Isla Holbox Photo of the Day – Oscar Cardena – Celebrity at Food Fesival

Posted October 15, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

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. Last year's celebrity spotting was Oscar Cardena. A famous Mexican television personality who served as a judge for the festival.Isla Holbox is celebrating its 2nd Annual Food Festival October 17 through the 20th Lear more about the tiny island that is making a big name for itself, Isla Holbox.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Try authentic Yucatecan for cheap!

Posted October 11, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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Touted as the oldest restaurant in Playa del Carmen, El Faisan y El Venado (The Pheasant and the Deer) located on the North bound side of the highway, serves authentic Yucatecan specialties at a very low price. Here is a wonderful opportunity to taste several delicious regional dishes, like papadzules, panuchos, cochinita pibil and tikin xik and not break the budget. This place is hopping with local businessmen during the lunch hours and filled with Maya families at night. Find other...

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Huevos Motuleños – Buenos Dias!

Posted October 10, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Riviera Maya Photos

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You will find huevos motuleños on any Riviera Maya or Yucatan restaurant breakfast menu. This classic from Motul, Yucatan is a favorite with locals and even better when served with fried plantains. Find a Yucatecan breakfast near your hotel or villa.

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Culture Yucateco – Strong Maya Roots Shaped by Worldy Influence

Posted October 9, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture

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There is no where else in Mexico, or the world, like Yucatan. The Yucatán Peninsula is home to the North American Continent's largest indigenous population, the Maya. Yucatán has the highest percentage of indigenous language speakers in Mexico. You can hear Maya spoken everywhere on the peninsula. With its roots sprouting firmly from its ancient Mayan ancestors, the Yucatecan culture has also been shaped by worldly influences. Because of its geography, the Yucatan Peninsula was more or less...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Tequila Museum in Playa del Carmen

Posted October 8, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

tequila-museumin Playa del Carmen and tequila store

Tequila is a major part of Mexico's proud heritage. Learn more about how this delicious spirit is made at the Tequila Museum in Playa del Carmen. Although it is referred to as a museum, it is really more of a fun place to pop in and taste some tequilas before you buy. Located on 5th Avenue, they have a nice selection of high-end tequilas and a mini museum at the back of the store. Lots of photo ops too. Find other things to do in Playa del Carmen.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Where to eat some of the best tacos around

Posted October 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Restaurants

National tacos-day

In celebration of National Taco Day we want to share the location of some of our favorite Riviera Maya taquerias. All of these taco eateries are consistently fabulous and sooooo budget friendly. El Arbolito in Puerto Aventuras on the highway. Tacos here are a little different as this is a cazuelas-style restaurant, meaning the taco fillings are Mexican stews and casseroles served from steaming pots. Don't be shy, lift the lids and ask. By the way, these tortillas are hand-made and some of...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Shrimp Tacos – It’s National Taco Day!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Shrinp tacos in the Riviera Maya

There is no doubt, this traditional dish is an icon of Mexico! Americans have come to love tacos so much, they gave the taco it's own special day. Taco stands are  ubiquitous throughout the Riviera Maya. Shrimp tacos are the local favorite but you will find taco stands selling numerous variations of tacos; seafood, chicken, veggie, beef, lamb, pork...and the combinations are limitless. The word "taco" comes from the silver mines in Mexico in the 18th century. "Taco" referred to the...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip of the Day – It’s Football Season – Cheer Here!

Posted September 30, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Watersports

Where to watch american football in the Riviera Maya

It's football season and we know guys (and lots of gals too) hate to miss cheering on their favorite team while on vacation. Here is a list of great sports bars in Cancun and  Riviera Maya. Cancun - La Taberna, 2 locations, Yaxchilan and Avenida del Sol in Centro Playa del Carmen - End Zone on 5th Avenue across from Calle Corazón Tequila Barrel - on 5th Avenue Puerto Aventuras - Latitude 20 Hippos located on the marina Akumal - Lol Ha Tulum - Mateo's on the beach...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – El Jimador Tequila – Unbelievably smoothe

Posted September 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

el-jimador-tequila in the Riviera Maya

Visitors to Mexico are often overwhelmed by the numerous tequila options available in, well, the home country of tequila, but real tequila connoisseurs know one of the top selling, best tasting tequilas in Mexico is El Jimador. It's golden color and balanced flavor of cooked agave and hints of vanilla and caramel hook you at first sip. The really good news...here in the Riviera Maya the cost is far cheaper than in the U.S. So hit the duty free on your way out and stock up on Mexico's favorite...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Coconut Water – Nature’s sport drink

Posted September 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

coconuts-for-hydration in the Riviera maya

Coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink...and it is naturally fat and cholesterol free!  The Maya say a coconut a week will keep internal parasites away. So on your next Riviera Maya vacation when you hear the street vendor yelling "Cocos!" run and get one of these yummy, natural health drinks. Check out our FAQs for more Riviera Maya health tips.

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