Akumal Photo of the Day – Mayan Dancer

Posted December 18, 2013 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.

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Check the date!

Posted December 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

You need a passport to travel to the Riviera Maya

Every once in a while we like to remind international travelers to check the expiration date on their passport. If you do find it is expired, passport issuing offices offer rush services for a speedy renewal. Don't ruin your holiday trip to Mexico by getting left at the gate with an expired passport! There is still time to book a last minute tropical holiday vacation! Check out this amazing villa available for Christmas.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Feliz Navidad!

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

Feliz Navidad from Riviera Maya

These kids are partying Navidad style! Remember when you had the Christmas spirit? When Christmas was more about fun and family and less about crowded shopping malls and shoveling snow.  We invite you to the Riviera Maya, where it is warm and inviting all year 'round. Email us, because it's not too late to revive holiday magic. Check out his awesome villa recently available for Christmas.

Akumal Photo of the Day – Get into the holiday spirit!

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

Holiday party in Akumal

This little guy is full on in the holiday spirit, sporting deer antlers and a shiny Rudolph nose! Each Christmas, the owners of Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal host a holiday party for their employees and their families that includes food, music and even a visit from Santa! Read about other ways Riviera Maya locals celebrate the Christmas holidays.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Check the weather

Posted December 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

weather map of Mexico

Travelers getting ready for their Mayan Riviera vacation often ask us, "What's the weather gonna be like while we are there?" We try to forecast as accurate as possible, but we would like to direct you to the professionals, www.windguru.com.  This is the site used by the local boat captains and dive shops in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Check out some awesome aerial views of the Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sand angels

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

making sand angels in Akumal, mexico

We don't have snow in the Riviera Maya, but that doesn't stop us from having Winter time fun! Here's a few of the Loco Gringo crew making snow, uh I mean, sand angels at our company Christmas party. Get out of the cold! Plan a Winter vacation in the Riviera Maya.

Yucatan Photo of the Day – A journey ends in Merida

Posted December 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture

torch runners arrive in Merida, Mexico

Today is the sacred Mexican holiday Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and the antorchistas (torch runners) are ending their journey at the church to worship and celebrate the country's patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe. Learn more about this Mexican holiday.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – LG Christmas Party

Posted December 11, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Last Sunday the Loco Gringo crew and their families enjoyed an awesome Riviera Maya style Christmas party! Sailing on the Caribbean Sea, a fresh seafood lunch on the beach, snorkeling in the bay and we even made sand angels! It's not too late for you and your family to have the same awesome holiday. Check out this fabulous villa available for Christmas week!

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