Meet Dr. Bernardo, he makes house calls!

Posted December 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

dr bernardo diaz playa del carmen

Allow Us to Introduce You To Dr. Bernardo Diaz of Playa del Carmen! When we need a doctor, Dr. Bernardo is the guy we call.  Why?  One he speaks English, two, he makes house calls!   Something unheard of in the modern age.  Not only does he make house calls, if he needs blood drawn the phlebotomist (the guy who draws blood) can come too. No need to go to the office.  But Dr. B has an office near the Royal Resort in Playa del Carmen. Bedside manners: he's funny as hell, yet still...

Local Cancun RentaCar Agency Makes It Easy

Posted December 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips

easyway car rental cancun mexico

Recently we needed to rent a car.  Many of our forum users have recommended EasyWay over the years and so we thought we'd give them a spin. We booked our car online.  EasyWay was very efficient meeting us at the airport at our terminal with a sign, and knowledgeable about which airlines arrive at what terminals, which is important if you have people coming in from several different cities. We were then taken to their office which is a few minutes from the airport.  The office was not...

Watch for Riviera Maya and Yucatan runners… slow down

Posted December 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

guadalupe runner

The celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe begins! Starting December 3 running teams from all over the Yucatan take the roads and highways as they begin their run in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  The runners take turns running, it is not uncommon to see runners carrying torches and decorated trucks loaded up with the team awaiting their turn.   Please use extra caution as you drive the roads and highways where the runners are, or if traffic is slow, it could be a sign of runners...

Newest listing: Holbox Dreams

Posted December 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

holbox dreams resort Isla Holbox Mexico

This off-the-grid beachfront hotel claims one of the best stretches of Holbox Island beach (just 5 min from the town square). Holbox Dream offers ocean view rooms with private balconies, hammocks, A/C, WIFI & beachfront. Garden view rooms are well appointed and steps from the sand. Enjoy true, barefoot chic, life in Isla Holbox and remember whale shark season begins mid0 May - August. Learn more about this great little hotel... Loco Gringo is excited about working with this...

Take advantage of a last minute vacation cancellation

Posted November 29, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips


Villa Turquesa in South Akumal just became available! Unfortunately the family that was who planned on staying in this ocean front villa, Villa Turquesa, had to cancel :-(  so it is open for December 20 - 27 :-) Instead of thinking about the snow, cold, putting up the Christmas tree you can have turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches and a pool! Make the holiday special with these complimentary features Complimentary arrival night dinner (Mom will love this) Complimentary...

Looking for a place to eat in Laguna Bacalar?

Posted November 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya,Costa Maya Restaurants,Food & Drink

Laguna Bacalar, Costa Maya Mexico

Here are four restaurants you should check out when you are visiting Laguna Bacalar in the Costa Maya: LOS HECHIZOS- Located at Rancho Encantado in Bacalar, this local restaurant serves delicious Mexican and international gourmet dishes on the spectacular shore of Lake Bacalar. Restaurant hours are from 7:30AM to 9:30PM. For vegetarians, you will find some nice dishes that respect your food choices. International & Vegetarian LA PALAPA- This is a small, Italian eatery located in the...

Start a new travel tradition for this Christmas!

Posted November 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations

Lazy Santa

Open for last minute holiday plans... Villa Moon Star is open until December 26, on special $1000 per night with a minimum of 5 nights.  Stylin' on Soliman Bay near Tulum. Casa Playa del Caribe  available on the beach, December 20 to 27 spend the holiday on the beach in South Akumal Casa de los Suenos available December 20 to 27, have an awesome sunrise view Christmas morning! Casa Romero, available December 20 to 27.  Snorkel steps from your door! Blue Tang Townhouse...

Our best from our family to yours…

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our amigos north of the border from everyone here at Loco Gringo.

For the beer connoisseurs

Posted November 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Restaurant Reviews

beer is better at the beach

Around the world in 80 beers! Club de Cerveza can take you around the beer world while you sit in the heart of Playa del Carmen on the Quinta.    They offer 80 beers including Mexican microbrews to imports around the world.  It's easy to sit back and enjoy a lager or pilsner with friends and relax after a day at the beach.  This world beer club is located on 5th Avenue near Calle 38, open daily 4:30 - 2 am.

Chocolate ice cream, Mexican style

Posted November 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes,Mexico Destinations


Our good friend Chef David Sterling who lives in Merida has been kind to us over the years by sharing his recipes.  This one is for Mexican style chocolate ice cream.  David has a new book out Yucatan - Recipes From A Culinary Expedition. Buy it online and save over 30% off the cover price. Recipe * 2 cups (500ml) Mexican crema (Substitute: heavy cream) * 2 cups (500ml) milk * 1 cup (200g) sugar * 1/8 tsp. (.625ml) salt * 1/4 tsp. (1.25ml) vanilla * 1/8 tsp. (.625ml) canela (also...

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