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...

Newest listing: The Beach in Tulum

Posted August 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

The Beach Tulum Hotel, Tulum Mexico - Riviera Maya

One of our favorite hotels in Tulum We are happy to have "The Beach" Hotel next to Cabanas Tulum as one of our newest listings on LocoGringo.   This little boutique hotel is the place where even we go to getaway because we can walk right out from the room to the beach.  This boutique hotel has the advantage of being next to Ziggy's beach club which has fabulous eats, tasty libations and wonderful service. The idlyic Tulum beach goes as far as the eye can see to the north and the south,...

What are you doing this holiday season?

Posted August 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

Weathermen predict another polar vortex this winter So you have a choice you can spend your holiday vacation at home, digging out from under the snow up north or you can enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya. What do you choose? In Tulum El Paraiso Beach Hotel has availability for both holiday weeks!   New Years is almost sold out in regards vacation rentals and small hotels, so call us today 1-800-478-0081.  We have some great vacation rental house still open for Christmas...

Restaurant review: El Meson de Marques in Valladolid

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Yucatan Activities

tapas at Posada Margherita, Tulum Beach Mexico

Traditional Mexican Cuisine in Valladolid We recently had the opportunity to stop in Valladolid for an early dinner after a day at the ruins at Chichen Itza with amigos from Brazil who were scouting for a film shoot.  Needless to say they loved the ruins of Chichen Itza. One of our favorite places to eat is El Meson de Marques in Valladolid.  We arrived around 5:30 pm and the there were a few people there, but by 7:00pm the place was packed with locals and visitors!  Why, because here...

ABC’s The Bachelor finds paradise in Tulum

Posted July 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

bachelor in paradise tulum beach riviera maya

"The Bachelor in Paradise" hits the Tulum beach! ABC's reality TV show, The Bachelor in Paradise season takes place as the Papaya Playa Project in Casa Madera overlooking the Mexican Caribbean in the Riviera Maya town of Tulum.  Heartbreak and drama will fill the shores of Tulum with this cast as they go seeking true love.  You can watch the beach just north of their piece of paradise. Get a glimpse of what is in store for the bachelor and bachlorettes on Mayan Riviera. This ABC-TV...

A great little hotel in Mahahual: Almaplena Eco Resort

Posted June 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

Almaplena Eco Resort Mahahual

Get off the beaten path!  Almaplena Eco Resort is located about 20 minutes or so south of Mahahual where the the busyness of the world fade away.   This quaint 8 room resort is one of Loco Gringo's newest listings.  Almeplena won the Certificate of Excellence 2013 from TripAdvisor.  One guest commented: "Perfect place to unwind and disconnect. Beautiful rooms and place." Another guest said: "The beautiful, serene beach and open air lobby are your's for the day. There are an abundance of...

5 great Family vacation rentals in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 23, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations


Woo Hoo! We just found a great list of family vacation rentals in the Rivera Maya that is diverse enough for any family. Each family has very specific needs and we think this short list will make your family vacation easy to plan and even easier to secure. If we did not hit the nail on the head, know that there are more vacation rentals where these came from. Choose from beach vacation rentals in Playa del Carmen, SOliman Bay, Akumal and more! Love this list and hope you love it as well! How do...

Playa del Carmen Photo of the Day – Easter Monday Mexican Breakfast

Posted April 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Easter Monday breakfast in the Riviera Maya

We have decided to treat ourselves (and our bellies) to a great Mexican Breakfast in Playa del Carmen this Easter Monday. We have a few friends down for the holidays so it seems timely after all the festivities to have the best breakfast ever. We think this might just last us for the entire day, and prep us for some lounging on the beach! Cueva de Chango is a popular and fun spot for breakfast. The popularity of this restaurant encourages an early morning breakfast so get a head start on...

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