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New vacation options on Akumal Bay

Posted August 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

akumal bay, akumal riviera maya Mexico

The bed & breakfast concept comes to Akumal Villa Tajkumal  is the only house on Akumal bay in the Riviera Maya.  The villa has a primo location not only being next to the beach, but everything in town is within walking distance.  This Fall the villa is becoming bed and breakfast .  It really is a romantic option for couples looking to have a more intimate vacation experience without sacrificing the perfect spot on the main beach of Akumal Bay. Its not too late to reserve your room...

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Newest listing: The Beach in Tulum

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

The Beach Tulum Hotel, Tulum Mexico - Riviera Maya

One of our favorite hotels in Tulum We are happy to have "The Beach" Hotel next to Cabanas Tulum as one of our newest listings on LocoGringo.   This little boutique hotel is the place where even we go to getaway because we can walk right out from the room to the beach.  This boutique hotel has the advantage of being next to Ziggy's beach club which has fabulous eats, tasty libations and wonderful service. The idlyic Tulum beach goes as far as the eye can see to the north and the south,...

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Local Restaurant La Lunita in Akumal Shares a Recipe

Posted August 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes

La Lunita Beach front restaurant Akumal Mexico

Chef Christian Reyes Prado of La Lunita in North Akumal Tells Us How Jumbo Shrimp a los Tres Chiles 24 large shrimp 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2/3 cup sunflower oil 4 pieces chile ancho 4 pieces chile pasilla 4 pieces chile guajillo 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 ounce white wine   2 pieces  poblano chile, julienned ½ large white onion, julienned ½ cup sweet corn kernels 1 teaspoon sea salt   200 g orange sweet...

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Day-tripping to Cozumel

Posted August 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Ferry crossing from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel Mexico

5 Fun things to do and see in Cozumel There is so much to do in the Riviera Maya, it's easy forget that Cozumel Island is just a ferry boat ride away. Cozumel is an easy day trip to can add some unforgettable variety to your next Riviera Maya vacation. It's actually very different than the mainland and really has that Caribbean island feel, in this case, a world famous one, known for its spectacular reefs. The name Cozumel came from its Mayan name "Cuzamil", Place of Swallows. It's a...

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What are you doing this holiday season?

Posted August 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips


Weathermen predict another polar vortex this winter So you have a choice you can spend your holiday vacation at home, digging out from under the snow up north or you can enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya. What do you choose? In Tulum El Paraiso Beach Hotel has availability for both holiday weeks!   New Years is almost sold out in regards vacation rentals and small hotels, so call us today 1-800-478-0081.  We have some great vacation rental house still open for Christmas...

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Mayan Art Takes to the Streets of Tulum

Posted August 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Photos

Graffiti art in Tulum Mexico

Twenty-first century Mayan Art in Tulum If you are driving around the Tulum pueblo keep an eye open for some incredible graffiti-style art.    

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Restaurant review: El Meson de Marques in Valladolid

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Yucatan Activities

tapas at Posada Margherita, Tulum Beach Mexico

Traditional Mexican Cuisine in Valladolid We recently had the opportunity to stop in Valladolid for an early dinner after a day at the ruins at Chichen Itza with amigos from Brazil who were scouting for a film shoot.  Needless to say they loved the ruins of Chichen Itza. One of our favorite places to eat is El Meson de Marques in Valladolid.  We arrived around 5:30 pm and the there were a few people there, but by 7:00pm the place was packed with locals and visitors!  Why, because here...

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A Friendly Reminder: It’s Still Turtle Season in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism,Vacation tips

Vacation Tips about watching the Sea Turtles nest in the Riviera Maya

Baby Turtles and Late Nesters on the beaches of the Mayan Riviera Late in the summer is when the baby sea turtle hatchlings begin to make their way to sea.  Yes they are cute, but please don't interfere with Mother Nature and let the babies head out to sea without picking them up!  It is our understanding that baby turtles hatch as the moon becomes full, following the moonlight as they make their way to the sea, so  keep your lights off, or dimmed in your villa or condo in the evenings, as...

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A local favorite you must try: ceviche!

Posted August 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Vacation tips

yucatan mexico ceviche recipe

Ceviche a seafood medley marinated in lime juice Ceviche that has become one of the world's favorite ways of enjoying fresh seafood. Ceviche is just one of the reasons UNESCO has honored Mexico for its cuisine. You can make it at home easily with this recipe from Los Dos. In classic Maya cities, fish was a luxury reserved for the upper crust... Even then, it was salted, dried, smoked or pre-cooked. The Incas, too, preserved their fish by salt curing, and they even developed methods for...

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Health Tips for Your Vacation

Posted August 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Vacation tips

Healthy travel tips for the Riviera Maya Mexico

Although you cannot anticipate every contingency, there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy vacation. Planning ahead for a healthy trip involves taking along first-aid supplies that might be needed at your destination or along the way. It also means remembering to pack any prescription or over-the counter medications you or your family members take on a regular basis. See your doctor. Before leaving on vacation, you should visit your family physician to discuss any troubling...

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