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Terramar Acquires Cappa & Graham, Inc.

Posted by: rnunez on: January 17, 2018

LOS CABOS, Mexico – January 17, 2018 – Terramar, a DMC Network Company, with offices in Los Cabos, Cancun and Panama is ringing in the New Year with the acquisition of Cappa & Graham, Inc., a DMC Network Company, based in San Francisco, CA. Cappa & Graham specializes in full-service event planning, destination management and meeting services throughout the Bay Area, including Napa, Sonoma, Monterey and Sacramento.

“As members of the DMC Network, we’ve enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Cappa & Graham,” said Sunny Irvine, Managing Partner of Terramar. “I admire their reputation as an industry leader and have always been impressed with the level of creativity they offer. We’re always looking for ways to continue growing the Terramar family and see this merger as the perfect fit for our brand.”

“Everyone at Cappa & Graham is beyond excited for this new adventure,’’ said Matt Cuevas, former owner of Cappa & Graham, Inc. “We want clients to know it’s business as usual in terms of daily operations, but now we’re backed by the immense resources of a trusted partner with a global presence. Together with Terramar, we look forward to the years ahead.”

Matt Cuevas will now serve as General Manager of the San Francisco office, while working closely with Sunny Irvine on matters of strategy and growth.

About Terramar

Since 1994, Terramar, a DMC Network Company, has offered full-service event, destination, conference and meeting services. Its legacy throughout Mexico and Panama is built on the excellence of its highly dedicated and caring team. For more than two decades, Terramar has been committed to building the exceptional events, creative proposals and once-in-a-lifetime experiences the company is now synonymous with.

About Cappa & Graham, Inc.

Cappa & Graham, Inc., a DMC Network Company, is a boutique provider specializing in full-service event, destination, conference and meeting services throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Its ethos is rooted in a commitment to client satisfaction and applies to every project, regardless of size or budget. With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Cappa & Graham takes pride in its reputation as a hospitality leader.

Contact: Lee R. Chipman, Managing Director
Telephone: + 52 (624) 142 9200 x 1250

Cancun and Riviera Maya Land of Cenotes

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: June 9, 2017

Cancun and Riviera Maya Land of Cenotes, they are the most beautiful wonders in Quintana Roo.

The cenotes are a treasure of nature; a unique sightseeing will be discovered in front of your eyes.



Cenotes are the door to another dimension; the underworld waits for you. A whole new world will be revealed …

The word Cenote or Dz’onot is a Mayan word that it means “cave with water”.

For the Mayans, they were a source of life and ritual places.

They were part of the underworld or Xibalba, so they used them as natural funeral chambers.

Cenotes have their origin millions of years ago during the last Ice Age when the Yucatan Peninsula was covered by seawater.

The cenotes are water deposits of great depth, filled with the filtration of water from underground rivers and streams.

They formed like underground chamber when the level decreased, a coral reef barrier was exposed and formed a base of limestone. Once the limestone rock is dissolved by rainwater they appear.

The cavity gets bigger until it gets exposed to the surface when the roof collapses.

In other words, a cenote is a creation of nature that in a few words houses crystal clear water, these beautiful scenarios are perfect for snorkeling and diving.

Cancun and Riviera Maya are full of cenotes.  They are located alongside the Cancun-Tulum highway

Some of them look like caves or cavern ones, others are open ones, and semi-open and ancient cenote.


The closed one or Cavern Cenotes  

This is the favorites, this type of cenote are the most enigmatic, these cenotes hide their surface inside a cave.

This type of cenotes can extend several miles below the earth, and some of them are connected to the sea. 

Cenote - Cavern



Semi-Open Cenote

Looks like a window to beyond the border, lush vegetation and tall trees frame the beauty the cenote.

It has underwater gardens and is home to diverse aquatic fauna.


semi-open cenote


Open Cenote

This type of cenote has a cylindrical shape characterizes them. Open cenotes stand out for the spectacular flora of their high walls.

One of the most famous open cenotes is the Sacred Cenote in Chichen Itza, this cenote used to be for the offerings. Many pre-Hispanic artifacts have found in its bottom.


cenote Ik kill

Cenote Ik kill


Ancient Cenote

The old cenotes are totally exposed to the surface once of the roof of a cave totally collapses, they can be reached at first sight.

