Akumal photo of the day! It is all about the small stuff

Posted January 31, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations

hibiscus flowers of Mexico in the riviera maya


Have you ever seen something so glorious? The Hibiscus flower known in Spanish as the Jamaica Flower, is one of the native flower species of the Riviera Maya, Yucatan and Mexico! Pretty to look at and very good for you, Hibiscus flowers are great for your health when prepared as a fresh water or tea. If you walk into any grocery store, you will find bags of dried hibiscus flowers that are boiled with water and a bit of sugar, the flowers are drained out once the water has simmered for about 40 minutes and chilled. What you end up with is a delicious fresh flower water that is great for digestion. Though I would hate to pick these beautiful flowers, the Jamaica water is to die for!

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  1. Mary Pullin, April 25, 2013:

    We are looking for an extended stay place for next winter. We have visited the Myan Riveria numerous times and love it. We are very budget minded and know we will not be on the beach. We plan on renting or purchasing a bike, during our stay and using the colectivo to get from town to town. Akumal is our favorite place, but we love the entire area. Are you able to help us?
    Thanks Mary

  2. kay, April 25, 2013:

    Mary thanks for your comment! My staff will get back to you today on some ideas for the winter. We will ask you for a bit more information so we can help you find the most ideal place for your extended vacation! Cheers

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