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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Car Rental CYA – Take photos!

Posted July 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services

How t rent a car in the Riviera Maya

This is good advice no matter where you are vacationing. Protect yourself when renting a car. Take photos of all sides of the vehicle to document any damage, no matter how small.  These days, everyone has a camera on their phone or brings one on vacation. Take the time to CYA  so you don't end up paying for another guy's mistake when you return the car. Read our helpful driving tips. Helpful links for Rental Cars Budget Car Rentals Avis Car Rentals Payless Car Rentals Hertz Car...

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Dining in Valladolid

Posted July 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

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Any Riviera Maya vacation should include a day trip to Valladolid, a charming Spanish colonial city located an hour inland from the coast. The perfect lunch spot? La Taberna de los Frailes located right next door to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena. This table enjoys a perfect view of the 16th Century building. Learn more about Valladolid.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Snorkeling in Manatee Cenote

Posted July 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

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Manatee Cenote in Tankah Bay is a great place for first time snorkelers to get their fins wet.  The calm, crystal clear waters are welcoming. Kids love cenote snorkeling in the Riviera Maya! Find out more about cenotes.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Pizza at the Beach – Have it delivered.

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

Playa del Carmen food delivery in the Riviera Maya

If you are feeling hungry, but your gang is not ready to pack it up and leave the beach for lunch - have it delivered!  Just about any restaurant in the Riviera Maya that offers delivery service will deliver your pizza, tortas or tacos to the beach. Find Riviera Maya restaurants that deliver. 

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Cuban Cigars – Get the real deal

Posted July 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Photos

Cuban Cigars in the Riviera Maya

There is something about forbidden fruit that makes it so much sweeter. People who don't even smoke will search for Cuban cigars while in the Riviera Maya.  The truth is there are a lot of cigar vendors, but a lot of them are not real Cuban cigars.  Never buy from someone on the beach or  the street.  These vendors do not have access to Cuban trade goods and aren’t authorized to sell them.  So where to go to avoid the counterfeit Cuban? One such shop is La Bodeguita del Medio is a...

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Akumal Photo of the Day – Mexicart – Mexican Folk Art Stop

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

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Mexicart in Akumal is the stop for Mexican folk art from around the country. We love, love, love this store for all its bright colors. Who could pass up this store without at least taking a peek inside?  Mexicart also has a location in the Tulum Pueblo. Check out more shopping.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Family Day on Tulum Beach

Posted July 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Photos

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Rivera Maya beaches were made for family fun. Even this little guy doesn't seem to mind getting left on the shore by his older siblings. He is enjoying the beach his way. Tulum Beach is a great destination for your family vacation in the Caribbean. Discover how you can plan a fantastic family vacation in the Riviera Maya.

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Think Riviera Maya for Your Next Wellness Vacation

Posted July 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services

wellness-vacation in the Riviera Maya

Have you ever given yourself the luxury of a wellness vacation? I am not talking about the 30 minute, on-the-beach massage you got a few vacations back.  If you have never been on a holiday dedicated solely to renewing your physical and mental health, well, you have some vacationing to do.  Traditionally, spa vacations meant two weeks at a high-end resort or health spa.  These days, a wellness getaway can take place anywhere you immerse yourself in total rest and rejuvenation.  It is not,...

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Graduating Maya Style

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

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These children are celebrating their graduation to the next grade at their school in Rio Lagartos, Yucatan. They look so handsome as a group and all are so proud to have completed their schooling....for now. Take a tour of Rio Lagartos.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Plan activities to beat the Summer heat

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips

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Whew, Riviera Maya Summers are hot!  Something to consider when planning your vacation excursions. Schedule outdoor activities like ruin treks early in the morning (the ruins open at 8AM) and shopping along 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen to after 5PM. Enjoy water activities in the heat of the day from 11AM to 4PM. Hang out around the hotel pool, nap in a hammock at your villa or even better, visit a refreshing, jungle cenote. And remember to stay hydrated on the inside too by drinking lots of...

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