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...

Start a new travel tradition for this Christmas!

Posted November 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations

Lazy Santa

Open for last minute holiday plans... Villa Moon Star is open until December 26, on special $1000 per night with a minimum of 5 nights.  Stylin' on Soliman Bay near Tulum. Casa Playa del Caribe  available on the beach, December 20 to 27 spend the holiday on the beach in South Akumal Casa de los Suenos available December 20 to 27, have an awesome sunrise view Christmas morning! Casa Romero, available December 20 to 27.  Snorkel steps from your door! Blue Tang Townhouse...

Chocolate ice cream, Mexican style

Posted November 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes,Mexico Destinations

Chocolate-Ice-Cream

Our good friend Chef David Sterling who lives in Merida has been kind to us over the years by sharing his recipes.  This one is for Mexican style chocolate ice cream.  David has a new book out Yucatan - Recipes From A Culinary Expedition. Buy it online and save over 30% off the cover price. Recipe * 2 cups (500ml) Mexican crema (Substitute: heavy cream) * 2 cups (500ml) milk * 1 cup (200g) sugar * 1/8 tsp. (.625ml) salt * 1/4 tsp. (1.25ml) vanilla * 1/8 tsp. (.625ml) canela (also...

Diving Chinchorro Banks

Posted November 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya,Costa Maya Activities,Loco Adventures,Mexico Destinations

chinchorro conch

For water sport lovers, SCUBA divers and snorkelers, discover village of  Mahahual in the Costa Maya, Mexico. Just a few hundred yards off shore is the world's second largest barrier reef. Mahahual is also the gateway to the  marine sanctuary of Banco Chinchorro , an atoll declared Biosphere Reserve. It is the jewel of the natural areas of the Caribbean and Mexico. From Mahahual is also accessible to Xcalak Reef National Park , another marine reserve where elkhorn coral abound , tons of...

On vacation during Thanksgiving? Make your reservations now

Posted November 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

turkey day in Akumal

Lets talk turkey in the Riviera Maya! Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal is the first to give us their holiday menu.  Check back as we up date all the info as we get it on other area restaurants.   Download their Thanksgiving 2014   We invite any area restaurants to drop us a note if they would like their holiday specials posted!  

Think local, act local and join the fun in Merida

Posted November 7, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Yucatan Activities

bici-ruta merida yucatan

Peddle your way on the "Bici-Ruta" Every Sunday in the city of Merida, more than 5 kilometers of roads are closed and people take to the streets on bikes. This family event is not competitive just a leisurely ride through the oldest colonial city in Yucatan from La Ermita de Santa Isabel (the square block bordered by Calles 77, 66, 79, and 64A in Centro), north to the San Juan Park, continues north to the Main Plaza, up Calle 60, then north along the Paseo Montejo. You can jump in at any...

Tulum Round Up!

Posted November 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

horseback-riding-tulum

Top Picks for Tulum Tulum is always a happening place. Not only is it one of the most popular ruins sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is becoming the hot spot of the Riviera Maya. We want to let you in on what's been going on! Have your own vacation concierge! Heather Froeming in Tulum would like to be your personal guide for private snorkel tours, cenote adventures and scuba diving. Heather offers paddle board rentals and lessons as well, if you have never tried it. She has been in...

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