We had the good fortune of connecting with JOSE JUAN MONTES and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi JOSE JUAN, how does your business help the community?
Our main way to contribute to the global community is to get everybody that visit us to develop a profound conection with the nature surrounding and the underground river system that they visit, to raise awarness on the paramount importance of water bodies and its conservation.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
First of all i’d like to address what sets us appart as a company: Our top priority is the respect and conservation of the natural enviroments we provide experiences at, we focus on sustainable growth as a company, as well as giving back in the means possible. Im very proud to have achieved the start up of this company without any money or written projects, it was all born as a dream from the bottom of my heart. It developed and grew throughout the years and now we can say we’ve been able to provide unique experieces to people from all around the glove, and make a name for ourselves worldwide as well.

It hasn’t been all that easy for sure, it’s been tough from the beginning, all the time invested in the company, but that’s definitely what got me here today, and after 14 years it’s positively the love for what i do and the dedication of all the people that were with me throughout the journey thats helped me overcome all challenges. I’ve overcome challenges also with a lot of dedication, and will power, as well as the motivation coming from all of our great reviews from our clients.

The lessons i’ve learned along the way are many, like giving the people the appreciation for their work, or being cautios where i place my trust, and knowing that the work done without passion becomes dull.

I want the world to know that Mexxtremo Adventure has been and will continue to be a company where everyone’s considered family, employees and visitors. We are firm believers that together we can do much more for the respect and sustain of our world, and all the plants and animals in it.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
On the first day i would definitely take them to see the underground river and cenotes during the day, and wrap it up going to the beach at sunset.

For the second day i would plan a visit to the arquelogical area of Cobá and Punta Laguna to see the spider monkey, and finish it off with some regional food.

On the third day i would do a full day trip to the biosfere reserve in Sian Kaan, visiting all the great spots such as the lagoon, a boat ride to see ocean’s wildlife and a local food experience.

On the fourth day i would take the ferry to Isla Mujeres, to visit the sacred temple of Ixchel, do some exploring of the island and some snorkeling as well.

For fifth and sixth day would be a trip to visit the famous 7 color lagoon of Bacalar, and take a walk through the little town, and then take off to go see the breath-taking beach of Mahahual

The food i’d go with for for most of the trip would be seafood, a lot of regional food as well and the local farmers market.
The most interesting places to see are the arquelogical zones, cenotes, beaches and natural reserves.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First of all i would like to thank Jerónimo López, who invited me for the very first time to explore the underground river systems and caves within his family property, and he was also the person who give me the opportunity to start my own project without asking for a penny on retribution, and that to me deserves to be recognized. I would also love to give a shoutout recognition to all my family who were a very solid motivational support for the birthing of this project, including of course my second family from Canada who had my back during rough patches: Rob, Chris, Kent and Wanda. And every single one of our guides and staff members who have had the chance to work with us and share their knowledge with Mexxtremo Adventures.

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Other: Tripadvisor: Mexxtremo Adventures, Playa del Carmen

Image Credits
photos by : Paola Santillan – Paolo Domenici

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