A new spin on everyone’s favorite resort

Posted March 2, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Akumal Bay Beach Wellness Resort

Sorry for the delay on this review, its been a super busy winter season for us.... if my grammar is bad, or run on sentences, I am sorry in advance.  I just wanted to get this out there... The Akumal Beach Resort has been around, well, it seems like forever. A popular hotel because of its location and that it was no frills.  However in September 2014, the resort had an extreme makeover.  Re-branded now as Akumal Bay Beach Wellness Resort the hotel has a new modern look and style unique to...

Cheap Eats in Merida – Platos Rotos

Posted February 16, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Platos Rotos Merida

Oh the beauty of great food, at super prices, served fast! Platos Rotos specializes in Mexico City inspired chilango food that will have  you running back for more. This is a lunch only restaurant in the heart of Merida where you might spend 70 pesos or 5 USD for a glorious home cooked meal. Yes, 5 USD for a glorious lunch that has distinct Mexico City flavors in the heart of the Yucatan. They win my heart, and stomach, every time! Platos Rotos is a true cocina economica; cheap family style...

Yal Kul Lagoon – The ins and outs of this Akumal Snorkel Adventure

Posted January 23, 2015 by Gary Walten in Mexico Destinations

Yal Ku Lagoon, Akumal Mexico

Akumal is known as the 'Place of the Turtles' but it is also the home of Yal Ku Lagoon, a unique snorkeling adventure in a coastal lagoon. We love that Yal Ku adds to your turtle snorkeling in Akumal Bays and compliments your vacation activities. Yal Ku Lagoon is a inland lagoon that connects to the Caribbean. Fresh water from surrounding cenotes escapes to the sea in this area. The result is a calm waterway that mixes both fresh and salt water called brackish water and creates a home for...

New Highway from Playa del Carmen to Holbox

Posted January 7, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Services

Highway from Playa del Carmen to Holbox

Now this is exciting! A new highway has opened up in Playa del Carmen and takes you to Nuevo Xcan, a small pueblo that is the gateway to Isla Holbox. A 2.5 hour drive from Playa to Isla Holbox has just been cut to an hour! This new highway also decreased the drive time to Merida and Valladolid by 40%. What was close to a full day trip is now a possible half day trip, depending on your intentions. Old Route to Isla Holbox from the Riviera Maya Coast In the old day, we traveled south from Playa...

From our hearts to yours….

Posted December 25, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

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Felicidades from Loco Gringo

Posted December 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations

feliznoche buena

Noche Buena: One of the biggest feasts of the holidays Christmas Eve in Mexico is referred to as Noche Buena "Good Night", and is one of the biggest family celebrations of the Christmas season.  Last night church service "Mass of the Rooster" as it was said by the Spaniards that a rooster announced the birth of Jesus.  After church there's a huge family celebration dinner.  Suckling pig is traditional but has been replaced with ham and turkey by many.  The kids stay up and play most of the...

Tips on how to bring your pet with you on vacation

Posted December 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Paddle boarding with the beagles, pet friendly hotels

Leave no family member, furry or otherwise behind! The Riviera Maya can be pet friendly. Here are some helpful tips on bringing  your four legged friend based on our experience traveling with our chihuahuha. Make your airline reservations, and tell them about your pet. Some airlines like SouthWest or charters do not accept pets, period. Be prepared most airlines will charge extra for your pet. Small pets such as small dogs or cats can be in-cabin. The extra fee still applies. The...

Loco Gringo makes the top 10 on Facebook!

Posted December 6, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Top Ten Travel site on Facebook

Hot news this week LocoGringo.Com makes the top 10 best travel pages on Facebook to Inspire You in 2015! according to BestTravelWebsite.com!   We appreciate all of our awesome followers for helping us and sharing our posts.  Gracias. We have great things in store for our Facebook community in 2015! Please like us and stay connected!

Meet Dr. Bernardo, he makes house calls!

Posted December 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

dr bernardo diaz playa del carmen

Allow Us to Introduce You To Dr. Bernardo Diaz of Playa del Carmen! When we need a doctor, Dr. Bernardo is the guy we call.  Why?  One he speaks English, two, he makes house calls!   Something unheard of in the modern age.  Not only does he make house calls, if he needs blood drawn the phlebotomist (the guy who draws blood) can come too. No need to go to the office.  But Dr. B has an office near the Royal Resort in Playa del Carmen. Bedside manners: he's funny as hell, yet still...

Newest listing: Holbox Dreams

Posted December 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

holbox dreams resort Isla Holbox Mexico

This off-the-grid beachfront hotel claims one of the best stretches of Holbox Island beach (just 5 min from the town square). Holbox Dream offers ocean view rooms with private balconies, hammocks, A/C, WIFI & beachfront. Garden view rooms are well appointed and steps from the sand. Enjoy true, barefoot chic, life in Isla Holbox and remember whale shark season begins mid0 May - August. Learn more about this great little hotel... Loco Gringo is excited about working with this...

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