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Cocina Navidad – Holiday Recipes from Riviera Maya

Posted December 11, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes

Holiday recipes from Cancun

Nothing brings people together for the holidays like the promise of good food, and here in Mexico, the Christmas holidays are more about family and food than anything else. We hope you are spending your holidays with us here on the coast, but if not, maybe you would like to bring a little bit of Mexico into your home this season with recipes from our Loco Gringo family. If you decide to try your hand at any of these recipes, let us know how they turn out. Enjoy! Ponche 4 liters of...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Holiday Dining

Posted December 9, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Riviera Maya restaurant

Will restaurants be open Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? We get this question a lot from our holiday guests, and the good news is YES! Most Riviera Maya restaurants are open Christmas Day as it is the custom in Mexico to celebrate the holiday on Christmas Eve. If a restaurant closes at all, it will usually close on the Eve. If you have a special restaurant in mind for your holiday dinner, be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. It is not too late to book a Christmas vacation in the...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Holiday treats!

Posted December 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Riviera Maya Photos

Holiday treats in the Riviera Maya

These little bite-sized beauties are called Mexican wedding cookies, but they are on every Mexican holiday table too. Pistachios, butter, powdered sugar, more butter...they just melt in your mouth. Try your hand at some Mexican holiday recipes.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Try Noche Buena Beer

Posted December 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Holiday beer in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Each holiday season, us locals look forward to the arrival of Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) cerveza. This smooth, rich amber beer with a hint of carmel is present at all of the Riviera Maya holiday parties! You can find Noche Buena in Oxxo and most of the local grocery stores, but it will only be here for the holidays. Like sangria? Check out our holiday recipe.

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Akumal Photo of the Day – A NEW kind of Thanksgiving

Posted November 28, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Lol Ha Restaurant on Akumal Bay

When we think of Thanksgiving, the images that come to mind are sweaters, Fall leaves and football...but try to imagine doing something new for Thanksgiving. Next year, spend the holiday on Akumal Bay, Mexico in a bathing suit, eating Mexican cuisine and swimming in the Caribbean Sea.  And no worries, at Lol Ha restaurant, you can still watch the big game and enjoy a classic turkey dinner, just with a different view of course. Book your Akumal vacation villa for Thanksgiving 2014.

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Akumal Vacation Tip – NEW Ecocina in Akumal Norte

Posted November 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Restaurant in Akumal Mexico

Akumal has a new Mexican kitchen on the north end of the Akumal road. Las 3 Acapulqueñas is a good, inexpensive (around $50 pesos  per person) breakfast or lunch.  Like mama's kitchen, the menu changes daily.  Classic Mexican comfort food like chicken fajitas, empanadas, and panuchos are regular items.  Stop in on the way to Yalku Lagoon or bring your own "to go" plates or Tupperware and take it back to your villa or condo. Check out this other fantastic Akumal lunch spot.

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Akumal Photo of the Day – NEW Sports Bar

Posted November 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Sports Bar in Akumal, Mexico

A NEW addition to Akumal's beloved Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery is a sports bar. Free Wi-Fi, Sky sports channels, amazing flatbread pizzas and a full bar! What else do sports fans need? See the quaint, seaside town of Akumal

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Living and Vacationing Healthy in Playa del Carmen

Posted November 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services

Healthy lifestyles in Riviera Maya

Today, more and more people are opting for healthier options at home AND on vacation. If you are looking for the vacation destination that will allow you to stay healthy while relaxing and having a fun, or if you are wanting a fitness retreat that will begin you on the path to good health, consider Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Exercise and Fitness Playa del Carmen offers lots of ways to challenge your body! Just by its urban design, Playa (as the locals call it) encourages visitors and...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – NEW Coco Beach Market

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Coco Beach Organic Market in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Another new organic grocery store has opened up in the Riviera Maya. Coco Beach Organic Market located inside the Les Aziles Condominium Complex is a wonderfully healthy option for the many residents of and visitors to Playa del Carmen. They have organic coffee, produce, herbs, baked goods, agua frescas and so much more! Check out more healthy options in Playa del Carmen. Photo by Michele Kinnon

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Tulum Photo of the Day – Party at Zamas!

Posted November 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Zamas in Tulum, Mexico

Zamas is a Riviera Maya institution. For 20 years, this beachfront hotel, bar, restaurant and live music venue has been a favorite of locals and tourists.  Zamas is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a week long party! December 17 beginning at 6PM is the kickoff with live music and 20% off all time menu favorites including Muy Fuerte Margaritas, DannyBurgers, Gambas Pil Pil, Wood-Fired Pizzas and more! December 18, 19, 20, 21 from 6-10 pm, special guest Chef Adam Brick will prepare...

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