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Marquesitas: A Traditional Yucatecan Dessert

Posted June 2, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Marquesitas; A Traditional Yucatecan Dessert

Whether you are strolling the streets of Merida, cheering at a baseball game in Cancun or just lounging on the main beach in Puerto Morelos you are never too far from a marquesita (pronounced: mar-kay-cee-ta)vendor. A marquesita is one of the most delicious creations to come from Yucatan. In Merida in 1938, Don Vicente Mena, an ice cream vendor, made the first rolled wafer stuffed with Edam cheese and sprinkled it with cajeta (caramel sauce). As most inventions do, the marquesita was born...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Date Night!

Posted April 25, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Friday night has been date night for us for years and we love having this evening ritual after the work week. Even when we are on vacation we make Friday night our date night, just the two of us. Parents have the option to join in our ritual of date night while you are on vacation by using local babysitting services or utilizing family members as babysitters if you are vacationing with brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, or grandparents. Many vaation rentals have babysitting services that you can...

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Riviera Maya Family Vacation Tip – Local ice cream

Posted April 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

ice cream in the Riviera Maya

La Michoacana ice cream shops are everywhere in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It's our Baskin Robbins so to speak. These sweeties are made with all-natural ingredients and taste delicious! Take the family in for a cool, local treat. Find other ways to stay cool on your Summer family vacation.

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Akumal Vacation Tip – Live music this Friday

Posted March 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Live band in Akumal, Mexico

Natalie & the Foxes are playing at the Lol- Ha Beach Bar & Grill in Akumal beginning at 7PM March 21. If you are visiting the coast, come out and rock with one of the Riviera Maya's favorite local blues bands while enjoying dinner and drinks, and the very beautiful Akumal Bay as your backdrop. Stay the night in an Akumal hotel.

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Cancun Photo of the Day – Food & Wine Festival

Posted March 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Cancun Food & Wine Festival

Last night closed the 3rd Annual Cancun - Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival. A delicious time was had by all. This photo was taken at the Tasting Village event. Can't wait til next year! Choose your Cancun vacation package.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Eat local!

Posted March 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Sustainable Tourism

eating local is sustainable travel

We LOVE the local food. Taco and torta stands, coco frios, menu del dia...it's all good! Forgo the international chains and have an authentic foodie experience on your Mexico vacation. read about some of our Riviera Maya foodie addictions!

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Supporting Sustainable Business in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable businesses in the riviera maya

Everyone has heard the sustainable battle cry "Buy local!" When traveling, the 'buy local' focus changes.  Instead of looking for products from your home country, look to buying and enjoying things from where you're visiting. It is the difference between eating at McDonald's and buying tacos from a street vendor, or choosing to purchase a dress made by a local artisan rather than one sold at Walmart.  An important practice of the mindful traveler is to support each destination's local...

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Have you tried cochinita pibil? Find out!

Posted March 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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For many people food is an important part of any vacation. You may like to just try new flavors and taste bud sensations because you're an adventurous foodie, or you look to food as connecting with the local culture. Cochinita Pibil is a traditional Yucatecan dish not to miss when you are visiting the Riviera Maya this winter. Sneak away for a quick vacation this year Cochinita pibil is the most famous dish originated in Yucatan. The extraordinary gastronomical variety of this region...

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Yucatan Romantic Travel Tip – Rosas & Chocolate

Posted February 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

romantic bar in yucatan, mexico

For romantic dining and cocktails in Merida, Yucatan its gotta be Rosas & Chocolate Restaurant and Bar. Begin (or end) with live Jazz in the ultra sexy, open air Moon Lounge and then indulge in gourmet dishes in the lush gardens. Discover the romantic, colonial city known as Merida.

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Riviera Maya Honeymoon Tip – Stay in with cook service

Posted February 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Honeymoon vacation time should include at least one full day of lounging in your villa. Prearrange cook service to drop off or come in and prepare meals and snacks for the day so you never have to leave the house. Check out this very cozy Akumal Villa.

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