Costa Maya Photo of the Day – Birding

Posted March 27, 2014 by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

birding in Mexico

There are over 350 varieties of birds in the Costa Maya. Just stepping outside your hotel or bungalow in the early morning, you never know what you may see. Birdwatching is a sustainable tourism activity. Find your Costa Maya escape.

Costa Maya Mindful Travel Tip – Calderitas, Chetumal

Posted March 5, 2014 by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Mindful Traveler

Chetumal, Mexico

Calderitas is a small Mayan coastal village situated on the western side of Chetumal Bay. For those who don't need much more than amazing ocean views, cold beer and the best tasting seafood ever, this might be a place for you to check out. Rent a kayak and paddle around the bay or rent a boat to sail around the naturally diverse Tamalcab Island. You will love this fantastic beach front hotel in Mahahual, Costa Maya

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Very cool snorkel gadget

Posted January 31, 2014 by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports

snorkel digital camera for your riviera maya vacation

Hanging on to your underwater camera and lining up shots while snorkeling can be cumbersome. Check out this very cool gadget, the snorkel-mask camera. Now when you are swimming with turtles in Akumal Bay or snorkeling with whale sharks near Isla Holbox, do it hands-free! Enjoy amazing snorkeling in the Mexican Caribbean.

Crazy for Travel in the Costa Maya

Posted January 29, 2014 by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

Costa maya, Mexico

Have you ever wondered where the people who live in Cancun or Riviera Maya go to vacation? Costa Maya is the vacation destination for those who already live in paradise and REALLY want to get away from it all. By getting away from it all we mean jumping into the natural beauty of Mexico and experiencing the incredible adventures mother nature has waiting for us. So what do we like to do when we vacation in Costa Maya? Here are a few of our favorite Costa Maya activities. Manatee...

Costa Maya Travel Tip – Shop in town, not the port

Posted by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips

Mahahual cruise ship port

Mahahual is a great Costa Maya beach town with lots to offer, so there's no wonder why Caribbean cruise ships have made it one of their major stops. So much so they even built a port filled with activities and shops to entertain their passengers. Refrain from shopping at the port shops but rather in the actual town where the prices are far more reasonable and just about everything is negotiable. Find a hotel in Mahahual.

Costa Maya Photo of the Day – Balamku Inn

Posted by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

Mahahual, Mexico

We LOVE the round design of Balamku Inn in Mahahual, Costa Maya. This eco-chic hotel is all about sustainable tourism, right down to the shampoo they provide their guests. The wind and the sun are their power sources,  all waste water supports constructed wetlands and when building they take special efforts to protect the endangered trees on their property. No wonder they were nominated one of Mexico's leading green hotels. Check out other fabulous Costa Maya hotels.

Costa Maya Photo of the Day – Tranquility found

Posted January 22, 2014 by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mexico Destinations

mahahual mexico

Totally unplug in Costa Maya, Mexico. Meet Mahahual

Yoga adventures on Laguna Bacalar in Costa Maya

Posted April 8, 2008 by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities,Mindful Traveler


Beautiful Laguna Bacalar Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to participate in a yoga retreat organized by IDASH of Cancun, Instituto para el Desarrollo Armónico del Ser Humano - roughly translated, "the institute of harmonic being". The three-and-a-half day retreat was at Akalki centro holistico on beautiful Lake Bacalar located about 3 hours south of Akumal. It is in the southern part of Quintana Roo and is known as the Lake of the Seven Colors a reference to its legendary seven...

Costa Maya – Chinchorro Banks snorkeling & diving

Posted November 3, 2006 by LocoGringo in Costa Maya Activities

header diving chincurro banks in mexico

Just 30 kms offshore from Xcalak, the southernmost town in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, lays the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere: The elusive Banco Chinchorro. A common question among divers who frequent the Caribbean coast of Mexico is, "Have you ever been to Chinchorro?" And a common answer would be, "No, but a friend of a friend dove there last year and found a sunken German U boat." It is extremely rare to meet a real live diver who's actually made the trip yet...