Playa del Carmen photo of the day – Martini madness!

Posted February 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

Dirty martini in Playa del Carmen, a great hang out with great martini's

This is a popular spot in Playa del Carmen that is frequented by locals and visitors. Besides that fact that they have great drink specials, a fun location, caters to all ages (this is not just for the young at heart) and is owned by a long time Playa resident, Greco, the Dirty Martini is a great place to check out at any time of the day! Our favorite martini is the cucumber martini rimmed with a spicy salt that has you running back for more. Not only is Greco a great host, but his music is...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – destination wedding ideas

Posted February 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Riviera Maya Photos

great wedding cakes for a mexican wedding in the Riviera maya

Now this is fun. If you are looking for some fresh wedding cake ideas, we found this one that is truly a Mexico iconic wedding cake! If only we thought of this over 20 years ago when we were married in cenote Dos Ojos! Destination weddings let you be creative and bring out the fun in every couple. There is something about being away from the north that allows brides and grooms to be extraordinary and create a wedding that truly reflects who they are! Looking to plan a destination wedding?...

Sustainable weddings in the Riviera Maya – 5 easy steps

Posted February 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings

guide to sustainable weddings in the Riviera maya

When you say I DO! at your wedding this year, say I do to a sustainable destination wedding that is fun to create and easier to plan. Sustainable weddings are becoming more popular throughout North America as couples are more conscious of their commitment to each other and their commitment to the planet. Though the days of $10,000 may not be over for everyone, there are a rising group of young brides who want to celebrate not only their vows but their vow to the sustainable living. 5 ways to...

Akumal travel tip of the day – vegetarian dining option

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

turtle bay lunch menu for vegetarians in The Riviera maya

Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal is a personal favorite of ours. In addition to thier meat lunches, Turtle Bay offers up one of the best vegetarian lunch options we have seen on the coast of the Riviera Maya. If you are a vegetarian and have found it a challenge to eat or are just tired of salads and fruit, Turtle Bay Bakery has a special menu item for you! Their lentil burger is big, healthy, delicious and we think is enough for lunch and dinner! Jen and Bart have taken vegetarians into...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – hangover breakfast!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mexican breakfast for the curious, the food savvy and the hungover

This is photo of a famous mexican breakfast that is a great cure for a hangover! If you are not a happy hour participant, this is still a wonderful cultural breakfast that is a wonderful Mexican treat! Chilaquiles is a favorite (pronounced chila-kill-ees) and mixes some staple Mexican ingredients together in this dish! Taco chips, green or red salsa and meat is mixed together in a frying pan and heated. The taco chips and salsa are put on a plate and covered with cream, cheese and if you want,...

Playa del Carmen photos – the traditonal Mariachi and music

Posted by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Mexican Culture

mariachis int he Rivera Maya traditional mexican music

Whether you are walking down 5th Ave in Playa del Carmen, having lunch on the beach or just slipping into the corner store. Mariachis, the leadres of traditional music of Mexico, seem to be everywhere. Each Mariachi group has their own mariachi clothing, each a little different from the next. Each Mariachi group has a different sound which makes this music so cultural. Depending on where the family or families are from, each Mariachi group will sing similar songs but bring their own...

Rio Lagartos photo of the day – the pink lagoon

Posted February 19, 2013 by Kay Walten 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 Kay Walten 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 Kay Walten 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 Kay Walten 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...

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