Akumal Vacation Tip – Comedy festival savings is no joke!

Posted March 28, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Comedy Festival in the Riviera Maya

The Akumal Comedy Festival is back for its 3rd year in the Riviera Maya! From April 30 – May 3, 2014 get ready to laugh your coconuts off because this year's comedian line up has just been released. This year's proceeds go to the Tulum and Playa del Carmen Red Cross chapters. No joke! Check out the huge discounts festival goers can get on their Riviera Maya hotel or condo. Discover Akumal.

Akumal Vacation Tip – Akumal Comedy Festival 2014

Posted March 7, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

akumal fundraisers

Getting involved in the local community festivals and fundraisers while on vacation is a huge step in the mindful travel direction! The annual Akumal Comedy Festival begins April April 29 and runs through May 3. This year's proceeds will benefit the Red Cross in Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Find an Akumal villa. Photo by Scott Brown

Riviera Maya Mindful Travel Tip – Local fundraiser

Posted March 3, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Playa del Carmen charities

One aspect of being a mindful traveler is giving back to the communities you visit. Playa Animal Rescue in Playa del Carmen is holding their annual fundraiser on March 13th from 7PM to 10PM at Bad Boys Beach Bar located on the beach between 2nd and 4th. There will be live music, a raffle, a silent auction and happy hour drink prices with a purchase of an armband. Playa Animal Rescue offers hope to the four-legged locals of the Riviera Maya and is 100% funded by donations. If you are visiting...

Puerto Morelos Photo of the Day – Music Festival

Posted February 27, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

Music Festival in Riviera Maya

This weekend marks the 9th Annual Puerto Morelos Music Festival. International musicians performing Rock, Folk, Reggae, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Metal will grace the town square's stage. Street food, artwork (like that featured in this photo) and handicrafts will all be available during the 3 day festival beginning today. Find out more about the fishing village known as Puerto Morelos.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Circus is coming to town

Posted February 14, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

cirque du soleil in Mexico

A custom-designed 600 seat theater is now under construction in Riviera Maya and will be the new home of Cirque du Soleil, the production's first resident show operating outside Las Vegas or Orlando. Beginning in November 2014, tickets to the world-class show will include a gourmet champagne dinner. Discover another new cultural attraction in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Go to the fair in Valladolid

Posted January 17, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Villadolid in Yucatan

The 2014 Valladolid Expo Fair will be held from January 24 to February 9. This very cultural event will include family fun such as “Forever Circus”, children's shows, regional dance exhibitions, regional food, and local as well as national singers. If you are visiting the Riviera Maya during this time, schedule a day trip to Valladolid and enjoy an authentic Mayan celebration. Discover Mexico's "Pueblo Magico" Valladolid.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Akumal Toy Drive

Posted December 2, 2013 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Family vacations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Toy Drive in the Riviera Maya

Three Kings Day on January 6th is the most special day of the year for children throughout Mexico. It is the day they wake up to find toys and gifts left by the three kings, or wise men,  who historically brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Every year since 2006, the residents of Akumal head up a toy drive to make sure the children living in the rural Mayan villages of the surrounding areas are not forgotten. The Akumal Toy Drive is a project dear to the hearts of Akumal's regular visitors...