This type offers a unique oasis in the middle of the jungle.


Ancient Cenote

Ancient Cenote

Responsible Tourism Los Cabos, Cancun & Panama rises on

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: May 18, 2017

Los Cabos, Cancun & Panama rises on as Responsible Tourism Destinations, creating conscience.

Los Cabos, Cancun, and Panama have become the most visited destinations in Latin America; that why this destination promotes the responsible Tourism.

We have been heard about the responsible Tourism everywhere but, what is it?

The Tourism is considered a social, cultural & environmental phenomenon, that has truly impact on the planet and society.

Like almost everything, the Egyptians were the pioneers of the tourism; at the beginning, the tourism objective was the search of food or escape from some dangers and business.

Later the Persians began to worry about the safety of travelers and adapted wagons and asses as modes of transport.

Then the Greeks were the first ones to travel for pleasure and the Romans built excellent roads, transport systems, and communication. Here was born the famous line “All roads lead to Rome”.

Voila they were the first tourist in the world!

Today the Tourism Industry worth more than a trillion dollars annually, and is a growing almost everywhere.

But What is Responsible Tourism?

Responsible Tourism is about “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.”

This tourism is possible but requires the commitment of operators, hoteliers, governments, local people and tourists to preserve, care and take some actions in order to maintain the environment.


“Is better to See something once than to hear about it a hundred times. “ Russian Proverb


The Responsible Tourism search the creation a bond between the destination, the local people and the visitor having benefits for all.

The local people open the cultural heritage providing memorable experiences for tourist.

This close contact with other cultures, different landscapes, and ways of living give as result the creation of conscience of the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.

A bond to engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence, maintaining the world’s diversity.

It is tourism that can sustain local economies without damaging the environment on which it depends; The one that respects the environment and, consequently, does not contribute to its disappearance.

Nowadays we have two keywords:  Maintain and Promote

The Responsible Tourism has the objective to promote the industry with new products, new marketing campaign’s without losing sight the protection of flora and wildlife.

On 2017 was declared Sustainable Tourism Year by the ONU, leaving a real legacy for future generations.


Sustainability has become an important issue t global fairs and annual meetings such as #ITB Berlin, #ITB Asia, #IMEXFrankfurt, #WTMLondon, Caribbean, Tianguis Turistico Mexico, #IMEXAmerica. All committed with this change.

The most important impact of the tourism industry is the possibility of changing the world, contributing to peace and breaking down the borders. #Beyondtheboders.

Tourism promotes new cultures, new perspectives and new ways of thinking fostering creativity, inventiveness.

 “The traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a Storyteller.  Battuta


Do not stop travel! #TerramarExperience # #IMEXFrankfurt


Los Cabos - Balandra Virgin Beach

Los Cabos – Balandra Virgin Beach

Xcaret- EcoPark

Xcaret EcoPark in Riviera Maya – Responsible Tourism


Embera Panama- Cultural Heritage

Embera, Panama- Cultural Heritage






Get together in Xoximilco! The Party for DMC and Incentives Groups

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: May 9, 2017


Get together in Xoximilco! The Party for DMC and Incentives Groups  One of a kind experience!



Xoximilco Trajineras

Xoximilco Trajineras

Well, the meaning of Xochimilco in Nahuatl means “Field of Flowers”, is distinguished by a number of rain canals existing since pre-Hispanic times.

The real Xochimilco is located in the Mexico City, the famous floating gardens!  flowers, music make this is one of the favorite Mexican spots to visit in Mexico. This place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the singularity, man -made islands called chinampas.

This place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the singularity, man -made islands called chinampas and the extraordinary landscape.

Xochimilco arrives at Cancun

This experience, fortunately now is in Cancun, and it`s named Xoximilco with the X, of eXperiences, and eXtraordinary!

Your heart will start to beating faster, at the moment you arrived you will feel the Mexican spirit everywhere there is not place like this.

Xoximilco in Cancun was born to the idea to homage the tradition, beauty, and history of this iconic place and be able to share it with the rest of the world.

The Xoximilco experience is one of the expressions of the heartbeat of Mexico.

