Best Way to Shop for Airline Deals to Cancun

Posted May 1, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Best Way to Shop for Airline Deals to Cancun

Airlines are mixing things up a bit making it a bit harder to find the best deals for a flight to Cancun. At Loco Gringo it is important to us that we keep you up to date on how to find the best deals for your vacation. We have conducted a bit of research to keep you informed. Our list below outlines the best way to find stellar prices for your flight to Cancun, the gateway to the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Yucatan. How to Find Cheap Airfare to Cancun There used to be some 'magic' involved...

Celebrating Children in Mexico!

Posted April 30, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Celebrating Children in Mexico

April 30 is National Children's Day where everyone honors the spirit of children. We thought that today we would share photos of kids who live in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan to celebrate this coveted holiday. Man, it would be nice if other countries took the time to honor, celebrate, and recognize the importance of young children.

Beachfront Bliss on Half Moon Bay in Akumal

Posted April 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Services

vista del mar is now del sol beachfront

Vista del Mar hotel and condos have been known for ages as one of the favorite places to stay for families and couples visiting the Riviera Maya. Now you will see the property in a whole new light as they rename themselves Del Sol Beachfront. Del Sol Beachfront is the same great staff, service and beachfront location. Bright new colors bring in Caribbean flair to Akumal. Already winter 2016 is booking up, and of course the holidays. Please visit Del Sol Beachfront Hotel and Del Sol...

Photo of the Day – Paradise Is….

Posted April 27, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Riviera Maya Beahes

I doubt I can say much else, other than Happy Monday! This photo is real, is paradise and it is taken where we live; the Riviera Maya. This is why we live here. This photo represents everything Rivera Maya. This photo could by your memory of the Riviera Maya, or maybe it is just mine. Nevertheless, THIS is the Riviera Maya! Paradise is.... this photo and everything that comes with it.

The World’s Most Expensive Margarita – I want one!

Posted April 24, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Worlds Most Expensive Margarita

USA Today did a calculation and explanation of the world's most expensive margarita. Who is going to buy me one? If you are looking for an affordable Margarita in the Riviera Maya we suggest: Turtle Bay Bakery and Cafe - Akumal El Bar - Playa del Carmen rooftop at Hotel Cacao Zenzi - On the Beach in Playa del Carmen Hartwood - Tulum beach Road La Buena Vida - Akumal Beach Dirty Martini - Playa del Carmen El Nave - Tulum Charlies - Tulum Enjoy, and let me know...

Take Part in a Yucatan Dance Tradition – Vaquerias

Posted April 22, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Vacation tips,Yucatan Activities

Take Part in a Yucatan Dance Tradition - Vaquerias

Participate in a historical dance tradition that is exclusive to the Yucatan. Vaquerias are a religious and economic celebration honoring the patron saint of either a Hacienda or a Yucatan village. The bigger the party, the more money a village or hacienda had. These dances share the sounds of the Jarana orchestra with the sights of Jarana traditional dance. Today, no one has to travel outside Merida to a Hacienda or village to witness a traditional Vaqueria. Every Sunday at 1 p.m. or Monday...

Free WIFI Is Now Available in Playa del Carmen and Merida Parks

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

Free WIFI Is Now Available in Playa del Carmen and Merida Parks

Our dream has come true. The cities of Playa del Carmen and Merida have free WIFI in major parks, squares, residential communities and tourist attractions. The new WIFI falls under the Federal program 'Mexico Conectado', with Merida building its own information website 'Merida - Cuidad Digital - Parques En Linea'. As of March 1, 2015 Playa del Carmen has 25 public spaces with free WIFI and Merida has 125 public spaces with free WIFI. Bottom line for visitors - it is easy to stay in touch...

Photo and Video of the Day – Howler Monkeys in Calakmul

Posted April 17, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations

Howler Monkeys in Calakmul Ruins, Chetumal, Mexico

The Howler Monkey is easily found in the southern part of Quintana Roo and Campeche near the Calakmul and Kohunlich ruins. We recently retraced some of our past adventures and came across the Howler Monkeys yet again. This video is what the monkeys really sound like. It was freaky, intriguing, and amazing all at the same time! Video of the Howler Monkey Find out more about the Calakmul Ruins and Kohunlich Ruins in the southern part of the state.

Little Mexican Cooking School Puerto Morelos – More than Just Food

Posted April 15, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities

Little Mexican Cooking School Puerto Morelos

I first met Catriona Brown, the owner of the Little Mexican Cooking School, during her first trip to the Riviera Maya over 10 years ago. She is a smart, creative, Renaissance woman who surprises me at every turn. For years I have been saying that I would come by and participate in one of her cooking classes. 'Anytime, Kay' is the response I would get but I failed to book the time year after year. At the end of 2014 I made the call and committed myself and a girlfriend to a class just before...

Mexican Folk Art Stores Worth Visiting in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 13, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art

Mexican Folk Art in the Riviera Maya

It is not a secret that the Riviera Maya is filled with retail stores chocker block full of 'stereotypical souvenirs that visitors like to take home. Think velvet somberos, maracas, sarapes, and shot glasses. Store upon store offers these little souvenirs that seem to reflect your Riviera Maya vacation. If you are following the country's rich artisan traditions, these souvenirs are a far cry from the countries best keep secret, Mexican Folk Art. There are a few stores in the Riviera Maya who...

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