Winter Is Not Over Yet – Treat Yourself

Posted March 29, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Oh the havoc winter has on our body, mind and spirit. between Vitamin D deficiencies, less exercise, less fresh produce, little sun, and lots of re-circulated air, we are all feeling a little tired of the cold. Well, we have the solution! The Riviera Maya is full of sun, outdoor fun, fresh food, and fresh air, a recipe for good health and a solution for the winter blues! Get out and about in the Riviera Maya With lots to see and do most of your time in the Mayan Riviera is spent outdoors....

Tulum Restaurant Review – Celti Restaurant

Posted March 27, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Celti Restaurant Tulum Mexico

I have followed Claudia's culinary success for over 12 years. In the beginning she moved from restaurant to restaurant in search of the right location for her culinary expertise. 9 years ago she found her place, in the heart of Tulum Pueblo. This is the perfect place for her to share her love for authentic and cultural cooking. Claudia is special, her vision is unique, and her food is great. Before culinary historians, UNESCO, and other international chefs grabbed onto the cultural food...

Creating a Family Friendly Cenote Experience

Posted March 26, 2015 by Kay Walten in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities

Family friendly cenotes

When you vacation in the Yucatan Peninsula, it is almost a given that visiting a cenote will be on your ‘must-do’ list. However, swimming in a sinkhole or cave for the first time can be an intimidating experience for some kids. We get that. Its dark, there are a lot of squishy fish and sometimes even bats. But done right dipping their toe into one of these magnificent turquoise pools of water doesn’t have to be as unnerving as you might think. If you are interested in exploring the...

Mundo Maya Brewing Company – Local Interview

Posted March 25, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Interview with a Local

Mundo Maya Brewery, Playa del Carmen

Mundo Maya is producing craft beer in Playa del Carmen and distributing this new brew to cities throughout the Riviera Maya. We hooked up with John and he gave us some of his tips about working and living in the area. What, in your opinion, makes this part of Mexico unique and worth visiting? This part if México is the forgotten gem. It doesn't have the colonial buildings, or the sense of history that you find in other parts of Mexico, but it does have an amazing history none the...

Laughter for a good cause

Posted March 23, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

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This completely not for profit comedy festival will feature over a dozen professional comedians from the United States performing eight shows across Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Akumal over 5 days. The Festival is the brain child of Grammy Award winning president and founder of Stand Up! Records Dan Schlissel and comedian/actor Gus Lynch (Saving Silverman, North Country, I Spy), who seek to showcase the finest professional and fastest rising stars in stand up comedy, as well as the people,...

Mahahual Restaurant Review – Luna de Plata

Posted by Kay Walten in Costa Maya Restaurants,Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations

Luna de Plata Restaurant Mahahaual

On a recent trip to Mahahual, we stepped into Ristorante Luna de Plata at the end of the pedestrian walkway on the beach, and had a wonderful meal. This little gem was just off the beach walkway, with a nice sea view. Yeah! Great Staff and Large Portions This is a restaurant where you want to share, just like an Italian family! The menu is large, the selection varied, and the waiters were very friendly. Their open terrace overlooks the Caribbean, which is just steps from your table. Our bill...

Don’t miss the Puerto Morelos International Music Festival

Posted March 21, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

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Dance your way through the weekend in Puerto Morelos! Starting Thursday March 26 at 5pm and through the weekend, ending late Saturday night, in the main plaza you can hear the international from around the world.  The line up includes: Bandikoro (Tulum) Gabriel Paltchi (Argentina) Kathy Wilson + Paax&Love (USA/Puerto Morelos) Ashtar (Playa del Carmen) Operación Kangrejo (Puerto Morelos) Camilo Nu (Tulum) Dueto Om (Playa del Carmen) Javier Rojas (Cancún) PM Clan...

Take a Seat Tequila, Mezcal has Moved In!

Posted March 20, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mezcal versus Tequila

Mezcal is trending and we find this fascinating. This cousin to Tequila is making waves with its smoky flavor, a flavor that stems from the distilling process. Both tequila and mezcal are made from the agave plant, but from different species of agave plants. Tasting local mezcal that you cannot find in other parts of the world makes this a true holiday experience. Tequila verses Mezcal - Agave Distilling 101 So this is the deal. Tequila is made only from one species of agave, the blue agave...

New Train Travel in the Riviera Maya – Here’s the Scoop

Posted March 18, 2015 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Yucatan Events

Train Travel in the Riviera Maya

So there are some very mixed feelings about the new proposed 'Rapid Train' between Playa del Carmen and Merida that will stop at Valladolid, Chichen Itza and Tulum. The 'Transpeninsular Train' would travel at 110 kms per hour and carry up to 400 passengers, and will travel through the Yucatan jungle. Some people love the idea, others are opposed. With change comes two sides to every story, and we have that story. Benefits of the New Transpeninsular Train in the Riviera Maya and...

Ideas for your Easter Vacation in Mexico

Posted March 16, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Mexico Vacation Tips

Easter in Mexico

Spending the holidays away from home is a wonderful way to introduce new traditions and holiday surprises for the entire family. This experience lets you immerse yourself whole heatedly in a new culture and try on new holiday traditions. Easter in Mexico is celebrated very differently from the North American Easter Bunny holiday. There are some super fun cultural traditions that both kids and adults will love! Semana Santa and Pascua in Mexico Easter in Mexico is the biggest high holiday of...

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