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Yucatan Vacation Tip – DIY Merida Cantina Crawl

Posted January 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Loco Adventures,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

cantinas in yucatan mexico

Cantinas have always been a part of Mexican culture. The phrase "Mexican cantina" brings to mind smokey saloons filled with gun slingers. However, the cantinas of today are very different, serving botanas (free appetizers while you drink) and some even cater to families. Do your own cantina crawl with some of our favorite Merida cantinas: La Negrita located on the corner of Calle 62 and 49 El Lucero del Alba on Calla 56 and 47 El Gallito 0n Calle 45 between 60 and 62 Pico de...

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Do it a little different in the Sian Ka’an

Posted January 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

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With over 1.5 million acres of protected land, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere is a treasure trove of raw, natural beauty just waiting for you to explore! If you are looking for an authentic Riviera Maya vacation experience, an eco-adventure in the Sian Ka'an is it. After taking a reserve tour, you will never think of the Mayan people or the Yucatan Peninsula the same way. Book a Sian Ka'an nature tour on your next Mayan Riviera vacation, you’ll love every minute of it! 3 Unique Ways to Enjoy...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Go to the fair in Valladolid

Posted January 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Villadolid in Yucatan

The 2014 Valladolid Expo Fair will be held from January 24 to February 9. This very cultural event will include family fun such as “Forever Circus”, children's shows, regional dance exhibitions, regional food, and local as well as national singers. If you are visiting the Riviera Maya during this time, schedule a day trip to Valladolid and enjoy an authentic Mayan celebration. Discover Mexico's "Pueblo Magico" Valladolid.

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Akumal Photo of the Day – Meet El Capitan

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

Sailing in Akumal, Mexico

Akumal local, Angel Varguez, has been the captain of the Akumal Dive Shop's catamaran, the Kantaris, for 14 years. Loco Gringo has been sailing with with "Captain Nebo" (his nickname) for all those years and he is tops when it comes to sailing the local waters and hosting you on his boat. The beers are always cold and the lines are always in the water! What's the weather like in Akumal right now? Check out our beach cam!

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Experience culture in the Riviera Maya

Posted January 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture

Tulum and Riviera Maya Culture

Hola Amigos! Choosing to go international for your vacation means you want to experience a new culture. There are so many ways to learn about a new culture. Everything from organized tours, to trying new foods, to just sitting at a street cafe and people watching. The Riviera Maya is filled with fun and exciting ways to explore the local culture. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to get immersed in the sights, sounds and scents of Yucatan. Cultural Excursions in and Around the...

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Cancun Photo of the Day – View from the lagoon

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Cancun Hotel Zone

The resort city of Cancun, Mexico is filled with fun, excitement and natural beauty. This photo of the Hotel Zone was taken from a slow boat ride on Nichupte Lagoon Check out our Cancun resort packages and deals!

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Yucatan Vacation Tip – Handicap friendly ruins

Posted January 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips

accessibility in the Riviera Maya

The archaeological site of Uxmal is now handicap friendly. The National Institute of Anthropology and History has been developing a program to make the Yucatan's historical buildings and archaeological sites accessible for people with disabilities. Ramps have been added to the ruin site and walkways have been modified to accommodate wheelchairs. We are excited to see these changes being made to make travel in the Yucatan easier for everyone. Learn more about the mysterious Mayan ruins of...

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Get Day Spa-Addicted on Your Mexico Vacation

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

cancun and Riviera Maya spas

Often vacations are centered around excursions and tours that we've booked, filling our itineraries with activities, and/or making sure friends and family are having fun.  By the time it's over, you feel exhausted.  You feel like you need a vacation from your vacation! Every getaway should include a little, if not a lot, of "me" time, and nothing says "me" like a visit to the spa. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have become a spa vacation destination, and not just because of its many...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Winter in Akumal

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

akumal bay, riviera Maya mexico

This is what a January day in the Riviera Maya looks like. Do you need another reason to put down that snow shovel and contact us today for your 2014 Winter beach escape? Check out our lovely Akumal vacation villas.

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Fine Mayan dining

Posted January 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Yucatan Activities

restaurant in valladolid yucatan

One of our favorite restaurants in the little colonial gem of Valladolid is this place located on Friar's Street right next to the convent. Mayan specialty dishes served in a pleasant atmosphere. If you are planning a day trip to Valladolid while vacationing in the Riviera Maya, which we encourage you to do, have lunch at Taberna de los Frailes. Include in your Valladolid day trip, a visit to the nearby Ek Balam Ruins.

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