How to get from the Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Destinations

Posted July 31, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

How to get from the Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Destinations

Count the many ways you can get to your Riviera Maya vacation rental or hotel. Private transfer, Shuttle, taxi, and bus. The difference between these options are price and convenience. We have used all of these services and will let you decide what is best for your budget. Public Bus from Cancun Airport to the Riviera Maya The bus stop is located in each terminal. You can buy your ticket at the bus stop or you can buy your ticket just before you exit the terminal at the ADO booth. We...

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Restaurant Review Playa del Carmen – Plank Restaurant

Posted July 29, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Playa del Carmen - Plank Restaurant

We just returned from a great dinner at Plank Restaurant in Playa del Carmen and wanted to share our experience. Located on 16th street between 5th and 1st Avenue, Plank is centrally located and a nice place to spend an evening. The highlight was great service, innovative cocktails, and a nice sea breeze. Note that Plan k is not located on the beach, but its proximity to the beach on 16th Avenue did provide a nice sea breeze during our meal. Tuna Cooked to Perfection at Plank Restaurant I...

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Sargassum & Smiles – Photo of the day

Posted July 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Enviroment

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A Riviera Maya community cleans up Wow seems to be the word that escapes the lips of people who have seen the big mats of sargassum float in these last few days.  Even the old-timers have never seen anything like it.  Hats off to all the people who are working hard in Akumal, Soliman Bay, Playa del Carmen and the other areas of the Riviera Maya cleaning up the  seaweed.  

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Are you singing the seaweed blues?

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Enviroment

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Beach Clean up in the Riviera Maya is underway The Mexican government announced a temporary employment program to remove seaweed from beaches of Quintana Roo, including Cancun and the Riviera Maya. “This is a phenomenon we have not experienced before, neither on Mexico’s beaches nor those around the Caribbean,” he said. “It is a phenomenon that, unfortunately, affects all countries in the Caribbean.”  Preliminary research has found that in some areas, sargassum beds extend as...

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Whale Sharks are back – Are you up for it?

Posted by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Activities

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We love this time of year. Summer to us means return of the Whale Sharks, the largest fish in the ocean. The return of the Whale Sharks means a great day trip! For the past 15 years we have been heading up to the Gulf of Mexico to swim with our favorite fish, the Whale Shark, and hang out with some other great sea friends; manta rays and dolphins. In the early days, we would head up to Holbox and spend at least two days on the island. Our guide was the same person every year, and we would leave...

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Local Interview – Katie from Loco Gringo

Posted July 24, 2015 by Kay Walten in Interview with a Local

Katie from Loco Gringo

What, in your opinion, makes this part of Mexico unique and worth visiting? The water...both the sea and the cenotes. No other body of water in the world has the same color blue as the Caribbean. It is breathtaking. Plus, the cenotes of the Yucatan are completely unique...a fresh water pool in the middle of the jungle? Amazing! How did you end up working for Loco Gringo and living in the Riviera Maya? I first came to Akumal working for a travel agency that focused on Divers vacationing...

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How to get to Cozumel from the Riviera Maya

Posted July 22, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

How to get to Cozumel from the Riviera Maya

Cozumel is sometimes a forgotten destination on your Riviera Maya holiday, but we will say, it is worth a day trip to this island off the mainland. Getting to Cozumel may seem like a chore, but it is far easier than you think. It is a quick ferry ride across the channel between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island. How to get to Cozumel from the Riviera Maya There are two ways to get to Cozumel Island; local ferries from Playa del Carmen and flights from the Playa del Carmen airport. (yes...

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A Mayan Ruin Vacation in Mexico and the Mayan Riviera

Posted July 20, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

A Mayan Ruin Vacation in Mexico and the Mayan Riviera

Oh the joys of digging into the past and traveling off the grid. Mayan ruins in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Yucatan and Campeche can keep you busy for a long, long, time. Deciding which ruins to go to can be a challenge when you have limited vacation time. Read on as we have a solution for you! Mayan Ruin Overviews in One Place - Easy Trip Planning Loco Gringo has one of the most comprehensive lists of travel information about the Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. Our love for the Mayan...

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7 days in the Riviera Maya – The perfect vacation planner

Posted July 17, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

7 days in the Riviera Maya - The perfect vacation planner

First, it is so hard to decide what to do in the Riviera Maya. There are so many things to see and do, making a decision can seem like an impossible task. Once you make your vacation activity decisions, the second challenge is to arrange your activities. There are so many different tour agencies, local guides and adventure parks, how does one choose. We know vacation planning is hard, especially if it is your first trip to the Riviera Maya so we have put together a Seven Day Vacation Planner...

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The Best City in the Riviera Maya

Posted July 15, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

What is the best city in the Riviera Maya

I think this is the number one vacation question we receive on email. What is the best city in the Riviera Maya? And my answer is the same to everyone. It really depends on the type of vacation you want to have. Each city in the Riviera Maya has a different vibe, and each city offers some great benefits. No two cities are alike, which is what makes the Riviera Maya so special. No matter which city you choose, you will be close to all local attractions, cultural sites, and have quick access to...

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