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Cool Places to Work Out in the Riviera Maya

Posted July 28, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,Hyper Local Info,Vacation tips

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  Exercising outside just seems to make a work out better and faster! There are some cool places to work out in the Riviera Maya that will take you to some pretty spectacular outdoor spaces. Views of the sea while you are taking care of yourself is just one way and a nice way to spice up your work out. We are talking workouts that are not in a gym. If a gym is your place, local gyms are great and have state of the art equipment. Each Riviera Maya city has at least one great gym that...

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Be Sea-Friendly on Your Next Riviera Maya Vacation

Posted July 24, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,Ecotourism

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You take care of your favorite car, your favorite watch or your garden, when you love something dearly. We love the sea, and we know that everyone that visits the Rivera Maya and Costa Maya comes for the sea. So we need to take care of it, like we do our favorite things. It is easy to take the bluest of the blue sea for granted, thinking that it will be there forever, like the sun that rises every day, but we do have an obligation to be a part of its ongoing beauty. But how? How can I make a...

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Polo In Mexico and the Riviera Maya – A Popular Local Sport

Posted July 21, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities

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  I will never forget when I found out that Polo was a popular local sport. I was even more surprised to find out there are two polo clubs in the area, El Rey Polo Club is in Puerto Morelos and the Yucatan Polo Club is just north of Merida. These clubs play together and in some cases train together, with the Yucatan Polo Club being the third largest club in Mexico. Why Polo? Well it is a great sport, very social and their events are fantastic. The sport was brought to Mexico in 1881...

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Why Having Your Summer Vacation in Mexico Is a Great Idea

Posted July 18, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,Family vacations

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Who would have thunk that a summer vacation in Mexico is a really good idea? Most people like to escape the cold winter months and would not even think to travel south for a summer vacation. But listen up, hanging out in the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya or Yucatan during the summer is as rewarding as the winter. Here’s why. 5 Reasons to Visit Mexico During the Summer Reason #1 – You can play longer with longer daylight hours. We like to get home before dark when we venture out on a road...

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Starting Planning For This New Mayan Archaeological Site

Posted June 26, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,Travel Tips

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Who would have thunk? A new Mayan ruin site. Well not new, but newly excavated for all the world to see. Ichkabal is due to open to the public late 2017 and is one of the older sites in the region. It is also said to have a main pyramid taller than Coba and Chichen Itza at 43 meters. Where Ichkabal is Located If you have ever ventured to the Mayan archaeological sites in the south near Mahahual and the Costa Maya, you would have been close to Ichkabal. Funny story, when we went back to the...

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Diversity in the Riviera Maya Through a Photographer’s Lens

Posted June 6, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities

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What I love about the Riviera Maya are the incredible people I meet, every day. Recently I met a photographer who has put together a super walking tour of local places that even I have never seen. I walked away from this tour with a new perspective, and some new tools that I continue to use on our Instagram account. When I signed up for this new Photography Walk guided by Michael Maurus, I believed that I was going to get some interesting tips from a professional photographer. I did get my...

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Diving in the Riviera Maya – Photos

Posted May 30, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,City Information

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Not many people know that I started out as a cave diver and explorer in the Riviera Maya. This passion for exploring in the underwater world is what started this crazy ride in the Riviera Maya and has brought us to today. I still love diving and due less than I would like, but I do love to see what other full time dive instructors and underwater photographers are seeing these days. So our good friends at the Abyss Dive Center in Playa del Carmen shared some great photos taken by their staff,...

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Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks Conserves and Protects the Biggest Fish in the World

Posted May 12, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,Ecotourism

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Whale Shark Season is approaching and you can play a large part in conserving and protecting the largest fish in the world by participating in one of these tours! How? Why? Read on and find out. Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks is the best way to protect this fish. As of 2016, the Whale Shark was placed on the endangered species list, not due to activities in Mexico, but due to activities in Asia where Whale Sharks are fished and taken to market for their meat and fins. Mexico has the best...

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5 Cenotes to Visit When In Tulum, Mexico

Posted May 8, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities

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Tulum is a beautiful place to hang on the beach, but it is also surrounded by subterrain caverns, lagoons and caves that are a must see. If you are unfamiliar with cenotes (say-note-tay) then you need to check these off the beach location out! They are a sneak peak into the diverse ecosystem of the Riviera Maya and a ton of fun. They are fresh water systems that are cooler than the sea, are are shallow and a great place to start snorkeling if you are a beginner. Cenotes are a great family...

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New Rules for Snorkeling With the Turtles in Akumal

Posted May 1, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,City Information

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Snorkeling with the Turtles in Akumal is a precious activity in this little Riviera Maya town. For as long as we can remember, and we have been living in Akumal for over 20 years now, snorkeling with the turtles is distinct to Akumal. Sure you can snorkel off the shore in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen or Tulum, but there is no guarantee that you will see a turtle. Akumal's shoreline is perfect for turtle sightings and people come specifically to Akumal to see the turtles. In the past few...

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