Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Meet Crocodiles Up Close at Crococun Zoo

Posted May 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Crococun Zoo in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

No zoom feature used when taking this photo! We were only a few feet away from these big guys and there was no barrier between us. Lucky for us, they had breakfast before we got there. Crococun in Puerto Morelos is an interactive zoo where the family can learn about the very cool, feathery, furry and scaly inhabitants of the Yucatan. Meet monkeys, lizards, crocodiles, tropical birds and more. Check out some vacation rentals near Puerto Morelos!

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Open Wide. It’s Whale Shark Season!

Posted May 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

It's Whale Shark Season in the Riviera Maya

Open wide and say ahhhhh! Whale sharks are the largest fish on Earth. They can get up to 40 feet long and weigh more than 20 tons. Imagine swimming next to one of these gentle giants. Now you can until September, while the largest migration of whale sharks passes by the Yucatan Peninsula. "Swim with Whale Shark" tours run out of Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres. Put this at the top of your "bucket list"! Check out some of our Isla Holbox vacation rentals!

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Riviera Maya Travel Tip- Sam’s and CostCo cards work in Mexico! Stock up!

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips

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Large family vacations, destination weddings and corporate retreats usually include lots of guests which means lots of provisions.  Did you know the Sam's Club and/or Cost Co card you use at home will work here in Mexico too? You do not need to buy another membership or pay any additional fee to use your club cards internationally.  This means huge savings on food, alcohol and supplies for your Riviera Maya occasion, as well as saving the time it takes to make numerous grocery runs!  So...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Jungle Massage

Posted May 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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This photo evokes serenity big time!  Caribbean vacations are all about relaxing and renewing, and nothing says you're on vacation more than getting a massage. The Riviera Maya has dozens of spas, everything from luxury resort spas to massage palapas on the beach, so choose what suits your comfort level and let the healing begin. Click on any of these amazing destinations for an all-inclusive spa resort!

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Favorite cultural things to do in the Riviera Maya

Posted May 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

favorite cultural things to do in the Riviera Maya

  The Riviera Maya is a multicultural area that has successfully blended many different cultures in one area. It has been labeled cosmopolitan to describe this unique blend, celebrating the mixture of the original roots of the area with the global influences that shape the community. Our cultural interests lie in exploring the roots of the area, the influence of the Maya, their beliefs and rituals, their continued struggle to work with or be conquered by others. The history is...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sofia’s Fashions in Puerto Morelos

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

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Need a dress to wear to dinner at the resort? Forgot to pack a bathing suit cover up? Sofia's Fashions in Puerto Morelos is a ladies' trendy beach wear boutique with jewelry, dresses and sandals that reflect casual Caribbean style. Check out some vacation rentals near Puerto Morelos!

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Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Buy a Beach Chair and Pass it On!

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

Riviera Maya beach chairs and buying beach chairs in the Riveria Maya for your beach vacation

There is nothing like unfolding your comfy beach chair and placing it smack dab in the shallow water to keep cool on a hot, Riviera Maya day at the beach.  Beach chairs, while convenient to have on your beach vacation, are not a practical packing item.  Consider buying one at the local Wal-Mart or supermarket in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum.  This small investment will make your valuable beach time so much more enjoyable. At the end of your trip, leave it at your vacation rental so...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Spotted Trunkfish

Posted May 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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Whenever I see these funny little guys while out snorkeling in Akumal Bay, it brightens my day. Unlike other fish, their fins move in a rotary motion propelling them through the water, always reminding me of a child's bath toy. Check out some great vacation rentals near Akumal Bay!    

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Akumal vacation tip – Sunday is a food day in Akumal

Posted May 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

cochinita pibil in akumal every sunday

Akumal makes Sunday even more than just FUNday. Every Sunday in the pueblo of Akumal local family style restaurants serve up cochinita pibil, AKA pulled pork sandwiches. Mexican pulled pork is a laborious process for the cook so Akumal has decided to make it a special day in town. Cochinita if done right, is marinated pork that is cooked in the ground. Yup, it is slow roasted in banana leaves in a submersed fire pit. Sound complicated right? This is how a true cochinita pibil is cooked. A...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – The Kiss

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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Here's a couple who knows how to keep the spark alive! Celebrating an anniversary? Thinking of a vow renewal ceremony? Nothing brings back romance like a beach vacation in the Riviera Maya. Check out some very romantic Soliman Bay vacation rentals!

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