January 6, 2017

Super Cool Mayan Ruin 90 Minutes from the Riviera Maya – Naranjal Ruins

We are back to our off the beaten track exploring and man, we are having a blast. We are once again weaving through small pueblos, finding […]
May 22, 2015

Local Profile – Laura Raikes Coco’s Cat Rescue

This Local Profile is a little bit different from our others. Laura Raikes has been living in Playa del Carmen for almost a decade with a […]
October 28, 2013
mulbipollo-Yuctatecan day of the dead food tradition

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Try Mucbipollo, a Maya tradition.

Mucbipollo is a traditional Maya dish usually prepared for the Day of the Dead celebrations. It is a chicken or pork tamale pie that is wrapped […]
October 18, 2013
coba-ruins in the Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Folk Art – Traditional Maya clothing

As an heirloom culture, the Maya are a very traditional people, rarely changing the way they do things and in some small villages the way they […]
October 18, 2013
casa de los venados in Valladolid

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Visit Casa de los Venados

While vacationing in the Riviera Maya, take a day trip to Valladolid to get immersed in real Mayan culture. This colonial city has been dubbed a […]
September 11, 2013
shaman-ceremony in Tulum

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Shamans – Natural healers

Shamans are still very much a part of Mayan society today. They are the healers and spiritual leaders of their communities. They treat their patients with […]
September 9, 2013
Mayan Temazacal in Tulum Mexico

Riviera Maya Nature Vacation Tip – Temazcal – A Mayan Cleansing

Nature vacations should be physically renewing as well as spiritually, and according to the Maya, time spent in a temazcal is both. The Mayan culture believes […]
August 26, 2013
sacred-journey-mayan-canoe

Akumal Photo of the Day – Mayan Canoe – A sacred ritual

Each year, participants re-enact the ritual journey of the ancient Maya who traveled from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in canoes just like this one to […]
August 19, 2013
ball-court-in-coba-ruins

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Maya Ball Court – An ancient passion

You have heard of sports fanatics, called “fanatics” because of their crazy passion for competition. The ancient Maya felt the same way about Pok-ta-Pok, the Mayan […]
July 24, 2013
Artist-on-the-coba-road

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Maya Sculpture – Echo in stone.

This sculptor located on the Coba road is creating Maya stone sculptures very much the way ancient Mayan artists did.  Many of these sculptures are replicas […]
July 17, 2013
graduates-in-a-mayan-community

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Graduating Maya Style

These children are celebrating their graduation to the next grade at their school in Rio Lagartos, Yucatan. They look so handsome as a group and all […]
May 29, 2013
Mayan Ruins in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan Ruins near Tulum

The Mayan ruins of Muyil located just south of the Tulum Pueblo are some of the best in Riviera Maya. They are not famous like Chichen […]
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