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18 June, 2019

5 Best Places to Shop on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen

Whether you’re coming to Playa del Carmen on vacation or business, 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida in Spanish) is a must-see, especially if you love to shop, eat, listen to music and people watch! As one of the longest pedestrian-only streets in the world, Fifth Avenue stretches for more than 20 blocks (and counting!), running parallel to the beach just steps from the clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean Sea.

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15 June, 2019

Fun Things to Do in Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya Mexico

Situated about 25 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport and only 35 minutes north of downtown Playa del Carmen, the onetime sleepy fishing village of Puerto Morelos has retained its small-town charm despite its growing popularity as a vacation destination for international beach bums. Today, Puerto Morelos offers a more laid-back, boutique vacation experience than what you will find in the Riviera Maya’s larger neighboring towns along the Mexican Caribbean coast.

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11 June, 2019

Although the Riviera Maya region just south of Cancun is perhaps best known for having the best beaches in the world, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is also home to thousands of beautiful freshwater cenotes (pronounced say-note-tays) that offer fantastic places to swim, snorkel or - for more adventurous travelers - experience cave diving in the world’s most stunning underwater caverns. Considered to be sacred by the ancient Mayans, these natural sinkholes are still an important water source for the Yucatan Peninsula and also represent one of the Riviera Maya’s most exciting tourism offerings. 

Here are four of our favorite cenotes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, offering incredible photo ops and a fun way to support both the local Mayan culture and indigenous businesses! 

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04 June, 2019

Riviera Maya Beaches Earn 21 Blue Flag Certifications for Mexico

The new list of 2019-2020 Blue Flag Beach Certifications makes it easier than ever to find the best beaches in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, with 20 white-sand beaches in the Mexican Caribbean making the coveted list this year! About half of the Blue Flag Beaches in Mexico’s Riviera Maya are located in Cancun, with the others located nearby in Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos. 

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01 June, 2019

4 Eco-Tours in Playa del Carmen that Promote a Connection with Nature

Situated in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya just south of Cancun on the Caribbean Sea, downtown Playa del Carmen is a growing, vibrant city with a distinct international feel that serves as a hub of activity in the region. Travelers can choose from a seemingly endless array of exciting tours and activities, including a variety of eco-friendly excursions designed to bring you closer to nature and help all travelers develop a deeper understanding of the fragile natural beauty that has made the Riviera Maya coastline one of the world’s top vacation destinations.

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28 May, 2019

3 Romantic Things to Do in Tulum Right Now

Tulum is the ideal Caribbean vacation destination for some time alone with your significant other, but it can feel daunting to plan a romantic getaway from afar… Especially once you delve into the overwhelming list of activities in Mexico’s Riviera Maya that are perfect for couples looking to spice up their relationship! Here are 3 fun, fabulous and - of course - romantic ideas to make your next vacation in Tulum with bae feel extra special: 

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25 May, 2019

They say “necessity is the mother of all Invention,” and that is certainly proving to be true when it comes to how beaches in Mexico’s Riviera Maya are combatting the sargassum seaweed problem, with the celebrated local fishing village of Puerto Morelos leading the charge. The Mexican Federal Government is also busy working out a course of action and has assigned massive resources to remove sargassum from the beaches of the Riviera Maya and throughout the state of Quintana Roo.

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21 May, 2019

Expedia Reveals the Best Time to Enjoy a Mexico Beach Vacation

If a Mexico beach vacation is on your travel bucket list but you’re stuck in the planning phase, Expedia has you covered with the inside scoop on the best time to visit Mexico and how to find the best deals on hotels, flights and more! According to the travel booking website, late summer or early fall is the best time to visit Mexico if you’re looking for a great deal, as revealed by its virtual treasure trove of vacation booking information, which offers helpful money saving advice and helps pinpoint current travel trends.

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18 May, 2019

‘Mexico From Above’ Features Enchanting Aerial Video of Tulum Jungle

Sometimes we all need a moment to recharge and this mesmerizing aerial video of the Tulum jungle by architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov is a great way to refresh your spirit and soak up the ancient energy of Mexico’s magical Riviera Maya region! This ultra soothing must-see video of Tulum is part of a larger series titled Mexico From Above, which shows a unique take on some of the country’s most interesting destinations and out of the way gems that are sure to delight the latent traveler in all of us. 

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07 May, 2019

Puerto Aventuras Marina Offers Many Shops, Restaurants and Activities

The Puerto Aventuras marina offers easy access to many delicious restaurants, local shops, boat tours and a wide variety of other exciting activities, including sport fishing charters, snorkeling and diving excursions, to name only a few. Situated in the heart of this exclusive gated beach, marina and golf community, the docks are easy to reach on foot or via golf cart from any of the various resorts, private condos, villas and other vacation home rentals in Puerto Aventuras, which is popular among locals, international travelers and expats alike for its safety, walkability and the diverse array of activities available at your fingertips.

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04 May, 2019

Sea Turtle Season Returns to Mexico’s Riviera Maya

The first sea turtle of the 2019 season has already been spotted on Cozumel island, which lies just offshore from downtown Playa del Carmen and offers easy access to the world’s second largest barrier reef. Her arrival came nearly three weeks earlier than usual, when the female turtle was seen digging in the sand at Punta Sur by la Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel (the Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation). 

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30 April, 2019

Mexico Dominates List of World’s Top Vacation Destinations this Spring

If you’re wondering where to travel this spring (or summer, or fall, for that matter…) look no farther than Mexico, which has snagged five out of the top 15 vacation destinations for Americans this year, according to Condé Nast Traveler - more than any other country! From Cancun to downtown Playa del Carmen and Tulum in the Mexican Caribbean, to the thriving inland metropolis of Mexico City and the rocky shores of Cabo San Lucas on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, this list has something for everyone and offers plenty of exciting vacation ideas that you simply can’t find anywhere else in the world.

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27 April, 2019

Riviera Maya Snorkeling Tours Help Rebuild Vital Caribbean Reef

The Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a verdant paradise of white-sand beaches, lagoons and mangroves, with ancient ruins and lush tropical jungle, but the region is also home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef, which lies just offshore. Now, visitors can take part in preserving the reef for generations to come, thanks to an alliance between Fairmont Mayakoba and Oceanus A.C., which offers a $49-per-person snorkeling tour to underwater nurseries where guests can gather and help transplant coral to the sea bottom, where it can continue to grow.

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