Riviera Maya Travel Tips – Walk the beach

Posted March 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Destinations

walk on the beach in the riviera Maya every day

The beach is not just for sitting! Take a walk, explore and see what else is out there. In all the cities in the Riviera Maya, there are main areas to beach. These areas have people, sometimes lots of people on the beach. If you walk a little to the north or a little to the south, you will find beach areas that feel private, or yours. All beaches are public in Mexico so you are free to walk as far as your heart will take you. This freedom is what makes the Riviera Maya so wonderful. Grab...

Tulum photo of the day – colorful art is everywhere you look

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

Tulum art and color on the beaches of Tulum mexico in the Riviera Maya

Tulum has always had a special place in our heart. Famous for its beaches, there is a real community and creative feel to Tulum that continues to be enhanced throughout the years. Tulum is attracting local and international artists to the town and this photo highlights some of the unexpected art you may find. This door is at the beachfront hotel Hemingway's. It is a nice surprise when using the public bathrooms to see the bathrooms stalls painted with vibrant colors and a Mexican man and woman....

Riviera Maya Travel tips for Easter – Semana Santa

Posted March 15, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities

Easter celebrations in the Riviera Maya

Easter or Semana Santa in Spanish, is the largest holiday in the Riviera Maya! Travel tips are essential during this time as things can get a bit crazy when lent is ending. For international travelers, Easter is a great time to travel due to the four-day weekend. For national travelers, Easter is a time to travel so you can indulge yourself and your family after 40 days of restricted activities. Mexican people fought long and hard for their religious freedom after the Mexican Revolution. The...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – One of many species of birds

Posted by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Green things in the Riviera Maya, why sustainable tourism is important

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this weekend so we looked for a green photo to start off the celebrations. This Tucan seen in a tree in the Riviera Maya just may get people excited about green beer and more?? Guess not but we love the green background and we love the Tucan! The Riviera Maya is home to many species of birds, the Tucan being one of over 388 species that can be found in the winter months in the area. If you travel to the Sian Kaan, a UNESCO heritage site that is the largest...

Akumal photo of the day – morning sunrise

Posted March 14, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

sunrise akumal in the Riviera Maya

This image speaks for Akumal in the Riviera Maya. Hammock, coconut trees, sunrise and coffee. This is the way to wake up during your vacation or in our case, every day. It is bliss, and the sunrise costs, nothing! This is why we settled in the Riviera Maya and decided to share our experiences with others. If you have had the pleasure of a Riviera Maya sunrise, or an Akumal sunrise, a Playa del Carmen sunrise or a Tulum sunrise, share your experience and share your photo. Check our some...

Riviera Maya photo – Efficiency at its best

Posted March 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Relax. That is what a vacation is all about right. Recharge your batteries, recharge your mind, take a break and renew yourself.

There are days when you see interesting things in the Riviera Maya and the piñata man is no exception. After a double take and little smile, our comment was, that man is efficient and resourceful. After 20 years of living in the Riviera Maya, there are some days where we still do a double take when we see something out of the ordinary. Funny enough we are noticing that we get a double take when others witness the Locogringos doing something out of the ordinary. The exception is the norm...

Riviera Maya travel tip – Grocery shopping options

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

grocery shopping in the Riviera Maya

  If you are looking for great fresh local produce, meat and more here are some great tips for grocery shopping in the Riviera Maya. Some cities have more options than others, with Playa del Carmen having the most options for grocery shopping. What we love to do is scout out interesting day trips for local produce that takes us to places we might have otherwise not ventured to. What you will also find is that different locations have different food options. In Valladolid at the...

How to recycle on your Riviera Maya vacation

Posted by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Sustainable Tourism

recycling in the Riviera maya

We all like to do the right thing, and part of the right thing, right now is to recycle as much of your waste as you can no matter where you are in the world. Plastic, paper, cans, organic waste and more can be put to good use if you know how to dispose of your garbage thoughtfully. For many Americans and Canadians, garbage separation and recycling is a way of life. You separate your garbage, put it on the curb and the city will take your recycled garbage and dispose of it for you. In Mexico,...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Relax on vacation

Posted March 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Relaxing beach vacations in the Riviera Maya

This photo speaks for itself. Relax. That is what a vacation is all about right. Recharge your batteries, recharge your mind, take a break and renew yourself. If you are looking for a super charged vacation that makes you more tired than when you arrived, the Riviera Maya may not be your place. If you are looking for a relaxing, lazy, unique destination that will open your eyes and mind to new ideas, new views, new people and new food, then you have your place. Check out some of the...

Valladolid travel tips – Calle Frailes, the Friar’s Street

Posted March 11, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Calle Friales in Vallidolidid, Yucatan, the new artists street to watch

Valladolid is known for is Church in the main Zocalo, but Calle Frailes, the Friar's Street is one of the most beautiful streets we have seen in a while. This street is full of Spanish Architecture and is a short row of houses (now Shops) on both sides of the street. After careful restoration, the street is beautiful and soon to be the next artisans street for local artists. The owner of Coqui-Coqui in Tulum has a perfume shop on this street that leads to the Convent, and a tequila store is...

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