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Diving Chinchorro Banks

Posted November 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya,Loco Adventures,Mexico Destinations

chinchorro conch

For water sport lovers, SCUBA divers and snorkelers, discover village of  Mahahual in the Costa Maya, Mexico. Just a few hundred yards off shore is the world's second largest barrier reef. Mahahual is also the gateway to the  marine sanctuary of Banco Chinchorro , an atoll declared Biosphere Reserve. It is the jewel of the natural areas of the Caribbean and Mexico. From Mahahual is also accessible to Xcalak Reef National Park , another marine reserve where elkhorn coral abound , tons of...

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A Foodie Event You Don’t Want to Miss!

Posted November 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events

cancun riviera maya wine & food fest

Attention all Foodies! The Fourth Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Fest is March 12- 15, 2015. This upcoming food and wine event features cooking classes with some of the finest chefs like Patricia Quintana, Martha Ortiz, and Mikel Alonso.  Take advantage of wine and spirit tastings throughout the festival.  And one event not to miss is the Gourmet Tasting Village, where you can sample delicacies from some of the best restaurants and chefs of the Riviera Maya and Cancun. For...

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Do you really need insurance?

Posted November 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips

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We get asked all the time: Q:  Do I really need to get the insurance on my car rental? A:  YES. This is why we recommend it based on our personal experience. You want the insurance because if there is a dent or something that happens in a parking lot, and it is not an "accident" you did not see anyone do it, etc.  you may be charged for the damage, and the car rental company will just charge you "$XXX.XX" amount.  Anxiety will be high because you are trying to catch your flight...

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BMP 2015 Lineup Announced

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

BPM 2015 Playa del Carmen

Oh its a party.  The BPM music festival starts January 9 to the 18th.  If you cannot be in Playa del Carmen, you can catch the podcasts.  Please visit their site for more information. Here is this year's line up! #BPM2015

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On vacation during Thanksgiving? Make your reservations now

Posted November 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

turkey day in Akumal

Lets talk turkey in the Riviera Maya! Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal is the first to give us their holiday menu.  Check back as we up date all the info as we get it on other area restaurants.   Download their Thanksgiving 2014   We invite any area restaurants to drop us a note if they would like their holiday specials posted!  

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Restaurant review: Mivida Tulum

Posted November 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Restaurant Reviews

mivida restaurant tulum

Beautifully decorated on the beach in Tulum. The setting itself is incredible and makes any dinner out memorable. Mivida is a tapas restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Italiana cuisine. Start off with one of their signature cocktails, the pina coladas are one of the best.  Then graze your way through the evening with ceviche, tuna tostadas, or be adventuresome and try their eggplant quiche with goat cheese, chocolate and a balsamic reduction.   One of my personal favorites are the...

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Think local, act local and join the fun in Merida

Posted November 7, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Yucatan Activities

bici-ruta merida yucatan

Peddle your way on the "Bici-Ruta" Every Sunday in the city of Merida, more than 5 kilometers of roads are closed and people take to the streets on bikes. This family event is not competitive just a leisurely ride through the oldest colonial city in Yucatan from La Ermita de Santa Isabel (the square block bordered by Calles 77, 66, 79, and 64A in Centro), north to the San Juan Park, continues north to the Main Plaza, up Calle 60, then north along the Paseo Montejo. You can jump in at any...

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Lost world to pop world

Posted November 6, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture

mayanrapper

Those who think of the Maya as part of the ancient history of the Yucatan Peninsula, should hear Jesús Pat Chablé, or as he prefers to call himself Pat Boy.  This 22-year-old rapper is influencing the Mexican hip-hop scene by writing and raping his songs exclusively in the Mayan language. With 3 albums released and a strong base of fans, Pat Boy is on a mission to resuscitate the indigenous language and bring Mayan culture to a wider audience. Around 750,000 people in Mexico now speak...

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Tulum Round Up!

Posted November 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

horseback-riding-tulum

Top Picks for Tulum Tulum is always a happening place. Not only is it one of the most popular ruins sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is becoming the hot spot of the Riviera Maya. We want to let you in on what's been going on! Have your own vacation concierge! Heather Froeming in Tulum would like to be your personal guide for private snorkel tours, cenote adventures and scuba diving. Heather offers paddle board rentals and lessons as well, if you have never tried it. She has been in...

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LocoGringo hits a milestone on Facebook!

Posted November 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

13000 like locogringo on Facebook!

Gracias all our friends and fans on Facebook! Loco Gringo is excited to have now over 13,000 people who like us.  We have been serving our Facebook community since 2009.  Join us and get our latest post from the beach, fun activities, vacation rental deals, free ebooks and more! We invite you to share the love!

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