A new spin on everyone’s favorite resort

Posted March 2, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Akumal Bay Beach Wellness Resort

Sorry for the delay on this review, its been a super busy winter season for us.... if my grammar is bad, or run on sentences, I am sorry in advance.  I just wanted to get this out there... The Akumal Beach Resort has been around, well, it seems like forever. A popular hotel because of its location and that it was no frills.  However in September 2014, the resort had an extreme makeover.  Re-branded now as Akumal Bay Beach Wellness Resort the hotel has a new modern look and style unique to...

March 2015 Events and Carnival Parades in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events

Riviera Maya Events for March 2015

Easter arrives earlier than usual in 2015 so March events in the Riviera Maya seem more than past years. Annual local events intertwine with carnival parades and carnival closing ceremonies on Fat Tuesday March 4. Start Planning your March 2015 Vacation March 1 - Mayatholon Triathalon in the Riviera Maya. March 4 and 5th - Fat Tuesday feasts and carnival closing ceremonies in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Isla Mujeures. March 12- 15 - Cancun Food and Wine Festival -...

Eco-Chocolate Museum near Uxmal Ruins – The Choco-Story

Posted February 27, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Sustainable Tourism,Yucatan Activities

Eco-Chocolate Museum Uxmal

When we are traveling around investigating areas that interest us, we always find unpublicized attractions that we know absolutely nothing about. On a recent trip to Uxmal, a favored ruin in the Yucatan, we fell upon one of those surprises, the Eco Chocolate Museum. Our attitude about unpublicized attractions is this - if we have time and think it sounds interesting, we will give anything a try. As we traveled through the Ruta Puuc area, we became more intrigued by the numerous signs for the...

Local Interviews in the Riviera Maya – Catriona Brown

Posted February 25, 2015 by Kay Walten in Interview with a Local

Little Mexican Cooking Schools Catriona Brown Interview

Here is another local interview with people who live in the Riviera Maya. Catriona Brown is a warm-hearted soul who has been a friend of Loco Gringo's for many years. We love her spirit and her businesses, The Little Mexican Cooking School  and Casa Caribe Bed and Breakfast both located in Puerto Morelos. We love smart, adventurous women and Catriona is the poster child for that title! Interview with Catriona Brown What, in your opinion, makes this part of Mexico unique and...

Riviera Maya Film Festival 2015 – Beachside Festival

Posted February 23, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events


Now this is a festival you cannot miss. The Riviera Maya Film Festival - RMFF 2015 is an annual festival of international films that takes you from city to city, beach to beach, and theater to theater. This ingenious festival is a ton of fun and is structured similar to that of the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festival. This festival is only a few years old, but momentum is building as the festival becomes popular. 2015 Festival Dates for the Riviera Maya Film Festival Dates have...

5 Thing To Do on Isla Holbox in Mexico

Posted February 20, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

Things to do on Holbox Island

Isla Holbox is most famous for its summer Whale Shark tours in the Gulf of Mexico. But there is far more to do than swim with the Whale Sharks throughout the year. Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico This is a daily beach event where visitors and locals come to watch the evening sunset, which is spectacular by the way. Sunsets signify unity and connectivity and Holbox is no exception. Once you have experienced a Holbox sunset, you will know what we mean. Bird Watching on Isla Contoy and Bird...

Awesome Mexican Recipes from the Riviera Maya

Posted February 18, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes


I have just come back from a glorious cooking class at The Little Mexican Cooking School (review to come later) and decided to share some interesting Mexican recipes that may not be typical recipes that we normally share. The deeper I travel into the culinary history of Mexico the more intrigued and amazed I get. Here are some authentic Mexican Recipes that I wanted to share, cause I can! Atole Mayan Drink Recipe Atole plays a large part in winter Mayan ceremonies especially around the Day of...

Cheap Eats in Merida – Platos Rotos

Posted February 16, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Platos Rotos Merida

Oh the beauty of great food, at super prices, served fast! Platos Rotos specializes in Mexico City inspired chilango food that will have  you running back for more. This is a lunch only restaurant in the heart of Merida where you might spend 70 pesos or 5 USD for a glorious home cooked meal. Yes, 5 USD for a glorious lunch that has distinct Mexico City flavors in the heart of the Yucatan. They win my heart, and stomach, every time! Platos Rotos is a true cocina economica; cheap family style...

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in the Riviera Maya

Posted February 13, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities

Valentine's Day in the Riviera Maya

We have spent over 19 Valentine's Days in the Riviera Maya. If you count all the Valentine's Day spent by all of our staff, it is over 100 Valentine's Day celebrated just by our immediate team in the area. Dinner is always the number one activity on our plate (lol, pardon the pun) but there are great things to do during the day that will make your Valentine's Day in the Riviera Maya special. Visit a Less Traveled, More Intimate, Mayan Ruin There is something magical about having a Mayan ruin...

Romantic Riviera Maya Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Posted February 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Restaurants for Valentines in the Riviera Maya

So you have decided to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Riviera Maya! What a great idea, and you are sure to romance the socks off of your partner. Think early morning sunrises over the Caribbean, cool sea breezes, remote beaches, and romantic evenings along the coast. 5 Romantic Restaurants in the Riviera Maya For the child-less couple, or the couple who have been able to leave the kids at home, there are some sweet spots for Valentine's Day dinner that will provide a view, a quiet evening,...

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