Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Take a Cocktail Course at Co.Cos

Posted August 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities


Passionate about food and drink pairings? Friday nights at Co.Cos Culinary  School in Playa del Carmen you can take a class learning to mix and match great cocktails and delicious appetizers. Impress your friends with a classy cocktail party using the new kitchen skills brought home from your Riviera Maya vacation. Check out some of our Playa del Carmen condos.

Tulum Photo of the Day – Ginger – A passion for food and art

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Photos

ginger-restaurant- in tulum Mexico in the pueblo

Tulum's young, hip foodies LOVE Ginger. Ginger restaurant has a passion for delicious food and original, local art. The restaurant's sexy decor features bold red walls and original paintings and photography for sale, making this bistro an art gallery too. Chef Javier Ornelas is himself a food artist with creations like Fried Camembert with Apple Chutney, Pan-Seared Fish Filet with Roasted Pineapple Salsa, and Fresh Pasta with Shrimp Sautéed in Garlic and Chile. Check out more great Tulum...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mango Cafe – Foodie Passion!

Posted August 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

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If you are visiting Isla Mujeres for a week or just the day you MUST have lunch or breakfast at Mango Cafe. These folks are wildly passionate about fresh, delicious food. This chili relleno is to die for! Mango's hot cakes and eggs benedict are big winners too! Whatever you order, you can't lose. Oh and the ginger lemonade! Find more great restaurants in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Dug Herself a Hole – Turtle Season

Posted August 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos


Turtle nesting season in the Riviera Maya is still going on through the month of August. This big girl found a nice sandy spot on the shore of Isla Mujeres. Did you know sea turtles can lay up to 200 eggs at a time? Learn more about sea turtles.

Make Your Passionate Travel Dreams Come True!

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

Travel Stories from Riviera Maya vacations

If so many of us want to travel more, why is it when the time comes to actually pack our bags and hit the road we find so many excuses not to go? The expense, jobs, pets, kids, the time it takes to plan...there are many reasons why we end up spending more time dreaming about travel than actually doing it. You don't have to keep putting off those travel plans because of the day to day. There are people from all walks of life that make travel happen, budget travelers, families with small...

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Passionate about food? Take a class!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities


Are you a foodie? People who are passionate about food make it a big part of their vacation itinerary. If food and drink are a passion for you, take a cooking class at Co.Cos Culinary School in Playa del Carmen. Learn "hands on" how to make authentic Mexican meals in a slick, modern kitchen with chefs who are passionate about sharing their culinary creations. Check out some of our Playa del Carmen hotels.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Spanish Guitar – Passionate music

Posted August 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos


No one can deny the passion heard in Spanish guitar playing. As part of Mexico's heritage, Spanish guitar can be enjoyed throughout the Yucatan. Live music is everywhere in Riviera Maya. Stroll down 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen day or night, check the entertainment schedule at Lol Ha in Akumal, beach bar hop in Tulum - you will surely find musicians sharing their passion for music. Find live music in the Riviera Maya. Photo by Scott Brown

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Grill Maya style with banana leaves.

Posted August 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism


Passionate about grilling? Then you probably plan on firing up the grill during your Riviera Maya vacation. Pick up some banana leaves and twine at any supermarket and wrap your fish, chicken or beef Maya style to keep in juices and add a unique flavor. If wrapped tightly, the leaves will hold a marinade in while it is on the grill. When you pull dinner off the grill, you can eat right out of the leaves. No need to dirty dishes or use paper plates! Read about some of the local foods we have...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Maya Ball Court – An ancient passion

Posted by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos


You have heard of sports fanatics, called "fanatics" because of their crazy passion for competition. The ancient Maya felt the same way about Pok-ta-Pok, the Mayan ball game that was played on a stone court just like this one found at the Coba ruins. Sometimes a single game went on for days, often ending in the execution of the loser...and you thought soccer fans were passionate. Read more about the Coba ruins. Photo by Scott Brown

Akumal Photo of the Day – Hekab Be – A haven for kids

Posted August 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations


Hekab Be, also known as the Akumal Library, is a charity close to our hearts. This is a place where local kids can go to get help with their homework, participate in Summer activities or just hang out in a safe place after school. These boys volunteered in a car wash fundraiser to keep their beloved library open. Read about Akumal's Comedy Festival, an annual fundraiser.

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