Playa del Carmen Beach

Safety in the Riviera Maya

As well as being portrayed for its beautiful coastlines and serene getaways, Mexico is also seen as a dangerous country to travel in. But what is true about this? This view is only related to the areas closest to the United States. The Riviera Maya, about as far as you can physically and geographically get from the north of the …

Adventure Parks Riviera Maya

Adventure parks in Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya isn’t all about sand, sea and sun bathing. Just off highway 307, the road that dissects the Riviera Maya, there are a multitude of Adventure Parks and Ecological Parks. Providing fun for people of all ages! These offer a huge range of activities including: cenotes, cave walks, zip lines, jungle walks, ATV rides and many many more! …

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Mexican chiles

Chiles (named peppers by Christopher Columbus)  are one of the pillars of Mexican cuisine, one can find them integrated into almost any dish throughout Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Originally domesticated in Mexico, chilies and peppers have become a worldwide phenomenon, but no one does chiles like Mexicans. Famous Mexican Chiles Bell Pepper Jalapeño Habanero Cayenne/ Tabasco Anaheim …

Akumal - Snorkeling - Turtles

The three snorkeling spots in Akumal

For people who like to snorkel, Akumal is a great place to visit. The main beach is wide, spacious, sparsely populated with palm trees and beautiful white sand. It is long and not lined with imposing hotels and resorts, instead its shore are backed by small private condos, quite hidden by the palms; and many of these are for rent …

Diving to Cenote

A day at a cenote – Chikin-Ha

Cenotes are magical pools of water connected to the underlying water table, found all over the Yucatan Peninsula and known for their crystal clear water. Which one do you choose? That’s the hardest part. Once you’ve decided you want to go a cenote you have to choose which cenote. Thankfully, to help you, we have covered this and written short descriptions on …

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Drinking water while in Mexico

You can’t just get drinking water out of the tap anywhere in Mexico. Even the locals don’t drink it, so that already says enough! The locals do use boiled tap water when cooking though. Make sure you drink purified water: Watch out with ice cubes. Most of the bars don’t use tap water for ice cubes. To be sure you …

Day of the Dead

Yearly events and traditions in the Riviera Maya

There are two reasons why it is good to know the public holidays and celebrations in Mexico, before you book holiday to the Riviera Maya: You could have the chance to experience how the local celebrate a national event. A really special way of exploring culture! Also, with national events, the locals have holiday or a day off, so be prepared …

Seafood Restaurants Tulum town

Shrimp ceviche, fish ceviche, fresh baked fish! Tulum is a village right next the sea, so you can already expect this: you can find a lot of seafood in Tulum. And the seafood is really fresh! Almost every restaurant has a dish on the menu with seafood in it, but some restaurant have lots of really good and fresh seafood. …

Xcaret - Riviera Maya

Xcaret Adventure Park

Xcaret is the best adventure park to explore the nature and culture of Mexico. You will find beautiful nature here in Xcaret and will get to know a lot about the Mexican culture in an adventurous way! You will learn about the famous old Maya culture from Mexico and you will find out what the villages looked, all explained with …

Xel- Ha Water Park Riviera Maya

Xel-Ha Adventure Park

Do you love the Riviera Mayan nature and do you like some adventure? Then adventure park Xel-Ha is a great choice on your day out! At Xel-Ha adventure park all kinds of different activities have been set up in the beautiful nature of the Riviera Maya. Cenotes, the sea, jungle, lagoons, rivers, caves… you will find it all in Xel-Ha. …

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Souvenir shopping Riviera Maya

Everyone who comes back from their holiday return with souvenirs. Some bring a lot, some just a small key chain to remember the great holiday. Do you belong to those who bring a lot? Then this article might be very interesting for you. In the Riviera Maya you have plenty of options to buy your souvenirs. In hotels, at touristic …

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Snorkeling in Yal-Ku Lagoon

Yal-Ku Lagoon is a lagoon close to Akumal Bay, with beautiful turquoise calm water, right in the middle of the mangroves and jungle. It is an amazing place for snorkeling, because there are no waves here, so the water is so calm and clear, that you can perfectly observe the caribbean underwater world. You will find a mixture of colors …

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Most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya

White sand, clear blue water, palm trees and a cocktail in your hand. As the Riviera Maya is situated at Caribbean Sea, you will find stunning beaches along the whole coastline. On the road between Playa del Carmen and Tulum you will find unexplored beaches, but you’ll also find beaches with nice beach clubs to have lunch, dinner or just …

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Snorkeling in Akumal

When people talk about the best place to go snorkeling in the Riviera Maya, they talk about Akumal. Akumal is the most famous snorkeling spot in the whole area, but why? find it out here! About Akumal To answer the question why Akumal, snorkeling and diving are always connected.. in Mayan language Akumal means ‘the land of turtles’. Because you …