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Riviera Maya Sustainable Travel Tip – Rechargeable batteries

Posted March 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

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Avoid using disposable batteries while traveling in the Riviera Maya. These are of particular concern in this area because they will degrade in dumps and leak toxic chemicals into the earth that cannot be filtered out by the limestone surface, ultimately poisoning our water supply. A more responsible choice is to pack a charger and use re-chargeable batteries. Discover more about sustainable travel in the Riviera Maya.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Puerto Aventuras Marina

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

riviera maya, mexico marina

Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya is an upscale beach front, golf community with lots of luxury amenities like this beautiful boat marina. Find a villa in Puerto Aventuras. Photo by Scott Brown

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Artificial wetlands

Posted March 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

using constructed wetlands for waste water in riviera maya, mexico

Artificial wetlands, or aquatic gardens, treat waste water before it makes its way into the ocean. Waste water flows into the artificial wetland which is constructed of gravel and plants. The dirty water that moves into the wetland is treated aerobically by plants as it flows through the root systems, turning it into practically clean water that can be used to irrigate the garden. The artificial wetlands in Riviera Maya serve as a model of sustainable living because they show it is...

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Mayan altars

Posted March 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Yucatan Activities

Mayan alter in Riviera Maya Mexico

Many of the Yucatan Peninsula's modern Maya still practice the religion of their ancestors, building altars to present their gods with gifts and offerings. This photo was taken in Punta Laguna where visitors can witness and even participate in a Mayan cleansing ceremony. Discover the natural beauty of the Punta Laguna Reserve.

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Get Back to Nature with a Sustainable Yucatan Tour

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

get back to nature with a riviera maya mexico tour

Modern research has shown that spending a significant amount of time in the outdoors away from the modern world recharges us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Studies have concluded that we as human beings are most productive after having immersed ourselves in the Earth's offerings. Sustainable travel, with a focus on the discovery of natural habitats and wildlife, refreshes renews and inspires...and there is no better place to reconnect with mother nature than the Yucatan...

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Akumal Vacation Tip – Live music this Friday

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Live band in Akumal, Mexico

Natalie & the Foxes are playing at the Lol- Ha Beach Bar & Grill in Akumal beginning at 7PM March 21. If you are visiting the coast, come out and rock with one of the Riviera Maya's favorite local blues bands while enjoying dinner and drinks, and the very beautiful Akumal Bay as your backdrop. Stay the night in an Akumal hotel.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan ruins of Muyil

Posted March 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Muyi ruins near Tulum , Mexico

Ruin trekking is a mindful traveler activity.  These gorgeous ruins are rarely visited and located right here in the Riviera Maya. The Mayan archeological site of Muyil is located just South of Tulum and is full of surprises! Check out other Costa Maya and Riviera Maya Ruins. Photo by Scott Brown

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – The cenote less traveled

Posted March 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Things to do in the Riviera Maya

Located on the Coba highway are numerous cenotes, each naturally beautiful in its own way. One of our favorite cenotes, the lesser known Zacil Ha, is only $50 pesos entry and you are welcome to bring your own cooler. Facilities include baños, loungers, a zip line, bar and restaurant. Find other gems along the Coba Road.

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Cancun Photo of the Day – Food & Wine Festival

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Cancun Food & Wine Festival

Last night closed the 3rd Annual Cancun - Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival. A delicious time was had by all. This photo was taken at the Tasting Village event. Can't wait til next year! Choose your Cancun vacation package.

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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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