Loco Gringo Library

We have traveled a lot in the Riviera Maya but have also dug deep into the local history and culture. Our reading list is large, and seems to grow every day, but we always find the time to learn more and deep a little deeper into the place we call home. Sharing our reading list about the Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico, and the culture that defines this area is the very least we can do. These books and more inspired us to travel to new places, revisit old haunts and guide our journey in Mexico. We think it just may inspire you as well.

Staff Picks

Hank in the Yucatan
Yucatan Cookbook
Mayan Ruins of Mexico
Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan Volume 1 & 2
Reading Maya Art
Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization
Under the Waters of Mexico
Found World of Quintana Roo

Loco Gringo Travel Guides

Local Travel Guide to Chichen Itza
Local Travel Guide to the Coba Ruins
Local Travel Guide to the Tulum Ruins
Local Travel Guide to Diving and Snorkeling
Local Travel Guide to Valladolid
Local Guide to Riviera Maya Family Vacations
Local Riviera Maya Foodie Guide and Recipes
Local Guide to Riviera Maya Nightlife and Bars
Local Travel Guide to Romantic Getaways

Mayan Culture and History

The Lost Cities of the Mayas
Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan Volume 1
Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan Volume 2
Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan Volume 1 & 2
The Caste War of the Yucatan
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan
Lost world of Quintana Roo
Fire and Blood
Unfinished Conversations Between Maya and Foreigners
The Maya
The Code of Kings
Popul Vuh

Yucatecan and Mexican Cookbooks

Yucatan Cookbook
Painted Fish and Other Mayan Feasts
Hartwood Cookbook
Eat Mexico Cookbook
Mexico Cookbook

Flora and Fauna Reference Books, Quick Reference Cards and Maps

Field Guide to Mexican Birds
The Cenotes of the Riviera Maya 2016
Reef Coral Identification
Reef Fish Identification
Laminated Map of the Yucatan
Tropical Bird ID Card
Game Fish ID Card
Mangrove Plants and Animal ID Card
Reef Fish ID Card
Tropical Fish ID Card
Mexican Wildlife ID card

Great Mexican Beach Reads and Travel Books

Mexico
On The Road
Lacuna
Mangrove Plants and Animal ID Card
Labyrinth of Solitude
Tulum

Kids Books

I'll Follow The Moon
Day Of The Dead Activity Book for Kids
Too Many Tamales
Mangrove Plants and Animal ID Card

Interior Design Books

Casa Yucatan
Casa Mexico
Casa Mexicana
Mexicolor
My Faves
Find A Place You Love