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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...

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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...

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Diving Chinchorro Banks

Posted November 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya,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...

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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!  

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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...

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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

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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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LocoGringo hits a milestone on Facebook!

Posted November 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

13000 like locogringo on Facebook!

Gracias all our friends and fans on Facebook! Loco Gringo is excited to have now over 13,000 people who like us.  We have been serving our Facebook community since 2009.  Join us and get our latest post from the beach, fun activities, vacation rental deals, free ebooks and more! We invite you to share the love!

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Turning Trash Into Art

Posted October 30, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Enviroment,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Sustainable Tourism

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Don't miss a fantastic event:  "No Mas Plastik" November 15 at El Pez at Turtle Cove in Tulum. The participants at this unique art show will be creating projects with a message "Creative Solutions to the World's Plastic Problem"  They have been given the task to create an art piece from recycled and found plastic to turn harmful trash in the environment into a work of art.  There will be a silent auction for the pieces to help support the artists for their work.  Come and bid on your...

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Day of the Dead Food: Bread of the Dead

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler

bread of the dead with sugar a traditional food for day of the dead in Mexico

In the days and weeks leading up to the Day of the Dead, in the markets and bakeries across Mexico you will see "Bread of the Dead" being sold.  It's a Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. It is custom to shape a round loaf of bread with rolled strips of dough layered on top that resemble the bones of the dead. A glaze of melted butter and orange zest is then brushed on top, followed by a generous sprinkling of sugar. The bread is typically flavored with anise seed. The...

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3 Ways to Save on Airfare

Posted October 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

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1.  Leave on a Tuesday.  Basically Tuesdays are the cheapest days to fly. 2.  Come home on a Thursday…. ok so you may not want to spend just two nights in Cancun or the Riviera Maya for your vacation,  instead make your stay 9 days! 3.  Book your airfare 21 days in advance. After that, airfares jump up on price.  If you love last minute trips, great, but don't be surprised when you are paying the big bucks for not planning sooner.   Tip:  For winter and spring break...

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