Feel, smell, dance with Mexico, enjoy a colorful and unique ride on board a Trajinera.

This tour in Cancun offers a great party that combines cultural elements of its pre-Hispanic origins, art and colonial culture, food, marimba, and of course, mariachis.

If you want to delight your team or group, this is an excellent option for DMC, and incentives groups, or just for fun.

Live the spirit of the Mexican culture.

A Mexican party on board! The essence of the Mexican party is at Xoximilco Cancun.

It offers to the passengers delicious Mexican dinner, accompanied with tequila, beer, soft drinks and fresh water open bar, live music with a great variety of music genres to dance and sing to all night.

You are invited to the most Mexican Party ever!

Xoximilco Party

Xoximilco Party


Xoximilco Music

Xoximilco Music




Maito, Panama in a bite. The taste of a nation

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: April 4, 2017

Maito: Panama in a bite. The food is a serious art form; come to discover the taste of a nation through the ingredients.

Panama is a multicultural country, full of things to do and places to visit; offers much more than the necessary visit to the canal, (The Canal visit is a tour not to be missed ) offers a new cuisine experience.

Panama is one of DMC favorites destinations and one of the most visited countries in Latin America.

Panama is a rich country full of history, ruins, the most beautiful beaches and of course, full of flavor!

The food is the spirit of a nation…

Panama, Maito

Let your self go with this mixture and discovery Panama with another perspective.

The Panama cuisine has a lot to tell you about the country if you really want to get to know a country you have to start with a plate.

Maito Restaurant is the taste of a nation. With an authentic and captivating atmosphere, Maito Restaurant has become a mandatory reference of the flavor of Panama.

Maito was ranked number 36 of The Latin America’s 50 Best and defined as the best restaurant in Panama.

The country enters through the palate, with the blend of flavors, the smell and the colors of the ground, transformed into delicious food.

One of the Matio`s secret is the chef harvest the ingredients, they conserve all the flavor and are transform fine dining.

This is one of the aspects to discover.

panama food

Panama on Top

The country has a strategic location is located in the center of the Latin America. Is well-connected area, and this is one of the key advantages of doing business. Panama a modern, beautiful and overwhelming experience for all your senses.

Fun Fact# Do you know that Panama is home to more species of birds and trees than the whole of North America.


Rio Secreto Meeting Beyond the Surface

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: March 28, 2017

Rio Secreto Meeting

Rio Secreto Meeting

Another level of Meeting: The entrance of Mayan Underworld.

Rio Secreto Meeting beyond the Surface. A whole new experience in Cancun and Riviera Maya for Conventions & Incentive trips.

DMC in Mexico is a huge industry, is one of the most visited countries in the world. Mexico has a lot to offer, is a rich country full of amazing natural landscapes, and Rio Secreto is an example of this beauty.

The spectacular scenery that Rio Secreto offers is simply in astounding. Rio Secreto has their own personality.  Offers a magical atmosphere, a  journey through the crystal museum where the history of our planet is written on the myriad geological formations, a life changing experience.

The success of events depends on a lot of the destination and the place where you decided to realized, is not only about a budget is the about how is done, how the message is given.

The quality of Rio Secreto infrastructure makes this destination ideal for meetings and corporate events.

Imagine be part of one of a kind event, Rio Secreto stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. It’s like stepping back in time to witness something mysterious and truly spectacular.

This scenery gives you the opportunity to create the most memorable events, and go further than a meeting.

This location has these great facilities:

  • 5 min. from Playa del Carmen
  • 40 min. from Cancun International Airport
  • Entrance from the Federal Highway


Rio Secreto Meeting view

Rio Secreto Meeting view


Rio Secreto Meeting View

Rio Secreto

Committed to the environment

In this hard times is necessary to be cautious on the manage between nature and tourism. Maintaining the balance. Trying to limit our impact on the environment.

Rio Secreto is completely committed with this natural wonder.

Tourism has registered explosive growth during the last few decades and for many countries, such as Mexico, it has become an extremely important source of revenue.

To minimize the social and environmental impacts of tourism, new methods and initiatives have taken root. These methods strive for a balance between economic benefit, social development, cultural preservation, respectful contact, and caring for the environment.



Spring: 5 Things you didn´t know about

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: March 21, 2017


Facts about the Spring, the things you didn´t know!



