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Looking for Romance in Mexico

Looking for Romance in Mexico?

If you need some alternative activities to enjoy on your next romantic getaway to Mexico we have some great tips and suggestions for you. Of course the best advice we could give you for a spur of the moment romantic activity is to talk to a local! They’ll know just where the best spots are for romantic picnics, walks, and daytrips are. They might also know where to get special gifts or treats that are specific to the area; likewise you can ask the concierge to share their knowledge. Here are some activities you might want to try when looking for romance in Mexico: Check out Real Estate! Seriously! We know this sounds a bit weird, but actually it can be a great way to get to know each other better, and a fun exercise in dream-building… if you could have your dream beach house what would it look like? Find out together.   Buy art If you’re planning for, or have just got, your first home there are few better ways to bond and …

Water Fun in Riviera Maya

Water Fun in Riviera Maya

The turquoise-tinged, crystal clear Caribbean waters situated along the Riviera Maya provide not only a beautiful backdrop for your vacation but also an incredible place to explore! The region is one of the most popular destinations in the world for those seeking fun in the sun and a relaxing atmosphere. The Caribbean Sea is so gorgeous that it is practically begging for you to jump in and experience its delights for yourself. There is a wide variety of water sports to try while you are on vacation in the Riviera Maya, but how do you know which ones are worth your time? Take a look at some of our favorite water sport activities found in Riviera Maya and choose a few that suit your travel interests: Swim with Whale Sharks If you are ready to experience an adventure of a lifetime, look no further than swimming with whale sharks. You will be taken out to an area where these gentle giants congregate to feed. Exploring the underwater habitat alongside the biggest fish species in the …

Timeshare Promoters at Cancun Airport

Timeshare Promoters at Cancun Airport

It’s likely that you have heard about the reps and salesmen who have pitches at Cancun airport in order to promote the timeshare companies and vacation clubs they work for. You might have heard bad things from family and friends about how these professionals push a hard sale, but in truth they are very knowledgeable, warm people. So before you start to rush by these people, stop to think about whether or not they can help you. In fact, you may find that they are able to offer you more than a timeshare unit to enjoy in future.   We understand that listening to these sales pro’s might seem like the very last thing you would ever want to do after you’ve just come off a long flight, but it might just be the thing that you need to make your vacation, and in fact your vacations in future, absolutely fabulous, darling! You are safe from scams The only individuals who are allowed to promote timeshares and vacation clubs within the airport are those who …

Winter Vacations in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Winter in Riviera Maya

If the dreadful winter weather has you feeling like hibernating, leave it behind and plan a getaway to the Riviera Maya where you can spend the winter season in one of the most desirable destinations in Mexico. Spending time in the Riviera Maya during the winter season is delightful, which is why it is not surprising that the region is one of the most favored places in Mexico to escape the cold weather that afflicts many other parts of the planet. When the temperatures begin to fall in other areas, those who are lucky enough to be in the Riviera Maya are still donning their flip flops and shorts! If the thought of drinking an icy beverage while lounging on the beach sounds more appealing than battling the snow storm that is about to hit, head down to the Riviera Maya and enjoy a fantastic winter season. Remember, you will soon be able to take refuge from the cold weather back home at Garza Blanca Riviera Maya. Take a look at some of the top …

Celebrate the Mayan Winter Solstice in Riviera Maya

Celebrate the Mayan Winter Solstice in Riviera Maya

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means that there will be plenty of celebrations to take part in. The month of December is filled with the joyful holiday spirit for people all around the world, and Mexico has an especially festive atmosphere during this time. Holiday traditions are an important part of the Mexican culture, and the Riviera Maya region is a particularly exciting place to celebrate the spirit of the season. There are several significant celebrations that take place including the Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The holiday celebration in Riviera Maya that makes the biggest splash, though, is the Mayan Winter Solstice. The Mayan Civilization at one time ruled immense regions of Mexico and Central America, and the ancient peoples honored the winter solstice in December with several rituals. The Maya considered the winter solstice (which is the shortest day of the year and falls on December 21st annually) to be a symbol of renewal. They were comforted in knowing that spring was not far off and …

Is Golf Good Exercise

Is Golf Good Exercise?

