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.

Riviera Maya Luxury Vacation Tip – Golf is better at Iberostar

Posted July 3, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities


If your idea of a luxury vacation includes a round or two of golf, the local Riviera Maya golfers say do it at Iberostar Playa Paraiso. This course is "All-Inclusive" meaning the price includes cart, fees, food, drinks, beer and liquor. The course incorporates natural features of the Mayan jungle, like trees and cenotes, to challenge even the most expert golfers. It was never the golf course architect's intention to use the cenotes, but he saw how pretty they were and redesigned to include...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Fine dining, a must on your luxury getaway!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

luxury-dining-in-tulum at Hechizo

Gourmet meals are an essential part of any luxury vacation. If you are an honest to goodness foodie, once the accommodations are set, the very next step is to get restaurant reservations. The Riviera Maya is full of upscale dining venues. Some of our favorites include John Gray's in Puerto Morelos, Hechizo in Tulum and Luna Maya in Playa del Carmen. And the best part, fine dining in the Riviera Maya does not include stuffy maitre d's but it may require your toes in the sand. Search a list of...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Palacio de Gobierno, luxury past

Posted July 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos


The Palacio de Gobierno is a fabulous mansion in Merida that houses a series of murals depicting the history of the Yucatan. This national heirloom was built in 1892 and showcases the architectural style of a bygone era. Merida experienced a boom of wealth at the end of the 19th Century due to the production of henequen. It was said that at that time Merida was home to more millionaires than any other city in the world.  Because of this, today the city of Merida displays a wealth of antique...

Puerto Aventuras Photo of the Day – Nothing says luxury like a yacht!

Posted July 1, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations


Yachts are certainly icons of luxury and this Riviera Maya marina is full of them.  Puerto Aventuras is a luxury vacation community  centered around its lovely marina. Golf courses, gourmet restaurants, palatial waterfront villas, and a marina that is home to gorgeous yachts. For those who don't have to ask, "How much?" or if you have saved your pennies for such a decadent excursion, you can charter one of these babies, captain and crew included. Check out some amazing Puerto Aventuras...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Book spa services before you check in.

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

riviera-maya-spas for luxury vacations in Mexico

Nothing says you are on vacation like indulging in one, or more, of the delicious offerings at a spa. Massage, facials, body wraps...they all provide a thoughtful bit of pampering. If you are a spa-goer, make sure you do not miss out on this royal treatment, book your spa service when you book your Riviera Maya hotel or resort. Renting a villa? Make sure to arrange the massage therapist before you arrive.  Don't wait until check in or you may not get the times or treatments you want. Find...

Luxury Vacations in the Riviera Maya – Easier than you think!

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

riviera-maya-spas for luxury vacations in Mexico

It may seem out of reach for those of us who scrimp and save all year for a vacation, but the truth is anyone can enjoy a little luxury on their Riviera Maya escape.  Most of us do not have a Carlos Slim sized bank account. A private plane is not waiting to jet off to a Caribbean island (full staff included) reserved for just you and your friends, but this does not mean you can't indulge in a little first-class pampering on your much anticipated vacation. In the Mexican Caribbean, there are...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Try tacos al pastor, a local favorite. Que rico!

Posted June 28, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips

Tacos al pastor in the Yucatan

Tacos al pastor  (shepherd's tacos) are a Yucatan favorite and could become your Riviera Maya vacation addiction.  This spit-grilled way of cooking pork was adopted by Mexicans from the Lebanese immigrants who brought lamb shawarma to the area. The pineapple core on top of the spit drips down onto the meat while it cooks creating a sweet, juicy flavor. Add fresh cilantro, onion and pineapple pieces to your taco for an authentic taste. Discover some other favorite local cuisine. Photo by...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Smooth Sailing on the Caribbean

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Sailing in Riviera Maya

One of our favorite ways to enjoy the Caribbean is from a catamaran. Sunsets, snorkeling tours, fishing adventures...it's all more fun from a sailing vessel! There are so many different sailing tour packages to choose from and you can even customize your own to include visits to secluded beaches and snorkeling far off reefs.   So all hands on deck and anchors away for family fun on the high seas! Book a sailing excursion for your next Riviera Maya vacation.

Akumal Photo of the Day – Hang around Half Moon Bay in a hammock

Posted June 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

La Buena Vida hammocks

After a day of snorkeling the amazing coral reefs of Half Moon Bay, swim right up to the shore of La Buena Vida Bar & Restaurant to claim your hammock. Swing in the Caribbean breeze while waiters bring cold beer and ceviche right to your hammock. Ahhh. now this is the way to enjoy the Caribbean. Check out Vista del Mar hotel on Half Moon Bay. Photo by Scott Brown

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