February 11, 2018

Feel Good about Getting Involved in the Local Community

Each year the KKIS, Keeping Kids in School, Project gives people an opportunity to help change the lives of children in Playa del Carmen. KKIS provides school […]
January 23, 2018
Isla Mujeres beaded purses from the Women's Beading Coop

Sustainability Can be Found in the Colorful Art Work of Passionate Women

One of the most important aspects of sustainable tourism is support of the community, and Isla Mujeres makes it easy for travelers to buy locally with […]
December 13, 2017
akumal ambulance dinner

A Community Comes to the Aid of the Ambulance and the People It Serves

It’s hard being a little town between some of the most vibrant cities in the Riviera Maya such as Playa del Carmen and Tulum.  Akumal just […]
December 7, 2017
baby turtle on soliman bay tulum

Volunteers step up to protect the threatened sea turtles

With the help of groundskeepers, security staff and property owners, over 2000 baby sea turtles began their life this year on the beach of Soliman Bay. […]
November 29, 2017
Russell Granger

Russell Granger Invests in Playa del Carmen in More Ways Than One

My guest this week is a New Yorker who makes Chicago-style pizza in Playa del Carmen. Russell Granger’s story of finding himself in the Riviera Maya […]
October 4, 2017

What to Expect When Visiting Akumal Monkey Sanctuary with Ricardo Arellanos

When Ricardo Arellanos’ family moved to Cozumel, the Riviera Maya was a very different place. Cancun only had two hotels and Playa del Carmen was just […]
November 8, 2016

Gayle Collins — Empowering Kids Through KKIS (Keeping Kids In School)

A few years back, the team at Loco Gringo published an article about the various community projects active in the Riviera Maya. A subscriber to the […]
August 17, 2016
Places that Matter in the Riviera Maya

Places that Matter in the Riviera Maya

I started this article with a list of places to go and things to do, cenotes, Folk Art Museums, archeological sites, eco parks, all areas that […]
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