Riviera Maya vacation tips – when to wear water shoes

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

to pack or not to pack your water shoes for your riviera maya vacation

Water shoes are a great way to protect your feet in unknown waters, rocky entries and inland water pools. We have not used water shoes when swimming in the sea but understand that many people do prefer to wear them, just in case. We do wear water shoes or our dive booties when hanging out in the cenotes. Cenotes are fresh water pools in the jungle that are surrounded by limestone rock. We find water shoes to be protective and useful when snorkeling or swimming in the cenotes. If this is...

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Riviera Maya photo of the day – Barrel sponge spawning

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

barrel sponges spawning in the Riviera Maya august each year

The barrel sponges are quite an incredible ocean species. The barrel sponges spawn each August in the Mexican Caribbean and are an incredible natural activity to watch. Barrel sponges are either male or female. When they spawn, the male barrel sponge releases sperm and the female barrel sponge releases the eggs. The expectation is the sperm meets the egg in the sea! Wonderous really and quite incredible. Scuba divers flock to the area to witness this incredible breeding. If you are diver, join...

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Ocean, sea and cenote month in the Riviera Maya!

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

baby turtles in the riviera maya going to sea

This month we are celebrating all the bodies of water that are in the Riviera Maya. What makes the Riviera Maya so unique, so diverse, and ecologically extraordinary are the different bodies of water throughout the area. June is World Ocean Month, celebrated everywhere on the planet. With 73% of the planet covered by bodies of water, this part of our world deserves a dedicated month! Follow us this month and find out more about the diverse bodies of water located in the Riviera Maya. The...

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Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Stock Your Villa Before You Arrive. Save Valuable Vacation Time!

Posted May 31, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services

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Imagine the convenience of having someone do your vacation grocery shopping for you and delivering it to your vacation rental before you even get there.  Enjoy cracking open a cold one immediately after dropping your suitcase at the door. Avoid dragging your travel weary children through a grocery store.  Pack less because your shampoo, tooth paste and sunscreen are already waiting at your villa. Rivera Maya Groceries lets you order and pay for groceries online, and then delivers your order...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Family reunions in the Riviera Maya are fun for everyone

Posted by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Family vacations,Riviera Maya Photos

Mayan Riviera family reuinions

Family reunions in the Riviera Maya are a huge hit! These kids of all ages are having a blast. With all the fun activities, amazing sites and natural beauty you can't go wrong planning your next family get together in the Mayan Riviera. Check out these Riviera Maya vacation villas built with big family fun in mind! Photo by Scott Brown Photo

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – What lies at the end of the coco road? Explore!

Posted May 30, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Mayan Riviera

The Riviera Maya is filled with mysterious, winding roads that lead to gorgeous, jungle cenotes, deserted beaches, or even a little secret place where you can pop open a cold beer and lie in a hammock. Some of our favorite gems were found while driving down beautiful coconut palm roads just like this one. Our passion for adventure and travel has put in some of the most beautiful locations in the Riviera Maya.  Where will your passion lead you in the Riviera Maya? Look at our Riviera Maya...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan Ruins near Tulum

Posted May 29, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Mayan Ruins in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Mayan ruins of Muyil located just south of the Tulum Pueblo are some of the best in Riviera Maya. They are not famous like Chichen Itza, but they have a mysterious beauty all their own. Set in the lovely Yucatecan jungle near the shores of a tranquil lagoon, these ruins are believed to have been an important stop in the ancient Maya's maritime trade route along the coast.  The lagoon of Muyil is linked to the Caribbean sea by a canal system that was  hand dredged by the Maya. Check out...

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5 secret places to visit in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism

5 secret destinations in the riviera maya

We have been talking about our favorite things to do, eat and see in the Riviera Maya this month. We have saved the best for last! 5 secret places in the Rivera Maya that you can see and do! These are not just off the beaten path areas and sites, these are secrets. These are 5 places that few talk about as they are sacred. Are you ready to get a peek into the local life as we know it. These spots are so secret I would bet that many locals who live in the Riviera Maya don't even know about them....

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Akumal Travel Tip – Wednesday is Farmers’ Market Day in Akumal. Buy Local!

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

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Every Wednesday in Akumal, local farmers bring their fresh fruits and vegetables to sell in the open-air plaza in the center of town. A practice of the sustainable traveler is to buy local and support the indigenous community.  We encourage you to shop at this traditional Mexican market and enjoy delicious produce for a great price! Check out some of our Akumal vacation rentals!

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Yoga by the Sea in Akumal

Posted May 28, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services

Take a yoga class in Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Meet Akumal's resident Yogi, Michael Stewart. Michael has studied the practice of Yoga all over the world including London, Chicago and India. He keeps Akumal's locals in fit condition with regular classes given in the town yoga studio located above the arch. Whether you have been practicing  yoga for years or you are newbie, check out one of Michael's yoga classes by the Caribbean sea and you will never be the same. Discover some of our beautiful Akumal vacation rentals! Photo provided...

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