Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Everybody loves Santa!

Posted December 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

Christmas in Mexico

Wow! Isn't this what Christmas is all about? Putting a smile on a child's face. Even though Santa Clause is an imported custom from the U.S., he has been welcomed by the children of Mexico. Read about Mexico's holiday traditions.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Christmas Eve Dinner

Posted December 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

dining in Akumal

Lol Ha Fine Dining on the Beach Restaurant on Akumal Bay invites holiday guests to enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve menu. Lobster, scallops, rack of lamb, prime rib, baked salmon, shrimp cocktail...and that is only the beginning! Email to make reservations. Spend your 2014 vacation on Akumal's amazing beaches.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Winter beach Playa del Carmen

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

Music festivals in Riviera Maya

Heineken Winter Beach Festival will be held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico from December 27, 2013 to January 2, 2014, with fashion shows, music concerts and art exhibitions. Discover the happening town of Playa del Carmen!

Riviera Maya Holiday Vacation Tip – Holiday Church Service

Posted December 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Family vacations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Holiday church services in Riviera Maya

If you are spending your Christmas holidays in the Riviera Maya and are looking for a religious celebration, here is a service that would love to welcome you as their guest. Christmas Eve candlelight service in Paamul begins at 5:15PM Read about holiday traditions in Riviera Maya    

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day -5th Avenue Dining

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

riviera maya restaurants

Playa del Carmen's famous pedestrian promenade 5th Avenue, is lined with literally hundreds of shops, bars and international restaurants.  Uniquely, Playa del Carmen has grown into a cosmopolitan city yet has been able to keep its bohemian beach town feel. Discover Playa del Carmen

Akumal Photo of the Day – Caribbean Blues

Posted December 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Rock concert in Riviera Maya

One of Riviera Maya's favorite local Blues bands, Natalie and the Foxes will be performing at Lol Ha Restaurant in Akumal on December 27th. If you are in town for the holidays, this is a rock show you do not want to miss. Read more about the beach side town of Akumal.

The Meaning of Christmas on a Riviera Maya Holiday

Posted December 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Family vacations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

A Riviera Maya, Mexico Christmas

The personal benefits of a vacation are well-known. Vacations reduce stress, can rekindle relationships, and physically rejuvenate your mind and body...but what if your Riviera Maya vacation could make a difference to others as well? If you are visiting the Mexican Caribbean for the holidays, consider broadening your Christmas vacation into an opportunity to touch the life of a needy child. Sustainable tourism seeks to provide travellers with an exciting holiday that is both educational and...

Akumal Photo of the Day – Mayan Dancer

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Mayan dancer in Riviera Maya

We were lucky enough to just happen on this Mayan dance ceremony being performed at La Buena Vida Restaurant in Akumal. While this was for tourist entertainment, many of the smaller villages and traditional towns in and around the Mayan Riviera still perform ancient ceremonial rituals as part of their culture. Explore Mayan ruins in Yucatan and the Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – ATMs for Pesos

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

exchanging money in Riviera Maya

The most convenient way to buy pesos is by using an ATM. You will often receive better exchange rates, even though you have to pay a service fee, as with any ATM outside your bank network. Be sure to use only bank ATMs and never third party ATMs. If you're going to be traveling in rural areas or remote villages, be sure to take enough cash with you, as ATMs may be hard to find. Buying pesos at your bank before your trip is not necessary if you are using American dollars as they are accepted...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – New Taco Bar in Akumal

Posted December 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Riviera Maya restaurants

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Que Onda Restaurant in North Akumal offers a taco bar featuring tacos al pastor (delicious pork cooked over an open flame and seasoned with pineapple) and tacos de res (beef).  That's a margarita in the picture, mighty fine one too! Find other great restaurants in the Riviera Maya.

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