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An Afternoon Adventure in the Riviera Maya

Posted November 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures

An Afternoon Adventure in the Riviera Maya

Sometimes it is nice to have a slow morning. Coffee on the terrace, breakfast at a beachfront restaurant, and then a few hours just staring at the turquoise blue ocean. This sounds like paradise, and it is paradise. You can have this routine every single day of your vacation if you like. The struggle some days is this. It is nice to get out and about for a few hours, have an adventure and then sink back into your beachside hammock in the late afternoon. But where? What are some great...

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Design Within Reach – Budget Places to Stay in Tulum

Posted November 9, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Tulum Budget Hotels

Remember when Tulum was a small town by the ruins? Remember when this Mayan village was the place to find great BBQ chicken, dive in the cenotes and meet cave explorers? We do and even with the boom in Tulum tourism, we know that this Tulum is still around for people to enjoy. Budget Tulum Places to Stay Believe it or not there are still some great Tulum hotels and cabanas on and off the beach at reasonable rates. These are our best kept Tulum secrets that puts Tulum inside of a reasonable...

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Hunt for the True Flavors of Mexico

Posted November 6, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services

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So you’re on the hunt for some authenticity, true flavors and local experiences. The Riviera Maya has great Mexican experiences at your finger tips, and are not far off the regular tourist track. Hotels and resorts will guide you to the 'regular' spots, the attractions created for visitors. But if you walk a block away from the main tourist’s destinations, you will find the authenticity, the local flavors that you are in search of. Our General Rule for Seeking Authentic Experiences Follow...

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Kids Love New Things – Open Up Their World With Travel

Posted November 4, 2015 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

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Your kids are precious, and there is nothing a parent or aunt would do for their kids and nephews. One thing we love about living in the Riviera Maya is that our kids or nephews have the opportunity to experience different activities and languages. My sister has to listen to the family cheer at least once a month - When are we going to Mexico Mom? The kids practice their snorkeling in the pool and the bath tub in preparation for their next trip. They learn a new Spanish word once a month so...

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Essential Reads and Up to Date Book List for the Riviera Maya

Posted November 2, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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You have requested an updated book list for your Riviera Maya vacation and we are delivering! Below are a list of books, ranging from history to food, that can help you plan your vacation or further your interest after your vacation. Enjoy local recipe books, great information about the Maya and more! Enjoy and let us know which book is your favorite read!            ...

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No One Celebrates the Day of the Dead Like Mexico

Posted October 30, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture

No One Celebrates the Day of the Dead Like Mexico

But why? Why is this holiday such a festive time when families are honoring such a sad moment - the passing of a family member or friend? Read on to find out the historical and changing face of the Day of the Dead Original Day of the Dead Celebrations Well, looking at the history of the festival provides the answers we need. Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos was originally celebrated in the 9th month of the Aztec calendar before Mexico was conquered by the Spanish. Pre Hispanic cultures...

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Sites that Rock – Not to be missed Cenotes

Posted October 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Destinations

Cenotes of the Riviera Maya

Okay, okay; okay, we all know how much we love the cenotes. We also know that cenotes are a unique feature in the Mexican Caribbean jungles that are a main attraction in the area. But we want to highlight some less traveled, off the beaten path cenotes that you can visit while you are touring some popular cultural sites. Not only do the cenote sites rock, but the combination we are proposing seriously rocks! Not To Be Missed Cenotes in the Riviera Maya So you have been to Dos Ojos, Gran...

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Tulum Beach Road Distances

Posted October 27, 2015 by Steve Moen in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Measured from the Coba road & Tulum beach road intersection Distances measured in kilometers (km.) and miles (mi.) calculated from the intersection of the Coba road and the Tulum beach road, to the various beach destinations both north and south along the Tulum beach road. The Coba road / Tulum beach road intersection is also where the Blue Tulum all inclusive resort is located. Tulum ruins are roughly a ¼ kilometer north of Sante Fe and Mirador 2.7 km ~ 1.7 mi -- Sante Fe...

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Intimate portrait of the Good Life – Luxury Vacations in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 26, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

Luxury Vacations in the Riviera Maya

'You have to dream before your dreams can come true - A.P.J Abdul Kalam' We all dream and we all dream of things that eventually we can have. My dream was to move to the Riviera Maya, and eventually we did. Many of our LG friends dream of the ultimate luxury vacation that includes an amazing place to stay, but also includes all the bells and whistles that a luxury vacation should have, for them. The Riviera Maya is laid back, but there are some extremely luxurious vacation options...

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Local Interview – Meet Paulina from Loco Gringo

Posted October 24, 2015 by Steve Moen in Interview with a Local

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Paulina has just recently joined the Loco Gringo team as our personal concierge. Her position is new but her experience is not. Paulina is super fun, knowledgeable and most importantly believes in great service. She has your vacation as her priority and works super hard to make sure you can access information, activities and more when you are planning your next adventure. What, in your opinion, makes this part of Mexico unique and worth visiting? I think I am torn between two things, the...

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