Support The Maya in Tulum – Use a Bit of Honey

Posted November 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

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We all know the culinary term farm to table, or the sustainable food term, buy local, but we hope that you start adopting Hive to Table when on vacation in the Riviera Maya. Mayan families are great cultivators of honey from a local stingless bee called the Melipona. Honey production has a long history in Tulum, and today is helping to build family businesses. Using Yucatan honey shows support for local bee keepers. Knowing the history and cultural significance of the stingless bee makes that...

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Best places to watch Ironman Cozumel

Posted November 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

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November 30 is this years Ironman Cozumel, one of the most popular Ironman events of the year.   The course is 2.4 mile swim at Cozumel National Park at Chankanaab Park Beach, 112 mile bike thats three times around the island and then a 26.2 mile run. If you are not an Ironman, or are an Ironman wanna-be get in on the excitement and cheer on the athletes. Be where the action is at this year's Ironman in Cozumel At Chankanaab Park The Elite start at 6:40AM The Amateur start at...

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Turning Trash Into Art

Posted October 30, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Enviroment,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Sustainable Tourism

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Don't miss a fantastic event:  "No Mas Plastik" November 15 at El Pez at Turtle Cove in Tulum. The participants at this unique art show will be creating projects with a message "Creative Solutions to the World's Plastic Problem"  They have been given the task to create an art piece from recycled and found plastic to turn harmful trash in the environment into a work of art.  There will be a silent auction for the pieces to help support the artists for their work.  Come and bid on your...

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Day of the Dead Food: Bread of the Dead

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler

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In the days and weeks leading up to the Day of the Dead, in the markets and bakeries across Mexico you will see "Bread of the Dead" being sold.  It's a Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. It is custom to shape a round loaf of bread with rolled strips of dough layered on top that resemble the bones of the dead. A glaze of melted butter and orange zest is then brushed on top, followed by a generous sprinkling of sugar. The bread is typically flavored with anise seed. The...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day

Posted October 29, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism


  Experience the Mayan culture Ojos Mayas in village of Señor  is the first community tourism experience focused on promoting ecotourism, supporting the social and economic development of Mayan communities.  They offer a wonderful day-long experience to this pueblo located near Felipe Carrillo Puerto south of Tulum.

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3 Ways to Save on Airfare

Posted October 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

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1.  Leave on a Tuesday.  Basically Tuesdays are the cheapest days to fly. 2.  Come home on a Thursday…. ok so you may not want to spend just two nights in Cancun or the Riviera Maya for your vacation,  instead make your stay 9 days! 3.  Book your airfare 21 days in advance. After that, airfares jump up on price.  If you love last minute trips, great, but don't be surprised when you are paying the big bucks for not planning sooner.   Tip:  For winter and spring break...

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Mariachi Flashmob

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

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Get a new appreciation for Mariachi music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuNl50hUrs0

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Try Paddle Boarding in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 23, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

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Paddle boarding is big!  Its great fun and a great workout.  The Hotel Lido Beach Club in Playa happy to give you an introduction to paddle boarding while you are in Playa on your Riviera Maya vacation.  You can rent a paddle board for $ 20 usd or get the leasson for $30 usd. They are located at the beach between Calle 10 and 12 in Playa. In Tulum, Heather from Extreme Control offers private paddle boarding lessons and rentals. Heather has been in the Riviera Maya for over 10 years and...

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Loco Gringo hits milestone on Twitter!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

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Gracias all our followers on Twitter! Loco Gringo is excited to have now over 15,000 followers.  We have been serving twittersphere, Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Mexico since 2009! Join us and get our latest tweets from the beach, fun activities, vacation rental deals, free ebooks and more! Follow LocoGringo to the Riviera Maya on Twitter

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Yucatan Photo of the Day

Posted by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mexico Vacation Tips


  Cenote Samula, Dzitnup Yucatan is the most photographed cenote in the Yucatan.  Located outside Valladolid its a must stop to marvel at this wonder.    

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