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Jump In – Cenotes Worth Jumping Into

Posted May 4, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports,Yucatan Activities

Jump In - Cenotes Worth Jumping Into

With so many cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula, it is almost impossible to explain the unique beauty of each. We have listed all the cenotes in the Riviera Maya in our Loco Gringo Directory  so you can tour through as many or as few as you wish. But we have some personal favorites that take us not only into a great cenote but add a road trip into the mix. All of the cenotes we are going to list are just a short drive away (under 2.5 hours) and will bring you into areas of the Yucatan Peninsula...

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Adventure and Retirement on the Sandy Shore of the Riviera Maya

Posted May 3, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Sherwood Anders

In today’s episode, I chat with Sherwood Anders, who was born and lived in Pittsburgh until she was 32 years old. Sherwood lived in San Francisco before she and her husband Bob moved to Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico with their three rescue dogs “Beachmutts”. She spends a great chunk of her time volunteering with different organizations in Mexico, helping at spay/neutering clinics, animal welfare and helps find new homes for dogs and cats. Bob and Sherwood retired and sold their home in San...

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National Salsa Month – Get Cooking and Eating

Posted May 2, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes

National Salsa Month

Okay everyone start dancing...oops sorry wrong salsa. The month of May celebrates salsas you eat, not salsas you dance. With Cinco de Mayo just days away, you can start preparing your Mexican salsas for your parties! What is a Salsa Anyway? Salsa is a sauce that can play double duty, both as a dipping sauce and a condiment. Typically a Mexican salsa is a bit spicy, if not a lot spicy, but there are toned down versions that take out the spice which can be enjoyed by the light at...

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Keeping Cool with Aguas Frescas

Posted April 29, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Aguas Frescas Riviera Maya

Convenience stores, coffee shops and juice bars are a Canadian's and American's go-to-place for something to drink. Here in the Riviera Maya the best and cheapest place to get a nice cold drink is the local Agua Fresca store. Direct translation of Agua Fresca is 'Fresh Water' or 'Cold Water' but what these fresh waters really are will blow your mind taste buds. Aguas Frescas are made by combining fresh fruits, grains, seeds, and even flowers, with sugar and water. They are made fresh every...

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For Curious Travelers Only – Iconic photos of Mexico

Posted April 27, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Iconic photos of Mexico

These are some cool photos that show the real life in the Riviera Maya, the life we have and love. All of these photos are taken on the back streets of local cities, showing daily life in these iconic beach towns. If you are curious have a look. If you want to be inspired, check it out. If you miss your favorite destination, check it out! Enjoy your mini slide show. Sit back, scroll down and dream.

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Catriona Brown of Puerto Morelos

Posted April 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Catroina Brown of Puerto Morelos

In today’s episode, I chat with Catriona Brown, who is originally from Australia and now resides in Puerto Morelos. Catroina worked in the film production industry for many years; she met a fellow who was going to be producing the Olympics in Sydney. Catriona worked with him on managing major productions, including Sydney’s New Year’s Celebrations and the Olympics. She visited the Yucatan region in Mexico to explore the archeological ridge. On January 2, 2002, while in Puerto Morelos,...

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Sleep, Eat and Play in Merida, Mexico

Posted April 25, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Sleep, Eat and Play in Merida, Mexico

Are you thinking about taking in a different part of Mexico? Curious about other parts of Mexico? If you are comfortable in the Riviera Maya but want to explore a little more, take a step just to the west and experience a different kind of Mexico close to the Riviera Maya. Merida is the capital city of the Yucatan Peninsula, so it has all things most capital cities have. Vibrant neighborhoods, rich history, thriving arts and culture scene and of course, some great food. But like any large...

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Go Your Own Way To Valladolid

Posted April 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Valladolid Yucatan Mexico

Getting ready to explore? Looking for something new to do in the Riviera Maya? Is the view of the beach, sand, beautiful skies and lots of bikini clad people just about enough? LOL! There is more to this area than beaches, bars and burritos. Under 100 miles or 125 kms from the Riviera Maya is a beautiful colonial city that will pack more history into a day tour than you ever imagined. For 500 years this little city of Valladolid has been the center of local Mexican history in the Yucatan and...

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Riviera Maya Food Porn!

Posted April 20, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mexican Food Porn

Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in the middle of a work day. Mexican Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in anticipation of sinking your teeth into these great flavors on your next vacation. Fish Tacos Done Right Esquites - Iconic Mexican Street Food Riviera Maya Beach Porn Just thought we would throw this in. Guess where we are having dinner! Just call us the Loco Gringos for loving our local food and local view.

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Kristin Roehmer of Playa del Carmen

Posted April 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Kristen Roehmer of Playa del Carmen

In today’s episode, I chat with Kristin Roehmer, who is originally from Arizona. She and her husband Marcus made a home in Playa del Carmen. Kristin and Marcus went in on a 50/50 investment with their friend Randy to purchase a condo down in Playa; this was back in 2004 when the real estate market was starting to flourish. Kristin and Marcus never planned on starting a family there or living there for more than a year. 11 years later, they still have their place in Arizona and are residing in...

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