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Casitas Restaurant presents a family gathering experience that will take guests to the stars

CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO – MAR 21, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, a Forbes Five-Star awarded resort perched along the white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, is one of the most elegant luxury hotels nestled along Mexico's alluring Mayan coastline. The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun celebrates the area’s Mayan heritage in a number of ways; the latest is the ultimate Mayan experience, a family activity that lets guests explore the secrets of ancient Mayan astronomy.

Casitas Restaurant, which features hand-built cabanas that are transformed into private dining rooms on the beach, recently launched a new stargazing series for guests staying at the resort. Led by an expert astronomer from the Astronomic Society of the state of Quintana Roo (SAQROO), guests are guided through the Riviera Maya’s stars and planets linking to Mexico’s Mayan forefathers.

Guests are invited to explore these connections under the stars against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. State-of-the-art telescopes are provided, allowing guests to see constellations such as Orion, the planet Venus, and the face of the moon. SAQROO’s experts unravel Mayan mythology and help guests take pictures of all they discover on their journey through the skies. Guests can learn from the Mayans’ astonishingly accurate astronomical calculations and sophisticated mathematics.