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...

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...

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.

Riviera Maya Nature Travel Tip – Bio-Natural Organic Market – Keepin’ it real!

Posted September 6, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services

Organic foods and Organic restaurant in Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya

Bio-Natural is a small organic food market and vegetarian cafe located in Playa del Carmen on 10 av between Constituyentes and 16 street (Behind Quinta Alegría Mall. Almost next to Scotiabank.).  For a healthy alternative and a happy place for vegetarians and vegans, this is the stop. Try their delicious hummus and horchatas. Restaurant open from 9am to 9:30 pm Store open from 8am to 10 pm Find other great restaurants in Playa del Carmen.

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Take a Cocktail Course at Co.Cos

Posted August 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities


Passionate about food and drink pairings? Friday nights at Co.Cos Culinary  School in Playa del Carmen you can take a class learning to mix and match great cocktails and delicious appetizers. Impress your friends with a classy cocktail party using the new kitchen skills brought home from your Riviera Maya vacation. Check out some of our Playa del Carmen condos.

Tulum Photo of the Day – Ginger – A passion for food and art

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

ginger-restaurant- in tulum Mexico in the pueblo

Tulum's young, hip foodies LOVE Ginger. Ginger restaurant has a passion for delicious food and original, local art. The restaurant's sexy decor features bold red walls and original paintings and photography for sale, making this bistro an art gallery too. Chef Javier Ornelas is himself a food artist with creations like Fried Camembert with Apple Chutney, Pan-Seared Fish Filet with Roasted Pineapple Salsa, and Fresh Pasta with Shrimp Sautéed in Garlic and Chile. Check out more great Tulum...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mango Cafe – Foodie Passion!

Posted August 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

mango-cafe-isla-mujueres Mexico

If you are visiting Isla Mujeres for a week or just the day you MUST have lunch or breakfast at Mango Cafe. These folks are wildly passionate about fresh, delicious food. This chili relleno is to die for! Mango's hot cakes and eggs benedict are big winners too! Whatever you order, you can't lose. Oh and the ginger lemonade! Find more great restaurants in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Passionate about food? Take a class!

Posted August 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities


Are you a foodie? People who are passionate about food make it a big part of their vacation itinerary. If food and drink are a passion for you, take a cooking class at Co.Cos Culinary School in Playa del Carmen. Learn "hands on" how to make authentic Mexican meals in a slick, modern kitchen with chefs who are passionate about sharing their culinary creations. Check out some of our Playa del Carmen hotels.

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Grill Maya style with banana leaves.

Posted August 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism


Passionate about grilling? Then you probably plan on firing up the grill during your Riviera Maya vacation. Pick up some banana leaves and twine at any supermarket and wrap your fish, chicken or beef Maya style to keep in juices and add a unique flavor. If wrapped tightly, the leaves will hold a marinade in while it is on the grill. When you pull dinner off the grill, you can eat right out of the leaves. No need to dirty dishes or use paper plates! Read about some of the local foods we have...

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Picnics – Rewarding and cheap!

Posted August 14, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

Have a picnic on the beach in the Riviera Maya

One of my best vacation dining memories is the sunny afternoon I spent eating a simple pimento cheese sandwich while sitting in Kelvingrove Park in Scotland. I sat next to the Stewart Memorial Fountain while listening to a live Celtic band. It was one of my most authentic travel experiences - and it was absolutely free. I was not in a fancy restaurant that served up gourmet meals, but I felt like I was doing what any Scottish local would do on their lunch break. The Riviera Maya has...

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