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Your ‘How To’ Guide For The Perfect Day in the Riviera Maya

Posted January 18, 2017 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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  We can share all of our Perfect Days in various Riviera Maya cities, but our perfect day may not be your Perfect Day. But these 'Perfect Day' articles or our Loco Gringo adventures are a great starting point for inspiring your perfect day. They make your research for the Perfect Day in the Riviera Maya a lot easier! Use our blog and search for ideal activities, places to eat, or beaches to visit. Or take a look at our perfect days and mix and match. Bottom line is you will find...

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My Favorite Ruins Destination in the Riviera Maya

Posted June 6, 2016 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Activities

My Favorite Ruins Destination in the Riviera Maya

If I had to choose one Mayan Archeological site to visit in the Riviera Maya, I would pick Muyil. Just south of Tulum this ancient city, which is not well known, played an important role in shaping the inland Maya communities through trade routes and imported products. I love the Peten architecture, a style similar to the Mayan city of Tikal found in Guatemala, its proximity to the lagoons of the Sian Ka'an, its energy, and most of all the tranquility. This is not a popular site for...

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New Loco Gringo Bucket List Items for the Adventurous

Posted February 29, 2016 by Steve Moen in Loco Adventures

New Loco Gringo Bucket List Items for the Adventurous

Have you planned a trip the Riviera Maya but are scratching your head about what to do during your vacation? We have a trusted Bucket List of Adventures that we sent to all of our guests but we thought it was time for an update. Here are some new adventures you might want to check out in addition to our original suggestions. Loco Gringo Bucket List Adventures 2016 1. Ojos Mayas - This is a great off the beaten track full day adventure that takes you into small Mayan villages in the south. No...

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Four Places in the Riviera Maya You Won’t Find on Google Maps

Posted January 25, 2016 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Destinations

Places in the Riviera Maya You Won't Find on Google Maps

Google maps has been slow in updating Riviera Maya places on their maps app. We found some pretty cool places you will not find on Google maps. If you love adventure, off the beaten track day trips and historical sites, put down your phone and start trekking. One of our finds is a foodie find so keep reading! Ake Ruins in the Yucatan This is a full day trip but worth the drive. Ake Ruins is one of the oldest ruins in the area. It was occupied in 300 BC and finally abandoned in 1300s. The...

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For Curious Travelers Only – Experience the Mayan Way of Life

Posted January 13, 2016 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Sustainable Tourism

Ojos Maya Tour - Riviera Maya Mexico

For many years we peered down jungle paths, saw tortilla making at a distance, smelled the kitchen fire of local houses, and struggled through learning which plants helped our insect bites, bad stomach, or headaches when pharmacies were few and far between. We read a lot about the local Mayan culture but did not see nor could see the culture first hand. In 2011 two guys, who volunteered in local Mayan villages, saw an opportunity to involve both local Mayan families and visitors in an...

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Sometimes the Road Less Traveled Isn’t a Road

Posted December 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures

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We have followed the ancient footsteps of the Maya up pyramids, into cenotes and through the jungle. These experiences and adventures are what drew us to the Riviera Maya, and still intrigue us. But the Maya were not just land dwellers. With their communities located along the Caribbean Sea, water was as much a part of their life and lifestyle as the jungle. After following their footsteps on land we started hopping into boats to follow the history of the Maya on the water. Chunyaxche Mayan...

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Be a Culture Pilgrim in the Yucatan Peninsula

Posted November 20, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins

Culture Pilgrim in the Yucatan Peninsula

Pilgrims, the travelers of the world, be it for religious or new cultural experiences. Pilgrim is the name given to the early settlers in Canada and the US from Europe, and pilgrim is the term used for any travelers who decide to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain. In the Yucatan Peninsula, there are many cultural travels that visitors and locals can experience. If you are looking for some great trips to enhance and expand your understanding of the Maya, the Caste War, the Spanish...

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An Afternoon Adventure in the Riviera Maya

Posted November 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures

An Afternoon Adventure in the Riviera Maya

Sometimes it is nice to have a slow morning. Coffee on the terrace, breakfast at a beachfront restaurant, and then a few hours just staring at the turquoise blue ocean. This sounds like paradise, and it is paradise. You can have this routine every single day of your vacation if you like. The struggle some days is this. It is nice to get out and about for a few hours, have an adventure and then sink back into your beachside hammock in the late afternoon. But where? What are some great...

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Sites that Rock – Not to be missed Cenotes

Posted October 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Destinations

Cenotes of the Riviera Maya

Okay, okay; okay, we all know how much we love the cenotes. We also know that cenotes are a unique feature in the Mexican Caribbean jungles that are a main attraction in the area. But we want to highlight some less traveled, off the beaten path cenotes that you can visit while you are touring some popular cultural sites. Not only do the cenote sites rock, but the combination we are proposing seriously rocks! Not To Be Missed Cenotes in the Riviera Maya So you have been to Dos Ojos, Gran...

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72 hours in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 22, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Oh 72 glorious hours in the Mexican Caribbean. Sun, beaches, outdoor dining, Mayan culture and more history than you could ever imagine. Deciding what to do and how to do it is a challenge when you don't know your way around. But with the help of a local (pointing to self) 72 hours in the Riviera Maya is full of fun and adventure! First 24 hours in the Riviera Maya Once you have checked out the beach near your vacation rental, hop in a rental car and head to Coba, one of the best Maya...

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