Posted August 8, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos
We love the summer! One of our favorite seasonal fruits, pitahaya flowers and grows in the summer only, so we look forward to the first flowering of this delicious fruit knowing the fruit will be ready to eat shortly. The pitahaya flower reminds us that many of life's moments happen fast and furious. The pitahaya flower is in full bloom for less than 24 hours. It is a beautiful full flower that is best seen at night. The next morning when you revisit the blossom it will be gone, wilted and...
Posted August 7, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations
We have noticed a unique trend in the Riviera Maya. People come to the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean for a relaxing vacation. No matter which city they decide to rest their vacation head, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen, they end up meeting a fellow traveller who has returned to the area to pursue a passion. The beaches are the initial draw to the Riviera Maya but vacationers soon find out that the Riviera Maya is full of adventure and history. The Riviera Maya is full...
Posted August 6, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos
When I told my friends and family I was moving to Riviera Maya, Mexico they all said I was crazy. What will you do down there? How will you manage by yourself? Aren't people trying to leave Mexico? Though their hearts were in the right place, their questions reflected doubt and discouragement. It seems like a lifetime ago when I packed up my truck and made the trip to the Riviera Maya. To everyone's surprise (even my own) I had carried through with my decision. I was determined to change the...
Posted August 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips
Twilight tee times are the smart way to golf in the Riviera Maya. Not only does afternoon golf cost almost half of the regular green fees, but you will have the courses to yourself, letting you take some risks in your game and make it better! All Riviera Maya courses offer twilight rates usually begin around 2 in the afternoon. Check out golf courses in the Rivera Maya, a golf course mecca for golfers who want to work on their passion all year round.
Posted August 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism
BONUS! We saw this big guy while out on a whale shark tour. Manta rays are the largest of the rays. Mantas can get up to 29 feet wide and weigh up to 1.5 tons. They are harmless to swimmers and divers. One of the reasons we are so passionate about the Riviera Maya is that you never know what surprises this magical place has in store for those who get out and about. Read more about our trip to Isla Holbox.
Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips
One trait of the passionate traveler is to keep a journal of his or her experiences while discovering the world. Put into ink the emotions you felt when you saw your first turtle in Akumal Bay or when you ate conch fritters for the first time. Choose one with a pocket so you can store mementos like tickets, menus, photos and maps. These days, there are many different forms of travel journals, even websites and apps! Read about some of our passionate Mexico travel.
Posted August 1, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos
Soaking in a rustic cedar tub, soaking up the sun, soaking up life! This is what passionate travel looks like with a champagne glass in hand. Azulik hotel in Tulum encompasses the bohemian chic spirit the town is famous for. Book your Azulik experience.
Posted by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Destinations
Have you ever caught yourself staring at your empty suitcase in the closet all the while thinking, "It's been too long."? Do you get a restless feeling soon after returning from your last travel adventure? Do you keep in touch with friends you made while visiting a foreign country? Do you find yourself in the kitchen trying to recreate that amazing meal you experienced abroad just to savor that moment once more? These are all warning signs that you may be a hopelessly passionate...
Posted July 31, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations
One of the best parts of vacation is the food. Taking your vacation international means experiencing exotic cuisines and discovering tantalizing flavors new to your taste buds, and for foodies on a luxury vacation, the fine dining memories is what you remember most. What's different about fine dining in the Riviera Maya? You can get all the flavorful fare without the pretentiousness you sometimes find in other vacation destinations. Here, you can sip champagne and nibble on delectable treats...
Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos
Turtle season in Riviera Maya is in full swing! Mamas are still laying eggs and babies are beginning to hatch. Akumal Bay is full of feeding sea turtles. If you want to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures like the snorkelers in this photo, now is the time to visit! This photo was taken by one of our contest finalist loco gringo Peter Ib Hansen. Check out some of our fabulous Akumal vacation rentals.
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--Theressa - Middlesex U.K.,
"All our Riviera Maya trips have been booked using LocoGringo. We love their service."
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--Bryan in IN,
"I have booked most of my Mayan Riviera trips through Loco Gringo and can only say I wouldn't even consider using anyone else to handle my bookings for stays in that area.
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--Jim T., Colorado
"We spent a lot of our time sitting on the second floor porch with our feet propped on the railing just staring at the water. Coming home was hard this year..Staying for two weeks still wasn't long enough."
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--Bernie in Denver,
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"I had contacted you before I left for my first trip to Mexico and all of your recommendations were spot on. I started in Playa Del Carmen and worked my way to Tulum. I had only expected to stay 2 nights there and instead wound up staying for a week-and that still was not nearly enough time. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks! I will be checking in with you guys as I am tring to plan a trip to Holbox next. That place looks amazing!"
--Louis Skip Gonzalez, Unidos Magazine
"When we use LG to book a trip we get immediate help with all of our questions in a very timely way by people who know what they are talking about and are extremely helpful, patient, knowledgeable, and congenial. They really get how to do customer service.
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"Not sure if we will be returning next summer, but will definitely let you know if we are, as Loco Gringo is the ONLY way to go for us!"
--Lesley P., Texas
"and for the past five years we have used Loco Gringo for every reservation, I'm sorry that we did not find them sooner.
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--K & DB, Outer Banks, NC,
"We have been Booking our Riviera Maya vacations from Loco Gringo since 2005. Always Great communication, helpful tips and quick responses to our questions. They were especially helpful when Hurricane Wilma hit and put a stop to our Vacation plans. They made sure we knew about the weather situation and did all the work with re-booking our vacation in Paradise!"
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