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While in the Riviera Maya Day-trip Over to Cozumel

fun things to do in Cozumel, Mexico

There is so much to do in the Riviera Maya
Tt’s easy forget that Cozumel Island is just a ferry boat ride away. Cozumel is an easy day trip to can add some unforgettable variety to your next Riviera Maya vacation. It’s actually very different than the mainland and really has that Caribbean island feel, in this case, a world famous one, known for its spectacular reefs.

The name Cozumel cam…

While in the Riviera Maya – Discover & Enjoy Temazcal

Temazal Dos Palmas near Tulum

Long before travelers and tourists came to the Riviera Maya the pre-hispanic people of Mesoamerica were had their own type of spa services set up, a temazcal.  Essentially a sweat lodge which was used to purify the body, like after a ceremonial ball game.   These sweat lodges are enclosed domes where a pit of hot rocks are in the center and water is poured on them.  As the heat and steam…

Take Your Mark! Get Ready! Go! For the Triathlon Xel-Há

#TriatlónXelHá

Registration for the Xel-Há Triathlon ends August 15!  So sign up today!
Triathlon Xel-Há 2014 will be held on Saturday, November 15th (Olympic Triathlon) and Sunday, November 16th (Sprint Triathlon, Children and Women Beginners).

Funds raised by registrations will be donated to Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico, A.C. so they allocate the funds to their different programs for t…

A romantic Mayan legend leads to protecting Riviera Maya

Xel Ha Park Celebrates and is dedicated to the environment, Riviera Maya

On June 11, the Garden Chacah of Xel-Ha natural park, celebrates their 8th anniversary.  The Garden of Chacah’s is a place where the love of nature is professed. Since 2006, people from from all over have come to Xel-Ha to plant a tree and leave a message about the importance of protecting the environment.    Xel ha is committed to protecting ecosystems and try to put a stop to environmenta…

While in the Riviera Maya – Get Twilight Greens Fees at area Golf Courses

Twilight golf in the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya and Cancun have over 9 golf course for golf lovers to enjoy.   Greens fees really add up if you want to play ever day but you can get discounted greens fees at twilight, generally after 4pm daily.  Take advantage of the savings for margaritas after the game.   Visit our list of area golf courses for more information about there courses, facilities and…

The Perfect Day in Tankah near Tulum

Take a dip in Manatee Cenote on your way home from Tulum
Headed to the Tulum ruins you blow right past the turn on Highway 307 for Tankah.  Tankah is a secluded residential area. Aside from vacation rentals, there is Casa Cenote Restaurant, and their dive shop.  Casa Cenote Restaurant is an institution  in these parts having been around for about 20 years serving up cheese burgers in paradis…

While in the Riviera Maya – Don’t miss the Isla Holbox Food Festival

3rd annual Isla Holbox Food Festival

If you are in the Riviera Maya this October, don’t miss the Isla Holbox Food Festival October 15 to 18.   The exact schedule of activities for this year’s event is not posted yet, but last year not only was there great eats but live music and dancing every night.   Plan to take one night out of your vacation, and spend the time in Isla Holbox.  Book now to get a room before vacation rentals…

The Perfect Day in Soliman Bay – Catch of the day!

chamicos restaurant soliman bay near Tulum

If you are looking for the taste of Old Mexico, you can find it at Chamico’s in Soliman Bay.  This palapa restaurant is at the south end of the road.  Chamico’s has plastic tables on the beach,  friendly women in huipils cooks and of course cold cervezas.  Generally they are open daily if you have a vacation rental in Soliman Bay you can walk down the beach for breakfast.  Lunch is usually…

SAVE THESE DATES for the BPM Festival

BPM Festival Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The BPM Festival is back!
The 2015 dates for the BPM Festival have been announced, January 9-18.  This electronic music extravaganza started in 2008.  Catch the beat in Playa del Carmen, and soon the schedule of performers will be out.  Last year over 300 performers jammed next to the surf on the beaches of…

While in the Riviera Maya – Try Agua de Chaya

Chaya the Mayan equivalent to spinach

Aguas frescas (fresh waters) are common place in Mexico.  There is aqua de sandia (watermelon water),  agua de pina (pineapple) but you may not know what that green juice is.   Really you can take any juice like orange juice, pineapple, water and lime, or some prefer agua de chaya made with cucumber, and nopal.  But it all goes into the blender, add the leaves and puree it.   Over ice agua…

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