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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Logo Gringo Vacation Advice – Book In Advance

Posted July 13, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Villa Carolina

We have been booking vacations in the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Yucatan for almost 20 years. We have learned a lot in the last two decades and have witnessed a change in booking trends, vacation insight that we want to share with our Loco Gringo Friends. Our words of advice are these - book in advance. The Caribbean Sea, beautiful beaches, cultural activities and the unique natural environment makes the Riviera Maya a great place to vacation for so many people. What this means is...

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Free Event in Mexico – Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2015

Posted July 10, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2015

Riviera Maya is known for some pretty spectacular free events. The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is one of those free events marking its 12th year in 2015. Mark your calendars for November 26 - 28 and start planning your jazz vacation in the Riviera Maya. Concerts are held on the beach, the line up of musicians is always impressive (Earth Wind and Fire headlined last year) and yes, I will say it again, all concerts are free - zero dinero, nada, nothing! We are waiting for the list of 2015...

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Local Interview – Kay Walten

Posted July 8, 2015 by Steve Moen in Interview with a Local

Interview with Kay Walten - Loco Gringo

Well I have to say answering these questions was hard. I say that as I share my insights every day on our blog the Local Scoop and on our social media pages. Trying to sum up all of my thoughts, experiences, and suggestions in less than a paragraph, sooo hard! All I can say is this, I love the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya. I am so very thankful to have these adventures, this culture, and the sea at my doorstep. The Yucatan Peninsula is my playground, and it continues to provide a continuous...

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5 drinks that define Mexico

Posted July 6, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

5 drinks that define Mexico

These five drinks are fascinating and speak to the entire country not just the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Yucatan. Three are alcoholic drinks, two are not. Beer, believe it or not, is not included. Beer is not a historical drink in Mexico. As popular as it is on a hot day, beer was introduced by Europeans, as was wheat. These five traditional drinks define Mexican culture, and are woven into local historical events. When you take a deeper look at the history of each beverage, it is...

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New Concierge Services at Loco Gringo

Posted July 3, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

New Concierge Services at Loco Gringo

We love to be on the cutting edge. Twenty years ago when we heard about this thing called the internet, we started Loco Gringo. Our vacation philosophy has remained the same since our first website in 1996, but how we deliver those vacations has changed. We believe that vacations should be extraordinary in every way. Our local perspective is what makes Loco Gringo vacations extraordinary and we want to add to our local. A Local Concierge is the best Concierge There is something about a local...

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10 Iconic Yucatan Foods You Must Try

Posted July 1, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

10 Iconic Yucatan Foods You Must Try

If you are a fan of culinary history, you know that location, local vegetation, and cultures define local cuisines. The Yucatan is no exception and has a distinct culinary history separate from Central and Northern Mexico. With internal migration and the influence of tourism, some Mexican communities have embraced other culinary influences, but Yucatan families take great pride in their culinary history and preserve the ancient recipes handed down from their ancestors. All we can say is...

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Local Perspective – Milka from Loco Gringo

Posted June 29, 2015 by Kay Walten in Interview with a Local,Mexico Destinations

Milka of Loco Gringo

Now this is a real local perspective about what to do and see in the Riviera Maya. Milka has been working with Loco Gringo for a few years now. She is a great asset to the team and super funny. Milka was born in Chetumal just south of the Costa Maya at the Belize border but moved north to Akumal over 8 years ago. She has yet another list of inside tips about the area for you to enjoy. What do you love most about the Riviera Maya? I think the Riviera Maya is a true paradise that offers...

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