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72 Hours in Mahahual Costa Maya

Posted August 24, 2016 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya

72 Hours in Mahahual Costa Maya

Ready for a new adventure? We just spent 72 hours in Mahahaul and want to share our adventures in the Costa Maya. Get set, ready, go! Half the Adventure is the Drive to Mahahual We do like to drive to Mahahaul so we can make a few stops along the way. Friends love to take the bus so they can rest, read and just chill. Take your pick, and start heading south. Total trip time with no stops from Akumal to Mahahual - 3.5 hours We take a bit longer due to some favorite stops. Here are our...

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Sandra Dayton – Merging Cultures: Mayan Community Tourism

Posted by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Sandra Dayton

My guest today, Sandra Dayton, is a huge supporter of the local Mayan community here in the Riviera Maya, specifically Puerto Morelos. She is an icon who embodies a true pioneer spirit. Sandra became enchanted with Mexico when she was only 7. Her family would take her from Texas to Mexico for shopping trips. Her silky blonde hair got her a lot of attention from the local women who said it reminded them of corn silk. She says the women would give her free ice cream and the mariachis would sing...

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Vacation Hack – Great Places for Your Parents in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Vacation Hack -Great Places for Your Parents in the Riviera Maya

There is something frustrating about looking for fun things to do for your parents to do on vacation, yet super rewarding when you find great places for them. I keep reminding myself that my parents researched and arranged great family vacations when I was a kid. Now it is my turn to be as inventive and aware to make their vacations great! 5 Places Your Parents Will Love in the Riviera Maya Rio Lagartos - This Flamingo Haven will have your parents putting a check mark on their bucket list....

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Great Grub in Puerto Morelos – Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Great Grub in Puerto Morelos - Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Everyone loves having a great meal, we certainly do. Knowing where to eat when on vacation can be tough, but this review will make your life just a little bit easier. Away from the main square in Puerto Morelos is a foodies haven. Mi Cocina, run by Richard, serves an eclectic menu that is sure to please any palate. The hardest choice when picking a local restaurant is picking somewhere that will please everyone. One person may want to try regional food (when in Mexico, eat like a Mexican) or...

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Places that Matter in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 17, 2016 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations

Places that Matter in the Riviera Maya

I started this article with a list of places to go and things to do, cenotes, Folk Art Museums, archeological sites, eco parks, all areas that matter in the Riviera Maya. These places and things to do are what define the Riviera Maya and have put it on the map. But when thinking about what really matters, I had a very different thought. What really matters in the Riviera Maya are the people, not the places and the things to do. What makes this area different are the people who come here,...

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Margo Guenther – Her Feel Good Way

Posted August 16, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Margo Guenther

Originally from a failing tourist town in Washington State, an offhand comment prompted a friend to tell Margo about a management opportunity in Xamach Dos in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. In just four days after speaking with the owner of the property, she arrived ready to work. She had no electricity and had to take a 2-hour drive just for groceries, and this was in 2006. Margo finds the small town of Punta Allen inspiring due to the multi-generational Mayan families and...

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Now is your best time to experience Maroma Bay

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

Sunrise at Kin Sol Soliel on Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya

Maroma has always been on of the most exquisite beaches in the Riviera Maya.  Back in the old days there was remote to the people who were fledglings in the newly formed destination Cancun. Once a coconut plantation, in the 1970's famous Mexican architect Jose Luis Moreno, working in Cancun, built his vision of a place to stay known today as Kin Sol Soleil.  The hotel and villas are located at Maroma Beach, world-renown as one of the best beaches not far from the Cancun Airport.   The...

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The newest way to vacation in Tulum

Posted August 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Enviroment,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

Kanxuk Exclusive All inclusive resort Tulum

Tulum has been one of the hottest beach destinations in recent years. It has become THE place to go to for the fashionistas, celebs and wanna-be's of the world side by side with the hippies and hipsters hanging out.  Known for its bohemian vibe shadowed by big Mayan temple at the Tulum ruins, any night of the week you can find live music, waiting-lines at the trendiest eateries but few places offer the luxuries discerning people seek while staying on one of the most incredible beaches in...

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Insiders Guide to Xenses – A New Experience Park in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities

Insiders Guide to Xenses - A New Experience Park in the Riviera Maya

If you have been to Xcaret and Xel Ha, two eco and cultural parks in the Riviera Maya, you just might want to read this. Experiences Xcaret, the company that created the ever so popular eco parks mentioned above, have added a new experience to their list of amazing things to do. Xenses opened July 20, 2016 and people are talking about this new adventure park that throws your sense for a loop. Xenses has three objectives. One, to throw your senses off and have you question how you perceive...

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Have a True Yucatan Experience in Valladolid

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Have a True Yucatan Experience in Valladolid

I was just recently in Mexico City and learned that the area of the Yucatan is a treasured location by all. This is what our friends said in Mexico City about the Yucatan: Love the Food! Wish we could be in a cenote right now! I love the people. They are so nice, so warm, and so welcoming when we visit The colonial towns are so full of history, a history different from the interior of Mexico. This is one of our favorite places to visit when we have vacation. You are so...

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