Every year thousands of turtles come to the Riviera Maya, and now it is that time of the year when the female turtles come to the land to lay their eggs.

Sea turtle nesting season begins in May in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. All along the Mexican Caribbean shoreline, the Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, Contoy, Holbox, Cozumel, Sian Ka’an and the beaches of southern Quintana Roo, female green, loggerhead and hawksbill turtles, and the occasional giant leatherback turtle, come ashore at night to lay their eggs in the sand.

This year sea turtle nesting season began several weeks early when a leatherback sea turtle arrived as early as 11 April to lay 71 eggs in the sand. Since then, a few more sea turtles have continued to arrive by night to create their beach nests, making an early start to the nesting season that shouldn’t have begun until 1 May.

One single female turtle can lay up to 200 eggs at once. The eggs are laid safely on the sand,  few meters away from the beaches. Forty-five to 60 days later, their eggs hatch and the baby turtles struggle out of the shells and begin their perilous dash towards the waves and a new life at sea.


Mexico is home to six out of seven sea turtle species worldwide. One very important area for the inhabitation of sea turtles is the Yucatan Peninsula, which has not only plenty of nesting beaches to offer, but also high nutritive feeding locations.


If you are due to visit the Riviera Maya this season, join us in protecting these beautiful creatures.

  • If you spot a sea turtle on the beach at night let her do her job (nesting).
  • Be very quiet and keep still.
  • Watch from a distance of ten meters.
  • Do not attempt to touch the sea turtle or crowd her.
  • Do not shine a torch or use the light on your mobile pone.
  • Please, no flash photography of nesting sea turtles or baby turtles.
  • No smoking.

• Help us to keep our beaches and sea clean. Discarded straws, plastic bags, beer packaging, fishing lines and other garbage floating in the water are lethal to sea turtles and other marine life

• When snorkeling or diving watch sea turtles from a distance, do not swim towards them and do not attempt to touch them

• Wear a t-shirt when snorkeling as protection from the sun instead of applying sun block. Sun products pollute the water and are harmful to marine life

The sea turtle is protected by Mexican law and it is illegal to disturb them, persecute or hunt them and consume their meat or eggs.

The sea turtle nesting season it is an inspiring and unique moment, either to see the marine turtle nest or the babies hatch in Cancun and Riviera Maya Mexico. Observe, absorb and enjoy – only few people have the chance to be part of this beautiful process!

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Best drinks on Riviera Maya

We are sure that during your visit to the Riviera Maya, you will be very thirsty and this is due to the heat that exists in the region, but do not worry because in this post we will talk about the riviera maya drinks and we are sure that you will love them.

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Best drinks on Riviera Maya

These are the most refreshing and light drinks that are ideal for Cancun hot weather. Any cocktail can be great for unwinding at the end of a long day, but it’s only certain delicious cocktails that work ideally for hot days.

Drinking Negronis and Old Fashioneds may be your favorite way to enjoy alcohol, but surely, when it’s hot outside, a Campari Sour or even a Gin Fizz might be more appropriate?

Hot and summer are often associated with “tiki cocktails” that tend to include a lot of rum or vodka and fruit flavors, and are associated primarily with the tropics. Drinks like the “Zombie,” the Pina Colada and the Mai Tai bring to mind relaxing Caribbean beachscapes and late-night walks.

As you can notice so far, there are different refreshing drinks and that is why we have made a list of the most popular drinks in the Riviera Maya for you. We started


Like all good things, the key to the margarita is its simplicity. The pairing of only three easily attainable ingredients to form this magical elixir leaves endless room for customization, or for no-nonsense minimalism.

On the other hand, it should be noted that the margarita is one of the most popular drinks in the Riviera Maya among women


A mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus, and mint flavors is intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and has made this clear highball a popular summer drink.


From frozen and fluorescent-colored, to sticky and sweet, the Daiquiri

has morphed into  on many forms — and not always for the better — since its introduction during the waning years of the 19th century. Is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice), and sugar or other sweetener.


It’s a brazilian cocktail made with cachaça (pronounced “cah-cha-za”), lime or lemon juice, sugar and crushed ice; the caipirinha is a very simple cocktail with one main ingredient: cachaça.

