Playa del Carmen tips and tricks – bicycle travel in the city

Posted March 6, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

bike riding on t 5th ave in playa del carmen is not allowed

We love the fact that there are so many people looking to sustainable options to get around Playa del Carmen. The number or bike rental agencies reflects the desire for people to get around without a car. Hip Hip Hooray! Before you hop on that bike and start motoring, lets just review a few bike rules that are NOT publicized in this Riviera Maya city. Bike rules in Playa del Carmen: 1. Bike riding is not allowed on 5th Ave. Walk your bike on this pedestrian walkway to avoid any...

Puerto Adventuras photo of the day – Mexican influenced design

Posted by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Photos

hacienda corazon villa rental in the Riviera Maya

Check this photo out! How great are these Mexican accents in this well designed ocean front hacienda. I find it dreamy, respectful and a great use of vintage tools found in the Yucatan. Oh the design options are endless and this photo is so great! The Riviera Maya is creative, design focused and drawn to sustainable design features. Love, love this and will be going on a road trip to search out some similar vintage tools and chairs to compliment the house! This photo is one reason why we...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Full rainbow over the ocean

Posted March 5, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable tourism in the Riviera Maya

This was a blissfull day! A full rainbow with clear skies that was seen from end to end over the Mexican Caribbean in the Riviera Maya. Could life get any better? Could a photo be any more perfect. In our wanderlust and amazement, we thanked the gods for the incredible environment that we live in. We call ourselves locogringo, but really when you see this I don't think we are that crazy! People have shied away from the Riviera Maya reporting a lack of services, disappointed with the use of...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – sustainable furniture design

Posted March 4, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable furniture in Riviera Maya Villas and condos

Riviera Maya villas are full of sustainable furniture made from local woods, bamboo and metal that artists and workers have handmade. Unknown to many, the heart of the Riviera Maya is a DYI culture. With many hard woods, bamboo and natural materials to work with, local artists have been making and designing furniture for years. Who needs Dwell magazine when there are so many artists and crafts people who are naturally drawn to sustainable furniture design. This wood table is in one of the many...

Riviera Maya Destination Wedding tip – make it cultural and fun

Posted by LocoGringo in Destination Weddings

Riviera Maya destination weddings and free ebook download

The Mexican culture is a DIY culture so talk to your wedding planner and see what they can do to make your wedding spectacular but infused with a cultural flare. It is a shame not to use the color, the culture, the unique artistic influences of the area to create not just a destination wedding but a spectacular destination wedding. Forget the Sombreros and cheesy travel trinkets you can buy on 5th Ave, find some unique displays of Mexican art, Mexican folk art and Mexican symbolism to make...

Tulum Travel Tip – getting to the Tulum Ruins

Posted March 1, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Destinations

aerialview of the tulum ruins in the Riviera Maya

There are many ways to get to the Tulum Ruins no matter where you are traveling from (or to) in the Riviera Maya. 1. Check out a tour if you are just not sure. Tour prices can range from $45 usd to over $100 usd depending on what is included and if you combine the Tulum Ruins with another activity or Mayan ruin site. These tours will normally pick you up at your hotel and drop you off directly so there is no need to navigate the area if you don't want to. 2. Take the Collectivo (public vans)...

What is sustainable travel and a mindful traveler?

Posted by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism

Benefits of being a mindful traveler in the Riviera Maya

For 20 years we have been mindful travelers in the Rivera Maya. Our passion has been to share our unique experiences with others out of love for the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and the Yucatan. It seems that more and more people are looking for experiences such as these to enrich not only their vacation but themselves. Our continued intention is to share more of our mindful travel experiences and highlight the activities in the Riviera Maya that follow the beliefs of a mindful traveler. What...

Tulum photo of the day – Tulum beach fun

Posted by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

Tulum local beach photo with a boat and children

If you ever wondered what Tulum beach was like for locals who live in the town of Tulum. Here is a great photo that shows kids playing in a boat that was brought up to shore. Tulum life is simple and simple pleasures is what makes life in this popular beach vacation spot. Unlike other resort and vacation towns, Tulum is a wonderful mix of residents and visitors. As a city, Tulum has made a conscious effort to ensure that the local community remains a priority while tourism develops. The town of...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – loving life on the beach

Posted February 28, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Riviera maya vacations are full of great love, romance and dreams

February is coming to a close but that does not mean the love has to stop. Living in the Riviera Maya lets us love life every day, in many different ways, with many different people. As a vacation destination, it gives you a bit of a love break, whether it is February, July, October or December. The love does not stop because Valentine's Day is over. The love just continues, how could it not. White sandy beaches, blue Caribbean water, Great people, great friends, great food and above all a...

Playa del Carmen photo of the day – Destination weddings

Posted February 27, 2013 by LocoGringo in Destination Weddings

destination weddings and churches in the riviera maya

This church has to be one of the sweetest buildings with the most spectacular view of the Caribbean. I am fond of the Catholic churches located throughout the Yucatan, though I am not fond of the history. The Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen is overlooking the beach at the end of Av. Juarez and is associated to the main church on 15th Ave. Unlike other churches, this has got to take the cake for location, size and the view. For those looking for a religious ceremony this could be the...

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