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Have you ever wondered what life is like in a Maya village today? What would it look like? How would the local people really dress, eat, work, pray and go about their daily lives? Are you interested in a cultural experience more meaningful than a quick stop for souvenirs orchestrated by a big bus tours on your way home from the ruins. I'm taking about a full day spent in a remote village talking with the local residents, meeting with village elders, learning about the proud history of the Maya in Quintana Roo. Personally, I am always on the look-out for these kinds of opportunities and this visit to the town of Señor arranged by Ojos Mayas and Xyaat Ecoturismo Comunitario Maya was just what I had been hoping for. Read More...
Every year, I go on and on about the amazing work of the creative team, organizers and staff at Xcaret and this year will be no exception! The children's pavilion was awash with colored lights streaming through clouds of copal. Read More...
The Riviera Maya just keeps getting more and more "family friendly". As a Mom, I can't tell how pleased I am to have so many great options for kids sports and activities in Playa del Carmen. Now Zenzi Beach Club is offering an entertainment for kids during their popular Sunday BBQ! Read More...
RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico - The 10th annual Riviera Maya Jazz Music Festival will feature a one-of-a-kind lineup of some of today's greatest jazz performers. Nestled between the white sand beaches and verdant jungles along the Eastern Caribbean coast of Mexico's Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya will vibrate to the rhythm of Jazz for 3 days on November 22nd 2012 through November 24th. Read More...
Fairmont Mayakoba, the AAA Five Diamond resort in Riviera Maya, will be the first hotel in Mexico to spice up the cocktail hour by introducing the "Craft Beer Bash", a gourmet affair to enjoy hard-to-find Mexican artisanal beers. Read More...
Going to the grocery store can be an entertaining adventure in Mexico! We enjoy exploring the culture through their food - and visiting a grocery store is an excellent start on that journey. Read More...
Sustainability. Carbon Footprint. Environmental Impact. In 2012, these terms are now a part of our everyday vernacular. Regardless of your stance on global warming, I think we all can agree that each one of us needs to do our best to minimize the negative impact increased travel might bring to the more delicate corners of the globe we explore. In keeping with this sentiment, over the past decade, "Eco-tourism" has exploded into what is now the fastest growing segment in the travel industry with no signs of abating. One can now easily plan a whole vacation geared toward conservation and preservation! Read More...
Taste of Playa's Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that Diamonds International® has signed up as Taste of Playa's title sponsor for the second year in a row. Diamonds International® Taste of Playa will be held on November 18, 2012 in Parque Fundadores at downtown Playa del Carmen, on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Read More...
Celebrity starlet Leven Rambin, known best for her television roles in ABC’s All My Children and Grey’s Anatomy left Hollywood behind this past Labor Day weekend and escaped with friends to a chic celebrity favorite, the stunning Viceroy Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Read More...
El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, an all-inclusive beachfront resort company in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, announced Wednesday that it has been selected as official host hotel of the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival (CRMWFF). Recognized by the CRMWFF for its culinary commitment, El Dorado Royale will host celebrity chefs, notables and VIPs as well as the celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and a series of wine tastings during the event, taking place March 14 - 17, 2013. Read More...
Learn how to mix Mojitos, Margaritas and other popular cocktails the way expert bartenders do by immersing yourself in the art of mixology with a unique hands-on program introduced at the Viceroy Riviera Maya. Read More...
By popular demand we have once again put together a listing of summers camps and programs for children on the Riviera Maya. I have not yet heard back from all of the organizations who I have reached out. Read More...
The Copa del Rey has grown over the past few years into one of the most anticipated polo tournaments in Mexico. This year, the event spanned three weekends of play with matches taking place at El Rey Polo Club in Puerto Morelos and also on the beach at Dreams Resort in Cancun. Read More...
Great news from our friends up at Viceroy Riviera Maya! Travel + Leisure Mexico magazine has released its highly anticipated 2012 ‘New Hotels' List and the Viceroy Riviera Maya is one of the Top 50 Favorite New Hotels. Viceroy Riviera Maya also appears in Travel + Leisure USA's seventh annual ‘It List'. Read More...
Great news from the Executive Committee for Taste of Playa! The first official press release for the 2012 culinary event has been distributed and we are thrilled to share the information with our readers and fellow foodies across the globe! For the fourth year running, BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors will be a corporate sponsor for this much anticipated community event. Read More...
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