Akumal Photo of the Day – Low Season Riviera Maya Vacations

Posted June 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Akumal Bay, Mexico

These two little guys have Akumal Bay all to themselves. It's low season so Akumal is once again peaceful. All the crowds have gone home - a perfect time to visit.  Planning a low season vacation to the Riviera Maya has some real advantages like lower prices for tours and accommodations. Bays and beaches are practically deserted. No waiting for a table at the restaurant or a lounge chair at the pool. Need a quiet, three day weekend? Check out some of our low season specials! Photo by...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Kayaking is fun and sustainable!

Posted June 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Kayaking the Mexican Caribbean

Wow! Look at those colors! Kayaking in Riviera Maya, Mexico is one of the best ways to explore its waters. Not only is it great exercise and fun, kayaking is sustainable tourism at its finest, and anyone can do it! Check out some Riviera Maya kayaking adventure tours!

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Use an insulated tote to double as a carry on.

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips

Insulated totes for your beach vacation

Insulated totes are a must for any beach vacation, but strangely enough, a lot of vacation rentals do not provide them, leaving you to bring your own. And these days, with luggage space almost as valuable as real estate, you hate to put one more item on your packing list. Insulated coolers make great carry on luggage. They are padded so you can safely carry computers and cameras, and they have a lot of space for travel extras like books, magazines and snacks. If you are traveling with an...

Costa Maya Photo of the Day – Laguna Bacalar

Posted June 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Bacalar, Lake of the 7 Colors

Laguna Bacalar in Costa Maya, Mexico was also referred to by the ancient Maya as "the lake of  seven colors" because of all the amazing shades of blue that can be seen on a sunny day. Lake Bacalar is the second largest fresh water lake in Mexico. On its grassy banks sits The Fortress de San Felipe Bacalar that was built by the Spanish in 1729 to protect the town from pirates. Find out what to do in the historical town of Bacalar

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Visit the sea animals at the Puerto Aventuras Marina. Its Free!!

Posted June 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities

Marine animals in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

The Puerto Aventuras Marina in the Riviera Maya has a small menagerie of sea creatures that you can visit for free! Most tourists already know about the dolphins and often stop to watch the show, but only a few continue walking all the away around the marina to find that sting ray, manatee and seals are waiting to greet you too, so grab an ice cream and take a stroll around the marina to meet some of Puerto Aventuras' locals. Check out some of our Riviera Maya vacation rentals. Photo by...

Ancient Waterways of the Sian Kaan Biosphere

Posted by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism

Ancient canals in Sian Kaan

This month we are celebrating all the bodies of water in the Riviera Maya, and inside the Sian Kaan Biosphere lies one of the most fascinating water features in all of Mexico, the maritime canals of the ancient Maya.  1,200 years ago the early Maya hand dredged a trade route between the cities of Tulum and Muyil thus linking Muyil, a village with a land locked lake located 12 kilometers inland, to the Caribbean Sea. The route stretches over 20 kilometers and winds through lagoons and mangrove...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Love as endless as the sea

Posted by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Riviera Maya Photos

Destination beach weddings

June is the wedding month. It is also National Oceans Month. Bring the two together and you have a romantically symbolic setting for a destination wedding. With all the villas and vendors available at your fingertips, planning your Mexican Caribbean ceremony can be as easy as a piece of wedding cake.  Looking at this photo, is it any wonder why the Riviera Maya is one of the top destination wedding venues in the world? Simplicity, natural beauty, eternity... Check out some of our wedding...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Akumal Bay at Dusk

Posted June 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Akumal Bay, Riviera Maya, Mexico

When the beach goers have all gone and there is nothing left but a few fishing boats floating quietly after a day's work and the sun setting over the jungle, Akumal Bay turns into a serene painting anyone would want to step into. This little Riviera Maya seaside town has changed very little throughout the years. I hope it retains its quaint quality on this ever changing coast. Check out some getaways located on Akumal Bay. Photo by Scott Brown

Puerto Morelos Travel Tip – El Nicho restaurant for brunch

Posted June 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

If you are like me, you want to sleep late on your vacation and eat your breakfast too. El Nicho on the square in Puerto Morelos is still serving their delicious breakfast menu well into the afternoon. Chef Pablo, who used to teach at The Little Mexican Cooking School and had his own critically acclaimed restaurant in Canada, has opened a quaint cafe serving breakfast and lunch... and boy is it good! We LOVE the Eggs Benedict Palta with avocado, bacon and cilantro mojo - YUM! Learn more...

Yucatan vacation tip – inland water pools for cooling off

Posted June 14, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism

Mexico-Valladolid-Cenote-Zaci-in the yucatn for great water experiences

The draw to the Riviera Maya is the beaches, the sea, the amazing blue water and the fun filled week that centers around this main attraction. The Yucatan has inland waters that are just as blue, just as crystal clear and just as fun. The cenotes are the focus of each Yucatan village. Villages and cities settled around a water source, the source of life. In any yucaton village or city is a cenote and they are the center of water fun on those hot tropical days and nights. When visiting the...

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