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

Posted May 29, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism

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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!

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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...

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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

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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...

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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!

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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!

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

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips

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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...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Jungle Massage

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

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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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Favorite cultural things to do in the Riviera Maya

Posted May 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

favorite cultural things to do in the Riviera Maya

  The Riviera Maya is a multicultural area that has successfully blended many different cultures in one area. It has been labeled cosmopolitan to describe this unique blend, celebrating the mixture of the original roots of the area with the global influences that shape the community. Our cultural interests lie in exploring the roots of the area, the influence of the Maya, their beliefs and rituals, their continued struggle to work with or be conquered by others. The history is...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sofia’s Fashions in Puerto Morelos

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

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Need a dress to wear to dinner at the resort? Forgot to pack a bathing suit cover up? Sofia's Fashions in Puerto Morelos is a ladies' trendy beach wear boutique with jewelry, dresses and sandals that reflect casual Caribbean style. Check out some vacation rentals near Puerto Morelos!

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Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Buy a Beach Chair and Pass it On!

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

Riviera Maya beach chairs and buying beach chairs in the Riveria Maya for your beach vacation

There is nothing like unfolding your comfy beach chair and placing it smack dab in the shallow water to keep cool on a hot, Riviera Maya day at the beach.  Beach chairs, while convenient to have on your beach vacation, are not a practical packing item.  Consider buying one at the local Wal-Mart or supermarket in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum.  This small investment will make your valuable beach time so much more enjoyable. At the end of your trip, leave it at your vacation rental so...

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