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What's New in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta 2020

Giant Towers In preparation for the coming theme park, a huge gondola system is being built to run from the Park to the Beach with some stations in between. One will be between Luxxe Tower 5 and the Residence tower....

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Authentic Maya Heritage: The Essential Guide

Maya heritage is both equally diverse and interesting. The Maya were a civilization that spent several centuries calling Mesoamerica home. They built incredible structures and had many interesting beliefs and rituals. Here are just a few of the most interesting...

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Discovering Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan was a religious city center located in the Mexican Highlands which saw mass construction and development from AD1 – 200. In the two preceding centuries, very little was known about this place yet during the mass growth phase in...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Ruins

A Guide to the Best Yucatan Travel Destinations - Cenotes, Merida, Uxmal

The Yucatan is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Mexico attracting millions of visitors per year. But what is it that makes this area so great? This article will guide you through Yucatan’s most exciting destinations from ecotourism...

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12 Pro Tips for Visiting Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park

Chankanaab (Mayan for ‘small sea’) Beach Adventure Park is located in the Marine National Park of Cozumel, 45 minutes off coast of the Rivera Maya. It is open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm but the closing...

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Fire Sale in November

No nothing is burning.  The fire sale is because we actually overbooked some units that we can't move again.   So check out   the Available Now Page for fire sale prices for top end units in November and Early December.   This ...

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MayanRental Referral Program

Save on your next MayanRental Reservation! We are pleased to announce that we are beginning a new program through the rest of this year. It’s a referral program to benefit our Renters who refer new Renters to us. Here is...

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Por Que No Restaurant - Nuevo Vallarta- CLOSED

Why Not?   SADLY THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED.   EDDIE TELLS ME THEY WILL DO THE FABULOUS SPANISH COFFEE AT HIS NOPAL BEACH RESTAURANT NEAR BY, BUT WE HAVEN'T TESTED THIS.  WE HAVE SINCE TESTED IT AT EDDIE'S AND...

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Les Coins des Amis Restaurant- Closed

THIS INTERESTING LITTLE RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED.  SORRY   Ok, we haven't actually had a chance to eat at Les Coins de Amis is a French restaurant located in Nuevo Vallarta, but we walked past and were impressed by the restaurants...

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About Me

Well hi there. Welcome to my ramblings on how to have awesome adventures with your family.  I hope some of my experiences will help you plan and enjoy your vacations. Since every child is different, and each age has its...

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Christmas in Nuevo Vallarta Part One

It all started at a family Christmas on December 18. All three of our children informed us that they had in-law obligations for Christmas eve and Christmas day. Fine, we said. Don't look for us, we said. We'll be in...

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Grand Mayan & Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Vacation Review Day 7

Not much to our final day.  We got up to another splendid mexican sunrise and had breakfast at our favorite spot one last time.  You guessed it: Balche.  Then we checked out which was fast and totally painless.   We...

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Grand Mayan & Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Vacation Review Day 6

So our sixth day had a little hiccup.  We had been enjoying ourselves so much that we decided to go (voluntarily) to one of the timeshare presentations.  When you first get to Grand Mayan and Mayan Palace (at any of...

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Grand Mayan & Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Vacation Review Day 5

Another great day that started off by taking a walk of the beautiful Grand Mayan grounds. Then another breakfast at Balche.   The thing that makes the breakfasts there good is that they are cheaper than Del Lago and you...

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Grand Mayan & Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Vacation Review Day 4

This morning started with a trip to see the crocodiles and flamingos that they have here at the Grand Mayan/Mayan Palace Riviera Maya. Then we hit breakfast at Balche again. Then we laid by the pool all day again.  It...

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Grand Mayan & Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Vacation Review Day 3

Our third day we decided to try one of the other restaurants for breakfast.  We found Balche (which I mentioned yesterday in my Day 2 review) which is the restaurant by the pool.  For breakfast they also do a buffet...

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Grand Mayan & Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Vacation Review Day 2

Day 2 was epic.  It started at 3:30 am when the entire coast of Riviera Maya lost power including the Grand Mayan.  It ended up being OK though since we slept until about 8 am.  Then I went to the...

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Grand Mayan & Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Vacation Review Day 1

Today we are doing something new at MayanRental.com: a blog about my trip to Riviera Maya and stay at the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya.  So let me start by introducing myself: I'm Chris and I'll be your tour guide through...

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