Playa del Carmen photo of the day – Chocolate, coffee and more!

Posted February 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

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The sweet craving has continued so the break today was a great coffee with some chocolate in Playa del Carmen! Ah Cacao is a one of those places where we have a pact. If you go, bring back treats for others! The coffee and chocolate menu is pretty extensive, the treats, well, they speak for themselves. Brownies, ice cream, chocolates, banana loaf, croissants, chocolate croissants, cheesecake, and more! Wash it all down with a super creamy latte or if you feel like some great Mexican hot...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – satisfy that sweet craving

Posted February 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

There is something about sitting at the computer and looking out on the Caribbean that can get your sweet tooth going. Okay, some days any scene can get the sweet tooth going and today was one of those days! So off to the store I went and gathered some of my favorite Rivera Maya candies to eat while I work on the computer, look out at the Caribbean and just enjoy the day. When visiting a new country or heading back to old territory, it is always fun to check out the candies indigenous to...

Playa del Carmen photo of the day – Martini madness!

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

Dirty martini in Playa del Carmen, a great hang out with great martini's

This is a popular spot in Playa del Carmen that is frequented by locals and visitors. Besides that fact that they have great drink specials, a fun location, caters to all ages (this is not just for the young at heart) and is owned by a long time Playa resident, Greco, the Dirty Martini is a great place to check out at any time of the day! Our favorite martini is the cucumber martini rimmed with a spicy salt that has you running back for more. Not only is Greco a great host, but his music is...

Akumal travel tip of the day – vegetarian dining option

Posted February 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

turtle bay lunch menu for vegetarians in The Riviera maya

Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal is a personal favorite of ours. In addition to thier meat lunches, Turtle Bay offers up one of the best vegetarian lunch options we have seen on the coast of the Riviera Maya. If you are a vegetarian and have found it a challenge to eat or are just tired of salads and fruit, Turtle Bay Bakery has a special menu item for you! Their lentil burger is big, healthy, delicious and we think is enough for lunch and dinner! Jen and Bart have taken vegetarians into...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – hangover breakfast!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mexican breakfast for the curious, the food savvy and the hungover

This is photo of a famous mexican breakfast that is a great cure for a hangover! If you are not a happy hour participant, this is still a wonderful cultural breakfast that is a wonderful Mexican treat! Chilaquiles is a favorite (pronounced chila-kill-ees) and mixes some staple Mexican ingredients together in this dish! Taco chips, green or red salsa and meat is mixed together in a frying pan and heated. The taco chips and salsa are put on a plate and covered with cream, cheese and if you want,...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Valentine’s Day reminder

Posted February 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

Valentine's day reminder and gift ideas for a romatic holiday post Valentine's day - Locogringo

It is just 24 hours until Valentine's Day. If you are vacationing and need some inspiration, or are stuck in the office and need to find a way to celebrate Valentine's Day, take a few moments and use this photo as your Valentine's day reminder. Let it inspire your idea for your Valentine's Day gift. It is easy to book online and give your loved one, BFF or just a great friend who deserves some lov'in a romantic vacation....where else but the Riviera Maya! Check out the variety of...

Akumal vacation tip – Where to have a romantic dinner

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

lol ha dinner

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and we have a suggestion for your romantic dinner on the beach. Lol-Ha is a popular dining spot in Akumal that mixes culture, food and great times in one spot. If you are looking for fusion cuisine that takes advantage of local fish, international ideas and some American favorites, Lol-ha is a great choice. Located on the beach with a terrace facing the ocean, this could be your regular Valentine's day dinner for years to come. If you have decided to stay...

Playa del Carmen travel tip – step off 5th Ave

Posted February 8, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Destinations

30th ave food in Playa del Carmen

  Playa del Carmen is centered around their pedestrian walkway, 5th Ave, one block from the beach and filled with stores restaurants and people. 5th Ave sets Playa del Carmen as a destination in the Riviera Maya separate from other cities. As of this weekend, you can now freely walk from Av. Juarez at the Cozumel ferry pier to CTM/44th Street. That is over 23 blocks of walking for all visitors. No cars, no interference, just strolling and window shopping for 23 blocks! Wow... As much...

Girls getaway on Valentine’s day in the Riviera Maya

Posted February 6, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

Girls getaway in the riviera Maya

  Take a little heat off your partner or take a bit of heat off yourself. If your boyfriend or spouse needs to work on Valentine's Day, or you find yourself single during Valentine's Day 2013, don't get mad, just get even! While your spouse is at a conference in the Minnesota cold feeling the guilt of a lifetime, or your BFF is spending an evening with her BF at an overcrowded restaurant, you can be having a great girls getaway in the Riviera Maya doing lovely things during the week of...

Akumal photo of the day! It is all about the small stuff

Posted January 31, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations

hibiscus flowers of Mexico in the riviera maya

  Have you ever seen something so glorious? The Hibiscus flower known in Spanish as the Jamaica Flower, is one of the native flower species of the Riviera Maya, Yucatan and Mexico! Pretty to look at and very good for you, Hibiscus flowers are great for your health when prepared as a fresh water or tea. If you walk into any grocery store, you will find bags of dried hibiscus flowers that are boiled with water and a bit of sugar, the flowers are drained out once the water has simmered for...

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