3 Days of dancing in the New Year in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events


If you are looking for a way to bring in the New Year,  join in a three-day music extravaganza "Coincidance".  Dance 2014 away for 3 days on a secluded beach in the Caribbean and a secret jungle rave. Live music starts December 30 at 10 pm until 9 AM.  Yep through the night!  Experience the beat on the beach, at the club stage or in the jungle. Coco Maya Beach Club & Lounge, with a capacity of 4,000 people, is the place to be in the Playa, in DJMag Top 100. Join the rich, famous...

Recipe: Traditional Christmas Punch

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes

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Mexican Christmas "Ponche" Ponche is a traditional drink made at Christmas in Mexico. This recipe which we love is from of one of our favorite cookbooks "Mexico -  The Cookbook" by Margarita Carrillo Arronte. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:  40 minutes Serves: 6 6 tejocotes or yellow plums 4 guavas, halved 2 apples, cored and cut into wedges 3 tamarind fruits, seeded 2 pieces of sugar cane, peeled, split into quarters and diced 1 cu. or 150 grams of...

Local Restaurant Makes Your Holiday Stress-free

Posted December 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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For people spending Christmas week in the Akumal area of the Riviera Maya, restaurant Turtle Bay wants you to enjoy the beach while you are here for the Christmas holidays.  Turtle Bay is offering take out breakfast and dinner on December 24 with pick up late afternoon.  So you can get your Christmas Eve dinner or breakfast for Christmas morning. Click here for Turtle Bay Christmas Order Form, then print from the screen or FILE>SAVE AS> then print it from your hard drive Complete...

Winter packing tip for the beach

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Pack a jacket The weather in the Riviera Maya is great during the winter, days are usually sunny with highs in the lower 80F/26C.    The evenings are in the upper 60's/lower 20C. We recommend you bring a jacket, sweater or sweatshirt for when the sun goes down, just in case.    If you have been playing outside all day, perhaps gotten a little too much sun, you may feel chilly.  

Tips on how to bring your pet with you on vacation

Posted December 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Paddle boarding with the beagles, pet friendly hotels

Leave no family member, furry or otherwise behind! The Riviera Maya can be pet friendly. Here are some helpful tips on bringing  your four legged friend based on our experience traveling with our chihuahuha. Make your airline reservations, and tell them about your pet. Some airlines like SouthWest or charters do not accept pets, period. Be prepared most airlines will charge extra for your pet. Small pets such as small dogs or cats can be in-cabin. The extra fee still applies. The...

Looking for something to do when the party is over?

Posted December 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events


If you are in the Riviera Maya for New Years Don't Miss January 1st, for the first Annual Hangover Haven! WAH WAH PRESENTS ALL YOU CAN EAT AND ALL THE BLOODY'S YOU CAN DRINK FOR $220 PESOS! From 6 AM to 11 AM: For all of you that choose to watch the sun come up (and those who have had a great night sleep), we'll be serving an all you can eat and all the house Bloody's you can drink Breakfast Buffet on the beach at 6 am. From 11 AM to 4 PM: Mike Grabow and Friends will be hosting a...

Have a fantasy vacation in Akumal

Posted December 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Villa Fantasea Punta Sur Akumal Riviera Maya Mexico

Newest Vacation Home in the Riviera Maya Villa Fantasea is the one of the newest listings for LocoGringo.  Punta Sur is fast becoming a popular spot for luxury vacation houses. Punta Sur (South Point) is located between the gated community of South Akumal and Aventuras Akumal. It is more than a fantasy when you gave out across the sea at Villa Fantasea. This contemporary vacation home has expansive ocean views.  The rental house also boasts a lap pool and an elevator which is uncommon in...

One of the best bakeries in Playa del Carmen

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Pop Quiz! Do you like fresh croissant?  With chocolate? Baguettes that have a chewy crust and a tender inside? Raisin rolls? Tarts? Be it lemon, strawberry, or chocolate. Quiche? Crepes? Fresh orange juice or gourmet coffee? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then Chez Celine needs to be a stop on your Riviera Maya vacation foodie list.  Every time we go here it is a treat and breakfast time melts into midday as we sip coffee, OJ, and graze of a variety...

BabyMoons are not overrated…especially when they are at Be Tulum

Posted December 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Guest Bloggers

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My husband and I are expecting our first child so the last several months have been filled with so many new ideas, concepts, and feelings.  Needless to say, it can get overwhelming.  So when friends brought up having a "BabyMoon", I was immediately on board.  The idea of taking a trip just my husband & I is always appealing but what made it even more special was that we agreed to just focus on us and leave the "baby talk" at home. We were blessed to be able to stay in a stunning suite...

Riviera Maya Photo of the day

Posted December 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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If you look at the temperature outside right now and its cold this quote is just for you!   We can help you get into a pair of flip flops this winter in the Riviera Maya. Call us at 1-800-478-0081 and we will have something to fit you perfectly. Or drop us an email [email protected]

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