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Style, creativity & art in the heart of the Riviera Maya

Posted March 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art

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Mexico is known for its culture and colors. Local artist Enrique Diaz's work can be seen along the beach in Tulum. We hope all our friends who celebrated the 4th of July and Canada Day, have had a great week. The summer is in full swing here in the Riviera Maya, just about half way through the year until we reach the end of the Mayan calendar. Dining out is one of the most anticipated activities while on your vacation. The Riviera Maya has no of shortage tasty eateries, and it is hard to...

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Take Riviera Maya Sustainable Travel to a Higher Level

Posted by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

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Now that you are familiar with sustainable travel, are you ready to take it to the next level? Mindful travel is more than just recycling aluminum cans, taking environmentally friendly tours and buying locally made souvenirs. Contributing something to the place or community you are visiting, beyond just the money you are spending for your vacation, is a way to experience an area and get to know its people. It is an opportunity to help with problems you may not see closer to home, and for kids,...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Boats in the bay

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Akumal, Mexico

Akumal, Mexico is an ecologically minded fishing village with a focus on protecting its bays and reefs. Discover Akumal

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Costa Maya Mindful Travel Tip – Calderitas, Chetumal

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Mindful Traveler

Chetumal, Mexico

Calderitas is a small Mayan coastal village situated on the western side of Chetumal Bay. For those who don't need much more than amazing ocean views, cold beer and the best tasting seafood ever, this might be a place for you to check out. Rent a kayak and paddle around the bay or rent a boat to sail around the naturally diverse Tamalcab Island. You will love this fantastic beach front hotel in Mahahual, Costa Maya

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – Holbox is mindful travel

Posted March 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism,Yucatan Activities

Isla Holbox Yucatan

A vacation to Isla Holbox is all natural, all beautiful and all mindful. There are no discos or fancy resorts, just kayaking, birdwatching, swimming, beach combing and sunset watching. Check out this very chic eco-resort.

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Steps to Being a Mindful Traveler in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Family vacations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

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The month of March is all about sustainable travel or "green" travel, and who doesn't want to be mindful about protecting Mexico's natural beauty when visiting? Let's all do our part to protect the Riviera Maya's amazing jungles, cenotes, wildlife and reef systems by taking simple steps to travel responsibly. Pack Like a Mindful Traveler Being a mindful traveler begins even before you leave the house. Packing ecologically friendly products is the first step you can take that will lead to...

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Riviera Maya Mindful Travel Tip – Local fundraiser

Posted by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Playa del Carmen charities

One aspect of being a mindful traveler is giving back to the communities you visit. Playa Animal Rescue in Playa del Carmen is holding their annual fundraiser on March 13th from 7PM to 10PM at Bad Boys Beach Bar located on the beach between 2nd and 4th. There will be live music, a raffle, a silent auction and happy hour drink prices with a purchase of an armband. Playa Animal Rescue offers hope to the four-legged locals of the Riviera Maya and is 100% funded by donations. If you are visiting...

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Riviera Maya Mindful Travel Photo – Punta Laguna

Posted by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism,Yucatan Activities

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Choosing to experience the Yucatan's animals living free in their natural habitat is sustainable travel at its best! Punta Laguna Monkey Reserve is one of our favorite places to visit when we want to get WILD! Check out another really cool Riviera Maya monkey hangout.

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Did the Mayans have the first happy hour?

Posted March 2, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture


Well, we can't be sure the Mayans celebrated the first happy hour, but we do know they made their own liquor and partied in honor of the gods. Riviera Maya is chocked full of lively salsa dancing bars, local watering holes and peaceful retreats. Whichever setting you prefer to take in a stunning Mexican sunset and sip your favorite elixer, Loco Gringo wants to help get you there. According to Mayan legend, there was once a woman called Xkeban, who lived a life filled with passionate love. It...

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Have you tried cochinita pibil? Find out!

Posted March 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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For many people food is an important part of any vacation. You may like to just try new flavors and taste bud sensations because you're an adventurous foodie, or you look to food as connecting with the local culture. Cochinita Pibil is a traditional Yucatecan dish not to miss when you are visiting the Riviera Maya this winter. Sneak away for a quick vacation this year Cochinita pibil is the most famous dish originated in Yucatan. The extraordinary gastronomical variety of this region...

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