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A Journey Into Paradise
30 March, 2019

Yucatan, Cancun and Riviera Maya Hope to Ban Single-Use Plastics

State and local governments throughout Mexico are taking single-use plastic waste very seriously, including states on the Yucatan Peninsula that are home to popular tourist areas like Cancun and the Riviera Maya, which are hoping to ban single-use plastics to protect the environment and reduce plastic pollution. In fact, a variety of different measures have already been proposed or implemented in cities and towns in the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo - including Cancun, Isla Holbox and Merida. In addition, Bahia Principe’s four expansive resort properties in the Riviera Maya have also made significant changes to how they view - and use - disposable plastic items. Read on to see more! 

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27 March, 2019

Enjoy Modern Maya Cuisine at the Best Restaurants in Tulum

As two of the best new restaurants in Tulum, Arca and Nu are both making waves among international foodies by serving up contemporary Mayan fare that’s inspired by Mexico’s storied food history. Both situated on the jungle side of the Tulum beach road, these two new restaurants drill deep into the wonders of fire, smoke and Yucatecan food, offering two very unique dining experiences in one of the world’s most incredible vacation destinations.

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26 March, 2019

There’s certainly no shortage of amazing activities in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum in Mexico’s Riviera Maya… And while the area’s various Experiences Xcaret adventure parks offer a dizzying array of exciting activities and entertainment options to suit virtually every skill level and budget, sometimes a nice long relaxing day at the beach simply sounds better than getting up early for a guided tour! 

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23 March, 2019

Beachfront Tulum Ruins Get 1,000’s of Spring Equinox Visitors

Thousands of vacationers came to celebrate the 2019 Spring Equinox in Mexico’s Riviera Maya at the beachfront Tulum ruins this week, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). With a dramatic ancient Mayan pyramid perched above an idyllic white-sand beach overlooking the clear-turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea, this magical place draws tens of thousands of people every year during the Spring Equinox celebration, which officially took place this week on Wednesday, March 20th.

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16 March, 2019

Watching the Spring Equinox at Mexico’s Ancient Mayan Sites

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has gained worldwide fame for its many ancient Mayan archaeological sites, which challenge the senses and instantly transport visitors to another time and place, but did you know that many of these structures are designed to communicate with the heavens? Read on to see how two of the ancient Mayan sites on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula can “speak” to the skies, and explore how the ancient Maya’s genius for astronomy is on full display during the Spring Equinox for visitors. 

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09 March, 2019

Cave Full of Ancient Mayan Artifacts Found at Chichen Itza, Mexico

The ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula are extensive and easy to access from the Riviera Maya region along the coast, making it popular among both tourists and experts, who have been studying the site for decades. Still, the ruins reminded the world recently that they still have many secrets left to reveal, when tips from local residents uncovered a large unexplored cave on the site that is home to dozens of artifacts, bones and burned offerings to the ancient Mayan gods, which researchers plan to leave intact.

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02 March, 2019

Recent Star Sightings in Tulum and Mexico’s Riviera Maya

From Drew Barrymore and Leonardo DiCaprio, to Reese Witherspoon, Cara Delevingne and Alessandra Ambrosio, Hollywood A-Listers have been flocking to the Tulum beachfront (and other hotspots in Mexico’s magical Riviera Maya region) for years and this season is proving to be no different! Read on to see which celebrities have been seen in Tulum and the Riviera Maya recently and you just might find yourself booking a trip soon, too!

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23 February, 2019

Riviera Maya Mexico Named World’s Best Diving Destination

No discussion about the best dives in the world would be complete without mentioning Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea are warm and teeming with life all year round, offering an impressive array of activities and opportunities for exploration that simply can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Considering all this, perhaps it’s no surprise that Scuba Diving magazine voted the Riviera Maya region of Mexico the world’s best scuba diving destination in the world for 2019, naming the best sites and attractions in Cozumel, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Playa del Carmen and nearby Isla Mujeres. 

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19 February, 2019

KASA Hotel Riviera Maya Coming to Puerto Aventuras in 2019

The KASA Hotel Collection will open its second hotel this summer on the shores of Mexico’s Riviera Maya; this time in Puerto Aventuras. KASA Hotel Riviera Maya is the brand’s second property in the Mexican Caribbean that is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™, offering oversized rooms and elegant suites with a casual yet professional vibe that feels more like staying at a good friend’s private beach house than a typical hotel. 

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