Posted March 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Mindful Traveler
Calderitas is a small Mayan coastal village situated on the western side of Chetumal Bay. For those who don't need much more than amazing ocean views, cold beer and the best tasting seafood ever, this might be a place for you to check out. Rent a kayak and paddle around the bay or rent a boat to sail around the naturally diverse Tamalcab Island. You will love this fantastic beach front hotel in Mahahual, Costa Maya
Posted February 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities
For romantic dining and cocktails in Merida, Yucatan its gotta be Rosas & Chocolate Restaurant and Bar. Begin (or end) with live Jazz in the ultra sexy, open air Moon Lounge and then indulge in gourmet dishes in the lush gardens. Discover the romantic, colonial city known as Merida.
Posted by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities
Find out what captivated early explorers when they discovered the Yucatan Peninsula - this place has a romantic draw you cannot deny. Bountiful biodiversity, passionate people, lush landscapes, all coming together to create a vacation destination unlike any other in Mexico. Whether you are budget travelers or jet setters you will surrender to its magic and fall head-over-heels in love with the Yucatan. For couples seeking adventure and romance, the Yucatan has so many enchanted places. Here...
Posted February 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities
What could be more romantic than staying in a centuries old hacienda surrounded by old world charm and elegance? Check out our selection of Yucatan haciendas.
Posted February 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips
Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about the family vacation. The process of planning a family vacation is worth the treasured memories you will make - don't let it be daunting. Center your location and activities around family and your trip will be successful, and keep in mind, there's no need to shell out a ton of cash to create lasting memories. So how do you find the right destination and location that will bring your family together? Here are a few...
Posted February 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips
Sustainable travel is as concerned with cultural preservation as it is with environmental preservation. It views the cultures and beliefs of the host communities to be as equally important to protect as the natural setting they call home. As mindful travelers, we want tourism to work for the indigenous people, to improve their lives while respecting their traditional ways. Are you ready to immerse yourself in a new culture? Here are some tips that will help you to win friends abroad. 5...
Posted February 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism,Vacation tips
Kabah park in Cancun Centro is a natural oasis in the middle of urban mayhem. If you like to jog, walk, or simply enjoy nature, Kabah Park is a retreat. Located across the street from CostCo, you will find a playground, an outdoor gym, a museum, a picnic area, a duck pond, and a small zoo. The park is full of wildlife! Chachalaca birds (the Yucatecan pheasant) large iguana, deer, spider monkeys and coatimundi call Cancun Centro their home. Visit Riviera Maya's natural aquarium.
Posted January 31, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports
Hanging on to your underwater camera and lining up shots while snorkeling can be cumbersome. Check out this very cool gadget, the snorkel-mask camera. Now when you are swimming with turtles in Akumal Bay or snorkeling with whale sharks near Isla Holbox, do it hands-free! Enjoy amazing snorkeling in the Mexican Caribbean.
Posted January 29, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips
Mahahual is a great Costa Maya beach town with lots to offer, so there's no wonder why Caribbean cruise ships have made it one of their major stops. So much so they even built a port filled with activities and shops to entertain their passengers. Refrain from shopping at the port shops but rather in the actual town where the prices are far more reasonable and just about everything is negotiable. Find a hotel in Mahahual.
Posted January 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities
February 15, 2014, the Merida English Library is hosting the Artists' Studio Tour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a rare chance to step inside the homes and studios of over 20 local artists and see where the magic happens. Be your own guide and meet the artists who interest you most. Admission is $200 pesos. Find a hotel in historical Merida.
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