Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Turtle Love

Posted July 11, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos


Seems vacations in the Riviera Maya make us all a little more amorous. Even these two marine turtles caught in a lovers' embrace. It is turtle season here on the coast and this is how it all begins...with 2 strangers passing in the sea. Learn more about these amazing sea turtles.

Haciendas of the Yucatan – Colonial Elegance for Luxury Travel

Posted July 10, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos


Richly restored haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula are attracting luxury travelers with their grace and elegance of a bygone era. These centuries-old estates, of which many have been sitting in ruins for decades, are being bought and reconstructed to their former glory  by foreigners  who have been cast under the romantic spell of colonial Mexico. The age-old histories of these estates are as fascinating as their grand facades. The History of Haciendas in the Yucatan, Mexico When the...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sunset on Isla Holbox

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations


Isla Holbox has the most amazing sunsets. From the mainland sunsets are always over the jungle, one must get out to one of the islands to see the sun melt in the water. Just one more reason, besides whale shark season, to visit Isla Holbox this Summer. Find out more about Isla Holbox.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – La Playita, the locals’ choice.

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


Puerto Morelos locals know that La Playita on the north end of the beach is the place in town to go for fresh seafood.  A colorful ceviche mixto of fish, octopus, conch and shrimp, whole fresh fish fried to a golden brown and succulent garlic shrimp...all the flavors of the Caribbean. Yum! While most of the tourists are having lunch on the square in the center of town, this is where you will find happy locals having lunch with their toes in the sand. Check out more Puerto Morelos...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan girls are all smiles and giggles

Posted July 9, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos


These young ladies from Chiapas, Mexico are giggling at a video of themselves recorded by this tourist. They travel all the way from their home to sell their woven goods in Akumal. This photo was one of our contest finalists. It really captures the charming, child-like innocence of the indigenous people. To see more Mexican folk art visit Casa de los Venados.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Charter a Chopper

Posted July 8, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos


See the Mexican Riviera from a whole new perspective.  View cenotes, Yucatan jungle, Mayan ruins and the Caribbean sea from a helicopter. This is definitely a luxury tour few have had the opportunity to experience, but if you get the chance, this bird's eye view of the coast is amazing! Check out luxury villas in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Fresh Flowers – A simple luxury

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips


On our first trip to the market to stock our vacation rental, I always pick up a small bouquet of fresh flowers. I love the way they instantly add a touch of warmth and class to any hotel room. Each afternoon when we come back from a tour or day trip, it is so nice to open our door to the pleasant aroma of lilies or roses  instead of a room that has been closed up all day. Five star hotels and resorts know fresh flowers are a simple, affordable luxury that will brighten each day of your stay....

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Secrets Maroma – 5 Star Luxury

Posted July 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

secrets-maroma in the Riviera Maya

We la la LOVE this resort. We'd give Secrets Maroma more stars if we could. This all adult, all-inclusive luxury resort is tops! This photo was a Loco Gringo photo contest finalist submitted by Roma Agura. It really captures the quiet beauty of this resort at dusk. The sexy pool winding around the swim up rooms, the twinkling yellow lights on each balcony above plush terrace couches, lush tropical palm trees - all whispering, "Relax." Check out some of our other luxury vacation...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Camel or Horse? – Opt for exotic!

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


Horseback riding on the beach is quintessential vacation romance, but what about taking it to an exotic level? Imagine riding through Mayan jungle and along Caribbean beach on the back of a camel. Luxury travel is also about making an ordinary vacation extraordinary, right? So swap out Flicka for humps! One of the newest tours on the coast is Camel Safari Riviera Maya by Maroma Adventures. You don't have to go to the Sahara for a camel ride. Check out other exotic things to do in the Riviera...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Skydiving – Vacation on a higher level!

Posted July 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos


Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Because it's FUN! Lookin' to add some adrenaline to your Riviera Maya vacation? Try skydiving in Playa del Carmen. Find other Playa del Carmen adventures.

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