3 Ways to Save on Airfare

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

airline tickets

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...

Mariachi Flashmob

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations


Get a new appreciation for Mariachi music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuNl50hUrs0

Try Paddle Boarding in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 23, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

Paddleboarding Riviera Maya

Paddle boarding is big!  Its great fun and a great workout.  The Hotel Lido Beach Club in Playa happy to give you an introduction to paddle boarding while you are in Playa on your Riviera Maya vacation.  You can rent a paddle board for $ 20 usd or get the leasson for $30 usd. They are located at the beach between Calle 10 and 12 in Playa. In Tulum, Heather from Extreme Control offers private paddle boarding lessons and rentals. Heather has been in the Riviera Maya for over 10 years and...

Loco Gringo hits milestone on Twitter!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

twitter 15,000 followers locogringo

Gracias all our followers on Twitter! Loco Gringo is excited to have now over 15,000 followers.  We have been serving twittersphere, Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Mexico since 2009! Join us and get our latest tweets from the beach, fun activities, vacation rental deals, free ebooks and more! Follow LocoGringo to the Riviera Maya on Twitter

3 Cheap Day Trips in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports

Paamul Beach, near Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya Mexico

Fun day-trips that don't break the budget Vacations are meant to be fun but that does not mean you have to max out your credit cards to have a good time.  We have three places you may not be aware of where kids and those who are young at heart can have a playful day in the sunshine of the Riviera Maya. 1.  Cenote Eden:  The freshwater pools known as "cenotes" are a unique feature to the environment of the Riviera Maya.   A great low-impact adventure which you and your family can have a...

Best Riviera Maya vacation rental values for your stay

Posted October 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

Money exchange tips for Mexico

Three great picks to get more for your pesos Casa Escocesa, Tankah Bay near Tulum "Truly Awesome" guests say! "This house exceeded all of our expectations" said Julie and Jeff from Virginia. You will love Casa Escocesa with a 30' long swimming pool, 4 spacious bedrooms, 1,000 feet of ocean front terraces. Add in cook services, baby sitting & all the electronic gadgets you could want. We picked this house as a great value because the price tag on all of this opulence won't break the...

History of Yucatan Haciendas -A Bittersweet Story

Posted October 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations


Yucatan Haciendas have a similar history to the Plantations in the southern United States. Land owners accumulated large pieces of land in rural communities to grow one crop. In the US it was cotton, in the Yucatan it was Sisal, or Henequen. The Hacienda story is bittersweet. The production of henequen, agave plant fibre, was used to make industrial strength rope. This one crop creating agriculture and manufacturing opportunities in rural Yucatan. The rope was exported and  created an...

Get your OM on in Rio Lagartos

Posted September 20, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Yucatan Activities

Yoga on the beach in Mexico

Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve is the newest in destinations for Loco Gringo to represent! For yoginis, you will find Rio Lagartos to be a mellow place to breathe and be.  Join up with Jo Cope in "Rio" October 24 - 26, the weekend includes yoga, meditation, paddle boarding, a fire ceremony and more.  The retreat is hosted by Ashtanga instructor Jo Cope and meditation by Donna Carey. For more information visit Joga Yoga Retreats Facebook page.

Home-brewed ale made locally in the Costa Maya

Posted September 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

Micro beer brewed in Xcalak Mexico

This is no fish tale! There's a lot more going on in Xcalak than just fly-fishing and scuba diving.  Our great friends Dave and Ilana Randall owners of Costa de Cocos Resort have been concocting some strange brew that is now being sold in select Riviera Maya bars & restaurants. We caught up with Ilana and Dave recently and asked them a bit about how they got into the micro-brew beer biz: Q:  How did you guys get into making your own micro-brew beer? A:  We were on vacation in...

Be one of the first guests at the “new” Akumal resort!

Posted August 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

akumal bay beach & wellness resort, akumal mexico riviera maya

Special Get Acquainted Offer at the Akumal Beach Resort One of the most popular resorts in Akumal, the Akumal Beach Resort is undergoing a big makeover this Fall, including a name change. We want to offer you an opportunity to be one of the first guests! Loco Gringo has an exclusive special for our customers... But you have to book before October 31! The new Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort formerly the Akumal Beach Resort will offer 234 beautifully decorated ocean front suites. The...

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