Carrying a Torch for Guadalupe in the Riviera Maya

Dia de Senora de Guadalupe in Riviera Maya

One of the Mexican culture's most celebrated historical figures is without a doubt the Virgin Mary. She is the patron saint of Mexico seen everywhere, statues, paintings, sculptures and posters adorn churches, houses, convenience stores and restaurants. Decals of the religious icon ride in the back windows of taxis and on the front of T-shirts for sale in the local mercados.  This sacred lady is also referred to as Señora Guadalupe, a woman for whom many carry a torch for every holiday...

Mexico Photo of the Day – Hand crafted ornaments

Christmas ornaments made in Puebla, Mexico

These women in a small village outside of Puebla, Mexico are hand crafting blown glass Christmas ornaments, most of which will be exported to the U.S. Read about Christmas holiday traditions in Mexico

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Noche Buena

Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Did you know that poinsettias are native to Mexico? The plant is known in Mexico as "Noche Buena", meaning Christmas Eve. Get our holiday recipe for Mexican sangria.

Celebrating a Traditional Christmas in Riviera Maya

Christmas in Riviera Maya

If you have decided to spend your Winter holidays in the Riviera Maya it means you are not only looking to escape the harsh cold weather for warm, sandy beaches, but you and your family are ready to experience Christmas in a new way. Christmas in Mexico is more a religious event and less a commercial opportunity. Christmas in Mexico is a time for family get togethers and seasonal recipes, not so much about big ticket items under the tree. A Christmas vacation in Mexico is getting back to the...

Culture Yucateco – Strong Maya Roots Shaped by Worldy Influence

yucatan-culture in cludes, architecture, food and music

There is no where else in Mexico, or the world, like Yucatan. The Yucatán Peninsula is home to the North American Continent's largest indigenous population, the Maya. Yucatán has the highest percentage of indigenous language speakers in Mexico. You can hear Maya spoken everywhere on the peninsula. With its roots sprouting firmly from its ancient Mayan ancestors, the Yucatecan culture has also been shaped by worldly influences. Because of its geography, the Yucatan Peninsula was more or less...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Tropical Pine Trees

tropical pine tress in the mexican caribbean

The mention of pine trees usually conjures images of Christmas, snow and cold weather, but pine trees are also part of the tropical landscape too here in the Riviera Maya. There are a number of pine tree species that flourish happily in this hot, humid environment. Learn more about tropical flora on a nature vacation in the Riviera Maya. Photo by Scott Brown

FAQs

frequently asked questions about vacationing in the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya

Welcome to LogoGringo's FAQ page for Riviera Maya visitors New and old visitors have questions about the area, vacation rentals and ways to play in the Riviera Maya. We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions so you can have your questions answered immediately or review other questions that visitors have. Our FAQ list is a wealth of information, some things you may have thought of, some things you may not have thought of. If your question is not answered here feel...

Reservation Policies

Travel Guard Travel Insurance for your Riviera Maya Vacation

Reservation & Cancellation, General information RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS When you request to confirm your reservation we will send you an email with confirmation instructions which will contain a secure link where you can go online and confirm your reservation. You will be able to view your reservation, confirm, and make payment. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover, all payable online. Your payment must be processed and recieved within 3 days of receiving your confirmation...

Playa del Carmen Travel Tips – Bean to Bar Craft Chocolate

bean to bar chocolate in Playa del Carmen

Now this caught our eye. Just before Christmas, only to be discovered by us after the holiday season, is a new chocolate shop that makes bean to bar chocolate. Not only are the chocolates super pretty, but they taste great! The chocolates are filled with unique flavors like horchata, tequila, chipotle, jamaica, and they have a 100% cacao truffle that ...is...to...die....for...... Cocoa Craft Chocolate Maker is a husband and wife team that make their chocolate from scratch, yup, straight from...

Author Explores the Maya’s Many Uses of Plants

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Svetlana Aleksandroff's "Plants in the Mayan Culture: Traditional Remedies, Food & Art" is a beautiful documentation of the Maya culture and its relationship with the Yucatan Peninsula's flora. Her book explores the Maya's medicinal, culinary, artistic and spiritual uses of native plants. This visually captivating work celebrates the Maya culture, ancient and present day, with vibrant photography by both Svetlana and Vasily Aleksandroff. The book includes dozens of culinary and medicinal...

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