Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – What lies at the end of the coco road? Explore!

Posted May 30, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Mayan Riviera

The Riviera Maya is filled with mysterious, winding roads that lead to gorgeous, jungle cenotes, deserted beaches, or even a little secret place where you can pop open a cold beer and lie in a hammock. Some of our favorite gems were found while driving down beautiful coconut palm roads just like this one. Our passion for adventure and travel has put in some of the most beautiful locations in the Riviera Maya.  Where will your passion lead you in the Riviera Maya? Look at our Riviera Maya...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan Ruins near Tulum

Posted May 29, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Mayan Ruins in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Mayan ruins of Muyil located just south of the Tulum Pueblo are some of the best in Riviera Maya. They are not famous like Chichen Itza, but they have a mysterious beauty all their own. Set in the lovely Yucatecan jungle near the shores of a tranquil lagoon, these ruins are believed to have been an important stop in the ancient Maya's maritime trade route along the coast.  The lagoon of Muyil is linked to the Caribbean sea by a canal system that was  hand dredged by the Maya. Check out...

5 secret places to visit in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism

5 secret destinations in the riviera maya

We have been talking about our favorite things to do, eat and see in the Riviera Maya this month. We have saved the best for last! 5 secret places in the Rivera Maya that you can see and do! These are not just off the beaten path areas and sites, these are secrets. These are 5 places that few talk about as they are sacred. Are you ready to get a peek into the local life as we know it. These spots are so secret I would bet that many locals who live in the Riviera Maya don't even know about them....

Akumal Travel Tip – Wednesday is Farmers’ Market Day in Akumal. Buy Local!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism


Every Wednesday in Akumal, local farmers bring their fresh fruits and vegetables to sell in the open-air plaza in the center of town. A practice of the sustainable traveler is to buy local and support the indigenous community.  We encourage you to shop at this traditional Mexican market and enjoy delicious produce for a great price! Check out some of our Akumal vacation rentals!

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Yoga by the Sea in Akumal

Posted May 28, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services

Take a yoga class in Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Meet Akumal's resident Yogi, Michael Stewart. Michael has studied the practice of Yoga all over the world including London, Chicago and India. He keeps Akumal's locals in fit condition with regular classes given in the town yoga studio located above the arch. Whether you have been practicing  yoga for years or you are newbie, check out one of Michael's yoga classes by the Caribbean sea and you will never be the same. Discover some of our beautiful Akumal vacation rentals! Photo provided...

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Sunday is Cochinita Day in Akumal. Get it While it’s Good!

Posted May 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips


Sundays are my favorite day of the week. I still have 24 hours before work Monday morning, it's my beach day and, best of all, it is cochinita pibil day in the Akumal Pueblo.  If you are not aware, cochinita pibil is a traditional Yucatecan dish of slow roasted pork marinated in achiote paste and sour oranges, and it is delicious! Every Sunday morning in Akumal, taco stands on the West side of the highway dish out this Mayan goodness on the side of rice and beans or wrapped in tortillas for...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Meet Crocodiles Up Close at Crococun Zoo

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Crococun Zoo in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

No zoom feature used when taking this photo! We were only a few feet away from these big guys and there was no barrier between us. Lucky for us, they had breakfast before we got there. Crococun in Puerto Morelos is an interactive zoo where the family can learn about the very cool, feathery, furry and scaly inhabitants of the Yucatan. Meet monkeys, lizards, crocodiles, tropical birds and more. Check out some vacation rentals near Puerto Morelos!

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Open Wide. It’s Whale Shark Season!

Posted May 24, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

It's Whale Shark Season in the Riviera Maya

Open wide and say ahhhhh! Whale sharks are the largest fish on Earth. They can get up to 40 feet long and weigh more than 20 tons. Imagine swimming next to one of these gentle giants. Now you can until September, while the largest migration of whale sharks passes by the Yucatan Peninsula. "Swim with Whale Shark" tours run out of Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres. Put this at the top of your "bucket list"! Check out some of our Isla Holbox vacation rentals!

Riviera Maya Travel Tip- Sam’s and CostCo cards work in Mexico! Stock up!

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips

costco card

Large family vacations, destination weddings and corporate retreats usually include lots of guests which means lots of provisions.  Did you know the Sam's Club and/or Cost Co card you use at home will work here in Mexico too? You do not need to buy another membership or pay any additional fee to use your club cards internationally.  This means huge savings on food, alcohol and supplies for your Riviera Maya occasion, as well as saving the time it takes to make numerous grocery runs!  So...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Jungle Massage

Posted May 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos


This photo evokes serenity big time!  Caribbean vacations are all about relaxing and renewing, and nothing says you're on vacation more than getting a massage. The Riviera Maya has dozens of spas, everything from luxury resort spas to massage palapas on the beach, so choose what suits your comfort level and let the healing begin. Click on any of these amazing destinations for an all-inclusive spa resort!

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