Don’t miss the Puerto Morelos International Music Festival

Posted March 21, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

pto morelos music festival

Dance your way through the weekend in Puerto Morelos! Starting Thursday March 26 at 5pm and through the weekend, ending late Saturday night, in the main plaza you can hear the international from around the world.  The line up includes: Bandikoro (Tulum) Gabriel Paltchi (Argentina) Kathy Wilson + Paax&Love (USA/Puerto Morelos) Ashtar (Playa del Carmen) Operación Kangrejo (Puerto Morelos) Camilo Nu (Tulum) Dueto Om (Playa del Carmen) Javier Rojas (Cancún) PM Clan...

Take a Seat Tequila, Mezcal has Moved In!

Posted March 20, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mezcal versus Tequila

Mezcal is trending and we find this fascinating. This cousin to Tequila is making waves with its smoky flavor, a flavor that stems from the distilling process. Both tequila and mezcal are made from the agave plant, but from different species of agave plants. Tasting local mezcal that you cannot find in other parts of the world makes this a true holiday experience. Tequila verses Mezcal - Agave Distilling 101 So this is the deal. Tequila is made only from one species of agave, the blue agave...

New Train Travel in the Riviera Maya – Here’s the Scoop

Posted March 18, 2015 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Yucatan Events

Train Travel in the Riviera Maya

So there are some very mixed feelings about the new proposed 'Rapid Train' between Playa del Carmen and Merida that will stop at Valladolid, Chichen Itza and Tulum. The 'Transpeninsular Train' would travel at 110 kms per hour and carry up to 400 passengers, and will travel through the Yucatan jungle. Some people love the idea, others are opposed. With change comes two sides to every story, and we have that story. Benefits of the New Transpeninsular Train in the Riviera Maya and...

Ideas for your Easter Vacation in Mexico

Posted March 16, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Mexico Vacation Tips

Easter in Mexico

Spending the holidays away from home is a wonderful way to introduce new traditions and holiday surprises for the entire family. This experience lets you immerse yourself whole heatedly in a new culture and try on new holiday traditions. Easter in Mexico is celebrated very differently from the North American Easter Bunny holiday. There are some super fun cultural traditions that both kids and adults will love! Semana Santa and Pascua in Mexico Easter in Mexico is the biggest high holiday of...

Cheap Eats in Tulum – Food Worth Checking Out

Posted March 13, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Cheap Eats in Tulum Mexico

Years ago Tulum was all about cheap eats and road side food stalls. The famous Tulum Chicken was an excuse for divers to visit cenotes and explore more caverns to the south. Today, the food landscape of Tulum has changed dramatically but the cheap eats are still a favorite of ours and worth checking out when in Tulum. Local Cheap Eats in Tulum Pollo Bronco - Pollo Bronco was our favorite chicken spot 20 years ago. In 2015 they still roast the best chicken in town. Located on the main highway...

The Riviera Maya Seaside Rotary Golf Classic returns

Posted March 12, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Riviera Maya events

Hard Rock golf Club hosts Rotary Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club Playa del Carmen Seaside is hosting their annual Seaside Rotary Golf Classic. This charity golf tournament at the Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya in Playacar is this weekend on March 15.  All tournament proceeds will support Seaside Rotary projects that benefit disadvantaged youth and families in Playa del Carmen.  Sign up today and have fun on the green!  

Fernando Castro Pacheco – A Fascinating and Influential Yucatecan Artist

Posted March 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art

Fernando Castro Pacheco - A Fascinating and Influential Yucatecan Artist

When I first stepped into the Governor's Palace in Merida, I was mesmerized by the 27 large paintings by local artist Fernando Castro Pacheco. Once I dove into his life history, I have to say I was smitten, and developed a small crush on this man who I sadly never had an opportunity to meet. Fernando Castro Pacheco left this earth on August 20, 2013 at the age of 95, and left behind a cultural and political legacy that cannot go unmentioned. Mexican Realism Artist Dedicated to Mexico's...

Riviera Maya Local Interview – With the Man Himself – Gary Walten

Posted March 9, 2015 by Kay Walten in Interview with a Local

Gary Walten of Loco Gringo

I think that most of us know Gary, one of the founders of Loco Gringo. As a Riviera Maya resident he has lots of information to share, so much so he helped to build the website. This interview reflects Gary's personal take on the Riviera Maya, what he loves about it, and why he choices to live here. Interview with Gary Walten of Loco Gringo What, in your opinion, makes this part of Mexico unique and worth visiting? The beaches would have to be the top reason most people come here, but as I...

Why Family Vacations are so Popular in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 6, 2015 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Family Vacations in the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya, south of Cancun, Mexico, is a popular vacation destination for families. We find a majority of our requests are from families, both big and small. But why? What makes the Riviera Maya, cities like Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum, or small beach areas like Tankah, or Soliman's Bay so popular with families? Well, we can tell you why. First, vacation rentals are diverse. There is an abundance of condos, vacation villas, and small hotels to choose from. Families love to rent...

Plan a Perfect Kids Vacation in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 4, 2015 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Vacation ideas for kids in the Riviera Maya

Happy children means happy parents. Planning your vacation to make all family members happy can be a challenge but not in the Riviera Maya. Mexico is a family focused culture so many activities and attractions are built to please and engage families, both young children and parents alike. We have picked some first rate kids activities in the Riviera Maya that will also inspire the young at heart. Riviera Maya Has Great Things for Kids To Do This list had the potential of being very, very...

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