Tulum Round Up!

Posted November 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips


Top Picks for Tulum Tulum is always a happening place. Not only is it one of the most popular ruins sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is becoming the hot spot of the Riviera Maya. We want to let you in on what's been going on! Have your own vacation concierge! Heather Froeming in Tulum would like to be your personal guide for private snorkel tours, cenote adventures and scuba diving. Heather offers paddle board rentals and lessons as well, if you have never tried it. She has been in...

3 Ways to Save on Airfare

Posted October 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

airline tickets

1.  Leave on a Tuesday.  Basically Tuesdays are the cheapest days to fly. 2.  Come home on a Thursday…. ok so you may not want to spend just two nights in Cancun or the Riviera Maya for your vacation,  instead make your stay 9 days! 3.  Book your airfare 21 days in advance. After that, airfares jump up on price.  If you love last minute trips, great, but don't be surprised when you are paying the big bucks for not planning sooner.   Tip:  For winter and spring break...

3 Cheap Day Trips in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports

Paamul Beach, near Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya Mexico

Fun day-trips that don't break the budget Vacations are meant to be fun but that does not mean you have to max out your credit cards to have a good time.  We have three places you may not be aware of where kids and those who are young at heart can have a playful day in the sunshine of the Riviera Maya. 1.  Cenote Eden:  The freshwater pools known as "cenotes" are a unique feature to the environment of the Riviera Maya.   A great low-impact adventure which you and your family can have a...

Wifi phone services to call home during your vacation

Posted October 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

ET phone home from the Riviera Maya

Phone Home from the Riviera Maya So many places have wifi now it is easy to call home to talk to friends, loved ones, and , we hope you don't have to call into the office…. you're on vacation!    A few internet calling systems work that you may want to consider to avoid astronomical long distance or data roaming charges on your cell phone, or pay your hotel on direct dial calls. Apps and other internet services to call home while on vacation Skype is the service many of us use at...

Mystical, magical Yucatan

Posted October 6, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mindful Traveler,Vacation tips,Yucatan Activities


Take 5 minutes to virtually travel through the Yucatan with all its beauty and culture....

How much do I leave for a tip?

Posted September 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Gratuity, tipping in Mexico

One of the most frequently asked questions we get by our customers is: "How much should we tip?" We created a cheat sheet with tipping guidelines, based on our local knowledge. At your vacation rental: Maids:  3% of the rental cost Gardener:   2% of the rental cost Chef, or local cook: $100 pesos per meal or $200 pesos a day Tours and activities: Spa service providers: 15% on average Dive-masters: $50 pesos per person per one tank dive. Fishing Captain and crew: 10-15% of...

Home-brewed ale made locally in the Costa Maya

Posted September 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

Micro beer brewed in Xcalak Mexico

This is no fish tale! There's a lot more going on in Xcalak than just fly-fishing and scuba diving.  Our great friends Dave and Ilana Randall owners of Costa de Cocos Resort have been concocting some strange brew that is now being sold in select Riviera Maya bars & restaurants. We caught up with Ilana and Dave recently and asked them a bit about how they got into the micro-brew beer biz: Q:  How did you guys get into making your own micro-brew beer? A:  We were on vacation in...

Vacation tip for the weight conscious

Posted September 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Vacation tips

Weight tip about eats and calories


Protecting your valuables on the beach

Posted September 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Vacation tips

vacation tip

A clever way to protect your valuables You gotta admit its kinda funny! ;-)    

Akumal Family Vacation Tip – Babysitting

Posted August 29, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

Riviera Maya Akumal Baby sitting services

Vacationing with your kids on the beach in Akumal Mexico? Sure that may sound like fun for the whole family but hey it's mom & dad's vacation too!  Akumal Kids is a baby-sitting service but so much more if you want to enjoy diving, a book or a quiet time with your spouse. Akumal Kids offers: Babysitting Nanny service Swimming classes for babies and children Kid's cooking classes PADI Scuba Diving experiences for children Developed by local women, these services are perfect...

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