Choose Sustainable Tourism in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 26, 2014 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable tours in yucatan

Tourism has incredible potential to do positive things not just for us as individuals, but for all people collectively and for the planet. According to the World Tourism Organization, "Tourism is an effective way of redistributing wealth and a catalyst for gender equality, cultural preservation and nature conservation." It is estimated that over 1 billion people travelled internationally in 2012. With so many tourists changing the way they used to travel and choosing instead to put into...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Jungle orchids

Posted by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations

jungle orchid in Yucatan, Mexico

There is so much natural beauty in the Yucatan jungle if you keep an eye out for it. Jungle orchids usually grow in the crooks of tree branches, so be sure to look up when hiking the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula. Discover other surprises hidden in the Yucatan Jungle.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Casa Itzamna in Coba

Posted by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations

mayan healing in the Riviera Maya

Casa Itzamna near Coba is a center of Mayan medicine studies. Here you will find treatments and products based on the holistic therapies of the ancient Maya civilization. This is certainly a true cultural experience for the mindful traveler. Round out your Coba day trip with a visit to the ruins.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Summer Special!

Posted March 25, 2014 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Ah Villa in Akumal, Mexico

Get this spacious 4 bedroom South Akumal villa, with its elegant architectural design and stylish interior, for $750 per night beginning May 1 through October 31. Perfect for your family Summer vacation! Discover the Riviera Maya's perfect family vacation getaway.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Soliman Bay gem

Posted March 24, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations

rivera maya restaurants

Chamico's, located at the end of the Soliman Bay road, is sustainable dining in its truest form. Fresh, local, delicious! Find your Soliman Bay vacation home.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day- Catamaran cruisin’

Posted by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

catamaran sailing in the Mexican Caribbean

Sailing the Caribbean on a catamaran is a must when visiting the Riviera Maya. For a full-on tour that includes adventure on land and sea, contact Captain Quickie. For an easy 2 or 3 hour boat ride contact The Akumal Dive Shop. Discover other ways to play in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Sustainable Travel Tip – Rechargeable batteries

Posted March 21, 2014 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable travel tips

Avoid using disposable batteries while traveling in the Riviera Maya. These are of particular concern in this area because they will degrade in dumps and leak toxic chemicals into the earth that cannot be filtered out by the limestone surface, ultimately poisoning our water supply. A more responsible choice is to pack a charger and use re-chargeable batteries. Discover more about sustainable travel in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Puerto Aventuras Marina

Posted by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

riviera maya, mexico marina

Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya is an upscale beach front, golf community with lots of luxury amenities like this beautiful boat marina. Find a villa in Puerto Aventuras. Photo by Scott Brown

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Artificial wetlands

Posted March 20, 2014 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

using constructed wetlands for waste water in riviera maya, mexico

Artificial wetlands, or aquatic gardens, treat waste water before it makes its way into the ocean. Waste water flows into the artificial wetland which is constructed of gravel and plants. The dirty water that moves into the wetland is treated aerobically by plants as it flows through the root systems, turning it into practically clean water that can be used to irrigate the garden. The artificial wetlands in Riviera Maya serve as a model of sustainable living because they show it is...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Mayan altars

Posted March 19, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Yucatan Activities

Mayan alter in Riviera Maya Mexico

Many of the Yucatan Peninsula's modern Maya still practice the religion of their ancestors, building altars to present their gods with gifts and offerings. This photo was taken in Punta Laguna where visitors can witness and even participate in a Mayan cleansing ceremony. Discover the natural beauty of the Punta Laguna Reserve.

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