Get Back to Nature with a Sustainable Yucatan Tour

Posted March 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

get back to nature with a riviera maya mexico tour

Modern research has shown that spending a significant amount of time in the outdoors away from the modern world recharges us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Studies have concluded that we as human beings are most productive after having immersed ourselves in the Earth's offerings. Sustainable travel, with a focus on the discovery of natural habitats and wildlife, refreshes renews and inspires...and there is no better place to reconnect with mother nature than the Yucatan...

Akumal Vacation Tip – Live music this Friday

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Live band in Akumal, Mexico

Natalie & the Foxes are playing at the Lol- Ha Beach Bar & Grill in Akumal beginning at 7PM March 21. If you are visiting the coast, come out and rock with one of the Riviera Maya's favorite local blues bands while enjoying dinner and drinks, and the very beautiful Akumal Bay as your backdrop. Stay the night in an Akumal hotel.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan ruins of Muyil

Posted March 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Muyi ruins near Tulum , Mexico

Ruin trekking is a mindful traveler activity.  These gorgeous ruins are rarely visited and located right here in the Riviera Maya. The Mayan archeological site of Muyil is located just South of Tulum and is full of surprises! Check out other Costa Maya and Riviera Maya Ruins. Photo by Scott Brown

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – The cenote less traveled

Posted March 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Things to do in the Riviera Maya

Located on the Coba highway are numerous cenotes, each naturally beautiful in its own way. One of our favorite cenotes, the lesser known Zacil Ha, is only $50 pesos entry and you are welcome to bring your own cooler. Facilities include baños, loungers, a zip line, bar and restaurant. Find other gems along the Coba Road.

Cancun Photo of the Day – Food & Wine Festival

Posted by Kay Walten in Cancun Photos,Food & Drink

Cancun Food & Wine Festival

Last night closed the 3rd Annual Cancun - Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival. A delicious time was had by all. This photo was taken at the Tasting Village event. Can't wait til next year! Choose your Cancun vacation package.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – New Tulum spa

Posted March 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

spa in Tulum, Riviera Maya

The swanky Riviera Maya beach hotel, Be Tulum, has opened the very chic Yaan Energy and Wellness Spa. Join the ranks of Demi Moore and Sting who are among the spa's celebrity clients and indulge in a Sobada Maya, a deep Mayan massage using native plants and herbs to heal and cleanse the body. Celebrities and the fashion elite love Tulum.

Yucatan Photo of the Day – The Zocalo

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

colonial cities in Yucatan

No matter which colonial Mexico town you are in, there is a zocalo. The zocalo is the town's center, usually a park, where the locals gather usually at mid-day and evenings. This is where town events usually occur and where street vendors sell their goods. The zocalo is the heart of any town in the Yucatan. Find out in which Yucatan city this zocalo is located.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Eat local!

Posted March 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Sustainable Tourism

eating local is sustainable travel

We LOVE the local food. Taco and torta stands, coco frios, menu del's all good! Forgo the international chains and have an authentic foodie experience on your Mexico vacation. read about some of our Riviera Maya foodie addictions!

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Easter customs in Mexico

Posted March 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Yucatan Activities

Customs in Yucatan, Mexico

The mindful traveler learns about a country's culture. Mexico celebrates Pascua de Resurrección, or Easter in English, with great passion. This photo was taken in Izamal, Yucatán and is of the Mexican custom Vía Crucis (Way of the Cross), a street procession of actors portraying Roman soldiers and Christ bearing a cross. This custom is practiced in many Yucatecan cities. Discover historical cities of the Yucatan.

Supporting Sustainable Business in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable businesses in the riviera maya

Everyone has heard the sustainable battle cry "Buy local!" When traveling, the 'buy local' focus changes.  Instead of looking for products from your home country, look to buying and enjoying things from where you're visiting. It is the difference between eating at McDonald's and buying tacos from a street vendor, or choosing to purchase a dress made by a local artisan rather than one sold at Walmart.  An important practice of the mindful traveler is to support each destination's local...

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