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Puerto Morelos Essentials – What To Do and Where to Eat

Posted March 14, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Puerto Morelos Essentials

Thinking of taking a day trip to Puerto Morelos? Thinking of taking advantage of this little fishing village for your entire vacation? There is more to this little town that meets the eye and the guide books. Check out our favorite things to do and favorite places to eat. What To Do in Puerto Morelos There is water everywhere in Puerto Morelos. Reef snorkeling and diving is in a protected marine park on the second largest reef in the world. Cenote Road is full of cenotes. We recently...

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Eat Like a Local – Favorite and Authentic Mexican Foods

Posted March 11, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Eat like a Local - Favorite and Authentic Mexican Foods

So you love hard shell tacos, nachos, ceviche and burritos. You are on the right path to experiencing Mexican food, but authentic Mexican food. Nachos, hard taco shells, and burritos are an interpretation of Mexican Food. Ceviche, the glorious seafood and fish dish found throughout the region, originated in Peru. So What is Authentic Mexican Food? There is a host of local foods that you must try when in the Riviera Maya. Many of the dishes come from other regions of Mexico, especially the...

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Mayan Magic – The Folk Tale of the Magician’s Pyramid at Uxmal Ruins

Posted March 9, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins

Magician's Pyramid at Uxmal Ruins

The tallest structure at the Uxmal Ruins is called either the Magician's Pyramid, or the Pyramid of the Dwarf, or the Sorcerer's Pyramid. There is a folk tale that explains the construction of this building passed down through generations. It was told to John Lloyd Stevens in the mid-1800s as an explanation as to how this majestic pyramid came to be in this magical Mayan City. The Story of the Magician's Pyramid at Uxmal Ruins This is an excerpt from Stephen's and Catherwoods book, Incidents...

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Discover the Good Life When You Travel

Posted March 7, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Luxury Travel Riviera Maya

We love the off the beaten path travel experience. But off the beaten path does not mean roughing it! The good life - luxury, pampering, super cool experiences - can be part of your off the beaten path experience. In Mexico, specifically the Riviera Maya, local businesses have combined luxury and hidden treasures. Experience Hacienda lunches as you explore the region, Mayan inspired spa treatments with local plants in exquisite locations, private tours to local ruins and hidden...

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Will Travel For Food – This Dish is Worth Traveling For!

Posted March 4, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Chapulines

I will admit. I have avoided this dish for decades, I mean for decades! But a few weeks ago, with five other girlfriends, we decided to pull up our big girl panties and just do it. I have been known to try just about anything. There are few activities that I will shy away from.. I am a cave explorer for goodness sake, but Oaxacan grasshoppers have just been my fear. Fear no longer, I am a convert! I know you are saying, 'crazy, you will never catch me dead eating roasted grasshoppers' I have...

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72 hours in Isla Mujeres

Posted March 2, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Whether it is your first trip to Isla Mujeres or your tenth trip, there is so much to discover on this little island just across from Cancun. Many go for the island life, that laid-back chill tropical paradise that has you more relaxed than you imagined. Other go for the activities and restaurants, something that Isla Mujeres has a lot of! Guaranteed, there is also lots to see and do in just 72 hours or you can enjoy just a whole lot of chilling if you want. Get the Lay of the Land First on...

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New Loco Gringo Bucket List Items for the Adventurous

Posted February 29, 2016 by Steve Moen in Loco Adventures

New Loco Gringo Bucket List Items for the Adventurous

Have you planned a trip the Riviera Maya but are scratching your head about what to do during your vacation? We have a trusted Bucket List of Adventures that we sent to all of our guests but we thought it was time for an update. Here are some new adventures you might want to check out in addition to our original suggestions. Loco Gringo Bucket List Adventures 2016 1. Ojos Mayas - This is a great off the beaten track full day adventure that takes you into small Mayan villages in the south. No...

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Where to Eat Deep Fried Fish in the Riviera Maya

Posted February 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Where to Eat Deep Fried Fish in the Riviera Maya

You know we should stop doing these list posts on our Local Scoop blog as there is no way we can add all the best local places to eat. There are so many off the beaten path restaurants that offer delicious and unique meals, but fail to have a name. Many of our favorite local eateries have rotating and ever-changing locations so we could say x street and x street today but next week it will be a different street. What we can do is highlight where to start your foodie adventures. If we build...

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Riviera Maya and Yucatan Memories – Uxmal Ruins

Posted February 24, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins

Riviera Maya and Yucatan Memories - Uxmal Ruins

There are a lot of great memories from your Riviera Maya and Yucatan trips but where were your all time favorite memories? Uxmal comes pretty high on the list for a lot of reasons. Sure, the Uxmal ruins are spectacular, but the Uxmal experience and adventure is what brought such great memories. Getting There is Half the Fun - Road Tripping to Uxmal Uxmal is located in the state of the Yucatan on the Ruta Puuc that runs from Merida south to Xlapak and then returns through the small village and...

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Happy Margarita Day! New Margarita Recipes Enclosed

Posted February 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes

National Margarita Day

Did you know that Margarita Day is February 22? Did you know that bars throughout the US celebrate Margarita Day with special pricing and unique recipes? Well, there is a Facebook page for National Margarita Day and an entire website dedicated to National Margarita Day! Who would have thunk? We started cruising through the recipes and I have to say, there are likely 365 recipes for every day of the year! Wowza! Now that is true awesomeness. The first recipe we want to try is the...

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