Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Rx Drugs – Keep ‘em in the bottle.

Posted July 31, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips


If you are traveling with prescription medication, be sure to keep the pills inside their proper bottles. Sometimes customs agents will check the contents of the bottles against the label's description. Do the same with over-the-counter medication as well to avoid any delays at the airport. Check out other health tips for your Riviera Maya vacation.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Manatee in Puerto Aventuras

Posted July 30, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos


In the Puerto Aventuras marina lives a small family of manatee. Here you can see mama and baby getting their evening meal of lettuce.  Manatee are gentle marine mammals native to the Caribbean. Puerto Aventuras marina offers swim with manatee, swim with dolphins and swim with sting rays activities. Check out some of our Puerto Aventuras vacation rentals. Photo by Scott Brown

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Eco Friendly Repellant – Bye bye bugs!

Posted July 29, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism


Everywhere you go in the Riviera Maya you are encouraged to use eco-friendly bug repellant. Cenotes, lagoons, animal parks...but where do you find a mosquito repellant that is both environmentally friendly and effective in keeping pesky bugs from biting?  Bye Bye is one of our favorite repellants and not only is it safe for nature, it is safe for kids too! You can find this product in Wal-Mart located in the pharmacy, not in the household products aisle with the other, non eco-friendly bug...

Cancun Photo of the Day – Baseball in Cancun – Go Tigres!

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

Baseball in Cancun Mexico

The championship winning team, the Quintana Roo Tigers, have made baseball popular in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Playoff games start in August and these boys of Summer are sure to be a staring team! Games at the Beto Avilar Stadium in Cancun are fun and affordable. Read more about the Tigers.

Playa del Carmen Vacation Tip – Tuesday is Martini Madness!

Posted July 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

Kay Walten having 2 for 1 martinis in Playa del carmen

Every Tuesday at Dirty Martini Lounge get 2 martinis for the price of 1. This is a favorite watering hole for locals and tourists alike. Grab a friend and head over to 1st Avenue between Calle 10 and Calle 12 to imbibe in Martini Madness. Find more fine drinking establishments in Playa del Carmen.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Effortless Chic on Xpu Ha Beach

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos


Love these simply chic palapas at Al Cielo Hotel on Xpu Ha Beach.  Al Cielo's natural hardwood & thatch roof bungalows give it the quintessential tropical fantasy feel. The hotel's Caribbean tasteful style seems almost effortless. It has been said many times that Xpu Ha Beach is the most beautiful in the Riviera Maya. Book your stay at Al Cielo Hotel.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Ruta de los Cenotes

Posted July 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

cenote-verde-lucero near Puerto Morelos

This is one of the prettiest cenotes on the Ruta de los Cenotes near Puerto Morelos.  Verde Luceros (green lights) is named for the bright green color that can be seen when the sunlight hits the water through the jungle trees. Discover more about cenotes.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Maya Sculpture – Echo in stone.

Posted July 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos


This sculptor located on the Coba road is creating Maya stone sculptures very much the way ancient Mayan artists did.  Many of these sculptures are replicas of actual statues and carvings found at excavated ruin sites. The distinct style of Maya art has influences from the Olmec and Aztec civilizations. Discover more art in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Car Rental CYA – Take photos!

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

How t rent a car in the Riviera Maya

This is good advice no matter where you are vacationing. Protect yourself when renting a car. Take photos of all sides of the vehicle to document any damage, no matter how small.  These days, everyone has a camera on their phone or brings one on vacation. Take the time to CYA  so you don't end up paying for another guy's mistake when you return the car. Read our helpful driving tips.

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Dining in Valladolid

Posted July 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos


Any Riviera Maya vacation should include a day trip to Valladolid, a charming Spanish colonial city located an hour inland from the coast. The perfect lunch spot? La Taberna de los Frailes located right next door to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena. This table enjoys a perfect view of the 16th Century building. Learn more about Valladolid.

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