The modern game of golf, originally thought to have its origins in 15th century Scotland, can in fact be traced back to the early Roman era. If you are not familiar with the game of golf, the main aim of the game is to use a series of clubs to hit a small white ball into a hole some far distance away. The game is generally played over a course consisting of 9 or 18 holes. It is played against a number of opponents, with the generally standard rules. The game is relatively easy to play but the type of course can vary greatly, with some being easy and others clearly geared towards the more seasoned professionals. Is Golf Exercise? The debate of whether golf is really a sport or just a pastime continues and even though the game itself has been around for centuries, the debate about whether golf is exercise still remains. If you consider the basics, such as the number of calories burned during a round of golf, there might be good …

Mayan Archeological Ruins

ATV Tours in the Riviera Maya

If you are the kind of person who wants adrenaline pumping excitement on your yearly vacation, the kind of person who wants to have “active memories” (rather than a passive memory of sun-soaked relaxation), we think that ATV tours in Mexico’s Riviera Maya should be on your “to do” list. ATV tours allow you to see so much more of the country than a hike would, but gives you a more personal connection with the land than any bus tour ever could! ATV Adventures in Riviera Maya The Riviera Maya is one of the most stunning parts of Mexico; furthermore, its natural landscape is perfect for ATV tours. Feeling the warm wind in your hair as you zip up and down dunes on the beach, or rumbling through the jungle landscape beyond the city borders; Riviera Maya ATV tours are beyond spectacular. Here’s some of what you can expect… Mangroves and Beach The lush jungle landscape in Riviera Maya is perfect for all terrain vehicles which can battle through the mud, across bumpy dirt paths, …

Weddings Pictures in Cenotes of Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Wedding Photography – Cenotes

So, you’re planning the biggest and best day of your life in the Riviera Maya; your wedding is such a special day, and it’s important that you have great memories to enjoy in years to come. A destination wedding is one way to make it really special, but the opportunities don’t end there. The Riviera Maya has something that not many places do; access to stunning and “other-worldly” cenotes. People of all ages and descriptions have been taking advantage of these natural wonders, recently, by having some or all of their wedding album shot in one of these amazing spaces. Here’s what you need to know about cenotes or cenote based wedding photography; What are Cenotes? Cenotes, in a basic, geological sense, are subterranean lagoons or wells, often connected to larger underground systems, which were created by the collapse of a porous limestone bedrock. The result is a stunning crater filled with clear, pure water which has been filtered by the earth. Often they are filled with hanging vines, gorgeous tropical trees, and unusual rock …

Your Incentive Trips and Meetings in Riviera Maya

Beaches: Playa Delfines in Cancun

There is so much to explore when it comes to admiring the clear blue waters and white sandy coastline around Cancun, but one spot that really stands out is Playa Delfines (Dolphin Beach). It is also known as The Lookout or El Mirador because the location is free of man-made buildings like restaurants, hotels and other facilities. It’s just a nice spot where you can soak in the beautiful scenery while soaking in some sun.   Getting to Playa Delfines from Riviera Maya Contrary to most beaches in Cancun, the parking is free when you take the drive to Playa Delfines. It’s still a pleasant ride even if you decide to get there by taxi or bus. Either way, you will find the ride there to be quite simple. If you prefer not to carry much with you such as your own chairs or umbrella, these can be rented after you get there. An added comfort is knowing the restrooms are well-kept and clean, which makes for an even more relaxing trip.   There’s also …

2017 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

2017 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

Mamitas Beach, Playa del Carmen, is one of the most stunning and popular beaches in Riviera Maya, and this year (between November 30th and December 2nd) it is home to the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. One of the biggest Jazz festivals in the country, the Riviera Maya Jazz festival is within easy reach of Cancun and has been running since 2003. These days people come from all over the globe to participate in this festival as both musicians and listeners. Mamitas Beach provides a truly unique and wonderful setting for this laid-back musical event. Global Jazz The Riviera Maya Jazz festival has quickly become one of the most beloved events held within Playa del Carmen, and now draws a number of well-known musicians each year. Each artist who plays at this festival brings their own unique energy and sound to the eager crowd; thanks to the diverse, international backgrounds of the performers each festival is different to last. Jazz enthusiast from across the world will soon converge for an unforgettable experience in Playa del Carmen. …

Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen

Rather than entrusting your evening to a nightclub which has only one DJ in charge of the party vibe you should hit up Playa del Carmen’s most thrilling club; Coco Bongo! No two nights at Coco Bongo are the same, and each unique evening is certain to leave you dazzled and entertained. Coco Bongo can be found in the heart of Playa del Carmen, and offers an infectious, heady atmosphere of excitement and energy that party goers just can get enough of! Coco Bongo has garnered praise from major media outlets like Rolling Stone, ABC News, Discovery Channel, MTV, and even Playboy; you know this is a sensational experience! If you’re looking for a wild evening in paradise then Coco Bongo is the right place for you! The Secret of Success at Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen The secret is that you can always expect the unexpected when you stay at Coco Bongo: bar-topping conga lines, acrobatics, musicians, impersonators, and the chance that you may be showered with confetti or soap bubbles at any given …

Your Incentive Trips and Meetings in Riviera Maya

Your Incentive Trips and Meetings in Riviera Maya

It is becoming more and more common for companies to offer incentive trips and meetings to employees who hit certain benchmarks or performance levels; this is an active push to up retention and morale by rewarding those who are conscientious, reliable, and who offer consistent excellence. From the employee standpoint, this is also one of the ways in which their hard work is appreciated; a workforce that feels valued, is generally happier and more productive. Incentive Trips and Meetings Riviera Maya With the value of the incentive travel industry hitting around $30 million worldwide each year, it is becoming clear that incentive trips and meetings are a big part of the global economy… and it’s on the rise. For companies in the USA and Canada, Mexico’s Riviera Maya has become a popular choice for such trips as it offers a tropical, warm climate with plenty of sunshine not too far from their base of operations. Of course, Riviera Maya also happens to be one of the most sought after vacation hotspots in the world. Incentivizing …

Riviera Maya Wedding Planners

Riviera Maya Wedding Planners

If you’ve just become engaged and are here because you’re considering your options about getting married in the Riviera Maya we have some great advice for you when it comes to Riviera Maya wedding planners. Firstly, our warmest congratulations on your happy news! Secondly, destination weddings in places like Riviera Maya have become, and remain, very popular for a few reasons. If you’re considering a destination wedding you should consider these pros: You can say your vows in one of the most stunning tropical locations on earth You can go from your ceremony to your honeymoon with no additional travelling You can have a mini vacation with your wedding party! Getting away from home may mitigate some family drama Do you need a wedding planner for your Riviera Maya Wedding? Well, no, you don’t NEED a wedding planner, but they can be really helpful! Planning a destination wedding can be easier than planning a normal (“normal”) wedding, but there are some complexities that having a local eye will help with! Wedding Planners for Riviera Maya …

When is the Mayan New Year?

When is the Mayan New Year?

In today’s world we are generally dominated by the Gregorian calendar which was inherited from the Romans; it was used by the Romans to calculate when taxes were due to be collected and ran from January 1st each year. According to the Haab Mayan Calendar, however, the year runs from the 26th of July each year and is calculated using a series of 17 cycles which are linked to the movements of the Sun, Moon, planets, and even constellations like the Pleiades. The Mayan New Year For the Maya, July 26th was important; it was the beginning of a new “personality”, a new cycle, which was signalled by its own sign or glyph like Seed, Monkey, or Storm etc. July 25th (El Día Fuera del Tiempo – Day Out of Time), however, was much more important. This was the moment at which to consider the year that had passed, the lessons that had been learned, and what could be done differently in the coming months.     Celebrate the new year at Mayan ruins If …

Things to do in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Things to do in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

There are so many wonderful things to do in the Riviera Maya, you will be spoiled for choice when taking a vacation to this beauty spot in Mexico. Most people are attracted to the year-round warm and sunny weather and the spectacular beaches that the Riviera Maya is so famous for, but if you continue to read below you will see that there are many things to do that will capture your imagination. The top things to do in the Riviera Maya include: the Mayan Museum, the aquarium, swimming with dolphins, and visiting the top bars and restaurants. The Riviera Maya is a popular vacation destination in Mexico for these reasons and more. Below are the Top 8 things to do in the Riviera Maya, Mexico: Isla Mujeres Island The Isla Mujeres island is a ‘must see’ when you vacation in the Riviera Maya. You can reach the island by ferry from Cancun’s Puerto Juarez and arrive at the Isla Mujeres in around fifteen minutes. You can explore the island on a bicycle, scooter, or …