Rio Lagartos photo of the day – the pink lagoon

Posted February 19, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

salt mines in Rio lagaratos north of the Riviera Maya

This photo is real, Photoshop has not been applied to make this pink and we love what we saw in Rio Lagartos. This photo was taken at the Los Coloradas salt mines, an ancient Maya tradition still used to mine salt from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is truly a spectacular sight when you travel to most northern point in the Yucatan. Just 3 hours form Playa del Carmen, 2 hours from Tulum and about 2.20 hours from Akumal, the salt mines are the entrance into the Rio Lagartos Biosphere that...

Puerto Morelos travel tip of the day – Protected marine park

Posted February 18, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexico Vacation Tips

puerto morelos national marine park locogringo

This is a local well-known tip but not necessarily a well-known vacationers tip. Puerto Morelos, located to the south of Cancun but to the north of Playa del Carmen, Akumal, and Tulum. This small fishing village is the home of a protected marine park that is great for scuba diving and snorkeling. Many scuba divers travel to Puerto Morelos to see the wreck, a difficult but wonderful dive, that does require special entrance into the marine park. Each diver and snorkeler will need to pay an extra...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Destination weddings

Posted by LocoGringo in Destination Weddings,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services

destination wedding ideas for your Riviera maya Destination wedding

If you think this is a great idea for a destination wedding, get ready to be inspired by the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya, a free ebook and great cultural nuances that make your wedding special. Locogringo has it all for you so don't miss out! We have seen , been involved in and in many cases been the couple hosting the destination wedding in the Riviera Maya (most of us working at Locogringo were married in the Riviera Maya) and we always get excited to see what new and cool ideas show...

Riviera Maya vacation tip – where to see turtles in the ocean

Posted February 15, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities

turtles in the Riviera maya - Locogringo vacation tip

Turtle lovers and scuba divers already know this fabulous tip about Turtles in the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is a huge breeding ground for green turtles, logger head turtles and more! During the months of May the turtles start to lay their eggs on beaches up and down the coast of the Riviera Maya. Tulum, Xca-cel and Akumal are some of the highlighted areas where you can witness the laying and hatching of turtle nests. In October you can see the baby turtles hatching and running in the...

Tulum Photo of the day – Mixik art store in the Tulum pueblo

Posted by LocoGringo in Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Photos

Mixik mexican art store in Tulum mexico

One of our favorite places to shop is in Tulum, where Sally Peterson has put together one of the finest collections of Mexico folk art on the coast! Sally has been discovering new Mexican artists for 20 years. Her mission is to bring local Mexican artists to visitors in the Riviera Maya. Her store is big, her selection is hand-picked and extraordinary. Located on the highway in the Tulum just beside the ADO bus station and on the Tulum beach road across from Zamas, Mixik is a find. Local...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Valentine’s Day fun photo

Posted February 14, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Photos

destination wedding in the Riviera Maya free ebook and planning guide - Locogringo

Quarter of a million couples will become engaged on Valentine's Day. If you are one of the lucky ones and are now thinking about your wedding day, think about having a destination wedding. If you were married on Valentine's Day, think about a vow renewal for 2014 in the Riviera Maya. A destination wedding for many couples is a dream come true! The Riviera Maya is a top destination wedding location. The natural environment is the number one reason brides choose the Riviera Maya but what is...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Valentine’s Day reminder

Posted February 13, 2013 by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

Valentine's day reminder and gift ideas for a romatic holiday post Valentine's day - Locogringo

It is just 24 hours until Valentine's Day. If you are vacationing and need some inspiration, or are stuck in the office and need to find a way to celebrate Valentine's Day, take a few moments and use this photo as your Valentine's day reminder. Let it inspire your idea for your Valentine's Day gift. It is easy to book online and give your loved one, BFF or just a great friend who deserves some lov'in a romantic vacation....where else but the Riviera Maya! Check out the variety of...

Akumal vacation tip – Where to have a romantic dinner

Posted by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

lol ha dinner

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and we have a suggestion for your romantic dinner on the beach. Lol-Ha is a popular dining spot in Akumal that mixes culture, food and great times in one spot. If you are looking for fusion cuisine that takes advantage of local fish, international ideas and some American favorites, Lol-ha is a great choice. Located on the beach with a terrace facing the ocean, this could be your regular Valentine's day dinner for years to come. If you have decided to stay...

5 things you can do in the Riviera Maya for Valentine’s Day

Posted by LocoGringo in Mexican Culture,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

Valentinesday in the riviera maya

  So you find yourself in the Riviera Maya for February 14th and you have not done a lot of planning for the day. Vacation planning can take a lot of time and it is easy to forget about this holiday while getting tickets, accommodations, activity lists together, and more! So let's make this easy for you. There are some fun and romantic things happening in the area, and trying to sort out what to do can be a chore in and of itself. So here is your cheat sheet for Valentine's Day in the...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – sustainable destination weddings

Posted February 12, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Photos

sustainable wedding ideas in the mayan riviera

We love this idea and encourage destination brides to consider this as a destination wedding option for their bouquet! This bridal bouquet is made from family brooch collection! The bride requested that family members bring one brooch with them to the Riviera Maya, and spent an afternoon with all of the family members putting this sustainable bridal bouquet together! It was a great afternoon as each brooch had a story, or an intention which was passed onto the bride for her ceremony. At the end...

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