Cancun Vacation Tip – Parque Kabah

Posted February 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism,Vacation tips

urban park in Cancun Mexico

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.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Very cool snorkel gadget

Posted January 31, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports

snorkel digital camera for your riviera maya vacation

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.

Costa Maya Travel Tip – Shop in town, not the port

Posted January 29, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips

Mahahual cruise ship port

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.

Yucatan Vacation Tip – Merida Art Tour

Posted January 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

Art tour in Yucatan, Mexico

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.

Yucatan Vacation Tip – DIY Merida Cantina Crawl

Posted January 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Loco Adventures,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

cantinas in yucatan mexico

Cantinas have always been a part of Mexican culture. The phrase "Mexican cantina" brings to mind smokey saloons filled with gun slingers. However, the cantinas of today are very different, serving botanas (free appetizers while you drink) and some even cater to families. Do your own cantina crawl with some of our favorite Merida cantinas: La Negrita located on the corner of Calle 62 and 49 El Lucero del Alba on Calla 56 and 47 El Gallito 0n Calle 45 between 60 and 62 Pico de...

Yucatan Vacation Tip – Handicap friendly ruins

Posted January 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips

accessibility in the Riviera Maya

The archaeological site of Uxmal is now handicap friendly. The National Institute of Anthropology and History has been developing a program to make the Yucatan's historical buildings and archaeological sites accessible for people with disabilities. Ramps have been added to the ruin site and walkways have been modified to accommodate wheelchairs. We are excited to see these changes being made to make travel in the Yucatan easier for everyone. Learn more about the mysterious Mayan ruins of...

Tulum Vacation Tip – New App to Explore Ruins

Posted January 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

tulum ruins in riviera maya

Archaeologist Dr. Edwin Barnhart’s iPhone app “Tulum – Be Your Own Guide” is complete and on sale through Apple’s online Appstore.  Focused on the Maya ruins of Tulum just south of Cancun, Mexico, it has the potential to revolutionize how people visit archaeological sites.  It works somewhat like a museum audio tour, but gps navigation capabilities allow its users to go anywhere in the site in any order.  The “what is that” function allows them to point their phone at any...

Mexico Travel Tip – Ensure travel in 2014

Posted December 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips

Ensure travel in 2014

One Mexican New Year's Eve tradition is to carry an empty suitcase around the block at midnight to ensure travel in the following year. Another way to ensure travel is to make reservations. Check out our amazing villas in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – ATMs for Pesos

Posted December 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

exchanging money in Riviera Maya

The most convenient way to buy pesos is by using an ATM. You will often receive better exchange rates, even though you have to pay a service fee, as with any ATM outside your bank network. Be sure to use only bank ATMs and never third party ATMs. If you're going to be traveling in rural areas or remote villages, be sure to take enough cash with you, as ATMs may be hard to find. Buying pesos at your bank before your trip is not necessary if you are using American dollars as they are accepted...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Check the weather

Posted December 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

weather map of Mexico

Travelers getting ready for their Mayan Riviera vacation often ask us, "What's the weather gonna be like while we are there?" We try to forecast as accurate as possible, but we would like to direct you to the professionals, www.windguru.com.  This is the site used by the local boat captains and dive shops in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Check out some awesome aerial views of the Riviera Maya

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