Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Kids LOVE turtle season

Posted April 9, 2014 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Family vacations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

turtle season for family vacations

Turtle season begins in May. Kids love to experience this time of year in the Riviera Maya when females are venturing out of the sea and onto the beaches to lay their eggs. Witnessing these miracles of nature instills in children a love and respect for nature. Learn more about turtle nesting habits.

Akumal Vacation Tip – Comedy festival savings is no joke!

Posted March 28, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Comedy Festival in the Riviera Maya

The Akumal Comedy Festival is back for its 3rd year in the Riviera Maya! From April 30 – May 3, 2014 get ready to laugh your coconuts off because this year's comedian line up has just been released. This year's proceeds go to the Tulum and Playa del Carmen Red Cross chapters. No joke! Check out the huge discounts festival goers can get on their Riviera Maya hotel or condo. Discover Akumal.

Akumal Vacation Tip – Live music this Friday

Posted March 19, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Live band in Akumal, Mexico

Natalie & the Foxes are playing at the Lol- Ha Beach Bar & Grill in Akumal beginning at 7PM March 21. If you are visiting the coast, come out and rock with one of the Riviera Maya's favorite local blues bands while enjoying dinner and drinks, and the very beautiful Akumal Bay as your backdrop. Stay the night in an Akumal hotel.

Puerto Morelos Photo of the Day – Music Festival

Posted March 11, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Music Festival in Riviera Maya

Attending local festivals on your vacation is a way to get to know the culture and support the community. Each year, Puerto Morelos hosts an international music festival. Check out this Akumal festival coming in April.

Akumal Vacation Tip – Akumal Comedy Festival 2014

Posted March 7, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

akumal fundraisers

Getting involved in the local community festivals and fundraisers while on vacation is a huge step in the mindful travel direction! The annual Akumal Comedy Festival begins April April 29 and runs through May 3. This year's proceeds will benefit the Red Cross in Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Find an Akumal villa. Photo by Scott Brown

Take Riviera Maya Sustainable Travel to a Higher Level

Posted March 5, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Organizations,Family vacations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

riviera maya charities

Now that you are familiar with sustainable travel, are you ready to take it to the next level? Mindful travel is more than just recycling aluminum cans, taking environmentally friendly tours and buying locally made souvenirs. Contributing something to the place or community you are visiting, beyond just the money you are spending for your vacation, is a way to experience an area and get to know its people. It is an opportunity to help with problems you may not see closer to home, and for kids,...

Riviera Maya Mindful Travel Tip – Local fundraiser

Posted March 3, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Playa del Carmen charities

One aspect of being a mindful traveler is giving back to the communities you visit. Playa Animal Rescue in Playa del Carmen is holding their annual fundraiser on March 13th from 7PM to 10PM at Bad Boys Beach Bar located on the beach between 2nd and 4th. There will be live music, a raffle, a silent auction and happy hour drink prices with a purchase of an armband. Playa Animal Rescue offers hope to the four-legged locals of the Riviera Maya and is 100% funded by donations. If you are visiting...

Puerto Morelos Photo of the Day – Music Festival

Posted February 27, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos

Music Festival in Riviera Maya

This weekend marks the 9th Annual Puerto Morelos Music Festival. International musicians performing Rock, Folk, Reggae, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Metal will grace the town square's stage. Street food, artwork (like that featured in this photo) and handicrafts will all be available during the 3 day festival beginning today. Find out more about the fishing village known as Puerto Morelos.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Circus is coming to town

Posted February 14, 2014 by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

cirque du soleil in Mexico

A custom-designed 600 seat theater is now under construction in Riviera Maya and will be the new home of Cirque du Soleil, the production's first resident show operating outside Las Vegas or Orlando. Beginning in November 2014, tickets to the world-class show will include a gourmet champagne dinner. Discover another new cultural attraction in the Riviera Maya.

Akumal Vacation Tip – Valentine’s Day Dinner

Posted February 10, 2014 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

romantic dinner in Akumal, Riviera Maya

Take your sweetheart out for a romantic dinner and do it for a good cause. Beginning at 6:30PM, Lol Ha Restaurant on Akumal Bay is hosting a Valentine's Day dinner that includes a pasta buffet, a raffle and entertainment. The fabulous Natalie and the Foxes will be performing live! Buy tickets at Super Chomack near to the town arch or email to make reservations.  Proceeds will benefit the Akumal Artists' Residency Program. Find an Akumal hotel.

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