6 Awesome Eco-Adventure Parks in the Mayan Riviera

Eco-Adventure parks to visit Mayan Riviera

The Mayan Riviera is a hugely popular place to visit and for good reason; there is so much to see and do. We all know about the world-famous white sand beaches and glistening turquoise colored water and the amazing Mayan ruins. But did you know they also have a wide variety of eco-adventure parks as well? These parks showcase the natural wonders of the region (the jungle, ocean, cenotes and wildlife) and put it all together in a mix of fun, learning and adventure.

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How to Easily Visit the Best Mayan Ruins

Visiting Mayan Ruins with Kids

The great thing about the Yucatan Peninsula is that it isn’t just all about sand and sun, it also has some world-class cultural attractions as well. It is blessed with the ruins of three Mayan civilizations, including Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza, which was named a “New Modern Wonder of the World” in 2007. Each of the ruins is easily visited as a day trip from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. 

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9 Amazing Family-Friendly Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Best family friendly restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Jam packed with shops and restaurants, Calle Quinta Avenida is a hugely popular main tourist street in Playa del Carmen. I stayed in Playa Del Carmen for a month with my wife and two kids (aged 2 & 4) and we didn’t eat a single meal along this street. I’m sure there are some nice places to eat on this strip, but as a general rule, restaurants in the tourist zones are low quality and high priced, so we found some great alternatives elsewhere. 

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What You Need to Know About Driving in the Yucatan Peninsula

What you need to know about driving in Mexico

I admit I was very intimidated about the thought of driving a rental car in the Yucatan Peninsula. On previous trips here, I’ve seen the traffic from the comfort of my air-conditioned bus on the way to my fancy all-inclusive and it always looked a bit crazy. But this time, we weren’t going to a resort and we wanted to explore the area, so we needed to rent a car. 

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Are you Afraid of the Food & Water in Mexico?

Food and water in Mexico

When we decided to rent a condo in Playa Del Carmen for a month, my biggest concern was the drinking water. I knew Celine and I could manage to stay healthy, but what about our 2 & 4 year old kids? Surely they’d open their mouths in the bath or eat a bad taco or something? I’m happy to report that with attention to detail and probably a little luck, we managed to spend four full weeks without any sign of tummy troubles. Here’s a little insight on what we did to stay healthy:

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