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Cozumel Vacation Rentals: Mayan Fun and Awesome Scuba

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Cozumel means “Island of the swallows” in Mayan. This beautiful island paradise in the Caribbean Sea, just east of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is a popular tourist destination famous for scuba diving, snorkeling and cool white sand beaches.

The island is just 12 miles off the Riviera Maya, opposite to Playa del Carmen and one of the nine municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is about 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, the largest Mexican island in the Caribbean and one of the country´s s largest islands. The majority of the island dwellers live in the town of San Miguel (population close to 75,000) on the western shore where you can find lots of Cozumel accommodations. This beautiful spot is close to theme parks Xelha and Xcaret on the mainland.

This ancient Maya settlement has adventure and excitement for all ages, activities range from exploring ruins to practicing water sports. Take one of many Cozumel tours and expeditions available or simply relax on white cold-sand beaches and snorkel around. Take the opportunity to do some scuba diving and understand why Cozumel has been selected as a top diving spot in the world. Learn about local historical sites and visit museums and Mayan exhibitions. Take a drink of tequila and watch how it is made. Shopping is always a unique experience in Cozumel, boasting a wide array of goods, local products, and crafts that include pottery, jewelry, clothes and silver objects. You will definitely want to extend your stay at a Cozumel lodging.

You can fly directly into Cozumel´s international airport from Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Halifax, Denver, and Toronto or connect via México City. Alternatively, you may take boat rides from Playa del Carmen or take the ferry from Puerto Morelos. Once on the island, taxis and buses are readily available to all interest points. You may choose to rent a car or a scooter for a day at affordable prices (55USD car; 25USD scooter) and explore your way around.

Although the island was battered in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma, the hospitality business quickly recovered, providing different lodging alternatives for your Cozumel stay. Choose from ocean view condos, pool houses and traditional villas; they are all well-fitted and very comfortable. Visit our directory of Cozumel vacation rentals for incredible deals and special offers.

Puerto Vallarta: Mexican-style Beachside Splendor

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Looking for an exciting beach destination on your quest to discover another culture? Then, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect vacation destination for you. Located in Bahia Banderas on the Pacific Ocean, it is one of Mexico’s most popular resort towns. It offers an incredible assortment of things to do and a variety of Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals to stay at.

Rest assured, you will never be bored in Puerto Vallarta. Beautiful beaches, water sports and numerous trips around town will keep you busy. You will regret not having enough time to do everything this amazing Mexican resort has to offer.

Stay at a Mexican-style beachside Puerto Vallarta villa, and enjoy luxurious amenities including Jacuzzis, swimming pools and large oceanfront decks at budget cost. You can find high quality Puerto Vallarta lodging at very reasonable rates, especially when you split costs with your friends and family.

In addition to beautiful beaches and sun-filled days, Puerto Vallarta is also a culturally rich place. A unique mix of pre-Columbian mystical traditions and contemporary cultures from around the world.

You can´t miss swimming with dolphins. There are plenty close-up encounter programs with our beautiful and charming friends, suitable for both experts and non-swimmers. After your swim, enjoy snorkeling and diving while observing Mexico’s rich underwater world.

Puerto Vallarta in December, hosts a variety of city festivals. The Puerto Vallarta Golf Cup welcomes amateur golfers from Mexico, USA and Canada while the Puerto Vallarta Film Festival showcases films from North and South America. If you like exotic tastes and varied cuisines, you can also attend the Puerto Vallarta Gourmet International Festival.

If you are into art and original crafts, Puerto Vallarta will not disappoint you. This charming town is home to a wealth of galleries that feature both local and international art. Some of these galleries include Arte de las Americas for contemporary and Mexican art and Puerco Azul for Folk and traditional crafts.

In Puerto Vallarta, you are not just locked up in one beach town, but you have plenty of places to visit and see in the neighborhood. Take day trips to such charming towns as Bucerias, Sayulita and San Francisco which provide great ambiances and natural settings in the vicinity. Take the chance, start planning your Mexico trip and try our unique destination inquiry system to find a vacation rental in Puerto Vallarta.

Playa del Carmen, Hidden Jewel in the Mexican Riviera

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Known to indigenous Maya people as Xaman Ha’ or simply as Pláaya, Playa del Carmen is one of the most vibrant tourist spots in the Mexican Riviera. Along with metropolitan Cancun, The Island of Cozumel, the archeological sea-side site of Tulum and the ruins of Chichen Itza, this beautiful coastal town is a must-see for tourists coming to the Yucatan Peninsula.  Originally a small town for fishermen, the spot became a tourist outlet when the passenger ferry service to Cozumel was established. Travelers noticed that this low-key settlement was an ideal place to relax away from the crowds visiting urbanized Cancun. Playa del Carmen’s beaches offer excellent sea diving opportunities as well as wonderful inland diving experiences in the many Xenotes surrounding the area. If you are into Open Water Diving and Adventure Diving, you will surely want to check out this beautiful Mayan retreat.

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If nonetheless, you are into family trips and group tourism, you may wish to visit the Xcaret eco-archaeological park, a marvelous one-of-its-kind theme park that brings you closer to the Mayan heritage, water sports and local Mexican wildlife. If on the other hand, you wish to stay in or around town, the local activity blossoms on Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), stretching from Calle 1 Norte to Calle 34 in the south end of town. When you stroll down this picturesque street, you will find lots of boutique hotels, local art and craft shops, bars, and international restaurants that will make you feel in a small town with a taste of a metropolis.

Regardless of your favorite activities, you will surely appreciate Playa del Carmen’s charm as a small fishing village and artists’ colony, without it being as boisterous and metropolitan as Cancún, the nearby city that flourishes with American tourists all year long. The local city government of Playa del Carmen has passed an ordinance limiting buildings to three stories, thus making it still a home for the humble, hassle-free tourists that spend their days in this magical town. It is precisely this laid-back atmosphere that has attracted many European expatriates that own and manage local businesses in Playa del Carmen.

Looking for Playa del Carmen Vacation Rentals? Browse our inventory in the Mexican Maya Riviera.