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15 February, 2020

Pantone Releases Color of the Year 2020 - Where to Find it in the Riviera Maya

Each year Pantone selects a "Color of the Year", and we think this year’s Classic Blue hue could have been plucked straight from the landscape of Mexico’s Riviera Maya! The “dependable and stable” blue tone was reportedly inspired by our collective desire for calmness and clarity, because Pantone says it “re-centers our thoughts.” Whatever the inspo, we couldn’t help but notice that Pantone’s 19-4052 Classic Blue is found throughout the Mexican Caribbean, from the beaches of Playa del Carmen to Tulum, also making a regular appearance in the velvety night sky over our pristine tropical jungle.

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09 November, 2019

Best Activities in Tulum: Snorkel and Dive the World’s Largest Cenotes

In our unending quest to find the best activities in Tulum, it’s impossible to overlook the fact that the world’s largest underwater cave system - which are known as cenotes in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico - lis close by, offering ample opportunities for snorkeling and diving in the clean fresh water. As the cradle of Mayan culture, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is also home to many different ancient archaeological zones that marvel visitors from around the world with their ancient mystique and breathtaking architecture.

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05 October, 2019

Top 5 Beach Clubs That Capture the Tulum Lifestyle

Situated just south of Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen on the Mexican Caribbean Sea, the Tulum lifestyle offers easy access to the best beaches in the world and – not surprisingly – some of the most amazing beach clubs you could find anywhere as well. 

Here’s our list of the top five beach clubs in Tulum right now:

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08 August, 2019

Each year from May through mid-September travelers can experience one of the most memorable Riviera Maya excursions by swimming with whale sharks off the Yucatan coast in the Caribbean Sea! These gentle giants come to the warm turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean each year during their annual migration to feed on plankton and other tiny sea plants that grow where there is an up-swell of cold, nutritious water.

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01 August, 2019

Isla Mujeres Mexico Among Top 5 Island Destinations: Travel + Leisure

Situated off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, about 25 minutes by ferry ride from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is consistently recognized by top travel resources as one of the world’s best beach vacation destinations. Now Travel + Leisure magazine has joined the chorus of praise, naming Isla Mujeres one of the top five island destinations in its annual World’s Best Awards 2019 reader survey.

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23 July, 2019

A new report by International Living has named five Mexico beaches among the world’s best, including Cancun, Cozumel, and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula’s Caribbean coast, along with Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita on the country’s Pacific coast. Here’s a brief rundown of what makes each one of these Mexico beaches stand out from the crowd, along with some insider tips designed to make your next beach vacation one you will never forget!

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18 July, 2019

Enjoy the Beautiful Mexican Beaches in Cozumel Island to Swim

By now you might have heard about the sargassum that has been coming to shore in parts of the Caribbean and Riviera Maya, but the beautiful beaches in Cozumel are pristine, great for swim and free of the seaweed. Situated off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, just a quick ferry ride from downtown Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is home to one of the world’s top cruise ship ports and is a major beach and diving destination, offering easy access to everything the magical Riviera Maya has to offer.

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09 July, 2019

Explore the Colonial City of Merida in Mexico’s Yucatan State

Neighboring the state of Quintana Roo - which is home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum in the Riviera Maya - Mexico’s Yucatan State and the capital city of Merida offer some of Latin America’s most exciting tourism offerings. Merida lies just over three hours west of downtown Playa del Carmen and Cancun near the beach town of Progreso on the northern coast of Mexico’s amazing Yucatan Peninsula. This is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy an overnight excursion or long weekend getaway while visiting Cancun or the Riviera Maya, offering the chance to experience the charm of Mexico’s colonial cities and also take in some of the country’s most impressive ancient Mayan ruins! 

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06 July, 2019

3 Lesser-Known Beautiful Cenotes to Explore Near Tulum, Mexico

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is home to many natural wonders, including countless freshwater cenotes, which are pristine underground caves and sinkholes where you can swim, snorkel and dive, entering a subterranean world in the limestone bedrock that is both surreal and incredibly beautiful. Pronounced “say-note-tays,” many Riviera Maya cenotes are well-known and already quite popular among tourists, but there are also quite a few others waiting to be discovered just off the beaten path.

Here are three of our favorite lesser-known cenotes about 45 minutes away near Tulum in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, all situated close to one another and just ten minutes from the ancient Mayan ruins of Coba!

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29 June, 2019

5 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is one of the world’s top vacation destinations, stretching more than 80 miles south of Cancun along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, where travelers enjoy gorgeous white sand beaches and an incredible array of activities that simply can’t be found anywhere else in the world. With so much to choose from the options can feel a bit overwhelming, so here are five non-touristy things to do in Playa del Carmen that will make your next Mexico vacation a truly unforgettable experience and create memories to last a lifetime.

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25 June, 2019

Get Closer to Nature and Experience Mayan Culture in the Riviera Maya

No visit to Cancun or the Riviera Maya region of Mexico is complete without exploring the ancient Mayan culture of the Yucatan Peninsula and Caribbean coast, which is home to a wide variety of ancient ruins and where many indigenous communities still thrive to this day. But if you’re looking for an exciting new adventure that will take you even deeper into the magical world of the Maya people, Maya Ka’an offers visitors a sustainable, back-to-nature cultural experience that is unlike anything else in the world.

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22 June, 2019

Explore Yucatan State for the Ultimate Mexico Vacation

By now, you probably know that the Riviera Maya is home to some of the best beaches in the world, but you may not realize that it also lies right next door to Yucatan State, which offers so much to do and see that you might just forget about the Caribbean Sea for a few days of your next Mexico vacation! Here’s a brief overview of the region and some of the best things to do on a vacation in Mexico to the Riviera Maya and Yucatan State:

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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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