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Things To Do in Riviera Maya

We are always exploring to help you find Things to Do in Riviera Maya and the surrounding area.  This is a collection of posts to help you plan your activities.  Most of them we have done ourselves.  We still haven't visited many of the cenotes, but it's on our to do list.  We love to eat, so we have included restuarants we have found.  One website we find useful for information is Yucantantoday.  and one tour organization we have found to be well run is .  We could be biased, but  we feel that the Vidanta Mayan Resort, from the inexpensive  Mayan Palace to the spectacular Grand Luxxe and Spa Tower  is your best base camp for Things to Do in Riviera Maya.

Cirque du Soleil Mexico

Is there really a Cirque du Soleil  Mexico?  Absolutely !!  In addition to the visiting the  Mayan ruins (one of the new 7 wonders of the world) ,  crystal clear snorkeling , and cave and cenote exploring, you will now be...

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La Famiglia in Playa del Carmen

Believe it or not , I first heard about La Famiglia in Playa del Carmen in a church in Michigan.   No really!    Our pastor was using the owner as an example of someone who loved his food and wanted to...

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A One Week Vidanta Resort Itinerary - Part Two

This is a continuation of a One Week Vidanta Itinerary - Part One  Day Four You might want to spend the second half of the week with an  every morning,  Oh Dark Early, yoga class at the spa .   Or….... you...

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Yucatán Cenotes

Off the Grid Fun in a Yucatán Cenote One of my very favorite memories from traveling to the Riviera Maya is when we had a little surprise adventure with the help of some locals. They showed us the secret gems...

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Snorkelling with Whale Sharks in Mexico

It is the summer season again when the whale sharks come to the Cancun area. Twenty First Century humans have few opportunities to get really close to nature. So snorkeling with whale sharks in the open waters of the Caribbean...

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Coba - An Alternative Mayan Ruin

One of the “must-do” lists of a guest visiting the Yucation Peninsula in Mexico is a visit to the ancient Mayan ruins showing how history played out. What comes to people’s mind first is the Chichen Itza, one of the...

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Circque du Soleil Prices

As we reported recently, the world famous. Cirque du Soleil is going be coming to Riviera Maya in November. It will be right across the road from the Mayan Resort near Playa del Carmen. We recentl were able to get...

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Cirque du Soleil in Riviera Maya !

Grupo Vidanta - the developer of the Mayan resorts has organized a major coup !!  In addition to the visiting the  Mayan ruins (one of the new 7 wonders of the world) ,  crystal clear snorkeling , and cave and...

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Akumal Turtles and Snorkeling

If you’re on a holiday on the Riviera Maya, consider adding Akumal Turtles to your to do list of beaches and shopping. Head out to the Akumal Bay to witness loggerhead and green turtles in their undisturbed habitat. In fact,...

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Sian Kaan Eco Tour

The Cesiak Organization The Sian Kaan (pronounced See –ahn Cahn) nature reserve is not well advertised and certainly not touristy. We decided to do a tour while we still had a rental car from the Riviera Maya Mayan Resort. We...

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