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Spring Time Getaways in the Riviera Maya

Posted January 4, 2017 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

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-30 C, 0F, 36F, 40F, 55F, 1C. These are some of the reported temperatures to the north, mainly northern US states and Canada. Weather reports say this will be the year of weather extremes, from very cold to unseasonably warmer temperatures. Sounds like people will be reaching for winter coats one week, and light spring jackets the next. How labor intensive, no? Reach for your Flip Flops and Bathing Suit in the Riviera Maya So far this year we have been reaching for flip flops and bathing...

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Iaax Page – Under the Spell of Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

Posted January 3, 2017 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

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My guest on the today’s podcast is a dear friend whom I have known for almost 10 years. Iaax Page grew up in Western Mexico, but his heart is in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Iaax first came to Cancun to visit his father when he was just four-years-old. He says it was mostly jungle at the time. He would take long rides with his father, mesmerized by the lagoon. Something drew him to this area. He says it was like he was under a spell. At 14, he moved to the area, and has been here ever...

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Going to Chichen Itza? Stop at the Balankanche Cave!

Posted December 30, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins

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We continue to take local adventures off our Bucket List. Yes we live here, but the Bucket List continues to grow! Just when we think we have ticked everything off our list, we hear about another interesting place to check out. And boy did we find a great place this time. Note: This is not a regular blog post, nor are the photos of the quality that we like to maintain. As hard as I tried, it was extremely difficult to capture this underground cave well as lens started to fog up from the...

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Top 5 Loco Gringo Podcasts of 2016!

Posted December 28, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips


Wow, what a spectacular year. We launched our Podcasts in April 2016 and have completed 39 interviews with Riviera Maya locals who have shared over 300+ local recommendations! Now that rocks! Thank you to all of our friends who have joined us on this magical journey to bring more local insights, more local recommendations and more local places to go in this beautiful area. I even discovered some new places to go while I was interviewing everyone! Top 5 Loco Gringo Podcasts of 2016 So we...

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The Day AFTER Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Christmas Day is a ton of fun in the Riviera Maya but we have to admit, we love the day AFTER Christmas the best. With so many friends to visit over the holidays, and a large Christmas dinner to tend to, the day After Christmas is our day of outdoor fun, rest and relaxation! For our fellow Canadians, this is Boxing Day. If you are visiting the Riviera Maya for your Christmas holiday you will not find those famous Canadian Christmas sales on the 26th. Everyone goes to the beach, or a cenote,...

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Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant Options For Your Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 23, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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I have to say, vegan and vegetarian choices have multiplied exponentially in the last few years. A friend of mine moved here in 2000 and was looking for vegan basics like Almond Milk, Soya Milk, Tofu, and gluten free bread. At that time, there was nothing. A few restaurants offered vegetarian meals, Babe's Noodle Bar and Restaurant and 100% natural in Playa de Carmen being two of three restaurants that served vegetarian, but not vegan. In most cases cheese was added to all meals so a vegan was...

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Vacation Rentals for 25 People! Muy Wow!

Posted December 21, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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25 people in the same vacation rental? Really? You would be surprised how many requests we have for large vacation rentals. Here is how it happens. Destination wedding, family reunions, friends getaway, 50th Birthday vacation and celebration, 65th Birthday, Vow renewals, Class reunions, Girls Getaway, Babymoons, and in most cases just a damn big family! The first thought is to rent a whole bunch of rooms at a resort. Easy no? Intimate? NOT! YOur celebration ends up being the entertainment...

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Happy Sangria Day! But HELLLOOOO Mangria!

Posted December 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food

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December 20 is National Sangria Day, which we will celebrate overlooking the Caribbean Sea. I attempted to dig up more facts about Sangria but could not find anything new other than what we wrote last year - History of Sangria. But then we found something interesting which turned into some amazing! Heelllo Mangria Who says great ideas don't come to those who may have a bit too much to drink? The Mangria sounded interesting so we decided to make our own. Call it our test bar in...

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Wild at Heart On the Southern Mexican Shores of the Caribbean Sea

Posted December 16, 2016 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya

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So you have been reviewing your travel bucket list and realized that you have been fortunate enough to hit all the pueblos, villages, cities and towns in the Riviera Maya. If this is you, you might want to consider a new Mexican location for your getaway. The Costa Maya is four hours from the Cancun airport and a true step back in time. We have been traveling there for over 15 years and love this area for a change in pace. Coconut groves, few English speakers, small hotels and small...

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Cultural Holidays and Cool Events in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 14, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

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Mexico is the land of great holidays, with indigenous, religious and political holidays found every month of the year. There are also local events that are great to plan your vacation around. On top of this, American holidays are observed as well, Thanksgiving being given priority. On top the cultural festivals, local businesses love to create events that highlight food, music, art and sports. The Riviera Maya jazz festival is one of these, the Riviera Maya Film Festival another. So many events...

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