NEW Loco Adventures – Paddleboarding in a Cenote

Posted November 27, 2013 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports

Paddleboarding in the Riviera Maya

In the spirit of trying something that I have never done before, I decided on an activity that has intrigued me for months…Stand Up Paddleboarding.  After all, I like to consider myself somewhat adventurous but am not very athletic, thus some of the newer sports and trends are just not for me.  So when our friends at Extreme Control told me about their new Paddleboarding Tours, I jumped at the chance to experience this new sport for myself. On Sunday we gathered at Casa Cenote to begin...

No Trick! Comedy in Akumal is a Real Treat

Posted October 29, 2012 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities


Comedy is back at La Buena Vida in Akumal, Mexico! La Buena Vida is the birthplace of stand up comedy in the Riviera Maya, and for the 2nd consecutive year, Stand Up! Records will be a part of the legendary La Buena Vida Halloween Weekend.  Friday, November 2, we will have comedy upstairs, followed by live rock n roll at the beach bar! A great way to warm up for the big Halloween party the next night! Seating is limited, so don't be late!  7pm. Tickets $120 pesos at the door. Get...

10th Annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

Posted September 30, 2012 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities


The 10th annual Riviera Maya Jazz Music Festival will feature a one-of-a-kind lineup of some of today's greatest jazz performers. Nestled between the white sand beaches and verdant jungles along the Eastern Caribbean coast of Mexico's Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya will vibrate to the rhythm of Jazz for 3 days on November 22nd 2012 through November 24th.  The festival, hosted in Playa Mamitas and considered to be among the top 10 jazz music festivals in the world, will allow music lovers to...

2012 Summer Camps and Activities for Kids on the Riviera Maya

Posted June 22, 2012 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities


Summer has begun! The kids are getting anxious, knowing that exams are over and the last days of school are fast approaching. Many Riviera Maya locals will spend the summer traveling, perhaps back to their home countries to visit with family and friends in more temperate climates. The rest of us will be sweating it out in the tropical heat looking for ways to keep the kids entertained for the next two months.  Here is a listing of Summer camps and programs for children on the Riviera Maya. ...

Making A Difference in the Lives of Akumal’s Children

Posted June 11, 2012 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers


Dear Friends, We are writing today to ask for your support for our school, the Centro Comunitario Montessori Otoch Paal, or as you may know it, Otoch Paal Akumal Montessori School. Otoch Paal is a community school financed by donations and parent work-share which provides the children of Akumal and surrounding communities with a solid education based on the educational principles of Maria Montessori.  We all know that education can change a life, especially in Mexico where a good...

Get Your Kicks on Cancun’s Highway 307

Posted April 26, 2012 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities

black car

Exotic Rides, Cancun and the Riviera Maya's newest tourist attraction, has recently been rated the #1 attraction in Cancun on Trip Advisor.  Exotic Rides gives visitors the opportunity to drive their dream car at top speed on a racetrack or at a lazy Sunday pace on a palm tree lined road with spectacular views of the Mayan Riviera.  Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi R8, Mercedes Benz SLS or a Lotus Elise are just a few of the options Exotic Rides has to offer for an amazing "behind the wheel"...

Is 2012 All About Alignment?

Posted February 28, 2012 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities

Tao Inspired Living

When people speak about December 21, 2012 as a potentially world changing event, one of the most common explanations is that it has to do with something "cosmic" beyond our control or understanding, such as the alignment of planets and stars. In fact, the Mayan Calendar, which is at the root of much of the debate and discussion about 2012 is all about alignment of planets, stars, and their impact on the world. Living in the heart of the Mayan Lands, near Tulum Mexico, we see people traveling...

UnPaint Table Series by Artist Enrique Diaz

Posted December 20, 2011 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Mexican Art,Mexican Culture


Artist Enrique Diaz showed up at ZAMAS one day recently looking for work. Originally from Chiapas, he has done a lot of work in Tulum as well as an exhibit in New York City.   The signature fish at ZAMAS, the walls of fish in the restaurant, the colorful road signs and small figure paintings throughout the rooms are all his. Still, being an artist these days is not easy. Photography by Bobby Klein A sign of the times, he needed to support his family through the holidays. He offered to...


Posted November 2, 2011 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Mexican Culture


The word is associated with sitting under a lime tree, or having nothing more demanding to do than squeezing limes.The rejuvenating powers of simply lying on a camastro or hammock nestled underneath a palapa while watching Caribbean Sea sail by is not to be underestimated. I have wasted no time in applying myself to that prescribed remedy.   In fact I spend a great deal of my time simply ‘limin’ my life away at my choice of several Beach Clubs with abundant beauties in bikinis to keep me...

Language School in Merida Offers Full Immersion Experience

Posted October 10, 2011 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities

spanish center merida

  Students enjoying class Spanish Center Merida opened in January, 2011, in a converted 2-story building that was originally a typical, modern Meridian town house.  The remodel has allowed the school to retain much of the charm and intimacy of a family home. The bedrooms were converted into air-conditioned classrooms. The living room is now a cafeteria/lounge with wireless Internet and a computer-corner where students can use the school’s computers for homework, sending emails,...

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