October 23, 2017

How to Find the Best Mexican Candy to Take Home

Shopping in the Riviera Maya is a fun, culturally enlightening adventure to experience.  Especially when the objective is Mexican candy. Featuring a gamut of flavors that […]
October 3, 2017

Kid-Friendly Shopping in Akumal

Shopping in Akumal can be a colorful adventure. “Elegant Skeleton” (Catrina) figurines painted in shades of white, orange and blue line the store shelves. Ceramic turtles […]
November 29, 2013
Art in Akumal Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Buy Local Art!

Can you spot the differences? Each one of these “Mona Lisas” and “Giant Hibiscus” paintings are unique, no two are alike, but they are all original, […]
November 27, 2013
Shopping in the Riviera Maya

Akumal Photo of the Day – Always NEW at Lamani

Lamanai gift shop on Akumal Bay always has something new to tickle your “Mexican folk art” fancy!  Textiles, paintings, figurines, handmade jewelry, children’s toys…you never know […]
November 22, 2013
Artists in Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Artist and apprentice

We LOVE this photo of a local Mayan artist in Akumal and her little apprentice. Buying local art is sustainable tourism that supports local families.  Not […]
July 19, 2013
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Akumal Photo of the Day – Mexicart – Mexican Folk Art Stop

Mexicart in Akumal is the stop for Mexican folk art from around the country. We love, love, love this store for all its bright colors. Who […]
July 9, 2013
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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan girls are all smiles and giggles

These young ladies from Chiapas, Mexico are giggling at a video of themselves recorded by this tourist. They travel all the way from their home to […]
February 15, 2013
Mixik mexican art store in Tulum mexico

Tulum Photo of the day – Mixik art store in the Tulum pueblo

One of our favorite places to shop is in Tulum, where Sally Peterson has put together one of the finest collections of Mexico folk art on […]
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