Category Archives - Riviera Maya

Traveling Solo in Mexico

After years of being frustrated and tired of waiting for friends’ schedules to line up or canceling at the last minute, I decided that I couldn’t keep making excuses for not visiting the places I wanted to visit, so I began to travel alone. It’s a daunting task for a lot of people, on your

Mexico: The Reasons You Should Visit

Mexico is a great place to visit because the people have created an unique culture, architecture, food, handicrafts and attractions. So many good memories can be had when you come on down and explore.  Whether you are looking for fun in the sun, something historical, colonial, ancient or more recent, or just want to explore

Safe Travel Tips for Mexico

There is an unjustified, but looming, fear about the safety of having your spring break or summer holiday in this land of good food and great drink: Mexico. The unfortunate thing is that when one bad news report goes out about one area of the country, it could blow up and make people think the

Spring Break in Mexico: Bad Press and Tips on Safe Travels

Having lived in Cancun for about eight years, I can say with hand on my heart that the idea of going to the beach has grown on me exponentially. I was originally from San Francisco, where the Pacific is about as appetizing to leisurely swim in as getting multiple paper cuts on your fingers. So

Is Playa del Carmen Safe?

Playa del Carmen is a town in the Riviera Maya area of Mexico, about 45 minutes south of the Cancun airport. It is located in the state Quintana Roo, which is in the Eastern part of Mexico.
Playa del Carmen started out as a fishing village more than 100 years ago. Its laid-back feel,

Which is Safer: Cancun or Orlando?

This video and CNN article published 2013 by CNN, highlights the safety of tourist areas in Mexico.  The video raises an amazing point that Orlando , home of Disney world has a higher murder rate than Cancun.   This news is needed  to balance reports of a  growing tendency for violence in Mexico, which includes

Is Huatulco safe?

We continue to hear that some places might not be safe for traveling, and many people are concerned about safety in Huatulco, a favorite destination for those who want to leave the hectic lifestyle behind for a few days and have a peaceful retreat. So, what about Huatulco?
Huatulco is one of the most

Ironic Twist: Violence Issue in Los Angeles

Recently, a friend of ours was trapped with her mother in Cancun due to an episode of violence. However, the violence was a shooting at LAX airport in Los Angeles. The shooting caused cancelled flights from Cancun! This highlights the fact that violent crime takes place more infrequently in many Mexican cities compared to those

Is Merida Safe?

Merida, a beautiful city just a few hours away from Riviera Maya, remains a safe place to visit and live. 
The City of Merida
Merida is the capital city of the state of Yucatan, located in the southeast of Mexico. Its population is about 2 million people, and most of its economy comes from service-related

Travel Review: Cancun Mexico

When most people used to think of Mexico, pictures of white sand beaches, aqua blue waters and endless nights out at the club came to mind. Today, thoughts of kidnappings, drug cartels and thievery have taken their place in the minds of many. For people like me, however, I have learned that this is simply