Riviera Maya photo of the day – Happy Earth Day! from Mexico

Posted March 20, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Sustainable Tourism

Earth day celebrations march 20 at the spring equinox in Mexico

If this photo is not a celebration of the planet earth, I am not sure what is! This tree located in the jungle in the Riviera Maya, shows the root system growing down to a cenote, for a source of fresh water. The natural wonders all over the world amaze us, but the first time we saw this, it was outstanding. The roots will burrow through pores in the limestone shelf and make their way to the water that they need! Amazing, truly how the earth will take care of all living species...

Yucatan photo of the day – faces of the Yucatan Peninsula

Posted March 19, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

Kids in the Riviera Maya living their daily life near the beach and in Mayan villages

We came across this group of young children when trekking through the Yucatan. When reviewing the photo, we realized these are the faces of the Yucatan, and a really big reason why we decided to settle in the area. The Yucatan is a hop, skip and jump from the Riviera Maya and holds strong to the roots of the Maya. As a Mayan settlement area, the small towns that you come across hold generations of families who work largely in agriculture and honey. A day trip through the local roads takes you...

Riviera Maya Travel Tips – Walk the beach

Posted March 18, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Destinations

walk on the beach in the riviera Maya every day

The beach is not just for sitting! Take a walk, explore and see what else is out there. In all the cities in the Riviera Maya, there are main areas to beach. These areas have people, sometimes lots of people on the beach. If you walk a little to the north or a little to the south, you will find beach areas that feel private, or yours. All beaches are public in Mexico so you are free to walk as far as your heart will take you. This freedom is what makes the Riviera Maya so wonderful. Grab...

Tulum photo of the day – colorful art is everywhere you look

Posted by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Tulum art and color on the beaches of Tulum mexico in the Riviera Maya

Tulum has always had a special place in our heart. Famous for its beaches, there is a real community and creative feel to Tulum that continues to be enhanced throughout the years. Tulum is attracting local and international artists to the town and this photo highlights some of the unexpected art you may find. This door is at the beachfront hotel Hemingway's. It is a nice surprise when using the public bathrooms to see the bathrooms stalls painted with vibrant colors and a Mexican man and woman....

Riviera Maya Travel tips for Easter – Semana Santa

Posted March 15, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities

Easter celebrations in the Riviera Maya

Easter or Semana Santa in Spanish, is the largest holiday in the Riviera Maya! Travel tips are essential during this time as things can get a bit crazy when lent is ending. For international travelers, Easter is a great time to travel due to the four-day weekend. For national travelers, Easter is a time to travel so you can indulge yourself and your family after 40 days of restricted activities. Mexican people fought long and hard for their religious freedom after the Mexican Revolution. The...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – One of many species of birds

Posted by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Green things in the Riviera Maya, why sustainable tourism is important

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this weekend so we looked for a green photo to start off the celebrations. This Tucan seen in a tree in the Riviera Maya just may get people excited about green beer and more?? Guess not but we love the green background and we love the Tucan! The Riviera Maya is home to many species of birds, the Tucan being one of over 388 species that can be found in the winter months in the area. If you travel to the Sian Kaan, a UNESCO heritage site that is the largest...

Akumal photo of the day – morning sunrise

Posted March 14, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

sunrise akumal in the Riviera Maya

This image speaks for Akumal in the Riviera Maya. Hammock, coconut trees, sunrise and coffee. This is the way to wake up during your vacation or in our case, every day. It is bliss, and the sunrise costs, nothing! This is why we settled in the Riviera Maya and decided to share our experiences with others. If you have had the pleasure of a Riviera Maya sunrise, or an Akumal sunrise, a Playa del Carmen sunrise or a Tulum sunrise, share your experience and share your photo. Check our some...

Riviera Maya photo – Efficiency at its best

Posted March 13, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Relax. That is what a vacation is all about right. Recharge your batteries, recharge your mind, take a break and renew yourself.

There are days when you see interesting things in the Riviera Maya and the piñata man is no exception. After a double take and little smile, our comment was, that man is efficient and resourceful. After 20 years of living in the Riviera Maya, there are some days where we still do a double take when we see something out of the ordinary. Funny enough we are noticing that we get a double take when others witness the Locogringos doing something out of the ordinary. The exception is the norm...

Riviera Maya travel tip – Grocery shopping options

Posted by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

grocery shopping in the Riviera Maya

  If you are looking for great fresh local produce, meat and more here are some great tips for grocery shopping in the Riviera Maya. Some cities have more options than others, with Playa del Carmen having the most options for grocery shopping. What we love to do is scout out interesting day trips for local produce that takes us to places we might have otherwise not ventured to. What you will also find is that different locations have different food options. In Valladolid at the...

How to recycle on your Riviera Maya vacation

Posted by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Sustainable Tourism

recycling in the Riviera maya

We all like to do the right thing, and part of the right thing, right now is to recycle as much of your waste as you can no matter where you are in the world. Plastic, paper, cans, organic waste and more can be put to good use if you know how to dispose of your garbage thoughtfully. For many Americans and Canadians, garbage separation and recycling is a way of life. You separate your garbage, put it on the curb and the city will take your recycled garbage and dispose of it for you. In Mexico,...

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