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Akumal Photo of the Day – Get into the holiday spirit!

Posted December 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Holiday party in Akumal

This little guy is full on in the holiday spirit, sporting deer antlers and a shiny Rudolph nose! Each Christmas, the owners of Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal host a holiday party for their employees and their families that includes food, music and even a visit from Santa! Read about other ways Riviera Maya locals celebrate the Christmas holidays.

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Check the weather

Posted December 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

weather map of Mexico

Travelers getting ready for their Mayan Riviera vacation often ask us, "What's the weather gonna be like while we are there?" We try to forecast as accurate as possible, but we would like to direct you to the professionals, www.windguru.com.  This is the site used by the local boat captains and dive shops in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Check out some awesome aerial views of the Riviera Maya

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sand angels

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

making sand angels in Akumal, mexico

We don't have snow in the Riviera Maya, but that doesn't stop us from having Winter time fun! Here's a few of the Loco Gringo crew making snow, uh I mean, sand angels at our company Christmas party. Get out of the cold! Plan a Winter vacation in the Riviera Maya.

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Yucatan Photo of the Day – A journey ends in Merida

Posted December 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture

torch runners arrive in Merida, Mexico

Today is the sacred Mexican holiday Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and the antorchistas (torch runners) are ending their journey at the church to worship and celebrate the country's patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe. Learn more about this Mexican holiday.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – LG Christmas Party

Posted December 11, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Last Sunday the Loco Gringo crew and their families enjoyed an awesome Riviera Maya style Christmas party! Sailing on the Caribbean Sea, a fresh seafood lunch on the beach, snorkeling in the bay and we even made sand angels! It's not too late for you and your family to have the same awesome holiday. Check out this fabulous villa available for Christmas week!

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Packing for a Winter holiday

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Riviera Maya, Mexico packing tips

Getting ready for your Christmas and/or New Year holiday in the Riviera Maya? Even though it is warm and sunny year 'round here in the tropics, be sure to pack a sweater or light jacket and one pair of long pants for evening walks on the beach or dinners at beachfront restaurants. It can get a little windy and even a bit chilly at night. For windy days on the beach, ladies, you will want a cover up when you step put of the warm Caribbean Sea into the cool breeze. Also, bring two swim suites...

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Cocina Navidad – Holiday Recipes from Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes

Holiday recipes from Cancun

Nothing brings people together for the holidays like the promise of good food, and here in Mexico, the Christmas holidays are more about family and food than anything else. We hope you are spending your holidays with us here on the coast, but if not, maybe you would like to bring a little bit of Mexico into your home this season with recipes from our Loco Gringo family. If you decide to try your hand at any of these recipes, let us know how they turn out. Enjoy! Ponche 4 liters of...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mañanitas de Flor y Canto at Xcaret

Posted December 10, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

Xcaret theme park in the Mayan Riviera

At Xcaret theme park on December 11 the annual Mañanitas de Flor y Canto festival will be held in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If you are visiting the Mayan Riviera, you will want to make time for this very special cultural event. Find out more about Xcaret, the Riviera Maya's most popular theme park!

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Holiday Dining

Posted December 9, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Riviera Maya restaurant

Will restaurants be open Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? We get this question a lot from our holiday guests, and the good news is YES! Most Riviera Maya restaurants are open Christmas Day as it is the custom in Mexico to celebrate the holiday on Christmas Eve. If a restaurant closes at all, it will usually close on the Eve. If you have a special restaurant in mind for your holiday dinner, be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. It is not too late to book a Christmas vacation in the...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – 5th Avenue in Lights

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Playa del Carmen. The famous 5th Avenue promenade is all lit up from end to end. Check out some Playa del Carmen condos. It's not too late for a Riviera Maya Christmas!

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