Aerial Beach view

Best Beaches of Tulum

Best Beaches in Tulum Many consider the coastline of Tulum to contain the best beaches in the Riviera Maya, so it’s no surprise there are several areas to choose from. Technically, all coastline here connects and beach names are superfluous, but useful when determining where to meet up. Which Beach is Best? Playas north, directly next to the ancient ruins …

Xcaret Park celebration of Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead Día de los Muertos is a longstanding Mexican tradition that is becoming increasingly well-known throughout the world. There are aspects of similarity to its counterparts of Halloween, All Saints Day, or Samhain, but this celebration is different. Spanish Catholicism brought by the Conquistadores combined with ancient traditions from thousands of years to create Día de los …

Best Bars in Tulum

Best Bars in Tulum

There are so many great bars in Tulum that it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start! Hopefully, you’ve given yourself ample vacation time to take advantage of such great spots. Batey Mojito and Guarapo Bar “Here we share tables!” announces a sign on the inside seating area. A beautiful seating area in an outdoor courtyard under faerie-lights …

sea turtle held in hands at festival of the sea turtles

Festivals of Tulum

Carnaval of Tulum Carnival (spelled Carnaval in Spanish) is a widely celebrated Catholic holiday, known for its Caribbean celebrations and wild colors. Comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, it generally takes place a week before Ash Wednesday in the Catholic calendar. The holiday exists to celebrate fun before the strictness of Lent. There are Carnaval celebrations all over the …

The Maya Language

The Maya Language While the most widely spoken language is Mexico is Spanish, there are several native language still spoken here. The Mexican Government officially recognises 68 local languages. The Maya culture is still very alive here in the Yucatán, most of all through the Maya language itself. While technically called Yukatek Maya, speakers know it only as Maya. Those …

Whale shark & swimmer

Whale Sharks

The Gentle Shark Explorers and locals have been sighting the whale shark in the tropics for centuries, but only recently have they become another major tourist attraction for the Yucatan area. Despite an intimidating name, whale sharks are completely harmless. They are filter feeders, meaning they only feast on plankton and have no teeth. They also prefer to be in …

Amazing Adventures in Riviera Maya

Things to do in the Riviera Maya

Things to do in the Riviera Maya in One week You’ve arrived in the Riviera Maya, ready to explore, but you’ve only got one week to enjoy it all. Here’s are the top 6 things to do during your time here. 1. Beaches You can’t visit the Riviera Maya without enjoying its beaches! From its clear blue turquoise waters, to …

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! …

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 …

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 …