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Starting Planning For This New Mayan Archaeological Site

Posted June 26, 2017 by [email protected] 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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What To Do On a Rainy Day In the Riviera Maya

Posted April 10, 2017 by Kay Walten in Activities,Hyper Local Info

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Rainy vacation days don't have suck. They are just another opportunity to explore something new, something different. But if you are not familiar with the city you are visiting, rainy days can seem a challenge. We get it. This is why we made a list of things to do on a rainy day in the Riviera Maya. You can explore as much inside as you can outside when the weather is not cooperating on your vacation. Once you tackle this list, you may actually feel that a rainy day is a blessing not a...

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