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You read all the hype about the Mayan calendar, the end of days, the impending apocalypse... right? Well, so did we and watched with much amusement as everyone outside of the Mayan world made their preparations. Some prepared for the end, fearing the worst, stocking their war chests and food pantries. Others traveled to sacred spots to celebrate the end of an era, unsure about what might come. Down here in the heart of the Mundo Maya, those who weren't somehow profiting from this whole phenomenon passed the day quietly, business as usual. Read More...
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...
This year, Xcaret is not the only option for fun family celebrations of Dia de los Muertos! This year Parque la Ceiba extends the festivities with a full weekend of events for families in Playa del Carmen! Read More...
It's that time of year again! Halloween and Dia Day los Muertos parties are starting to be announced! This will be a running list of the events that will be updated as they are posted. November 2 - Halloween Party, Costume Contest and LIVE Music at Read More...
Excitement, elegance and glamour come to the Mexican Caribbean as El Rey Polo Club hosts the Roger’s Cup International Polo Tournament in exotic Puerto Morelos on November 8 - 12, 2012. Read More...
Today the search for vegan and vegetarian and even gluten-free food in Playa del Carmen just got easier as Playa del Carmen's premier private chef, caterer and event planner, Susan de Lima opened the doors of her newest venture UNO To Go! 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...
Introducing Tao Inspired Living Community! A community built upon the values of connection, inspiration, creativity and compassion. Tao is committed to the betterment of our local ecology, traditional cultures and global community. 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...
Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA) has had government authorization to run a program for protection, conservation, research and management of sea turtles on four local beaches since 1993. (SEMARNAT. S.G.P.A./ D.G.V.S. 02652 07). During turtle season, CEA staff and volunteers patrol the beaches nightly to identify and protect nesting females, nests, and hatchlings. Read More...
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