And it is with cachaça that the story begins. Cachaça is often confused with rum because both spirits are derived from sugar cane; nevertheless, they are surprisingly different, this is the secret of this delicious cocktail.

And this is a Riviera Maya drink you have to try

Piña Colada

In Spanish, Piña Colada, simply means “strained pineapple”. Even though the current recipe dates from the 1950’s, there are some allegations that the name didn’t officially materialize until almost ten years later.

The “modern” Piña Colada depends on “coconut cream” as an ingredient and that doesn’t appear on the scene until 1948 when Don Ramon Lopez Irizarry, looking for an easier way to extract the cream from the pulp of the coconut, wound up creating the well known Coco Lopez product.

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3 Things you didn’t know about Cenotes

What is a Cenote

You probably heard about Cenotes, being one of the best attractions of Cancun & Riviera Maya. Cenotes are holes on the ground which have over thousands of years old and usually  lead into a system of caverns; its clear and cold waters are a must see when you come to vacation in Riviera Maya.

Today we will tell you 3 things you probably didn´t know about this misticals water wells.


Cenote in Valladolid


Type of Water

The difference between the Caribbean sea and a cenote is that the cenote has fresh water, even certain kinds of species of flora & fauna are only found in cenotes. Usually they have clear blue water and because is underground tends to be cold.


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Why are they consider mystical

Before Spaniards conquered the ” Peninsula de Yucatán ” Mayan civilization used to think Cenotes were sacred, so as part of their culture they sacrificed Mayan virgins as an offer to their Gods, along with treasures.


Cenote Sacrifices
Bones at Cenote

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Some Cenotes have caverns all the way to the sea

Cancún & the Riviera Maya its all made of caverns so all the water from cenotes goes all the way to the sea, some adventurous divers always try to explore the massive caverns down cenotes, even new species have been discover, but they are so big its impossible to know where they will end.

So now you know the best way to get a dive in this fresh waters is to discover all the mystic behind them.

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Top 7 attractions in the Riviera Maya

Xel-Há. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest Natural Wonders, Xel-Há provides one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Practice snorkeling and see hundreds of colorful fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit its cove and cenotes. At this All Inclusive Park you can enjoy water activities, ecological attractions, restaurants and the best scenery to admire while you relax in a hammock or stroll the nooks and crannies of Xel-Há. Come and immerse yourself in one of the cenotes, lagoons or caves, and enjoy the aquatic zip-lines you’ll only find at Xel-Há.

Xplor. The jungle comes to life in the best adventure Park in Riviera Maya. Xplor Park is a unique underground world where you will enjoy unparalleled adventure. During the day fly between trees and bridges, discover amazing caves and extraordinary rock formations; and at night, the moon and stars will guide your way as you marvel at the mysteries that Xplor Fuego has for you.
Xcaret. It is a natural sanctuary where the history of Mexico combines with fun traditions and the splendor of the Mayan culture. It open its doors along the Caribbean Sea and invite you to discover magical experiences where underground rivers await you, along with the fauna of the Mayan jungle and unforgettable shows.

3d Museum of wonders. This new cultural attraction in the center of Playa del Carmen offers a great alternative to the usual tropical environment while also sharing an interactive feel. It can be found on 10th avenue between 8th and 10th street. And their hours are from 9am till 10pm Monday to Sunday. This way whether, rain or shine, you can enjoy couple of hours of great artwork with memorable photos to take home. You are allowed to use any type of camera, with or without flash, and become one with the exposition.

Crococun Zoo. To Inspire Passion for Nature and Wildlife, through an interactive 60-75 minutes guided tour. You will able to touch, hold and feed great variety of our wild local animals; and if you are brave enough… to walk among crocodiles.CrocoCunZoo
Riviera Art Gallery. Riviera Art Gallery is based in Playa del Carmen, right in the heart of the Riviera Maya. It offers a quality selection of art–created by highly talented artists (young, emerging, established) from all over the world, with different themes and techniques–for any particular style, taste and budget.
Río Secreto. It is a magical journey where the history of our planet is written on the myriad geological formations, and where floating in its clear fresh water your life will change forever. Río Secreto could very well be one of the great world wonders. Experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. It’s like stepping back in time to witness something mysterious and truly spectacular.

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