Riviera Maya’s Fall 2013 Cultural Calendar of Events

Posted October 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events


The Fall months in the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan are filled with culture. We've got culture, yes we do! Ancient Mayan traditions combined with old world Spanish customs give us the unique Yucatecan flavor we enjoy today. Not to mention, the international communities that have made the Mexican Caribbean their home. Italian, French, Canadian, American, Argentinean, Cuban - the coast is one big melting pot full of cultural diversity, and all these influences can be experienced in so many...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Pirates of the Mexican Caribbean

Posted October 1, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

pirates in the caribbean cruise in Cancun

Pirates are very much part of the Caribbean culture and history.  Fermin Anonio Mundaca was a pirate who lived on Isla Mujeres in the late 1800s . As legend has it, he made his fortune by selling captured slaves to plantations and by pirating. He built a huge hacienda on the island and dedicated it to an island girl whom he fell in love with. Unfortunately she married another leaving Mundaca to die a lonely, recluse. You can see his empty grave (he died in Merida, Yucatan) in the island...

Exploring a New Culture in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism


Choosing to take your vacation international has the added bonus of exposure to new cultures. Learning about how other people in the world live opens up our eyes and our hearts. Traveling to faraway lands replaces fear of international travel and misunderstanding of different races.  It is said that "no man is an island", and therefore neither is an enitre culture of men and women separate from others. When we travel to other countries we get a perspective on how the problems one region is...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Take a long walk off a short pier

Posted September 30, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

pier-at-puerto-morelos in the Riviera Maya

Taking a long walk off of this Mexican Caribbean pier will land you in some of the clearest, most refreshing water in the world. The Caribbean Sea temperatures range from the low 70s to mid-80s...mmm warm welcoming waters. Check out this interesting article about some of the artifacts found under the waters of Mexico.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip of the Day – It’s Football Season – Cheer Here!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Watersports

Where to watch american football in the Riviera Maya

It's football season and we know guys (and lots of gals too) hate to miss cheering on their favorite team while on vacation. Here is a list of great sports bars in Cancun and  Riviera Maya. Cancun - La Taberna, 2 locations, Yaxchilan and Avenida del Sol in Centro Playa del Carmen - End Zone on 5th Avenue across from Calle Corazón Tequila Barrel - on 5th Avenue Puerto Aventuras - Latitude 20 Hippos located on the marina Akumal - Lol Ha Tulum - Mateo's on the beach...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – El Jimador Tequila – Unbelievably smoothe

Posted September 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

el-jimador-tequila in the Riviera Maya

Visitors to Mexico are often overwhelmed by the numerous tequila options available in, well, the home country of tequila, but real tequila connoisseurs know one of the top selling, best tasting tequilas in Mexico is El Jimador. It's golden color and balanced flavor of cooked agave and hints of vanilla and caramel hook you at first sip. The really good news...here in the Riviera Maya the cost is far cheaper than in the U.S. So hit the duty free on your way out and stock up on Mexico's favorite...

Cancun Photo of the Day – Underwater Museum Transformation

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Underwater Museum in Cancun Mexico

The underwater museum just off the shores of Cancun is now 3 years old and the sculptures are losing themselves to the reef they were submerged to create. Don't wait much longer to see the famous underwater museum because it won't be long before nature takes her claim. Find other cool things to do in Cancun.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Beginning of a new day

Posted September 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Sunrise on the beach in the Riviera Maya

It is the beginning of a new day in the Riviera Maya! Do something you have never done before. Take a yoga class, learn to paddleboard, go ziplining, swim in a cenote, go horseback riding on the beach...the possibilities for new adventures are endless. Find more things to do in the Riviera Maya.

Yucatan Vacation Tip – San Crisanto Mangroves near Merida

Posted September 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

San Cristalino mangroves in the Yucatan near Merida

If you are a nature lover vacationing in the metropolis of Merida, get out of the city and take a day trip to the San Crisanto mangroves where over 13o species of animals have made themselves at home. A boat tour through the canal ways will lead you through a tropical ecosystem rich in biodiversity, and then to a refreshing cenote for a swim. Check out some of our Yucatan hotels.

Isla Holbox Photo of the Day – End of Another Whale Shark Season

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Whale Shark tours and season dates in Isla HOlbox

Another great season of swimming with whale sharks has ended, but they will be back next year for their Mexican Caribbean vacation. See you in 2014 guys! Start planning for next year's season with this whale shark tour article.

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