Akumal Photo of the Day – Caribbean Blues

Posted December 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Rock concert in Riviera Maya

One of Riviera Maya's favorite local Blues bands, Natalie and the Foxes will be performing at Lol Ha Restaurant in Akumal on December 27th. If you are in town for the holidays, this is a rock show you do not want to miss. Read more about the beach side town of Akumal.

Akumal Photo of the Day – Mayan Dancer

Posted December 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Mayan dancer in Riviera Maya

We were lucky enough to just happen on this Mayan dance ceremony being performed at La Buena Vida Restaurant in Akumal. While this was for tourist entertainment, many of the smaller villages and traditional towns in and around the Mayan Riviera still perform ancient ceremonial rituals as part of their culture. Explore Mayan ruins in Yucatan and the Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – New Taco Bar in Akumal

Posted December 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Riviera Maya restaurants

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Que Onda Restaurant in North Akumal offers a taco bar featuring tacos al pastor (delicious pork cooked over an open flame and seasoned with pineapple) and tacos de res (beef).  That's a margarita in the picture, mighty fine one too! Find other great restaurants in the Riviera Maya.

Akumal Photo of the Day – Get into the holiday spirit!

Posted December 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Holiday party in Akumal

This little guy is full on in the holiday spirit, sporting deer antlers and a shiny Rudolph nose! Each Christmas, the owners of Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal host a holiday party for their employees and their families that includes food, music and even a visit from Santa! Read about other ways Riviera Maya locals celebrate the Christmas holidays.

Akumal Photo of the Day – A NEW kind of Thanksgiving

Posted November 28, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Lol Ha Restaurant on Akumal Bay

When we think of Thanksgiving, the images that come to mind are sweaters, Fall leaves and football...but try to imagine doing something new for Thanksgiving. Next year, spend the holiday on Akumal Bay, Mexico in a bathing suit, eating Mexican cuisine and swimming in the Caribbean Sea.  And no worries, at Lol Ha restaurant, you can still watch the big game and enjoy a classic turkey dinner, just with a different view of course. Book your Akumal vacation villa for Thanksgiving 2014.

Akumal Vacation Tip – NEW Ecocina in Akumal Norte

Posted November 27, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Restaurant in Akumal Mexico

Akumal has a new Mexican kitchen on the north end of the Akumal road. Las 3 Acapulqueñas is a good, inexpensive (around $50 pesos  per person) breakfast or lunch.  Like mama's kitchen, the menu changes daily.  Classic Mexican comfort food like chicken fajitas, empanadas, and panuchos are regular items.  Stop in on the way to Yalku Lagoon or bring your own "to go" plates or Tupperware and take it back to your villa or condo. Check out this other fantastic Akumal lunch spot.

Akumal Photo of the Day – NEW Sports Bar

Posted November 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Sports Bar in Akumal, Mexico

A NEW addition to Akumal's beloved Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery is a sports bar. Free Wi-Fi, Sky sports channels, amazing flatbread pizzas and a full bar! What else do sports fans need? See the quaint, seaside town of Akumal

Living and Vacationing Healthy in Playa del Carmen

Posted November 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services

Healthy lifestyles in Riviera Maya

Today, more and more people are opting for healthier options at home AND on vacation. If you are looking for the vacation destination that will allow you to stay healthy while relaxing and having a fun, or if you are wanting a fitness retreat that will begin you on the path to good health, consider Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Exercise and Fitness Playa del Carmen offers lots of ways to challenge your body! Just by its urban design, Playa (as the locals call it) encourages visitors and...

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 Photo of the Day – NEW Akumal Restaurant

Posted November 15, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Pancho Villas restaurant in Akumal, Mexico

Akumal has added a NEW authentic Mexican grill to its restaurant repetoire.  Pancho Villas, in the town center, specializes in seafood, beef and chicken fajitas. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Provecho! Find an Akumal accommodation for your 2014 family vacation.

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