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A Journey Into Paradise
25 May, 2019

Sargassum Seaweed Update for Mexico’s Riviera Maya Beaches in 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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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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20 April, 2019

Whether you’re a local, a first-time or repeat visitor, here are a few of the best restaurants in Playa del Carmen to satisfy virtually any hunger cravings and quench your thirst! With a thriving foodie scene and a vibrant downtown that is home to one of the world’s longest pedestrian-only streets along much of Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida in Spanish), Playa - as the locals call it - offers endless opportunities for culinary exploration and adventure.

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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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22 January, 2019

5 Reasons to Visit Our Beautiful Yucatan Mexico Beaches

Encompassing the country’s easternmost Mexican Caribbean coast, there are a number of reasons Yucatan Peninsula beaches remain one of the world’s top must-see travel destinations for beach bums worldwide. With pristine, soft white sand shoreline and clear turquoise waters, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a fantastic place for a beach vacation any time of year, but this is especially true during the long, cold, bleak winter months. 

Read on to see our top five reasons to visit the most beautiful beaches in the world and start to plan your next holiday now! 

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08 January, 2019

Best Beaches in Playa del Carmen: Xcalacoco Riviera Maya

Xcalacoco Riviera Maya is a small beach situated to the north of downtown Playa del Carmen between two resorts, Le Reve and Azul Fives. This location is just far enough away from the center of Playa del Carmen to have a quiet, laid-back vibe, but still close enough to enjoy all that this jewel of a city on the Mexican Caribbean Sea has to offer. Read on to see what makes Xcalacoco Riviera Maya one of the best beaches in the world

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13 December, 2018

Tulum Leads New Eco-Initiative with Corona Beer in Mexico

Major Mexican beer producer Grupo Modelo has announced a pilot program to switch out plastic rings on their six packs of Corona beer in favor of a fibrous, eco-friendly cardboard, starting in Tulum. The move is part of a bid to help eliminate the use of plastic in Mexico by gradually reducing the use of plastics in the manufacturing process.

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08 December, 2018

What’s the Real Cost of Living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

Generally speaking, Mexico offers an excellent standard of living with a much lower price tag compared to the United States, Canada or Europe, and the cost of living in Playa del Carmen is no exception. Situated just one hour south of Cancun on the Mexican Caribbean Sea, Playa (as locals often call it) is a bustling, tropical seaside city with a cosmopolitan flair that simply can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

“Life in Playa del Carmen is affordable and provides excellent value for the money”, wrote International Living. 

Read on to see what kind of lifestyle you’ll get for your money in Playa del Carmen, Mexico! 

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06 December, 2018

The small resort community of Puerto Aventuras is located about one hour south of the Cancun International Airport in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, about 35 minutes south of downtown Playa del Carmen and 35 minutes north of Tulum. Despite this fantastic location on the Mexican Caribbean Sea, not too many people have discovered Puerto Aventuras yet and it remains one of the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful hidden gems. 

Read on to learn more about this exclusive community and what it has to offer!

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20 November, 2018

What About Healthcare in Mexico vs. the US?

Many people are concerned about healthcare and its costs as they approach retirement age, and that concern only grows when it involves living in a foreign country full or part time. Read on for a brief overview of what you can expect from Mexico’s universal healthcare system, but keep in mind the most important takeaway is that excellent private health insurance in Mexico is available for a fraction of the cost you pay for insurance in the US. For example, I have Metlife Mexico, and I only pay around $1,000 per year! I’m still in my early 40’s, so I’m sure it gets more expensive as you age, but you’re going to enjoy some major savings…. Just think about what you could do with all of that extra money! 

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18 October, 2018

Tulum Mexico is the World’s Top Trending Travel Destination

Tulum was named the top trending travel destination in 2018 among young jetsetters, according to rankings published by CNBC and Earth, a millennial-focused travel and media platform with more than two million followers on social media. Why does it matter? Young people have become increasingly influential for the tourism industry in recent years, as they are now traveling more than any other age group and will continue to account for an even greater market share as goes by. 

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25 September, 2018

Ecotourism in Tulum: Mexico’s First Sustainable Tourism Zone

As tourism numbers continue to rise year after year throughout the Riviera Maya region, officials have announced that Tulum will become Mexico’s first sustainable tourism development zone (ZDTS). This distinction builds upon the eco-chic Tulum lifestyle that first made this idyllic beach town so popular among travelers who are interested in sustainable tourism. The new legislation will be implemented by October 15th and the decree will help this growing vacation destination carry out a variety of new ecotourism initiatives and to participate fully in the emerging green economy.

Tulum was chosen because it has one of the highest rates of growth”, stated Marisol Vanegas Pérez, who serves as tourism secretary in the state of Quintana Roo, where the Riviera Maya is located.

Read on to learn more about why Tulum was selected and what this new designation will mean for the entire region!

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11 September, 2018

If you’re tired of staying in tiny hotel rooms and cramped condos when traveling with a group of friends or family, it’s timed to relax in your very own luxury beach house in Akumal and book a stay at KASA Cooper! With a gorgeous infinity-edge private swimming pool, breathtaking rooftop deck with a palapa and oversized second-floor terrace with a pergola, this gorgeous Akumal beach home makes the most of the Mexican Caribbean views and is the ultimate vacation home rental in Mexico’s Riviera Maya!

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