of La Crucecita, is a tourist development in Mexico. It is located on the Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.

Huatulco’s tourism industry is centered around its nine bays; four of which have been designated as ecological preserves where no development is permitted. Huatulco has a wide variety of accommodations to suit just about all budgets. From rooms for rent, small economy hotels, vacation condominiums and luxury villas, along with several (All Inclusive) resorts standing on the shores of Tangolunda Bay. The Las Brisas (Formerly the worlds largest Club Med), the Dreams Resort (Formally the Gala Hotel),the Barceló, Crown Pacific and the Camino Real Zaashila are examples of the most popular larger resorts in the area.


Huatulco’s main attraction are its nine bays and thirty-six beaches, many of which are pristine and undeveloped, and accessible only by boat. With the help of local guides and tour operators, one can explore the beaches and bays in relative privacy, or if you choose you can scuba dive or snorkel to see the abundant tropical fish and the beautiful coral reefs.

In addition to the beautiful bays and beaches, one can explore and shop in the small communities of the Huatulco area, such as La Crucecita, Santa Cruz or old Santa Maria Huatulco (the district’s municipality).

When doing so, one can travel between the communities by bus or taxi. The entire area has a “small town” feel about it and is rarely crowded with tourists with the exception of the Christmas and Semana Santa (Easter) holiday periods.