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Beyond Beach Culture in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta in the Nayarit region of Mexico has everything any normal beach resort or holiday has to offer, sun, sea and of course miles and miles of pure, clean sandy beaches. A lively seafront with daily performances of music, acrobatics and sand sculpting, as well as a variety of shops and art galleries for buying those all-important souvenirs. With …

Great Mayan Reef – Snorkelling, An Underwater Adventure

These images do ably demonstrate however that with a point and click underwater capable camera, even within the limitations of snorkelling, it’s possible to discover a little of life on a coral reef. An opportunity to spend and hour exploring the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef on the planet provided a few Cousteau moments. It stretches over …

Riviera Maya, Mexico; Discovering the Art of Relaxation

A merry band of European and American bloggers recently visited the Viceroy resort, Playa Del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We were treated to a number of lessons and experiences during our stay. Mayan spa treatments, tequila and ceviche tasting as well as cocktail mixology and visits to Tulum and Cobá were just a few of the highlights on this special …

Postcards from Tulum; Mayan ‘City of the Dawn’

Riviera Maya is not only about beautiful beaches with powder white sand, azure oceans and pristine coral reefs. There is more on offer than even the chic Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) lined with fashionable shops and stylish restaurants. Hidden in the rainforest and snuggled between the Cenotes are amazing Mayan archeological sites; Cobá or Tulum. Tulum is the ancient cliffside …

Graduating to tequila and mixology in Mexico

Responsible drinking probably means many things to many people though once upon a time just getting home was considered responsible for me. I have mellowed since, now enjoying a few drinks in the company of good friends qualifies. Fortunately the Viceroy resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico provided plenty of opportunities for both. Aside from the various times the group met …

Cobá, Ancient Mayan City of Sacrifice

Surprising revelation of the day; a ball game which results in a beheading. This was the unfortunate fate which awaited some competitors in an ancient sport played at the Mayan site in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The archeological site sited around two lagoons is reached in less than a one hour drive from Riviera Maya. Taking a bike tour around the ancient …