Riviera Maya vacation tips – Parents need down time too!

Posted April 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips

get some quiet parent time while on your Riviera Maya vacation

We have heard it many times, taking your kids on vacation is not a vacation for the parents! When you venture off on vacation the planning to unpacking process is a chore. It is a chore all parents love as they want to create wonderful family vacation memories, vacation adventures and get away from routine, but family vacations are tiring, there is not doubt about it. How to get parent down time while on vacation Here are a few ideas, or tips so you can get some down time while on vacation....

Costa Maya photo of the day – Bacalar lagoon

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


Wow, this is a great inland village in the heart of the Costa Maya. Bacalar lagoon is known as the lagoon of 7 colors. The blues in the lake make it look like there are seven shades of blue in the water. Bacalar is a quiet village that has a rich history, the San Felipe fort and lots of sustainable activities. Bacalar is a little gem, a well-kept secret and a chill place for you to hang out. Check out more information on Bacalar, where it is located, what vacation activities there are and...

Isla Holbox photo of the day – Sandy roads and caribbean flare

Posted April 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Isla HOlbox in the town of HOlbox, featured buildings and sand roads

Isla Holbox (pronounced Hole-bosh) is just north of Cancun in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The history of this island is colorful, and it has been through more bosses of the island than we would like to mention. Isla Holbox has one boss today, and that is the Whaleshark, the largest fish in the sea that migrates from Honduras to the Gulf of Mexico during the summer months. Isla Holbox is a personal favorite and we love the whalesharks as well. Combined I would say...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Words speak louder than…..

Posted April 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

riviera maya water safety for kids on vacation

All we can say is this is why we moved here, this is why we love what we do, and this is the greatest pleasure we get we from life. You too can be here. Check out the Riviera Maya and the best way to arrange your next vacation to the beach! It is that easy, really.

Riviera Maya vacation tip – Keep the family hydrated on vacation

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips

staying hydrated in the riviera Maya

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The tropical weather in the Riviera Maya can be deceiving. You are on the beach, in the sea, playing, having a great time and little did you know that you, your kids or even your pet is dehydrated. It is easy to stay hydrated if you are aware. Dehydration creeps up on you and though it is not dangerous it can slow down your vacation if you are not careful. How to stay fully hydrated when you are having way too much fun? Water, coconut water and juices all work...

Playa del Carmen photo of the day – Mayan pole dancers

Posted April 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

mayan pole dance in Playa del Carmen

In the heart of Playa del Carmen, the Mayan pole dancers have been given a spot in the central zocalo, Parques Fundadores, to show off the famous Mayan pole dance. This Dance is called Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers), or Palo Volador (Pole Flying) and is a ritual performed by Mayans in both Mexico and Guatemala. Thankfully, the dance of the flyers can be seen each hour in the center of Playa del Carmen or at the entrance to the Tulum ruins. This ceremony was said to be used to...

Riviera Maya vacation tip -Best weather channel for the Riviera Maya

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

riviera Maya blue sky off the shores of the Caribbean

Of course you want to know what the weather is going to be like when you are in the  Riviera Maya. Many weather networks and weather internet sites show the opposite to what we are experiencing in the Riviera Maya. Years ago we could swap weather information through the radio so everyone could get a grasp of what to expect for the day. Tropical weather can differ from city to city, village to village. It is not unheard of that Tulum is experiencing rain and Playa del Carmen has full sun. So...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – iconic Mexican fish taco

Posted April 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

fish tacos in the Riviera Maya

We could not resist! Fish tacos are one of the most craved foods from the Riviera Maya and this photo sure as heck can prove that! Fresh fish caught in the Caribbean makes this a great choice for Foodies, sweet onions, vine sweetened tomatoes, fresh cilantro, chilis, handmade tacos....oh goodness we can not go on! Each city in the Riviera Maya has a great fish taco stand. Some are road side stands some are family style restaurants. Bottm line is, they are world-class fish tacos that locals and...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – a family vacation destination

Posted April 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

family vacations are popular in the Riviera maya

When people think of the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Playa del Carmen or even Tulum, spring break parties seem to come to mind. Well let this photo of the Riviera Maya debunk all of those thoughts as you see families on the beach and not the college students (or adults) looking for a good time. Mexico as a culture is very family focused. As more workers are needed in the Riviera Maya to support the many businesses along the coast, families are the center of attention in most Riviera Maya...

Riviera Maya vacation tips – bringing your pet on vacation

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips

Locogringo mascot and traveling with your pet to the Riviera Maya

Pet parents are as important as child parents. You know that all you need for your kids to travel to the Riviera Maya is a passport and if needed a letter from your spouse if you are not traveling together. But if you are a pet parent how do you travel with your pet? It is becoming easy to travel with your pet, especially if your pet is small, but paperwork is required to make international pet travel seamless. Pet travel documents needed for Riviera Maya vacations Before you travel with your...

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