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Loco Gringo Named a Real Hero of Mexico

Posted May 5, 2016 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements

Loco Gringo Named a Real Hero of Mexico

Surprises come in many forms, and today we had a big surprise. Unbeknownst to our team, we have received acknowledgement from The Mexico Report for our contribution to Mexico. Their annual 'Real Heroes of Mexico' features everyday Heroes in Mexico that work hard to increase the positive Image of the country. We are one of those everyday heroes in 2015. "The Real Heroes of Mexico is a one-of-a-kind initiative (launched in 2012 by The Mexico Report) was created specifically to showcase these...

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Happy US Thanksgiving from the Riviera Maya!

Posted November 25, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements

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While we celebrate our 20th Anniversary at Loco Gringo, we are feeling more than thankful this Thanksgiving. Wow, for 20 years we have been exploring, trekking and discovering everything about the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan. We have also been laughing, crying, giggling and just having a great time meeting people from all over the world, people who pick us to plan their vacation. We have shared more happy hours than we would like to admit over the past 20 years with so many great friends...

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Are you singing the seaweed blues?

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Enviroment

sargassum clean up in the Caribbean

Beach Clean up in the Riviera Maya is underway The Mexican government announced a temporary employment program to remove seaweed from beaches of Quintana Roo, including Cancun and the Riviera Maya. “This is a phenomenon we have not experienced before, neither on Mexico’s beaches nor those around the Caribbean,” he said. “It is a phenomenon that, unfortunately, affects all countries in the Caribbean.”  Preliminary research has found that in some areas, sargassum beds extend as...

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New Ambulance Service in Akumal

Posted December 9, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Vacation tips

Tulum Red Cross

Akumal has its own ambulance 24/7! As a result of  local efforts in conjunction with the Red Cross in Tulum, a new ambulance will be established in Akumal to serve the Akumal and surrounding areas. The emergency number to call for the Red Cross ambulance is 984 802 5521. This is a Mexican cell phone number. Big congratulations to everyone who worked to make this happen!

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Meet Dr. Bernardo, he makes house calls!

Posted December 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

dr bernardo diaz playa del carmen

Allow Us to Introduce You To Dr. Bernardo Diaz of Playa del Carmen! When we need a doctor, Dr. Bernardo is the guy we call.  Why?  One he speaks English, two, he makes house calls!   Something unheard of in the modern age.  Not only does he make house calls, if he needs blood drawn the phlebotomist (the guy who draws blood) can come too. No need to go to the office.  But Dr. B has an office near the Royal Resort in Playa del Carmen. Bedside manners: he's funny as hell, yet still...

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ThanksGiving with a difference

Posted November 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Vacation tips

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Our amigos at the Wah Wah Beachbar welcomes you to participate in their  Annual ThanksGiving Dinner Buffet. The Buffet will be served at 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, November 27th. Last year Wah Wah started a strong alliance with the YOLIGUANI SHELTER SANCTUARY FOR PREGNANT GIRLS . They were able to collect many useful items for the shelter and this year they want to do the same, and they invite you to help! Join them for their Thanksgiving Feast, and please bring one of the following items...

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Turning Trash Into Art

Posted October 30, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Enviroment,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Sustainable Tourism

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Don't miss a fantastic event:  "No Mas Plastik" November 15 at El Pez at Turtle Cove in Tulum. The participants at this unique art show will be creating projects with a message "Creative Solutions to the World's Plastic Problem"  They have been given the task to create an art piece from recycled and found plastic to turn harmful trash in the environment into a work of art.  There will be a silent auction for the pieces to help support the artists for their work.  Come and bid on your...

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Festivities Start as Turtle Season Comes to an End

Posted October 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events

Sea turtle protection, Riviera Maya Mexico

Today starts the 12th annual Turtle Festival! At Xcacel-Xcacelito festivities begin with a sand sculpture contest. The sand sculpture contest  is for local kids from 6 to 12 years old. Tomorrow the fun happens in Tulum at the Maya Culture Park underneath the dome.  Starting at 9 AM, until 2pm, there will be environmental and academic activities. At 3pm there will be artistic events, local entertainment and games for kids. On Sunday there will be live entertainment by Kermes at the...

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Stars brightly shining in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Enviroment,Riviera Maya Services

stars in caribbean mexico

Plans for  new planetarium in Playa del Carmen In 2015, a planetarium will be built in Playa.  This will be the fourth planetarium in the State of Quintana Roo.  The Cancun planetarium Ka´Yok´  has been open about 1 year,  Cozumel is just about complete, and the third is in the state's capital city of Chetumal. There is also talk of a fifth planetarium to be built in Tulum or Carrillo Puerto in the future.

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International Art Residency Final Artist Show of 2014

Posted by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events

Akumal art residency program

Akumal International Artist Residency AIAR presents works of five artists that came to Rivera Maya from Germany, Mexico and both East and West Coasts of the United States. Different backgrounds, including places of their origins and media they work with meld in the very unique location of Mexican Caribbean. As one of the artists, Diana Juneck, describes in her artistic statement, you encounter the four worlds: the jungle, the ocean, tourism and the pueblo. According to that, there is the vast...

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