Find Cultural Treasure on Your Riviera Maya Family Vacation

Posted April 9, 2014 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...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sand castles

Posted April 2, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

riviera maya beaches are for kids

Kids can spend hours playing in the sand! Make the most of your beach vacation and rent a villa right on the sandy beaches of Riviera Maya.

Fabulous Family Vacation Destinations in Riviera Maya

Posted April 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

family vacations in riviera maya, mexico

The month of April is all about fabulous family vacations in the Riviera Maya where families have quite a few fun destinations to choose from. Not all Caribbean destinations are geared for family vacations, but in the Riviera Maya, no matter which city you choose you cannot lose. Playa del Carmen is the most popular destination with its many resources right at your finger tips, but the smaller, beachfront towns also have lots to offer in the way of family fun. It really all depends on what your...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Ek Balam

Posted by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations

Mayan ruins in Yucatan

We LOVE the Ek Balam Mayan ruins. They are perfect for family day trips from the Riviera Maya. Combine a visit to these ruins with other nearby activities like cenotes, or head to Valladolid after your visit, a beautiful colonial city just 20 minutes from this Mayan ruin. Or go north to the Gulf of Mexico and check out Rio Lagartos. Read about more Mayan archeological sites.

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Isla Holbox

Posted March 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mexico Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

Isla Holbox in Yucatan, Mexico

Isla Holbox is an island on the flux of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, making this little known place a treasure trove of natural beauty. Find out what's hot and what's not on Isla Holbox.

Costa Maya Photo of the Day – Birding

Posted March 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

birding in Mexico

There are over 350 varieties of birds in the Costa Maya. Just stepping outside your hotel or bungalow in the early morning, you never know what you may see. Birdwatching is a sustainable tourism activity. Find your Costa Maya escape.

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Jungle orchids

Posted March 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

jungle orchid in Yucatan, Mexico

There is so much natural beauty in the Yucatan jungle if you keep an eye out for it. Jungle orchids usually grow in the crooks of tree branches, so be sure to look up when hiking the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula. Discover other surprises hidden in the Yucatan Jungle.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Casa Itzamna in Coba

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

mayan healing in the Riviera Maya

Casa Itzamna near Coba is a center of Mayan medicine studies. Here you will find treatments and products based on the holistic therapies of the ancient Maya civilization. This is certainly a true cultural experience for the mindful traveler. Round out your Coba day trip with a visit to the ruins.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Soliman Bay gem

Posted March 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

rivera maya restaurants

Chamico's, located at the end of the Soliman Bay road, is sustainable dining in its truest form. Fresh, local, delicious! Find your Soliman Bay vacation home.

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