Posted August 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations
Chic alternatives beach front studios Behla Sun & Sand Everyone loves the charm of the rustic, eco-chic bungalows in Tulum but sometimes romance of rustic stick-huts loses its charm. Yet the bigger villas in Tulum are just too much for one or two couples. There is a great option when you are seeking the ideal vacation rental that is intimate, with flair, but not a huge price tag. Behla studios Sun and Sand offer a great alternative for couples with all the creature comforts to enjoy...
Posted August 25, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips
Perfect if you are in love, or just love Italian food Posada Margherita is always a treat! Posada Margherita on Tulum beach is the ideal spot for romantic dinners for two where under candle light you can enjoy grilled local vegetables, hand-made pasta and the freshest seafood. You can enjoy a cocktail or choose from the wine list specializing in Italian wines. I personally love having a margarita and tapas in the afternoon. The fresh breads and foccacia are delish! A magical...
Posted August 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports
Scuba diving is not just for the vacations in the Riviera Maya or Cozumel. It's an easy activity where you learn some basic underwater skills so you can fulfill your Jacques Cousteau fantasies. Many of your local YMCA's and area dive shops will be offering Open Water Certification programs. The minimum age to begin is 10 years of age for The Junior scuba class, so you and your kids can learn together. Jump in no matter where you are! The wonderful thing about learning to scuba dive near...
Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Vacation tips
Mayan libations may make you horny According to Mayan legend, there was once a woman called Xkeban, who lived a life filled with passionate love. It is said that when she died, the vines that sprouted from her grave produced a tiny aromatic flower and that the nectar of this flower was as intoxicating as her love life. An aphrodisiac perhaps? The Xtabentun (pronounced: shtah ben toon) flower grows only in the Yucatan, and from the fermented honey of this local flower is produced a...
Posted August 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
Special Get Acquainted Offer at the Akumal Beach Resort One of the most popular resorts in Akumal, the Akumal Beach Resort is undergoing a big makeover this Fall, including a name change. We want to offer you an opportunity to be one of the first guests! Loco Gringo has an exclusive special for our customers... But you have to book before October 31! The new Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort formerly the Akumal Beach Resort will offer 234 beautifully decorated ocean front suites. The...
Posted August 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mindful Traveler
Travel is Priceless But we may be able to save you a few pesos along the way. Check out our deals and specials.
Posted August 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations
The bed & breakfast concept comes to Akumal Villa Tajkumal is the only house on Akumal bay in the Riviera Maya. The villa has a primo location not only being next to the beach, but everything in town is within walking distance. This Fall the villa is becoming bed and breakfast . It really is a romantic option for couples looking to have a more intimate vacation experience without sacrificing the perfect spot on the main beach of Akumal Bay. Its not too late to reserve your room...
Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
One of our favorite hotels in Tulum We are happy to have "The Beach" Hotel next to Cabanas Tulum as one of our newest listings on LocoGringo. This little boutique hotel is the place where even we go to getaway because we can walk right out from the room to the beach. This boutique hotel has the advantage of being next to Ziggy's beach club which has fabulous eats, tasty libations and wonderful service. The idlyic Tulum beach goes as far as the eye can see to the north and the south,...
Posted August 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes
Chef Christian Reyes Prado of La Lunita in North Akumal Tells Us How Jumbo Shrimp a los Tres Chiles 24 large shrimp 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2/3 cup sunflower oil 4 pieces chile ancho 4 pieces chile pasilla 4 pieces chile guajillo 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 ounce white wine 2 pieces poblano chile, julienned ½ large white onion, julienned ½ cup sweet corn kernels 1 teaspoon sea salt 200 g orange sweet...
Posted August 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips
5 Fun things to do and see in Cozumel There is so much to do in the Riviera Maya, it's easy forget that Cozumel Island is just a ferry boat ride away. Cozumel is an easy day trip to can add some unforgettable variety to your next Riviera Maya vacation. It's actually very different than the mainland and really has that Caribbean island feel, in this case, a world famous one, known for its spectacular reefs. The name Cozumel came from its Mayan name "Cuzamil", Place of Swallows. It's a...
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