5 great Family vacation rentals in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 23, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations


Woo Hoo! We just found a great list of family vacation rentals in the Rivera Maya that is diverse enough for any family. Each family has very specific needs and we think this short list will make your family vacation easy to plan and even easier to secure. If we did not hit the nail on the head, know that there are more vacation rentals where these came from. Choose from beach vacation rentals in Playa del Carmen, SOliman Bay, Akumal and more! Love this list and hope you love it as well! How do...

Akumal photo of the day – Turtle Spotting in the Caribbean

Posted by LocoGringo in Family vacations

snorkeling with the turtles in akumal bay

This is a photo taken in Akumal Bay on a morning snorkel. We love going out early into the bay and looking for turtles. We feel that the day just starts off right when you put on our snorkel gear and head to the sea or Yal Ku Lagoon in search of our sea friends. The Caribbean side of the Mexico is well-known for sea turtles and programs that protect the various varieties of sea turtles that call this part of Mexico home. After living here for 20 years, the day seems off when we don't make a...

Tulum Vacation Tip – Last minute shopping

Posted by LocoGringo in Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips


Oops. YOu got so hung up enjoying your Tulum vacation you completely forgot to pick up something for yourself and family members. We have the perfect place for you to stop by and pick up unique Mexican folk art all in one place. We find it very hard to walk into Mixik and not buy something as their collection of Mexican folk art collected from all over Mexico is by far some of the best in the area. When Sally sees me coming, she knows I won't be walking out empty handed. And why would...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Vist Coba a local Mayan treasure

Posted April 22, 2014 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Loco Adventures


The Maya did not recognize Easter holidays, but they did celebrate the Spring Equinox in style. Easter falls about a month after the Spring Equinox this year but that does not mean that a visit to the Coba ruins during your Easter vacation is not a worth while endeavor. We love all Myan ruins and particularly love the Mayan archeological site of Coba. The main pyramid can still be climbed unlike other Mayan sites, you have the option of using the Mayan Limos to take you around this large site,...

Playa del Carmen vacation tip – Running route in Playa

Posted April 21, 2014 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips


So you want to have a good run while on vacation but you are not sure where to run or where would be a great place to run? Playa del Carmen is full of runners, both locals and visitors. The early morning is busy on 5th Avenue as this is the first place that runner gravitate to. We have a great runners map that will take you off the beaten track and let you kill two birds with one stone; a great run about 8 kms long and a nice tour of Playa del Carmen. You can start anywhere on this map and...

Playa del Carmen Photo of the Day – Easter Monday Mexican Breakfast

Posted by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations

Easter Monday breakfast in the Riviera Maya

We have decided to treat ourselves (and our bellies) to a great Mexican Breakfast in Playa del Carmen this Easter Monday. We have a few friends down for the holidays so it seems timely after all the festivities to have the best breakfast ever. We think this might just last us for the entire day, and prep us for some lounging on the beach! Cueva de Chango is a popular and fun spot for breakfast. The popularity of this restaurant encourages an early morning breakfast so get a head start on...

Tulum Photo of the Day – New Easter activity SUP!

Posted April 18, 2014 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism,Watersports


So we have decided to start a new Good Friday and Easter Weekend tradition. We are keeping our Easter routine of Margaritas on the beach, a down time and beach time, but are adding SUP to the Easter weekend menu. The weather forcast of this weekend is looking good; clear skies, flat seas and the sun a shinin'. We have been Stand Up Paddle Baording for a couple of weeks now and find it to be an easy, fun activity that can be done up and down the coast and in the larger cenotes. Life jackets are...

Tulum Vacation Tip – Great cenote for kids

Posted April 17, 2014 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Activities

great cenote for the kids in the Rivera Maya

Cenote Cristalino is a natural sink hole with fresh water and easy entries that is perfect your families first centoe experience. Unlike other cenotes, Cenote Cristalino is shallow, full of vegetation, and does have some fish to excite your new little snorkelers. Located just south of Tulum, Cenote Cristalio is easy to get to and will have your kids amazed by the natural playgrounds the RIviera Maya has to offer. The family who owns the cenote have a small store for snacks, and snorkel...

RIviera Maya Photo of the Day – Perfect Family Beach

Posted by LocoGringo in Family vacations

great beach for the family

Xpu-Ha beach is a local favorite beach in teh Riviera Maya. Located just south of Playa del Carmen, Xpu-Ha has wide open spaces, snorkeling from the shore, and places for the kids to run and be free without disturbing other people. Sand castle building, picnics, running, and sleeping is all possible on this large stretch of beach! Parking is best at X-4, an entrace just off the main 307 highway. Check out more Riviera Maya beaches that you want to explore with the family!

How to save money on your family’s vacation in Akumal

Posted April 16, 2014 by Kay in Family vacations

Las Casitas Akumal

Get 40% off your vacation this Fall in Akumal. Book your family vacation at Las Casitas and save in September and October. In September  Stay 7 or more nights receive a 40% discount. Stay 7 nights, pay for only 5 nights for stays in October. This promotion is applicable to vacation stays between Sep 01, 2014 and Oct 31, 2014 Give us a ring now, to get the dates you want 1-800-478-0081 or click to email us!

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