The area of the Yucatan that goes by the name of Costa Maya is a small, rustic and eco-friendly place filled with serene boutique hotels that line up on the soft sandy banks of the lagoon overlooking the pristine waters. It’s a natural treasure with white beaches, cenotes, mangroves and a unique ecology. What sets this destination apart is that in Bacalar you’ll find the only formation of living giant microbialites in freshwater in the world. The bed is over 6.2 miles long with a vertical rise of several meters in different areas. Microbialites are the oldest fossils on the planet and contribute directly to the formation of the Earth’s atmosphere and its habitable state. Tourists are allowed to kayak close to them to take in the beauty, and at the Rapidos Lagoon Club, kayaks are not permitted, but visitors can swim in some of the bluest waters and delight in these 3.5 billion-year-old massive rocks. The energy in this place is out of the ordinary, with different pockets of the rapids feeling as if you’ve dipped yourself in a hot Jacuzzi, and others utterly icy-cold and refreshing. Bacalar is the sort of place where you come to understand just how extraordinary Mother Nature truly is.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.