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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

Paddleboarding Riviera Maya

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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Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls – Mexican Folk Art Tradition

Posted October 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya events

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One of my favorite Mexican Holidays is approaching fast. I feel like a kid at Christmas, but really I am an expat looking forward to Day of the Dead. Last year I was invited to the inaugural ceremony of Xcaret's four-day celebration of El Dia de Muertos. That was a spectacular event that had me running around the park taking in so many musical, dance and day of the dead activities! Kids were lined up for face painting, I saw some incredible altars and the cemetery was truly the highlight of the...

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Xplor Bravest Race Is Coming Saturday!

Posted October 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

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Bravest race is an extraordinary race, of endurance, power and physical skill, as well as mental and spiritual will, taking place at Xplor Park, Playa del Carmen. The whole course takes place in a natural setting that combine tests of strength and skill, including human obstacles. Only with your courage you can overcome. Your effort and determination will take you to the goal of becoming THE BRAVEST. The only obstacle is you. Can you get to the end?

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Great music on the beach in Playa del Carmen

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events

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Fusion is one of the best places for live music Don't miss the boho jazz of Aquamala on Thursday October 30 at Fusion on the beach in Playa del Carmen. Music starts at sunset! Fusion is located at Calle 6 and the beach. Aquamala we've seen live many times and the jazz is always incredible.  Aquamala is also performing at this year's Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. Learn more about Playa del Carmen and find the best places to stay for your vacation.  See you at...

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3 Cheap Day Trips in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports

Paamul Beach, near Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya Mexico

Fun day-trips that don't break the budget Vacations are meant to be fun but that does not mean you have to max out your credit cards to have a good time.  We have three places you may not be aware of where kids and those who are young at heart can have a playful day in the sunshine of the Riviera Maya. 1.  Cenote Eden:  The freshwater pools known as "cenotes" are a unique feature to the environment of the Riviera Maya.   A great low-impact adventure which you and your family can have a...

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Best Riviera Maya vacation rental values for your stay

Posted October 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

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Three great picks to get more for your pesos Casa Escocesa, Tankah Bay near Tulum "Truly Awesome" guests say! "This house exceeded all of our expectations" said Julie and Jeff from Virginia. You will love Casa Escocesa with a 30' long swimming pool, 4 spacious bedrooms, 1,000 feet of ocean front terraces. Add in cook services, baby sitting & all the electronic gadgets you could want. We picked this house as a great value because the price tag on all of this opulence won't break the...

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Festivities Start as Turtle Season Comes to an End

Posted by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events

Sea turtle protection, Riviera Maya Mexico

Today starts the 12th annual Turtle Festival! At Xcacel-Xcacelito festivities begin with a sand sculpture contest. The sand sculpture contest  is for local kids from 6 to 12 years old. Tomorrow the fun happens in Tulum at the Maya Culture Park underneath the dome.  Starting at 9 AM, until 2pm, there will be environmental and academic activities. At 3pm there will be artistic events, local entertainment and games for kids. On Sunday there will be live entertainment by Kermes at the...

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