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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – New Tulum spa

Posted March 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

spa in Tulum, Riviera Maya

The swanky Riviera Maya beach hotel, Be Tulum, has opened the very chic Yaan Energy and Wellness Spa. Join the ranks of Demi Moore and Sting who are among the spa's celebrity clients and indulge in a Sobada Maya, a deep Mayan massage using native plants and herbs to heal and cleanse the body. Celebrities and the fashion elite love Tulum.

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – The Zocalo

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

colonial cities in Yucatan

No matter which colonial Mexico town you are in, there is a zocalo. The zocalo is the town's center, usually a park, where the locals gather usually at mid-day and evenings. This is where town events usually occur and where street vendors sell their goods. The zocalo is the heart of any town in the Yucatan. Find out in which Yucatan city this zocalo is located.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Eat local!

Posted March 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Sustainable Tourism

eating local is sustainable travel

We LOVE the local food. Taco and torta stands, coco frios, menu del dia...it's all good! Forgo the international chains and have an authentic foodie experience on your Mexico vacation. read about some of our Riviera Maya foodie addictions!

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Easter customs in Mexico

Posted March 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Yucatan Activities

Customs in Yucatan, Mexico

The mindful traveler learns about a country's culture. Mexico celebrates Pascua de Resurrección, or Easter in English, with great passion. This photo was taken in Izamal, Yucatán and is of the Mexican custom Vía Crucis (Way of the Cross), a street procession of actors portraying Roman soldiers and Christ bearing a cross. This custom is practiced in many Yucatecan cities. Discover historical cities of the Yucatan.

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Supporting Sustainable Business in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable businesses in the riviera maya

Everyone has heard the sustainable battle cry "Buy local!" When traveling, the 'buy local' focus changes.  Instead of looking for products from your home country, look to buying and enjoying things from where you're visiting. It is the difference between eating at McDonald's and buying tacos from a street vendor, or choosing to purchase a dress made by a local artisan rather than one sold at Walmart.  An important practice of the mindful traveler is to support each destination's local...

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Mexico Travel Tip – Your tourist visa es importante!

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

riviera maya tourist visa

We've said it before, but with Spring Break in full swing, it probably needs to be said again. On the airplane, on your way to the Cancun Airport, you will be asked to fill out a customs card and a visa. Your first stop when you arrive to the airport will be the immigration window. Your visa will be stamped at the window and the officer will hand back to you one part of the perforated card, also known as your tourist visa. HOLD ON TO THIS. Keep it safe inside your passport and make sure you...

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Puerto Morelos Photo of the Day – Music Festival

Posted March 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Music Festival in Riviera Maya

Attending local festivals on your vacation is a way to get to know the culture and support the community. Each year, Puerto Morelos hosts an international music festival. Check out this Akumal festival coming in April.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Casa Magna in Akumal

Posted March 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Casa Magna, Riviera Maya

Check out this incredible Akumal villa that has just become available for Easter week. It's not too late to take your family out of the Winter cold and into Spring! Step inside this spacious oceanfront vacation home.

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Riviera Maya Mindful Travel Tip – Sustainable AI

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

sustianable travel in the Riviera Maya

Hacienda Tres Rios began as an ecological park and then became an all inclusive hotel with sustainability as their goal. The hotel employs a staff trained and certified in sustainable tourism practices, referred to as their "Green Team," and the hotel uses state-of-the-art technology to reduce the resort's environmental impact.  This is one resort that walks their talk!  If you want to enjoy eco-luxury on your Mayan Riviera vacation, make it Hacienda Tres Rios. Find out more about...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Deserted beaches

Posted March 7, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Mexican Caribbean beaches

The Riviera Maya and Costa Maya are filled with miles and miles of deserted beaches. Find your beautiful Mexican Caribbean beach.

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