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Sea turtle nesting season tips

Posted June 6, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Sea turtle protection, Riviera Maya Mexico

Create a safe environment for the turtles As female turtles make their way to nest on the beaches of the Riviera Maya.  Truly it is amazing to watch these nest, and to watch the babies hatch later in the summer, but please be respectful these endangered animals and remember the following tips: Do not take flash photography or use any white light on the beach at night. Use a red flashlight with a red filter.  Keep the lights of your condo or vacation home turned off. Do not touch or...

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A great little hotel in Mahahual: Almaplena Eco Resort

Posted June 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

Almaplena Eco Resort Mahahual

Get off the beaten path!  Almaplena Eco Resort is located about 20 minutes or so south of Mahahual where the the busyness of the world fade away.   This quaint 8 room resort is one of Loco Gringo's newest listings.  Almeplena won the Certificate of Excellence 2013 from TripAdvisor.  One guest commented: "Perfect place to unwind and disconnect. Beautiful rooms and place." Another guest said: "The beautiful, serene beach and open air lobby are your's for the day. There are an abundance of...

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Sage advice from the beach in the Riviera Maya

Posted June 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Vacation advice and tips from Akumal Beach

Some days life gets crazy and we forget common sense.   We have one of the most important vacation tips for your next Riviera Maya vacation.

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Marquesitas: A Traditional Yucatecan Dessert

Posted June 2, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Marquesitas; A Traditional Yucatecan Dessert

Whether you are strolling the streets of Merida, cheering at a baseball game in Cancun or just lounging on the main beach in Puerto Morelos you are never too far from a marquesita (pronounced: mar-kay-cee-ta)vendor. A marquesita is one of the most delicious creations to come from Yucatan. In Merida in 1938, Don Vicente Mena, an ice cream vendor, made the first rolled wafer stuffed with Edam cheese and sprinkled it with cajeta (caramel sauce). As most inventions do, the marquesita was born...

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Vacation Saying of the Day! A sneak peek into the Riviera Maya

Posted May 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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'Cause we think your vacation is important... Start yoru vacation planning process here and see how easy it is to secure your next time out...

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Vacation Saying of the Day from the Riviera Maya

Posted May 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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Make your next vacation more than just a week off! We think you deserve a true vacation in a beautiful place...do you? Start here and see what your next vacation could be and how a week off can really be a v.a.c.a.t.i.o.n.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Saying of the Day!

Posted May 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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We live in the Riviera Maya as we love the passion, the creativity and the playfulness of the Mexican culture....this vacation saying says it all! Stop dreaming and start planning for your next vacation! WE live in the Riviera Maya for a reason, and it is not because we are crazy....check out what a Riviera Maya vacation really is....

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Tulum Restaurant Review – Hechizo with Stefan and Hui

Posted May 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Restaurant Reviews

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Hechizo has been feeding Tulum locals and visitors since 2003, we have been one of those dedicated locals who would love forward to a dinner at Stefan's and Hui's. Located in Rancho San Eric, a large property in Tulum at the end of the beach road, you feel special, you feel a part of the dining process and most importantly you feel like a friend at Hechizo. Everything this husband and wife team creates is special. From the moment you make a reservation to the time you depart, Stefan and Hui...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Saying of the Day!

Posted May 7, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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We know when it is Margarita time...do you??

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Riviera Maya Restaurant Review – Dona Mary

Posted May 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Restaurant Reviews

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Loco Gringo lives in the Riviera Maya and loves to share information with anyone who is willing to listen! One of the most challenging parts to your vacation planning is balancing your nights out and where you eat! When visiting a new place you want to taste some authentic flavors and make a great restaurant choice. Now that we think about it, no matter where you are, the goal of eating out is the same no matter where you are. Great eating experiences that give you a break out of the kitchen...

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