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Want a sweet vacation in the Riviera Maya?

Posted February 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Did you know chocolate was believed by the ancient Indians to be an aphrodisiac? Aztec ruler, Montezuma, indulged in several cups of liquid chocolate before visiting his many wives. When Conquistadors brought the exotic drink back from the mysterious New World, Spanish priests considered chocolate a sinful pleasure to be banned. Mexico is the birthplace of cocoa and nowhere else in the world is chocolate's sensuality celebrated more. Check out these Riviera Maya sweet spots made for...

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Find Romantic Dining in the Riviera Maya

Posted February 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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Fall in love with the Riviera Maya while falling in love in the Riviera Maya. Check out these enchanted dining experiences that will add magic to your romantic getaway.  While we are enamored with these restaurants because of their ambiance and location, we also feel good recommending their exquisite food and superb service. We think you are going to be aesthetically charmed and gastronomically blown away by these Mayan Riviera dining establishments. Rosewood Mayakoba's Punta Bonita is...

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Akumal Vacation Tip – Valentine’s Day Dinner

Posted February 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Take your sweetheart out for a romantic dinner and do it for a good cause. Beginning at 6:30PM, Lol Ha Restaurant on Akumal Bay is hosting a Valentine's Day dinner that includes a pasta buffet, a raffle and entertainment. The fabulous Natalie and the Foxes will be performing live! Buy tickets at Super Chomack near to the town arch or email to make reservations.  Proceeds will benefit the Akumal Artists' Residency Program. Find an Akumal hotel.

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Tulum Vacation Tip – New Steakhouse

Posted February 7, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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La Parrillada in Tulum Pueblo is a meat lovers extravaganza - ribeye, arrachera, chorizo, Argentinian beef, and of course chicken.  All cooked to perfection for prices that will surprise you - in a good way . Check out out Tulum Pueblo hotels.

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Playa del Carmen Photo of the Day – Salsa is sexy

Posted February 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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Sultry salsa dancing is muy sexy! La Bodegita del Medio, a Cuban club and restaurant on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, is a fun place to go to get some lessons (every Tuesday and Thursday) and practice your moves to live music. Check out this very chic Playa del Carmen hotel!

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Chocolate Fantasies Go Wild in Riviera Maya!

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Chocolate tours in Riviera Maya

The month of February evokes images of lacy Valentine's Day cards, bunches of red roses and heart shaped boxes of assorted chocolates. Did you know chocolate was believed by the ancient Maya to be an aphrodisiac? Aztec ruler, Montezuma, was reported to have indulged in several cups of liquid chocolate before visiting his many wives. When Conquistadors brought the exotic drink back from the mysterious New World, Spanish priests considered chocolate a sinful pleasure to be banned. Mexico is the...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mio gelato

Posted February 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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This sweet little g spot - "g" as in gelato- on Isla Mujeres is awesome! See the beautiful Isla Mujeres.

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Find Food Passion in the Riviera Maya

Posted January 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Foodies from around the world come to Yucatan and the Riviera Maya to experience food created by some really passionate chefs. If you have a passion for cooking, take home more than just memories of your Mexico vacation, take home new kitchen skills and a knowledge of Mexico's fascinating culinary history. What better place to take a cooking class than Mexico, the country with a cuisine that has been dubbed by UNESCO a world cultural heritage? Learn to Cook with Passionate People in The...

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Puerto Morelos Vacation Tip – The hidden restaurant

Posted January 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Puerto Morelos has lots of great dining options, but one little gem we really love is Restaurante Las Palmeras. If you didn't know where it was you would walk right passed some of the freshest seafood for the best price in town!  The facade of the restaurant is easy to overlook and the restaurant itself is hidden beyond souvenir shops and a dive shop (located next to Pelicanos on the beach), but once you step inside the view is, well see for yourself. Check out the laid back fishing village...

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Yucatan Vacation Tip – DIY Merida Cantina Crawl

Posted January 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Loco Adventures,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

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Cantinas have always been a part of Mexican culture. The phrase "Mexican cantina" brings to mind smokey saloons filled with gun slingers. However, the cantinas of today are very different, serving botanas (free appetizers while you drink) and some even cater to families. Do your own cantina crawl with some of our favorite Merida cantinas: La Negrita located on the corner of Calle 62 and 49 El Lucero del Alba on Calla 56 and 47 El Gallito 0n Calle 45 between 60 and 62 Pico de...

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