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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – NEW 5th Avenue!

Posted November 6, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

New section of 5th Ave. in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen's new 5th Avenue extension is finished! It starts at 46th street and continues to Grand Coral Marazul resort, approximately 3 kilometers of bricked road. Currently it is only for pedestrians up to the Paradisus resort. Read more about Playa del Carmen.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – NEW Golf Website

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

OHL Golf Classic in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mayakoba's OHL Golf Classic held from November 11 - 17 has a new website where you can keep up to date on all the tournament happenings with a clean, modern design, improved navigation, bigger and better photos and a live Twitter feed. There is still time to buy tickets, but if you can't be there in person, attend Mexico’s only PGA TOUR event from your computer. Check out the new OHL website.

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – NEW at Soho Gallery

Posted November 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Yucatan Activities

Art galleries in Merida, Yucatan

Soho Galleries in Merida, Yucatan has just opened a new exhibit entitled "Fossils and Fantasies". Artists, through photography, sculpture, painting and mixed media, will explore the beauty and fragility of nature. The exhibit runs through December. Learn more about Merida

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Byblos NEW Location

Posted November 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Byblos French Restaurant in Playa del Carmen

If you are a regular Playa del Carmen visitor who enjoys incredible French cuisine, then you know Byblos. This Riviera Maya institution has changed locations, in case you have been searching all over town in a panic for your favorite gourmet dining. Byblos is still charming, romantic and cozy, just at Avenida 10 and Calle 24. Find Riviera Maya restaurants in our NEW business directory.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – NEW taqueria in Akumal

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

El Comal de Akumal in Riviera Maya

Akumal's own local chef Daveed, has opened El Comal Akumal, a new taqueria at the town entrance. Enjoy delicious tacos and tortas made with home-style recipes from his grandmother's kitchen. Guisadas (taco and torta fillings) change daily, giving you a chance to try something new each day of your Akumal visit. Want to learn to cook Yucatecan dishes? Check out Los Dos cooking school.

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Riviera Maya Vacation tip – New English newspaper

Posted November 1, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

new english newspaper in the Riviera Maya The Playa Times

There is a new information resource for visitors in the Riviera Maya. The Playa Times is an English community newspaper and helpful guide to people living in and visiting Playa del Carmen and other towns in the Mayan Riviera. Check out their restaurant guide, current events on the coast, local news, classifieds, and so much more. Pick up a Playa Times in stores and restaurants throughout the coast and find out what's new!

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Don’t be afraid to try something new in Mexico

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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November 1....whew.....and we are introducing a month of everything NEW! Yup, everything new and worth looking into in the Riviera Maya, Yucatan and Costa Maya. Get ready for a great trip planning month! The cities along the coast of the Caribbean and the cities in the interior have an interesting way of maintaining historical things to do and see but also find new things to do and see all the time. This change is what we love about where we live. Returning to the areas and restaurants that...

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Cancun Photo of the Day – NEW sculptures in the Underwater Museum

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Photos

Underwater Museum inCancun, Mexico

A new series of sculptures has recently been added to the Underwater Museum located off the shores of Cancun.  The underwater museum also has a new "dry" exhibit located on the second floor of Kukulcan Plaza in the Hotel Zone. Entry is free and includes sculptures, photos and a short film of the museum. Read about other things to do in Cancun.

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Akumal Photo of the Day – Happy Halloween!

Posted October 31, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

halloween in Akumal Riviera Maya

Happy Halloween from your favorite Riviera Maya beach bar, La Buena Vida in Akumal.

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Dia de los Muertos – A Celebration of Life and Death

Posted October 30, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Yucatan Activities

day-of-the-dead in the RIviera Maya

From October 30th to November 2nd, Day of the Dead is a huge celebration throughout Latin countries.  It is a time to remember and honor those we loved that have passed on.  It is a time to celebrate the lives they lived.  In Yucatan, the Maya call this holiday Hanal Pixan meaning "feast for the souls".  During these 4 days, the living will build alters, visit cemeteries and prepare foods all in remembrance of their dead friends and family. It is believed that this is the time of the...

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