Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, A SYBARITE’S PARADISE

Dreams Puerto Adventura All Inclusive Resort

On my wife Cristina’s  birthday on May 11 2016, we decided to try an all inclusive resort that we noticed had very good feedback from Trip advisor. So, I sent an email to the hotel to let them know it was my wife Cristy’s Birthday, and right away I received the response from Isabel Torres (Concierge & Social Media Coordinator) and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Restaurante Las Jaibitas: If you’re passing, keep passing…

Review: Restaurante Las Jaibitas If you’re passing, keep passing… Exclusive review for The Yucatan Times by Stewart Mandy “Las Jaibitas” opened with much fanfare in early May, behind the “Rancho del Charro” More...

Use a pool harness to swim in place. (PHOTO: Andrea Aguilar)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Pool exercises are a good way to burn calories and beat Merida’s summer heat

Andrea Aguilar, a recent arrival in Merida, is sharing her experiences as a new member of the community. Here is her fourth installment for TYT readers: Most everyone knows that it is necessary to move our bodies More...

Front exterior of Hotel Luz en Yucatan, which was originally a convent connected to adjacent Santa Lucia Church. (PHOTO: Robert Adams)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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Tour-guides-turned-hoteliers mark 10 years at Luz en Yucatán

On Dec. 1, 2016, Tom Williams and Donard O’Neill will celebrate a 10-year ride as owners of Merida’s Hotel Luz en Yucatán. Like the good Yucatecans they’ve become, the two former tour guides already More...

Balandro, Baja California Sur (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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The most magnificent beaches around La Paz, Baja California Sur (Road Trip Part VIII)

Follow Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  This is the most recent story and describes the beaches around La Paz, Baja More...

Plain Chachalaca adult
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – LOUD-MOUTHED MALES: PLAIN CHACHALACA

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula,  Chachalaca Oriental (Spanish), Baach (Mayan) In the Yucatan Peninsula thickets, scrubland, dense second growth or forest edge, listen closely to the rowdy, raucous calls of two More...

Mexican four-way stop. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin.)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Tips for driving through Baja California, and the release of your “Inner Mexican” (Road Trip Part VII)

Follow Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  This is the most recent story and describes their tips, observations and More...

Malahat Speakeasy.
By Yucatan Times On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Raise a glass for National Tequila Day, July 24th!

Surrounded by myths, legends, and lore, tequila fills as many cups as Starbucks’ coffee. Tequila’s rich history as one North America’s first distilled spirits dates back to the 15th century near the location More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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A family vacation in Mexico: American movies, revisited attractions and Trump

My family and I have recently returned from our annual summer visit to Mexico. As a little background, I resided in Mexico a decade and a half, where I worked as an English teacher.  There I met and married Lilia, More...

Mother Barn Swallow feeds compressed insects to young
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MUD WRESTLERS, MUD MASONS AND SEX: BARN SWALLOW

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica, Golondrina Tijereta (Spanish) Kusam (Mayan) Barn Swallow chicks in nest of grass and mud pellets lined with feathers While watching Barn Swallows gather mud for their mud and grass More...