Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Baby Turtle Release – Be there!

Posted August 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Sustainable Tourism


The Isla Mujeres Turtle Farm is a hatchery for endangered sea turtles.  The sea turtles come to Isla Mujeres beaches in the summer to lay their eggs and the volunteers at the Turtle Farm collect their eggs for their 60 day incubation period.  If you’re lucky enough to be on Isla August through October, you can take part in turtle releases held all over the island where they release hundreds of baby turtles at a time. Just ask your concierge to keep you informed or watch the local paper for...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Coba Pyramid – A climb of passion.

Posted by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos


Travelers that scale to the top of the gigantic Nohoch Mul pyramid at the Coba Mayan ruins are rewarded with a fantastic view of Lake Macanxoc to the east and Lake Cobá to the southwest. It is the highest Pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. With 124 steps in each direction, that is a conquest for a very passionate traveler! Read more about Coba.

Riviera Maya travel tip – Destination weddings are vacation weddings

Posted August 9, 2013 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Mexico Vacation Tips


We have been talking about passion for the last few weeks, and have forgotten about the greatest passion of all, the wedding. Whether you are having you first wedding, a vow renewal ceremony, a second marriage or exchanging vows, destination weddings are the greatest expression of passion a couple can share with friends and family. Destination brides want to share their passion for their union but also their passion for a location. This combination makes for a killer celebration that lasts as...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Be a Riviera Maya storyteller

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations


If you have been to the Riviera Maya you will have vacation stories. If you are looking to create new vacation stories that cover Mayan culture, Mexican history, Mexican food and Mexican Caribbean locations, the Riviera Maya is your place. After living here for over 20 years we have a suitcase and truck full of travel and vacation stories that we love to share. To top it off, we share our stories and travel experiences through our new Loco Adventures, a growing series of travel itineraries that...

Tulum photo of the day – Pitahaya flowers

Posted August 8, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos

pitaya-flowers for dragon fruit

We love the summer! One of our favorite seasonal fruits, pitahaya flowers and grows in the summer only, so we look forward to the first flowering of this delicious fruit knowing the fruit will be ready to eat shortly. The pitahaya flower reminds us that many of life's moments happen fast and furious. The pitahaya flower is in full bloom for less than 24 hours. It is a beautiful full flower that is best seen at night. The next morning when you revisit the blossom it will be gone, wilted and...

Passionate Travellers are found everywhere in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 7, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

pitaya-flowers for dragon fruit

We have noticed a unique trend in the Riviera Maya. People come to the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean for a relaxing vacation. No matter which city they decide to rest their vacation head, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen, they end up meeting a fellow traveller who has returned to the area to pursue a passion. The beaches are the initial draw to the Riviera Maya but vacationers soon find out that the Riviera Maya is full of adventure and history. The Riviera Maya is full...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Follow your passion!

Posted August 6, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

our life in the riviera Maya

When I told my friends and family I was moving to Riviera Maya, Mexico they all said I was crazy. What will you do down there? How will you manage by yourself? Aren't people trying to leave Mexico? Though their hearts were in the right place, their questions reflected doubt and discouragement. It seems like a lifetime ago when I packed up my truck and made the trip to the Riviera Maya. To everyone's surprise (even my own) I had carried through with my decision. I was determined to change the...

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Passionate golfers can save during twilight hours

Posted August 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

twilight golf

Twilight tee times are the smart way to golf in the Riviera Maya. Not only does afternoon golf cost almost half of the regular green fees,  but you will have the courses to yourself, letting you take some risks in your game and make it better! All Riviera Maya courses offer twilight rates usually begin around 2 in the afternoon. Check out golf courses in the Rivera Maya, a golf course mecca for golfers who want to work on their passion all year round.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Manta Ray – A big surprise!

Posted August 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Manta Ray jumping out of the water in Mexico

BONUS! We saw this big guy while out on a whale shark tour. Manta rays are the largest of the rays. Mantas can get up to 29 feet wide and weigh up to 1.5 tons. They are harmless to swimmers and divers. One of the reasons we are so passionate about the Riviera Maya is that you never know what surprises this magical place has in store for those who get out and about. Read more about our trip to Isla Holbox.

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Keep a Travelogue

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

travel-journal-ideas for your Mexico vacation

One trait of the passionate traveler is to keep a journal of his or her experiences while discovering the world. Put into ink the emotions you felt when you saw your first turtle in Akumal Bay or when you ate conch fritters for the first time. Choose one with a pocket so you can store mementos like tickets, menus, photos and maps. These days, there are many different forms of travel journals, even websites and apps! Read about some of our passionate Mexico travel.

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