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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – El Jimador Tequila – Unbelievably smoothe

Posted September 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

el-jimador-tequila in the Riviera Maya

Visitors to Mexico are often overwhelmed by the numerous tequila options available in, well, the home country of tequila, but real tequila connoisseurs know one of the top selling, best tasting tequilas in Mexico is El Jimador. It's golden color and balanced flavor of cooked agave and hints of vanilla and caramel hook you at first sip. The really good news...here in the Riviera Maya the cost is far cheaper than in the U.S. So hit the duty free on your way out and stock up on Mexico's favorite...

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Cancun Photo of the Day – Underwater Museum Transformation

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

Underwater Museum in Cancun Mexico

The underwater museum just off the shores of Cancun is now 3 years old and the sculptures are losing themselves to the reef they were submerged to create. Don't wait much longer to see the famous underwater museum because it won't be long before nature takes her claim. Find other cool things to do in Cancun.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Beginning of a new day

Posted September 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Sunrise on the beach in the Riviera Maya

It is the beginning of a new day in the Riviera Maya! Do something you have never done before. Take a yoga class, learn to paddleboard, go ziplining, swim in a cenote, go horseback riding on the beach...the possibilities for new adventures are endless. Find more things to do in the Riviera Maya.

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Yucatan Vacation Tip – San Crisanto Mangroves near Merida

Posted September 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

San Cristalino mangroves in the Yucatan near Merida

If you are a nature lover vacationing in the metropolis of Merida, get out of the city and take a day trip to the San Crisanto mangroves where over 13o species of animals have made themselves at home. A boat tour through the canal ways will lead you through a tropical ecosystem rich in biodiversity, and then to a refreshing cenote for a swim. Check out some of our Yucatan hotels.

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Isla Holbox Photo of the Day – End of Another Whale Shark Season

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Whale Shark tours and season dates in Isla HOlbox

Another great season of swimming with whale sharks has ended, but they will be back next year for their Mexican Caribbean vacation. See you in 2014 guys! Start planning for next year's season with this whale shark tour article.

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A 3 Day Itinerary to Exploring the Sian Ka’an Biosphere

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

Self Guided tours through the Sian Ka'an Biosphere in mexico

In 1986, the Mexican government established a 1.5 million acre nature reserve just south of Tulum beach. The Sian Ka'an (meaning "where the sky is born" in Maya) Biosphere Reserve is an Unesco World Heritage site and the largest reserve in the state of Quintana Roo. The reserve's rich biodiversity is amazing. Four different ecosystems inside the reserve are home to over 300 species of birds, over 100 different mammals, 1200 plant species and 52 different types of fish.  Monkeys, manatee,...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – The Conch Shell House

Posted September 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Photos

COnch shell house on Isla Mujueres

Taking their cue from nature's design, the owners of this very unusual house on Isla Mujeres have built it in the shape of a conch shell. Very cool! Check out some of our Riviera Maya vacation villas.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Cliff of the Dawn, Isla Mujeres

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

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Be the first in Mexico to see the rising sun. This cliff in Punta Sur park in Isla Mujeres is the easternmost tip of Mexico, and the view of the Caribbean from this point is stunning. Discover other islands in the Riviera Maya.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Best Times to Snorkel

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

Best time to snorkel in the Riviera maya

As with most wildlife observation like birding, early mornings and dusk are the best times for snorkeling.  These are the times when animals are searching for food. For the best light while snorkeling, swim out just as the sun has come up. The water is still cooled off from the evening and the sea life is on the hunt for breakfast. This is the optimum time for an underwater encounter! Read more snorkel tips in our spotlight articles.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan Wedding Symbols – What do they mean?

Posted September 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

Symbols in Mayan weddings

Mayan wedding ceremonies are popular here in the Riviera Maya.  For the Maya, the ceremony is performed to bring the couple to the four directional points (north, south, east and west) to unite them as one and present them to the feminine Mother Earth and the masculine Cosmic Energy. Flowers are used in the alter to represent the four points. North is represented by red flowers, East with yellow, South with purple, and West with white. The conch shell is used to call to the gods of these four...

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