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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Fresh Flowers – A simple luxury

Posted July 8, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

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On our first trip to the market to stock our vacation rental, I always pick up a small bouquet of fresh flowers. I love the way they instantly add a touch of warmth and class to any hotel room. Each afternoon when we come back from a tour or day trip, it is so nice to open our door to the pleasant aroma of lilies or roses  instead of a room that has been closed up all day. Five star hotels and resorts know fresh flowers are a simple, affordable luxury that will brighten each day of your stay....

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Secrets Maroma – 5 Star Luxury

Posted July 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

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We la la LOVE this resort. We'd give Secrets Maroma more stars if we could. This all adult, all-inclusive luxury resort is tops! This photo was a Loco Gringo photo contest finalist submitted by Roma Agura. It really captures the quiet beauty of this resort at dusk. The sexy pool winding around the swim up rooms, the twinkling yellow lights on each balcony above plush terrace couches, lush tropical palm trees - all whispering, "Relax." Check out some of our other luxury vacation...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Camel or Horse? – Opt for exotic!

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

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Horseback riding on the beach is quintessential vacation romance, but what about taking it to an exotic level? Imagine riding through Mayan jungle and along Caribbean beach on the back of a camel. Luxury travel is also about making an ordinary vacation extraordinary, right? So swap out Flicka for humps! One of the newest tours on the coast is Camel Safari Riviera Maya by Maroma Adventures. You don't have to go to the Sahara for a camel ride. Check out other exotic things to do in the Riviera...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Skydiving – Vacation on a higher level!

Posted July 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

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Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Because it's FUN! Lookin' to add some adrenaline to your Riviera Maya vacation? Try skydiving in Playa del Carmen. Find other Playa del Carmen adventures.

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Riviera Maya Luxury Vacation Tip – Golf is better at Iberostar

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

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If your idea of a luxury vacation includes a round or two of golf, the local Riviera Maya golfers say do it at Iberostar Playa Paraiso. This course is "All-Inclusive" meaning the price includes cart, fees, food, drinks, beer and liquor. The course incorporates natural features of the Mayan jungle, like trees and cenotes, to challenge even the most expert golfers. It was never the golf course architect's intention to use the cenotes, but he saw how pretty they were and redesigned to include...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Fine dining, a must on your luxury getaway!

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

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Gourmet meals are an essential part of any luxury vacation. If you are an honest to goodness foodie, once the accommodations are set, the very next step is to get restaurant reservations. The Riviera Maya is full of upscale dining venues. Some of our favorites include John Gray's in Puerto Morelos, Hechizo in Tulum and Luna Maya in Playa del Carmen. And the best part, fine dining in the Riviera Maya does not include stuffy maitre d's but it may require your toes in the sand. Search a list of...

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Palacio de Gobierno, luxury past

Posted July 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

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The Palacio de Gobierno is a fabulous mansion in Merida that houses a series of murals depicting the history of the Yucatan. This national heirloom was built in 1892 and showcases the architectural style of a bygone era. Merida experienced a boom of wealth at the end of the 19th Century due to the production of henequen. It was said that at that time Merida was home to more millionaires than any other city in the world.  Because of this, today the city of Merida displays a wealth of antique...

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Puerto Aventuras Photo of the Day – Nothing says luxury like a yacht!

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

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Yachts are certainly icons of luxury and this Riviera Maya marina is full of them.  Puerto Aventuras is a luxury vacation community  centered around its lovely marina. Golf courses, gourmet restaurants, palatial waterfront villas, and a marina that is home to gorgeous yachts. For those who don't have to ask, "How much?" or if you have saved your pennies for such a decadent excursion, you can charter one of these babies, captain and crew included. Check out some amazing Puerto Aventuras...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Book spa services before you check in.

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

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Nothing says you are on vacation like indulging in one, or more, of the delicious offerings at a spa. Massage, facials, body wraps...they all provide a thoughtful bit of pampering. If you are a spa-goer, make sure you do not miss out on this royal treatment, book your spa service when you book your Riviera Maya hotel or resort. Renting a villa? Make sure to arrange the massage therapist before you arrive.  Don't wait until check in or you may not get the times or treatments you want. Find...

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Luxury Vacations in the Riviera Maya – Easier than you think!

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

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It may seem out of reach for those of us who scrimp and save all year for a vacation, but the truth is anyone can enjoy a little luxury on their Riviera Maya escape.  Most of us do not have a Carlos Slim sized bank account. A private plane is not waiting to jet off to a Caribbean island (full staff included) reserved for just you and your friends, but this does not mean you can't indulge in a little first-class pampering on your much anticipated vacation. In the Mexican Caribbean, there are...

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