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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

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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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Akumal Motorcycle Club Helps Kids Go Back to School

Posted July 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Community Organizations

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Riviera Maya kids:  summer ends, school begins In the Riviera Maya, towns like Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and Akumal have motorcycle clubs.  These riders not only love the sense of adventure on the open road but they have an open heart as well.  The local motorcycle club of Akumal put their passion to work and has been working to raise funds for school supplies for the local kids in Akumal as they prepare to go back to the classroom. If you would like to donate school supplies,...

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ABC’s The Bachelor finds paradise in Tulum

Posted July 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

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"The Bachelor in Paradise" hits the Tulum beach! ABC's reality TV show, The Bachelor in Paradise season takes place as the Papaya Playa Project in Casa Madera overlooking the Mexican Caribbean in the Riviera Maya town of Tulum.  Heartbreak and drama will fill the shores of Tulum with this cast as they go seeking true love.  You can watch the beach just north of their piece of paradise. Get a glimpse of what is in store for the bachelor and bachlorettes on Mayan Riviera. This ABC-TV...

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So you have money issues?

Posted July 25, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Money exchange tips for Mexico

Exchanging money, paying in US Dollars, the Mexican Peso and ATM's in the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya "Money it's a gas, Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash" We're not sure if Pink Floyd ever tried exchanging money in a Mexican "Casa de Cambio" or withdrawing cash/pesos from an ATM, but we liked the lyric anyway. Mexican pesos are not monopoly money! Mexico's currency is the Peso, usually denoted by the MXP sign. But just to confuse you the $ also is used when writing prices in...

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Restaurant review: Kaxapa Factory Playa del Carmen

Posted July 23, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Kaxapa Factory Restaurant Playa del Carmen

Kaxapa is a hidden gem in Playa del Carmen's realm of restaurants.  This family-run eatery offers Venezuelan fare that is fresh, made with local ingredients and produce.  One of the menu items we liked best was the cachapas,  pancake made of corn meal. Their South American menu has vegetarian options and gluten-free!  The service is warm and welcoming, and the pricing is great too since it is off the main drag, you're not paying tourist prices like you would on the Quinta. Loco Gringo...

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Cell phones on vacation in the Riviera Maya

Posted July 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Cell phone tips while on vacation in the Riviera Maya

Everyone cannot seem to leave home without their trusty cell phone.  We have a few tips for you in regards to your phone while you are your beach vacation in the Riviera Maya. Prevent any surprise cell phone bills when you get home from vacation. Contact your cell phone company about a Mexico or international calling plan, data plan and know if you have restrictions on the number of text messages you can receive. Turn data roaming off in your phone settings while on vacation. This will...

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Whats the weather going to be like?

Posted July 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Riviera Maya weather information

We cannot tell you how many times we have been asked that question over the years.  We have staff members who are divers, foodies, hikers and bikers, but none of them are amateur meteorologists.  We turn to some of the same resources you do for the upcoming weather. Our  favorite weather resources are below.  And if you want to know what is like here at the Tulum beach right now, look at our webcam.   Or take a look at our Akumal beach cam. Weather.com's normal daily/weekly weather...

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Red Cross expanding to better serve Akumal & Tulum

Posted July 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Services

Tulum Red Cross soon to better serve Akumal

Yesterday marked the ceremonial opening of a new construction project that will undoubtly benefit Akumal and the greater Tulum Municipality. It is an expansion of the Red Cross building, located next to the police and fire stations on the Tulum beach access road (Coba road). A brand new, larger, air conditioned classroom will be built on the second floor of the existing building, and it will be used to train emergency personel, educate the general public, or it can be rented out to generate...

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Restaurant review: El Sabor de Mexico

Posted July 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

El Sabor de Mexico restaurant Puerto Morelos Mexico

I recently had a great evening wandering around Puerto Morelos.  I popped into El Sabor de Mexico.  The staff was super friendly, and the restaurant had a nice local feel to it, of course with soccer playing on the TV screen.   The food is good standard Mexican fare, and El Sabor de Mexico has a full bar. Only thing is at night which was annoying was the the  mosquitos. For a good fix of your favorite Mexican dishes, eat here, just bring repellent. The restaurant also offers...

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