Posted April 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
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...
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...
Posted April 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
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...
Posted April 9, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
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.
Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
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...
Posted April 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations
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...
Posted April 2, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos
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.
Posted April 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations
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...
Posted by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mexico Destinations,Sustainable Tourism
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.
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