Spring is here, is one of the happiest season of the year, the sun brights, the flowers blossom, there are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures, and customs.

Discover the 5 Things you didn´t know about it.

When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, find here some facts you didn’t know about the Spring.

1.- Chichen Itza

“The Return of the Sun Serpent.”

Chichen Itza, World heritage site and ceremonial and military center of the Mayan culture, awaits the equinox for an astronomical and mystical event that attracts people from all over the world: A shadow snake slither up the pyramid.

The pyramid’s architectural precision that during the vernal equinox – when night and day are of almost equal length all over the world – the morning and afternoon sun produces a light-and-shadow illusion of a serpent ascending or descending of the pyramid.

It’s a spectacular moment!  Every year, thousands of people come to this destination in the midst of the jungle. Its buildings stretch to the sky, pointing towards the astrological mysteries that the Maya were able to decipher.

Your trip would not be complete if you missed out on the experience!


Spring Chichen Itza, Mayan Pyramid


2.- #SpringFact

The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.”


3.-Light – Darkness

Did you know that when the spring starts; the first day, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight. A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.

4.- Lent

Not always was called Sring;   before, it was called Lent in Old English. Starting in the 14th century, that time of year was called “springing time”—a reference to plants “springing” from the ground. In the 15th century, this got shortened to “spring-time,” and then further shortened in the 16th century to just “spring.”


The early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the spring equinox.


Spring sphinx


DMC in Mexico. Los Cabos and Cancun the best destinations

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: March 7, 2017

DMC in Mexico is a huge industry, is one of the most visited countries in the world. Did you know that Mexico is the second-most visited country in the Americas, after the United States.? Yes, all its beauty will surprise you.

Mexico is a rich country full of history, prehispanic architecture, ruins, cultural festival, the most beautiful beaches, and resorts.

The main tourist areas of Mexico now house different options in the DMC companies that deal with the best options in hotels, restaurants, logistics, tours and excursions.

Being in Mexico is an experience full of colorful culture and charm.

DMC in Mexico has become one of the great options that tourism groups have for their travel incentives and motivation.

Cancun and Riviera Maya

In Cancun and Riviera Maya, is the most visited destinations in Mexico.  Their main attractive are the stunning beaches that surrounded the Mexican Caribbean, and all the facilities, suppliers and things to do.

These destinations have a huge variety of hotels and restaurants. The destinations offer is wide, you will find eco-tours, swim with dolphins, adventures, cultural options, and sport.

The quality of tourist infrastructure makes this destination ideal for meetings and corporate events.





Los Cabos

Another destination preferred for DMC tourism is Los Cabos.

Is something about Cabo that gets you deep, could be the weather that in the summer can be 96 degrees, the speechless sunset, or the incredible desert-ocean landscape, that has made of this destination something to share.

During 2016  Los Cabos raised as the Destination of Mexico preferred.

Do you know that Southwest maintain the expansión?

Southwest airline inaugurates a direct flight from Los Angeles to Los Cabos which were the first connections derived from the entry into force of the bilateral agreement between both countries.

The Cabo San Lucas International Airport has recently awarded as one of the best airports of the World. The International Airport of Cabo San Lucas One of the 25 best in the world!

This is the first time that a Mexican airport is considered within the top 25 of the world.

And, San Jose del Cabo was awarded as the proud winner as the Best Destination on the Rise, by Trip Advisor. it boasts an astonishing record of customer satisfaction.

Whether in the north or in the south of Mexico, you will find the best experience. #TerramarExperience.

The Arch, Los Cabos

The Arch, Los Cabos

Lanscape Los Cabos

Landscape Los Cabos







Is time to Carnivals! Panama, Cancun and Playa del Carmen

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: February 27, 2017

Carnaval cancun

 Cancun Carnaval

Is time to Carnivals!  Panama, Cancun and Playa del Carmen are on! We live the Carnival party during this season! Here three destinations where original festivities take place!  22nd  to 28th February

First, where does the word carnival come from?

The etymology of carnival: from the Latin vulgar carnemlevare, which means ‘to abandon the flesh’.

The carnival is a celebration that takes place immediately before Christian Lent (which begins on Ash Wednesday) and has a variable date (between February and March depending on the year).

