Pumpkin Seed Salsa Recipe – Local Mayan Culinary Staple

Posted May 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes

Pumpkin Seed Salsa Recipe Sikil P'ak , Mayan Culinary Staple

On a recent trip to Mahahual in the Costa Maya, I had a lovely conversation with one of the waiters about Pumpkin Seed Salsa. I had ordered the Mayan Breakfast and had a great history lesson as a side. The Mayan Breakfast at Forty Cannons consisted of the following; Chaya and pineapple juice, Scrambled eggs with pumpkin salsa, homemade tortillas, and refried beans. I have to say it was one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time. What caught my eye was the pumpkin salsa, on the...

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New Services at Loco Gringo – Bringing You Better Mexico Vacations

Posted May 8, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

New Services at Loco Gringo

We don't know if you remember when we launched the new website and design in October 2013. That was a big push for us, and we are so happy we made the update! Photos, search, and information is more robust on the site with this update, and Loco Gringo Friends are getting into the groove of the change. The new website design was just Part One of new things offered at Loco Gringo. In the past few months we have been busy building, planning and launching some new LG services that will make your...

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Quick Guide to Merida – Easy Vacation Planning

Posted May 6, 2015 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips,Yucatan Activities

Quick Guide to Merida

Merida is a big city, a very big city, but thankfully it does not feel like a big city. It is this small city feel to Merida that has us venturing to the Yucatan for a break, albeit a weekend or even 2 days out of the week. This colonial city is close to the Riviera Maya and adds some cultural flavors to our oh so Mexico life. We have put together a list of things we think would make a great trip to Merida. You do not need to do all of these activities in one trip. Merida is a city to be...

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Cinco de Mayo Recipe – Muy Wow Quesadilla Recipe

Posted May 4, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Recipe - Muy Wow Quesadilla Recipe

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo celebrations are a US excuse to have a Mexican feast?  with the exception of the city of Puebla, Mexico does not celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Yup it is true. Defeating the French rule in the city of Puebla is not on the National Mexican holiday schedule so this holiday remains a US tradition. Despite Cinco do Mayo being only a US tradition, we think celebrating Mexican Food abroad on the 5th of May is a really, really good idea! There are so many Mexican culinary...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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