Maya performer in traditional dress

Traditional Maya Dress

The traditional dress of the Maya can be entrancing and fascinating for its multicolored appearance and splays of gorgeous feathers. But what’s real, and what’s only a tourist fiction? Here’s what the Mayans wore when they lived here in the ancient Mayan city of Tulum: Ceremonial Dress When it came time for ceremonies or other large-scale events, those who could …

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 …

Embassies and Consulates in Riviera Maya

Hopefully you will never need to find an Embassy or Consulate in Riviera Maya, but travelling is always an adventure. Better to stay prepared! In case of legal issues, it’s important to know where your country’s Embassy or Consulate is. Differences between Embassy and Consulate People often ask what the biggest difference between Consulate and Embassy is. The truth is …

Women safety in Riviera Maya

Women’s Safety in the Riviera Maya

Akumal, Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are popular travel destinations in the Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, and are very safe to visit. Here are some tips to guide you towards a wonderful holiday experience in the Riviera Maya. Do some research on your destination Be informed and prepared on what to expect when you arrive at your destination. …

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Arriving from Cozumel Airport

There is really only one way to get out of Cozumel airport and that is by using the airport’s shuttle service; this service costs $130 pesos (9 USD). It illegal for taxis and other services to operate pickups at the airport but if you would prefer a taxi you can walk the 200 yards off the airport site and obtain …

A day at Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen; the beaches are white, the sea laps the shore and fades from a clear blue, out to turquoise and into a deep mysterious blue on the horizon. Palm trees stand on the beach with hammocks swung between them, deck chairs and parasols are laid out and beach side bars serve cocktails under canopies of Palapas. Sounds beautiful …

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 …

Riviera Maya Shopping

Shopping centers, exclusive shops, clothing brands from all over the world, you will find it all in the Riviera Maya. For shopping during your holiday, you chose the Riviera Maya as your best holiday destination. As this area is the most developed part of Mexico, it can’t be avoided that you can buy a lot of things here, so enjoy …

Arriving from Cancun Airport

Public Transport This is via the ADO bus service. These buses are air conditioned and comfortable. This service runs between approximately 10am and 9pm, and departs every 30/45 minutes. It will take around and an hour and cost $140 Pesos (12USD) per person to Playa del Carmen International flights arrive at Terminal 3: Exit the airport through the crowd of …

Healthcare in the Riviera Maya

Getting sick in a foreign country is never a fun experience, so to ensure you’re prepared if and when you come down with something, we’ve compiled some helpful information for you to have, as you enjoy your time in the Riviera Maya. If you’re starting to feel a bit under the weather, and think you need a consultation, you don’t …