Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Isla Holbox is pet friendly

Posted October 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

isla holbox is pet friendly

Like to take your four-legged "kids" with you on vacation? Isla Holbox is really animal friendly. Just about all the private home accommodations will accept pets and you can take your doggy with you everywhere on the island - even the beaches! Something you can't do anywhere in Cancun or the Riviera Maya. They even get to ride on the ferry for free.  Please remember to pick up after your pooch. Let's keep the beaches clean and healthy for everyone. Find out more about this animal-loving...

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Isla Holbox Photo of the Day – Island Culture – Sunset Therapy

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Sustainable Tourism

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Life on Isla Holbox focuses on the simple everyday joys. One of them being the incredible sunsets. It is amazing how everyone on the island stops what they are doing for the last hour of the day to look to the West and become mesmerized by the glorious vista. This is islander culture. Holbox may not have a ballet company or an Opera house, but pull out your iPod and click on Mendelssohn while watching an Isla Holbox sunset...you will find no better "theater" in the world. Discover laid-back...

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Isla Holbox – A groovey island culture all it’s own

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

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Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time on a tiny island can tell you there is a completely different local mind-set than that of the mainland, than the rest of the world that isn't a small island. It's not that islanders don't care about what's going on in the world, it just seems they are more in tuned with the things the rest of the world has forgotten, like living simple so everyone can enjoy living more. Isla Holbox is one of these places. Here, there is an unmistakable,...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Calavera – Microbrew for the Season

Posted October 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

calavera-beer brewed in Mexico

Calavera Mexican Imperial Stout is a microbrew strong enough to be the official Dia de los Muertos cerveza. Hints of chocolate and coffee and an aroma of caramel. Chiles are added to give this stout a kick and make it worthy enough to be a nice pairing with  mole dishes. Calavera brewery is in Guadalajara, but you can find Calavera beers at Club de la Cerveza on 5th Ave. Find a Playa del Carmen watering hole and enjoy a cold local beer.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Halloween party in Puerto Aventuras

Posted October 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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Latitude 20, bar and grill in Puerto Aventuras, is having its 2nd annual Halloween Costume bash on October 31 beginning at 7PM. Come on out and see the cool costumes. Or better yet, dress in costume and join in the fun! Read more about the upscale marina community of Puerto Aventuras. Photo by Scott Brown

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan Ruins in Coba

Posted by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Yucatan Activities

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Discover a wealth of culture. Trek amazing ruins, climb to the top of the tallest pyramid in Yucatan, visit an authentic Mayan village, swim in a cenote, enjoy a lunch of traditional Mayan dishes...all in one day trip to Coba. Read more about the Coba ruins. Photo by Scott Brown

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Folk Art – Traditional Maya clothing

Posted October 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture

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As an heirloom culture, the Maya are a very traditional people, rarely changing the way they do things and in some small villages the way they dress. Some of the items of clothing in this museum exhibit are still in fashion today. The beautiful embroidered dresses and the straw sombreros are still perfect wear for the hot, sunny Mexican days. Visit the colonial town of Valladolid to see today's Maya in their traditional dress.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Visit Casa de los Venados

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Yucatan Activities

casa de los venados in Valladolid

While vacationing in the Riviera Maya, take a day trip to Valladolid to get immersed in real Mayan culture. This colonial city has been dubbed a "Pueblo Magico" and has some real cultural gems. One being the folk art museum, Casa de los Venados. This restored historical hacienda is home to the largest, private Mexican folk art collection in the world, over 3000 pieces. Visit another Pueblo Magico of the Yucatan.

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Akumal Photo of the Day – Caribbean Culture – Beach bar fun!

Posted October 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services

la-buena-vida-restaurant in Akumal Riviera maya

When you are in the Caribbean you want to spend your days, and your nights, on the fabulous beaches...and that is just what the locals do. One of our most beloved hang outs is La Buena Vida Bar & Restaurant in Akumal, Riviera Maya. With a killer location on picturesque Half Moon Bay, palapas, rope swings at the bar and a quirky Day of the Dead theme, this is where the beach party is at! Don't miss this year's Halloween party on Saturday, November 2... these parties are legendary! Read...

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Yucatan Vacation Tip – Amaro in Merida – Enjoy live trova music

Posted October 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

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A great place to enjoy dinner, drinks and live regional music is Restaurante Amaro in Merida. A restored 18th Century mansion, the building is a romantic setting with quite a history.  Enjoy an intimate dinner while taking in the cultural guitar music know as Yucatecan trova. Learn more about the oldest city in the Americas, Merida.

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