The carnival combines elements such as costumes, parades, and parties on the street and is a Period where to enjoy and dance is allowed; Attendees wear costumes and wear masks.

Here the destinations where we can leave the meat …

Panama Carnival 

The Carnivals of Panama, also denominated parties of the King Momo, are celebrated by four consecutive days. This holiday in Panama ends on Tuesday night with the funeral of the sardine.

In the capital you can enjoy in the mornings the “mojaderas” “culecos” that cool the tropical heat; In the afternoons the parades and stops with “Queens” of extravagant and luxurious disguises in allegorical floats, accompanied by comparsas. In the evenings the popular dances in public places and avenues culminate a day full of festive activities. The hours of rest are few because as soon as the sun warms the party starts again. #VisitPanama #UnPaisEnFiesta #Panama#Carnaval #PTY


Panama Carnival

Cancun Carnival

During the month of February begins the carnival season of the region. Merida, Campeche, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and Cancun are filled with color in a party full of musical, cultural, artisan and gastronomic events.

In Cancun, various sectors of society in coordination with the local council participate with the presentation of colorful caravans that cover the main avenues of the city and in the contest to select the ugly queen and king of the carnival.

Caribbean music concerts are organized with national and local artists, with typical food stalls, drinks, souvenirs, and a large fair full of light and color.

This celebration is one of the most important and recognized in the Caribbean. #CancunCarnaval #VisitMexico


cancun carnival

Cancun carnival

Playa del Carmen Carnival

Playa del Carmen is today one of the most glamorous places in the Mexican Caribbean. “Playa”, is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya and brings together the best restaurants, shops, and nightclubs.

What better time to let yourself be enveloped by the Caribbean atmosphere? What the carnival of Playa del Carmen.

The streets are dressed in color, parades are held on the main avenues.

Definitely an experience you have to live. #PlayadelCarmenCarnaval #VisitMexico

playa del carmen carnival

playa del Carmen Carnival



Romantic Getaway. The Best beaches to visit in Mexico for love

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: February 6, 2017

To help you find Best beaches to visit in Mexico for a Romantic Getaway we considered factors such as scenery, water clarity, weather considered from the top in Baja California to the other side of the country to Yucatan Peninsula.

Mexico is more than the sun, delicious food, mariachi, tequila, and beaches to die for, it has a unique romantic side, a place where lovers can escape and live their very own romantic adventure.

Find the Best beaches to visit in Mexico for a romantic getaway.

Los Cabos: Lover´s Beach

Is a destination to fall in love with, the amazing landscape, sea, desert, and the incredible atmosphere even the Hollywood`s elite falls on its charm.

What is more romantic that the Lover`s beach in Los Cabos?

The magic starts with the access, you only can get there by water.  Lover`s beach is located on the half mile of Land´s End headland.  This beauty is surrounded by granite rocks that date 30 million years ago.

Something curious about this beach is located next to the Divorce Beach, yes, is true, there is the Beach of Love and the Divorce Beach. Some people says “From hate to love there is only one step ” in this case a beach of distance. The Divorce beach is beautiful too and is accessible by the Pacific Ocean Side. 


Lovers Beach, Perfect for Romantic Getaway.  

Playa del Carmen,  Why Go?

Playa del Carmen is “The Place” this destination has become in one of the favorites in the world. Sophisticated, relax and delicious paradise. It´s a breathtaking beach.


Playa del Carmen, romantic-getaway

Playa del Carmen is considered the heart of the RivieraMaya, is located 45 minutes south of Cancun and 45 minutes north of Tulum.  This little paradise offers the perfect place for love.


White sands, direct access to the Caribbean Sea, warm weather, and hundred to restaurants and bars to explore.

La Quinta Avenida runs parallel to the sand, so you can stroll and explore all the options that  Playa del Carmen has.




Everybody at least once ever hears about Cancun. Is a Mayan Paradise.

Cancun has some incredible beaches perfect for relaxation and love.

Let yourself go into the beauty, with its swaying palm trees, warm Caribbean breezes, white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, perfect for a romantic getaway.

Cancun is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Offers resort adult only, for those who want to connect and reconnect with their partner.


Cancun Romantic Getaway