Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Cuban Cigars – Get the real deal

Posted July 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Photos

Cuban Cigars in the Riviera Maya

There is something about forbidden fruit that makes it so much sweeter. People who don't even smoke will search for Cuban cigars while in the Riviera Maya.  The truth is there are a lot of cigar vendors, but a lot of them are not real Cuban cigars.  Never buy from someone on the beach or  the street.  These vendors do not have access to Cuban trade goods and aren’t authorized to sell them.  So where to go to avoid the counterfeit Cuban? One such shop is La Bodeguita del Medio is a...

Akumal Photo of the Day – Mexicart – Mexican Folk Art Stop

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


Mexicart in Akumal is the stop for Mexican folk art from around the country. We love, love, love this store for all its bright colors. Who could pass up this store without at least taking a peek inside?  Mexicart also has a location in the Tulum Pueblo. Check out more shopping.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Family Day on Tulum Beach

Posted July 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Photos


Rivera Maya beaches were made for family fun. Even this little guy doesn't seem to mind getting left on the shore by his older siblings. He is enjoying the beach his way. Tulum Beach is a great destination for your family vacation in the Caribbean. Discover how you can plan a fantastic family vacation in the Riviera Maya.

Think Riviera Maya for Your Next Wellness Vacation

Posted July 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services

wellness-vacation in the Riviera Maya

Have you ever given yourself the luxury of a wellness vacation? I am not talking about the 30 minute, on-the-beach massage you got a few vacations back.  If you have never been on a holiday dedicated solely to renewing your physical and mental health, well, you have some vacationing to do.  Traditionally, spa vacations meant two weeks at a high-end resort or health spa.  These days, a wellness getaway can take place anywhere you immerse yourself in total rest and rejuvenation.  It is not,...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Graduating Maya Style

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos


These children are celebrating their graduation to the next grade at their school in Rio Lagartos, Yucatan. They look so handsome as a group and all are so proud to have completed their schooling....for now. Take a tour of Rio Lagartos.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Plan activities to beat the Summer heat

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips


Whew, Riviera Maya Summers are hot!  Something to consider when planning your vacation excursions. Schedule outdoor activities like ruin treks early in the morning (the ruins open at 8AM) and shopping along 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen to after 5PM. Enjoy water activities in the heat of the day from 11AM to 4PM. Hang out around the hotel pool, nap in a hammock at your villa or even better, visit a refreshing, jungle cenote. And remember to stay hydrated on the inside too by drinking lots of...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Rainy Riviera Maya Days

Posted July 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos


It's rainy season in the Riviera Maya, but that doesn't mean your Riviera Maya vacation has to get all wet.  There are lots of fun things to do here on a rainy day, and this photo of the storm rolling in over the coast reminds us of the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean come rain or come shine. Find things to do in the Riviera Maya on a rainy day.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Pack an extra bag for souvenirs

Posted July 15, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations


Souvenirs almost always happen on a vacation, so consider packing an extra duffel bag and maybe even a small roll of bubble wrap for the breakables collected on your Riviera Maya vacation. Find great Riviera Maya gift shops.

Akumal Photo of the Day – The new playground, a worthy cause

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos


Look at these Akumal kids having an amazing time with their new playground. This playground was built with the money raised by the community of Akumal, the community of South Akumal, the children of the Akumal Primaria Francisco Sarabia, and the Akumal Comedy Festival 2012. This is Akumal Pueblo's first, safe play facility for small children. Find out more about Akumal.  

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Need a cab? Don’t get taken for a ride

Posted July 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips


One thing Cancun and the Riviera Maya are never short on is taxi cabs. They are the most convenient form of transportation when vacationing on the coast and throughout Mexico.  You see taxi stands everywhere, but our advice to you is hail a cab on the road rather than hiring one of the Taxi Sitio, your fare will be half the price. Find out more about transportation in the Riviera Maya.

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