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Get Day Spa-Addicted on Your Mexico Vacation

Posted January 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

cancun and Riviera Maya spas

Often vacations are centered around excursions and tours that we've booked, filling our itineraries with activities, and/or making sure friends and family are having fun.  By the time it's over, you feel exhausted.  You feel like you need a vacation from your vacation! Every getaway should include a little, if not a lot, of "me" time, and nothing says "me" like a visit to the spa. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have become a spa vacation destination, and not just because of its many...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Winter in Akumal

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

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This is what a January day in the Riviera Maya looks like. Do you need another reason to put down that snow shovel and contact us today for your 2014 Winter beach escape? Check out our lovely Akumal vacation villas.

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Fine Mayan dining

Posted January 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Yucatan Activities

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One of our favorite restaurants in the little colonial gem of Valladolid is this place located on Friar's Street right next to the convent. Mayan specialty dishes served in a pleasant atmosphere. If you are planning a day trip to Valladolid while vacationing in the Riviera Maya, which we encourage you to do, have lunch at Taberna de los Frailes. Include in your Valladolid day trip, a visit to the nearby Ek Balam Ruins.

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Tulum Vacation Tip – New App to Explore Ruins

Posted January 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

tulum ruins in riviera maya

Archaeologist Dr. Edwin Barnhart’s iPhone app “Tulum – Be Your Own Guide” is complete and on sale through Apple’s online Appstore.  Focused on the Maya ruins of Tulum just south of Cancun, Mexico, it has the potential to revolutionize how people visit archaeological sites.  It works somewhat like a museum audio tour, but gps navigation capabilities allow its users to go anywhere in the site in any order.  The “what is that” function allows them to point their phone at any...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Live Music in Playa

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

live music in Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen's happening 5th Avenue is sure to have live music any given night. This Cuban trio was spotted at a La Quinta cafe entertaining diners with the hot, jazzy sounds of Havana. Check out our sexy Playa del Carmen hotels.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Tulum Pueblo

Posted January 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

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This Caribbean town's colors are brilliant everywhere you look! And everywhere you look so are there street vendors. Fruits, snacks, newspapers, ice creams, you name it, it is probably being carted on a tricycle down the streets of Tulum. We LOVE the Mexican tradition of street vendors, and the convenience too! Discover Tulum Pueblo.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Mexican Dinner Delivery

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Meal delivery in Riviera Maya

Staying in a Puerto Morelos or Playa del Secreto villa and don't feel like cooking or going out to for dinner? Now the area has a catering service with fresh, regional meals created by a professional chef  in his kitchen and delivered to your door. Villa Catering has an extensive dinner and "happy hour" menu, and best of all, meals come with a pitcher of margaritas, pina coladas or sangria. Check out our Playa del Secreto vacation rentals.

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Be a Riviera Maya local and go to some of the coolest places

Posted January 9, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Loco Gringo Vacation Vibe

Hola Amigos! Have you ever wondered where the people who live in Cancun or Riviera Maya go to vacation? Costa Maya is the vacation destination for those who already live in paradise and REALLY want to get away from it all. By getting away from it all we mean jumping into the natural beauty of Mexico and experiencing the incredible adventures mother nature has waiting for us. So what do we like to do when we vacation in Costa Maya? Here are a few of our favorite Costa Maya...

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Convent in Valladolid

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

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The vibrant colors and colonial architecture Mexico is known for are found everywhere in Valladolid. This photo was taken inside the halls of the Convent of San Bernardino Siena, one of the town's most popular attractions. It is an easy and worthwhile day trip from the Riviera Maya. Read more about the historical Mexican town of Valladolid.

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Go Crazy for Foodie Travel in Yucatan & Riviera Maya

Posted January 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Loco Adventures,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

Food Travel in the Riviera Maya

Foodies from around the world have discovered that the Yucatan and the Riviera Maya are great destinations to experience food created by some really inspiring chefs. If you are crazy for cooking or just enjoy eating really great Mexican food, take home more than just memories of your Mexico vacation, take home new kitchen skills and a knowledge of Mexico's fascinating culinary history. What better place to take a cooking class than the country with a cuisine that has been dubbed by UNESCO a...

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