Three Really Great Places in and Near Cancun

Posted July 2, 2011 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

Visit at CrocoCun

We were invited by our friends at Cancun Valet, the official transfer service for Loco Gringo, to join them on a tour of some of their favorite places in Cancun.  This made us think about how little time most Akumalians actually spent in Cancun and decided it would be fun to see more of the city, something other than the inside of the airport and Cost Co. We started at the Crococun Zoo on Highway 307.  Now, this is actually located just outside of...

One Woman’s Sacred Journey – Mayan Sacred Canoe Festival

Posted June 28, 2011 by Kay Walten in Guest Bloggers,Mexican Culture

Paddling in the Sacred Mayan Journey Xcaret to Cozumel Mexico - LocoGringo

  I was one of more than 300 canoeists who participated in the Maya Sacred Journey.  The event, held on the 21st and 22nd of May 2011, consisted of canoeing 18 kilometers from Pole (Xcaret) to Cuzamil (Cozumel) to the sanctuary of the Ixchel goddess to pay tribute to the goddess of the Moon, medicine and fertility.  Why did I enter the crossing? Because it was a strong challenge, a new adventure, something different. I like challenges. When training for the Travesía Sagrada Maya,...

Conifer Water Rat ‘s Akumal Beach Resort Trip Report

Posted June 21, 2011 by Kay Walten in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities

Snorkeling in Akumal Mexico, Loco Gringo

Nov 26 thru Dec 6, 2010 This was our 5th trip to Akumal Beach Resort since Dec 2008.  Our flight from Denver to Cancun went well & we were happy to be on our way to ABR. USA Transfers was waiting for us & as always, their service was impeccable!  Our driver didn’t speak much English, but drove VERY carefully and didn’t go over the speed limit which was fine by us! There were Federal Police up & down 307 due to the Environment summit they were having…  we made it to...

Akumal Triathlon – Etapa Tortuga

Posted June 17, 2011 by Kay Walten in Watersports

Triathlon in Akumal Mexico in July - Loco Gringo

Akumal's first triathlon run, Etapa Tortuga, will be taking place on July 3, 2011 at 7AM.  Offering 5km and 10km runs through the pretty, seaside village of Akumal.  The race will begin and end at the Plaza Ukana. Organizers for this event are CEA and Aire Libre AC, organizers of the Tres Rios Triathlon. Sponsors include Sol, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Go Cycle Store and CostaMed Registrations received before June 19, 2011 are $150 pesos, and  registrations received after June 19th are...

The SECRET AT CHiCHEN iTZA by Casey Grace

Posted June 13, 2011 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture

The SECRET AT CHiCHEN iTZA! (Landis Adventures) - Loco Gringo

A Mayan Mystery for Junior Sleuths Young readers will be captivated as they help this Canadian girl and her Mayan friend solve a 1000 year old Chichen Itza mystery in the heart of the tropical Yucatan jungles. Landis and Maya have to think and act quickly to solve the mystery of the missing statue before greedy developers exercise their ejido rights and claim the Royal Jaguar Sanctuary for themselves. The girls are entrusted with a copy of an ancient legend codex secretly unearthed at Chichen...

Tulum Nights in July are Getting Hotter!

Posted June 9, 2011 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

Learn to salsa dance in Tulum at Zamas in July.

The third “Hot Salsa” dance workshop taught by San Francisco instructors Ryan Mead and Sidney Weaverling in Tulum, Mexico promises to be one of the best.  With the tropical backdrop of the Caribbean Sea and an open-air stage on the beach, Zamas  in Tulum is the perfect venue for this dance workshop. Its hip beachfront style located on the pristine shores of the Riviera Maya makes this hotel and restaurant a favorite among its international clientele.  It is not difficult to attract...

Are You on an Illegal Tour?

Posted June 7, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

Akumal Bay Turtles, Akumal Mexico - Loco Gringo

One of the biggest threats to the preservation and protection of Akumal Bay and its precious inhabitants is illegal touring.  Tour guides not authorized to operate in the bay routinely bring large groups to Akumal from other cities such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen.  The unethical and illegal practices of these guides endanger not only the sea life but their clients as well. Illegal tour guides do not educate themselves or their groups about the delicate habitat they are entering when...

Organicamente Celebrates You in June! – Great prices for spa treatments

Posted June 1, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

Organicamente Spa in Puerto Aventuras -Loco Gringo

Our amigos at Organicamente Spa in Puerto Aventuras is dedicated to providing natural and organic products for individuals who truly care about their health and the environment, and for entire month of June, they want to celebrate their clients with a 25% discount off all products and services! Just a great deal so we thought we would pass it along if you want to pamper yourself. Check out these great discounted prices! * Deep Cleansing Facial (with foot and hand massage) US$49.00 *...

Eco Adventure with a Conscience

Posted May 27, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities

Eco Colors Tours

EcoColors is an environmentally aware tour operator stationed in Cancun, México.  They offer ecotours to the amazing Maya world in the Yucatan Peninsula and beyond. The tours include a variety of adventures such as hiking, kayaking, bird watching, diving with bull sharks, snorkeling with whale sharks, ruin tours, wetland tours that include crocodile encounters, swimming with sailfish and much more. What makes EcoColors different from other tour companies is that they are a real ecotour...

An Artsy Fartsy Night in Playa del Carmen

Posted May 24, 2011 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Destinations

dolphins & mayans

Playa del Carmen artist, Jose Llehi Sol displayed his work at Casa del Agua on 5th Avenue last Wednesday. His photographic series entitled "Los Mayas" featured models adorned and painted in ancient Maya dress while interacting with nature. The photos while staged were visually stunning. A fierce Maya warrior painted in jaguar spots, surrounded by a flock of green parrots all intensely staring back at you is most captivating. The underwater shots of Maya and dolphins had an undeniable sensuality...

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