Yucatan Photo of the Day – Merida’s growing passion for art

Posted August 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

Merida art galleries in the Yucatan mexico

Merida, Yucatan has an emerging art scene thanks to an ever growing international population. You can visit numerous art galleries and museums featuring all kinds of art from folk to modern, and even enjoy "Art on the Street" every Sunday in front of the VIPS on Paseo de Montejo where local artists showcase their works on the sidewalk. Merida is filled with sculptures scattered all over the city. Check out some of our hotels in and near Merida. Photo by Scott Brown

Akumal Photo of the Day – Mayan Canoe – A sacred ritual

Posted August 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos


Each year, participants re-enact the ritual journey of the ancient Maya who traveled from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in canoes just like this one to worship the goddess Ixchel.  The Sacred Mayan Journey event began in 2007 with the purpose of increasing interest in the Mayan culture and strengthening the cultural identity of people of the area by reviving one of their sacred rituals. Read more about the Sacred Mayan Journey. Photo by Scott Brown

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Museo Maya – A people and their history

Posted by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities


Passionate travel is also wanting to learn about a destination's people and their history. The modern Museo Maya in Cancun is a great place to start researching the Maya that lived in this part of Mexico. Original artifacts and a small ruin site give us a look inside the daily life of the ancient Maya. Excellent rainy day excursion! Check out other things to do on a rainy day in the Riviera Maya.

Taste of Playa – first International Culinary Celebration

Posted August 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events


Join us September 5th! A new food festival planned for early September will certainly spice things up for vacationers this slow season. A committee of dedicated volunteers will launch the first large scale International Culinary Celebration ever proposed in the Riviera Maya. The Taste of Playa story goes back several months to an idea, a vision of Steering Committee Co-chair Nicola Inwood. "Playa Del Carmen is a first class tourist destination that deserves a first class international event...

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

mango-cafe-isla-mujueres Mexico

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.

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