Let‘s All Go to the Beach: Playa del Carmen, Mexico (2007)
In less than 15 years, the population in Playa del Carmen has grown from 5,000 to 160,000, making tourism a prime concern. The Mayan descendants rent out their land to hotel-owners for a small fortune.
Some also own the Cenotes, the caves beneath the reefs that once saw Mayan rituals, and now play host to visiting divers. Along with tourist dollars, the Mayans hope to protect their traditions, culture and spirit of their ancestors.