About Marina

Archaeologist and ethnohistorian Marina Aguirre was born in México City. After studying Business Administration, she worked for the Bank of México for almost four years. During that time, she realized that her real passion was Archaeology. She quit her job and moved to Mérida, Yucatán, where she studied Archaeology, and then she had the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree in Ethnohistory. Now she is close to finishing her Doctorate in History.

With this diverse background, Marina is able to provide a complete approach to understanding the beauty of México through its archaeology, anthropology and history. She has participated in several international Congresses to share her research in Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize. In México she has been part of several academic events giving lectures in different universities in Campeche, México City, San Cristóbal de las Casas and Mérida, Yucatán.

Marina is very interested in the local festivals in the indigenous villages and how the local people have expressed their religiosity since Spanish Colonization. For the past eight years, she has been sharing with travelers her favorite places in the country. After hearing the best stories of México through the eyes of her father and her grandfather (who was a remarkable Mexican archaeologist), now she feels that it is her turn to share her passion, and to reveal some of the pieces of México’s history.

Marina lives in Mérida, Yucatán with her husband Luis and their three adorable children. Recently, she lost her fourth child at birth. This tragic loss has given Marina strength, she says, and  it is in her child’s honor that she wishes to continue her work and to introduce and educate others to the incredible beauty and wonders of her native México.

(See Why Marina’s Journeys are Unique.)