Yucatan Photo of the Day – Kids LOVE whale sharks

Posted April 11, 2014 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Yucatan Activities

whale shark tours for family vacations

Whale shark season begins June 1, just as the kids are getting out of school for the Summer. Swimming next to these gentle giants blows our minds as adults, just imagine what an incredible experience it is for kids. We highly recommend this Mexican Caribbean activity to anyone 8 years or older. Check out our whale shark adventure!

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Ek Balam

Posted April 1, 2014 by LocoGringo in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations

Mayan ruins in Yucatan

We LOVE the Ek Balam Mayan ruins. They are perfect for family day trips from the Riviera Maya. Combine a visit to these ruins with other nearby activities like cenotes, or head to Valladolid after your visit, a beautiful colonial city just 20 minutes from this Mayan ruin. Or go north to the Gulf of Mexico and check out Rio Lagartos. Read about more Mayan archeological sites.

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Isla Holbox

Posted March 28, 2014 by LocoGringo in Loco Adventures,Mexico Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

Isla Holbox in Yucatan, Mexico

Isla Holbox is an island on the flux of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, making this little known place a treasure trove of natural beauty. Find out what's hot and what's not on Isla Holbox.

Riviera Maya Mindful Travel Photo – Punta Laguna

Posted March 3, 2014 by LocoGringo in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism,Yucatan Activities

wildlife in the riviera maya

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.

Discover Romantic Adventure in the Yucatan

Posted February 26, 2014 by LocoGringo in Loco Adventures,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

romance in yucatan, mexico

Find out what captivated early explorers when they discovered the Yucatan Peninsula - this place has a romantic draw you cannot deny. Bountiful biodiversity, passionate people, lush landscapes, all coming together to create a vacation destination unlike any other in Mexico. Whether you are budget travelers or jet setters you will surrender to its magic and fall head-over-heels in love with the Yucatan. For couples seeking adventure and romance, the Yucatan has so many enchanted places. Here...

Loco Fun and Adventure on the Caribbean Sea

Posted January 22, 2014 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Activities

Akumal sailing tours

Last month, the Loco Gringo crew booked a sailing trip out of Akumal for the annual company Christmas party. We had all done this catamaran tour before with visiting friends and family but had forgotten how much fun the Robinson Crusoe Sailing Adventure really is. With jobs, growing families and daily responsibilities, even those of us living in paradise can forget to take time out to enjoy life. We were certainly reminded that, without a doubt, this was one of the coolest excursions in the...

Yucatan Vacation Tip – DIY Merida Cantina Crawl

Posted January 20, 2014 by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Loco Adventures,Mexico Vacation Tips,Yucatan Activities

cantinas in yucatan mexico

Cantinas have always been a part of Mexican culture. The phrase "Mexican cantina" brings to mind smokey saloons filled with gun slingers. However, the cantinas of today are very different, serving botanas (free appetizers while you drink) and some even cater to families. Do your own cantina crawl with some of our favorite Merida cantinas: La Negrita located on the corner of Calle 62 and 49 El Lucero del Alba on Calla 56 and 47 El Gallito 0n Calle 45 between 60 and 62 Pico de...

Tulum Vacation Tip – New App to Explore Ruins

Posted January 13, 2014 by LocoGringo in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

tulum ruins in riviera maya

Archaeologist Dr. Edwin Barnhart’s iPhone app “Tulum – Be Your Own Guide” is complete and on sale through Apple’s online Appstore.  Focused on the Maya ruins of Tulum just south of Cancun, Mexico, it has the potential to revolutionize how people visit archaeological sites.  It works somewhat like a museum audio tour, but gps navigation capabilities allow its users to go anywhere in the site in any order.  The “what is that” function allows them to point their phone at any...

Go Crazy for Foodie Travel in Yucatan & Riviera Maya

Posted January 8, 2014 by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Loco Adventures,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

Food Travel in the Riviera Maya

Foodies from around the world have discovered that the Yucatan and the Riviera Maya are great destinations to experience food created by some really inspiring chefs. If you are crazy for cooking or just enjoy eating really great Mexican food, take home more than just memories of your Mexico vacation, take home new kitchen skills and a knowledge of Mexico's fascinating culinary history. What better place to take a cooking class than the country with a cuisine that has been dubbed by UNESCO a...

Get Inspired to Travel to Mexico in 2014

Posted January 1, 2014 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

snorkeling-with-the-turtles-be-inspired

 January 2014 is all about being crazy for travel, and Loco Gringo wants to spark a desire in travelers to experience the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Yucatan!  What does it mean to be crazy for travel? To us, it means having an unquenchable thirst to discover new places and even explore deeper the places we have been before. It means wanting to experience the best of what a destination has to offer, and we think the Mexican Caribbean is one of the most exciting travel destinations on...

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