Restaurant review: El Meson de Marques in Valladolid

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Yucatan Activities

tapas at Posada Margherita, Tulum Beach Mexico

Traditional Mexican Cuisine in Valladolid We recently had the opportunity to stop in Valladolid for an early dinner after a day at the ruins at Chichen Itza with amigos from Brazil who were scouting for a film shoot.  Needless to say they loved the ruins of Chichen Itza. One of our favorite places to eat is El Meson de Marques in Valladolid.  We arrived around 5:30 pm and the there were a few people there, but by 7:00pm the place was packed with locals and visitors!  Why, because here...

ABC’s The Bachelor finds paradise in Tulum

Posted July 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

bachelor in paradise tulum beach riviera maya

"The Bachelor in Paradise" hits the Tulum beach! ABC's reality TV show, The Bachelor in Paradise season takes place as the Papaya Playa Project in Casa Madera overlooking the Mexican Caribbean in the Riviera Maya town of Tulum.  Heartbreak and drama will fill the shores of Tulum with this cast as they go seeking true love.  You can watch the beach just north of their piece of paradise. Get a glimpse of what is in store for the bachelor and bachlorettes on Mayan Riviera. This ABC-TV...

A great little hotel in Mahahual: Almaplena Eco Resort

Posted June 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

Almaplena Eco Resort Mahahual

Get off the beaten path!  Almaplena Eco Resort is located about 20 minutes or so south of Mahahual where the the busyness of the world fade away.   This quaint 8 room resort is one of Loco Gringo's newest listings.  Almeplena won the Certificate of Excellence 2013 from TripAdvisor.  One guest commented: "Perfect place to unwind and disconnect. Beautiful rooms and place." Another guest said: "The beautiful, serene beach and open air lobby are your's for the day. There are an abundance of...

5 great Family vacation rentals in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 23, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations


Woo Hoo! We just found a great list of family vacation rentals in the Rivera Maya that is diverse enough for any family. Each family has very specific needs and we think this short list will make your family vacation easy to plan and even easier to secure. If we did not hit the nail on the head, know that there are more vacation rentals where these came from. Choose from beach vacation rentals in Playa del Carmen, SOliman Bay, Akumal and more! Love this list and hope you love it as well! How do...

Playa del Carmen Photo of the Day – Easter Monday Mexican Breakfast

Posted April 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Easter Monday breakfast in the Riviera Maya

We have decided to treat ourselves (and our bellies) to a great Mexican Breakfast in Playa del Carmen this Easter Monday. We have a few friends down for the holidays so it seems timely after all the festivities to have the best breakfast ever. We think this might just last us for the entire day, and prep us for some lounging on the beach! Cueva de Chango is a popular and fun spot for breakfast. The popularity of this restaurant encourages an early morning breakfast so get a head start on...

Family Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations


We talk a lot about fine dining, unique flavors, street food, and foodie experiences. But families are a big part of the Riviera Maya and do need a different 'eating' experience in some cases than a couple looking for a romantic dining experience. We have a big family, and there are some little ones (nephews and nieces) that get us out and about to different restaurants when they come to visit. By no means are there exclusive 'family restaurants' in the Riviera Maya, but there are some fun...

Riviera Maya Vacation Rental Specials of the Week!

Posted April 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

vacation rental specials in the riviera maya

Where are you taking the family on vacation this year? Check out our Riviera Maya villa and condo specials. Casa de las Conchas is a luxurious villa located in the upscale community of South Akumal. This dreamy 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom vacation home boasts modern architecture, contemporary Mexican interior design and a great beach location. Now you can get a 25% discount off all stays the entire month of May 2014. Don't wait! Take advantage of this last minute Spring deal. Tanik...

Family Vacation Tip – Lose the electronics

Posted April 9, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

tips for traveling with kids

iPods, ipads, hand-held gaming devices, etc. are invaluable for keeping kids occupied while on the plane or waiting around in airports, but be sure to make a deal with your kids before hand to turn off and put away these devices when your family reaches their destination. Family vacations are for reconnecting with each other and discovering together the vacation destination you have chosen. Check out the exciting family eco-parks of the Riviera Maya.

Find Cultural Treasure on Your Riviera Maya Family Vacation

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Find culture on your Riviera Maya vacation

One of the greatest rewards of choosing to take the family vacation international is to give your children the opportunity to experience a different culture first hand. When kids learn about how other people live, it helps them appreciate differences, feel engaged in the world and can even stir compassion for others. Sometimes teaching history and culture to your kids in a fun way can be challenging, but with these Riviera Maya activities you can bring Mexico's cultural wealth to...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Vacation destination for new parents

Posted April 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations

Holbox Island, Yucatan

On our last visit to Isla Holbox, we noticed several couples vacationing with their new bundles of joy.It seemed the island had become a haven for young families to just relax together and revel in the new direction their lives were going. Moms who had just experienced childbirth were resting on beachbeds, and proud, smiling dads were pushing strollers along the sandy streets. I thought, "How wonderful, to begin such an exciting journey on this quiet, peaceful island where nature and the cycle...

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