Riviera Maya vacation tip – Keep the family hydrated on vacation

Posted April 22, 2013 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Tulum photo of the day – Cenote Cristalino

Posted April 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Cenote Cristalino entrance and store near Tulum mexico

This photo was taken at Centoe Cristalino just north of Tulum. It is pictures like these that warm our hearts and give us a big smile when we are in Mexico. The store is at the entrance to the cenote, a fresh water natural sink hole where families and friends go to swim on our hot Riviera Maya days. What we love is the hand painted signs all over the exterior of the store welcoming everyone to this magical place. 'The cenote is a marvelous location to be enjoyed by everyone in the family'...

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Akumal photo of the day – This is how we spend a Monday morning

Posted April 15, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

AKumal MExico in the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean ocean

This Akumal beach photo in the Riviera Maya was taken on a Monday morning as we welcomed a new week. At this point we are not sure how else to welcome in the week. If you were on vacation in the Riviera Maya, you would be joining us in welcoming a Monday morning just like this. Akumal, located south of the Cancun airport has three bays along its shores, private vacation villa rentals, private homes and of course the turtles in the ocean. Happy Monday to all of you who are here and those who are...

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Riviera Maya vacation tips – Cenotes for families

Posted April 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

Cenote cristalino for family vacations in the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is filled with natural sink holes of fresh water called cenotes. For families and kids, cenotes are a great jungle adventure! Kids will learn about natural land formations, the importance of ecology, witness how jungles in the Riviera Maya grow and have a great place to swim! Check out this photo of a cenote in the Riviera Maya, cenote Cristalino, where the water is shallow, the jungle is dense and everyone will have a great time! Life jackets, snorkeling equipment can be...

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Akumal photo of the day – family fun day at Yal ku Lagoon

Posted by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Family vacations,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

This a great candid shot taken in Akumal at the entrance to the Yal ku lagoon. The lagoon is super famous in Akumal and throughout the coast of the Riviera Maya.

This a great candid shot taken in Akumal at the entrance to the Yal ku lagoon. The lagoon is super famous in Akumal and throughout the coast of the Riviera Maya. For new snorkelers, the lagoon offers a safe, shallow area to try snorkeling. The water is a mix of fresh and salt water so the experience is unlike other snorkeling adventures. For experience snorkelers, the variety of fish that can be seen in the lagoon is amazing! Fish migrate in and out of the lagoon making this a haven for the sea...

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