The Meaning of Christmas on a Riviera Maya Holiday

Posted December 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Family vacations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

A Riviera Maya, Mexico Christmas

The personal benefits of a vacation are well-known. Vacations reduce stress, can rekindle relationships, and physically rejuvenate your mind and body...but what if your Riviera Maya vacation could make a difference to others as well? If you are visiting the Mexican Caribbean for the holidays, consider broadening your Christmas vacation into an opportunity to touch the life of a needy child. Sustainable tourism seeks to provide travellers with an exciting holiday that is both educational and...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mañanitas de Flor y Canto at Xcaret

Posted December 10, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

Xcaret theme park in the Mayan Riviera

At Xcaret theme park on December 11 the annual Mañanitas de Flor y Canto festival will be held in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If you are visiting the Mayan Riviera, you will want to make time for this very special cultural event. Find out more about Xcaret, the Riviera Maya's most popular theme park!

Akumal Holiday Vacation Tip – Christmas Pageant

Posted December 6, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events,Vacation tips

Christmas pageant in Riviera Maya

The annual Akumal Christmas pageant will be held December 22 beginning at 5PM in the Plaza Ukana in the center of town. If you are visiting Akumal, Mexico during this time we would love for you to join us for carols, storytelling and of course Santa will make an appearance for all the kids (big and small) to tell him what they'd like for Christmas. Read about Mexico's most important holiday tradition.

Cancun Photo of the Day – Holiday Boat Parade

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

Holiday boat parade in cancun Mexico

Last year, Cancun started a new tradition to kick off the holiday season. A parade of festively decorated boats float through Nichupte Lagoon at sunset sometime during the first week of December. Check out other holiday traditions here on the coast. #sunsetBP

Carrying a Torch for Guadalupe in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya events

Dia de Senora de Guadalupe in Riviera Maya

One of the Mexican culture's most celebrated historical figures is without a doubt the Virgin Mary. She is the patron saint of Mexico seen everywhere, statues, paintings, sculptures and posters adorn churches, houses, convenience stores and restaurants. Decals of the religious icon ride in the back windows of taxis and on the front of T-shirts for sale in the local mercados.  This sacred lady is also referred to as Señora Guadalupe, a woman for whom many carry a torch for every holiday...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Akumal Toy Drive

Posted December 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Family vacations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Toy Drive in the Riviera Maya

Three Kings Day on January 6th is the most special day of the year for children throughout Mexico. It is the day they wake up to find toys and gifts left by the three kings, or wise men,  who historically brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Every year since 2006, the residents of Akumal head up a toy drive to make sure the children living in the rural Mayan villages of the surrounding areas are not forgotten. The Akumal Toy Drive is a project dear to the hearts of Akumal's regular visitors...

Celebrating a Traditional Christmas in Riviera Maya

Posted December 1, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events

Christmas in Riviera Maya

If you have decided to spend your Winter holidays in the Riviera Maya it means you are not only looking to escape the harsh cold weather for warm, sandy beaches, but you and your family are ready to experience Christmas in a new way. Christmas in Mexico is more a religious event and less a commercial opportunity. Christmas in Mexico is a time for family get togethers and seasonal recipes, not so much about big ticket items under the tree. A Christmas vacation in Mexico is getting back to the...

Akumal Vacation Tip – NEW Yoga Workshops and Retreats

Posted November 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Yoga in Akumal Mexico

MASTER CLASSES at the Akumal Yoga Studio with Michael J. Stewart - $450MX / Class Essential Yoga, December 21, 2013 / 3:00-6:00 PM Meditate Awake, January 18, 2014 / 3:00-6:00 PM Shanta Vira Yoga, February 22, 2014 / 3:00-6:00 PM Outside In, March 23, 2014 / 3:00-6:00 PM Spend a week in the charming, seaside village of Akumal taking unlimited yoga classes, staying in a beach front escape, relaxing and rejuvenating. Check out Akumal accommodations.

Tulum Photo of the Day – Party at Zamas!

Posted November 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Zamas in Tulum, Mexico

Zamas is a Riviera Maya institution. For 20 years, this beachfront hotel, bar, restaurant and live music venue has been a favorite of locals and tourists.  Zamas is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a week long party! December 17 beginning at 6PM is the kickoff with live music and 20% off all time menu favorites including Muy Fuerte Margaritas, DannyBurgers, Gambas Pil Pil, Wood-Fired Pizzas and more! December 18, 19, 20, 21 from 6-10 pm, special guest Chef Adam Brick will prepare...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – NEW Yoga Retreats

Posted November 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Riviera Maya Yoga Retreats

Two new Riviera Maya yoga retreats are going on this Winter. The "New Year's Yoga and Meditation Retreat" in Puerto Morelos begins December 28, 2013 and runs through January 4, 2014. Enjoy Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga as well as swimming in the Caribbean Sea, long walks on the wide, sandy beach, massages and exploring the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Learn more about Puerto Morelos. In Tulum, the "Live Royally Now - Yoga and Manifestation Retreat" will be held January 28...

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