Luxury Vacation Rentals at the Riviera Maya – The ultimate Mexico Experience!

Relaxation, nature, comfort, adventure, pleasure and more is what Riviera Maya offers to its visitors. It’s natural and cultural wealth attracts tourists from all over the world, to live unique experiences in this Mexican paradise. Located along the Caribbean Sea on the eastern Coast of the State of Quintana Roo, the Riviera Maya has a wide variety of activities for all tastes. Its archeological zones reflect the culture and traditions of the country, catching the tourists and immersing them throughout history. Moreover, the quality of lodging has a very important role in order to obtain a comfortable and pleasant stay, and the Riviera Maya offers lots of luxury villa rentals along the Caribbean coast.

The Riviera Maya has the most beautiful beaches with white sand, turquoise waters, and tropical weather that provide a maximum state of relaxation to those who visit. Tankah Bay, for example, located near Tulum, known for being one of the most wonderful beaches on the Riviera Maya. This white sand paradise is ideal for those seeking calm and repose as it is kept away from the tourist coast. Playa del Carmen is another tourist destination in the heart of the Riviera Maya that likewise has incredible landscapes and a great diversity along its Fifth Avenue, which is full of restaurants, bars, shops, and cafes to enjoy a mild moment after a long day on the beach.

That is why at Villa Experience we offer different types of luxury vacation rentals for all the tastes. Whether you decide to travel for business, leisure, with friends or family, renting a luxury villa in one of the most beautiful coasts in Mexico will make you marvel at the most amazing views and landscapes of the Riviera Maya. There is nothing better than spending your holidays in one of the most beautiful beaches of the country and enjoy the top-notch amenities of a luxury villa. Being able to watch the sea from the balcony, walk from the house to the beach, swim in the pool while enjoying a delicious glass of wine and be able to enjoy the sunset in the comfort of your vacation home, this is part of the true villa experience.

Knowing that not everything is peace and calm, this paradise, also offers ecological activities for adventurers. These include snorkeling in cenotes and beaches of crystalline waters, windsurfing, swimming with the dolphins, diving, kayaking and watching the traditional nesting of turtles, among others. These activities are offered by eco-tourist parks like Xcaret which is world-renowned for its natural space and tourist offer. Entering the Mayan culture is also part of the experience of visiting the Riviera and its archeological sites.   One of them is Tulum, one of the major Mayan cities, which offers an impressive view of the Caribbean Sea. This pre-Hispanic city transports its visitors to relive the past of our Mexican ancestors and shows its extensive nature.

Without a doubt, the Riviera Maya will make from your vacations very special. Villa Experience offers a large inventory of luxury vacation homes for rent along the Riviera Maya in places such as Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Tulum, and Akumal. All luxury villa rentals come included first class service of a butler and a prívate chef.

Your Guide to ‘The Day Of The Dead’ in Mexico

As far as worldwide festivals go, there are none that are more haunting, more colorful, more spiritual and more all encompassing than Day of the Dead is to the Mexican people. Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a celebration and remembrance by the Mexicans of those who have passed on and across three days, they will use rituals and traditions in order to give thanks to the lives of their loved ones and remember with fondness the lives which they lived.

Let’s take a look at exactly what this festival consists of and how it is celebrated.

When and Where?

Celebrations take place throughout Mexico, some towns take it much more seriously and have far greater celebrations than others but all Mexicans celebrate this festival. Day of the Dead takes place between October 31st and November 2nd with each day relevant for the different souls who have died.

On the 31st of October, Halloween is widely celebrated throughout Mexico, as it is in many other parts of the World. Traditionally this would have been part of the day of the dead celebrations but modern influences have altered this day slightly.

 

The 1st of November is dia de los inocentes and dia de los angelitos, this is the day that is dedicated to those who were killed by accidents or children who have died. The 2nd of November is dia de los muertos o dia de los difuntos which means day of the dead and this is the day where all of those who have died are celebrated.

What Are The Rituals and Traditions

The majority of day of the dead traditions are centered around the ofrendas that are given towards the dead. These ofrendas are displays which often consist of similar objects that are placed in the home, on the streets, in churches or even at gravesides to remember the dead.

The offenders usually consist of  the highly scented Cempasuchil flower, orange in color, these flowers are to attract the should of the dead. The altar or ofrenda will also be set on three tiers to represent the three stages of life, below Earth, Earth and the Heavens. Around the altar you will find water to quench thirst on the journey to the afterlife, salt, to heal wounds and candles to signify life. You will also find skulls and foods and drinks that the dead person enjoyed placed on their altar as well as a photo of the dead. These altars will remain in place for around a week.

Pan de Muerto

A sweet bread is often consumed around the day of the dead festival and is a loaf-style bread, heavily sugared with bone-shaped portions.

Dress

The clavier style has become heavily associated with day of the dead and Halloween costumes, these are living dead style outfits that are incredibly intricate and impressive to see. The female version of the costume is the Catarina, a beautiful women’s outfit with skulls for faces.

Wherever you go throughout Mexico during this time of year you will see altars and processions for day of the dead and it is a great festival to be involved with.