Posted February 20, 2017 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
Rio Lagartos has a big place in our heart! This tiny fishing village, which still operates as an important fishing village in the Gulf of Mexico, is a bird watchers haven and a great day trip for the curious. From the pink pools of Las Coloradas, to the breeding grounds of the Flamingos, from the super small community to the old school way of life, Rio Lagartos is an environmental nucleus that must be seen. Read this overview of Rio Lagartos, an article about the salt mines of Las Coloradas,...
Posted January 24, 2017 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Podcasts
Loco Gringo welcomes Craig Zabransky, the writer and photographer behind the Stay Adventurous travel blog. Craig was working as a consultant on Wall Street, back in 2004, when he yearned to see the world. Mexico wasn’t one of the first places he visited on his sabbatical but, after being lured to Mexico City for a consulting gig, his passion for exploring the country began. Mexico City is one of the world’s most populated cities, with over 20 million people living in it. Craig notes that...
Posted January 16, 2017 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Yucatan Activities
Valladolid. Close to the Riviera Maya. Colonial Yucatan City. Glorious change from the beach. Great Yucatecan food. This is one of our favorite getaways when we are looking for something different. When we are having a dinner party, the local municipal market is where we like to shop for local produce, tortillas and fresh meat. This is a photo journal of some of our recent trips to Valladolid. Enjoy! Valladolid Photo Journal - An Afternoon Adventure in the Yucatan The main Cathedral in...
Posted December 23, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants
I have to say, vegan and vegetarian choices have multiplied exponentially in the last few years. A friend of mine moved here in 2000 and was looking for vegan basics like Almond Milk, Soya Milk, Tofu, and gluten free bread. At that time, there was nothing. A few restaurants offered vegetarian meals, Babe's Noodle Bar and Restaurant and 100% natural in Playa de Carmen being two of three restaurants that served vegetarian, but not vegan. In most cases cheese was added to all meals so a vegan was...
Posted December 12, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
Who doesn't like peace! A vacation is the best place to find it! You will find it on the beach, in a cenote, and in some cases over a taco but we have found it through some of the best yoga studios in the world. Here is a quick list of spectacular yoga studios in the Riviera Maya. We do not have a favorite, but we do love mixing up our class whether it be by changing up our yoga practice, hopping between cities (which is very easy to do) or just switch between a sea view or jungle view...
Posted August 16, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations
Maroma has always been on of the most exquisite beaches in the Riviera Maya. Back in the old days there was remote to the people who were fledglings in the newly formed destination Cancun. Once a coconut plantation, in the 1970's famous Mexican architect Jose Luis Moreno, working in Cancun, built his vision of a place to stay known today as Kin Sol Soleil. The hotel and villas are located at Maroma Beach, world-renown as one of the best beaches not far from the Cancun Airport. The...
Posted August 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Enviroment,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations
Tulum has been one of the hottest beach destinations in recent years. It has become THE place to go to for the fashionistas, celebs and wanna-be's of the world side by side with the hippies and hipsters hanging out. Known for its bohemian vibe shadowed by big Mayan temple at the Tulum ruins, any night of the week you can find live music, waiting-lines at the trendiest eateries but few places offer the luxuries discerning people seek while staying on one of the most incredible beaches in...
Posted July 13, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
We published a post in June about touristy things worth doing in the Riviera Maya that brought you closer to local culture, Mexican history and indigenous cultures. This post was such a success that we decided to include some fun touristy activities that are not related to the local history and culture at all. Why is this information important? Why did we receive such a great response to our last post? People have limited time on their vacation and if they are going to get off the beach or...
Posted June 29, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
Your parents have just told you that your next vacation it going to be in the Riviera Maya. Where the heck is that and what can a kid under 12 do in this place called the Riviera Maya? What your parents may not know is this place is the ideal place for your vacation. We are going to make you look like a super star planner and suggest cool and fun things for kids in the Riviera Maya. 5 Things To Do for Kids Under 12 in the Riviera Maya 1. Take a snorkel or scuba class - If you are 10 yrs or...
Posted April 25, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations
Are you thinking about taking in a different part of Mexico? Curious about other parts of Mexico? If you are comfortable in the Riviera Maya but want to explore a little more, take a step just to the west and experience a different kind of Mexico close to the Riviera Maya. Merida is the capital city of the Yucatan Peninsula, so it has all things most capital cities have. Vibrant neighborhoods, rich history, thriving arts and culture scene and of course, some great food. But like any large...
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