Festivities Start as Turtle Season Comes to an End

Posted October 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events

Sea turtle protection, Riviera Maya Mexico

Today starts the 12th annual Turtle Festival! At Xcacel-Xcacelito festivities begin with a sand sculpture contest. The sand sculpture contest  is for local kids from 6 to 12 years old. Tomorrow the fun happens in Tulum at the Maya Culture Park underneath the dome.  Starting at 9 AM, until 2pm, there will be environmental and academic activities. At 3pm there will be artistic events, local entertainment and games for kids. On Sunday there will be live entertainment by Kermes at the...

Stars brightly shining in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Enviroment,Riviera Maya Services

stars in caribbean mexico

Plans for  new planetarium in Playa del Carmen In 2015, a planetarium will be built in Playa.  This will be the fourth planetarium in the State of Quintana Roo.  The Cancun planetarium Ka´Yok´  has been open about 1 year,  Cozumel is just about complete, and the third is in the state's capital city of Chetumal. There is also talk of a fifth planetarium to be built in Tulum or Carrillo Puerto in the future.

International Art Residency Final Artist Show of 2014

Posted by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya events

Akumal art residency program

Akumal International Artist Residency AIAR presents works of five artists that came to Rivera Maya from Germany, Mexico and both East and West Coasts of the United States. Different backgrounds, including places of their origins and media they work with meld in the very unique location of Mexican Caribbean. As one of the artists, Diana Juneck, describes in her artistic statement, you encounter the four worlds: the jungle, the ocean, tourism and the pueblo. According to that, there is the vast...

2nd Annual Rotary Seaside Golf Classic presented by Tequila Barrel

Posted October 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Community Organizations,Riviera Maya events

Playa del Carmen Golf - Riviera Maya

Rotary Seaside Golf Classic presented by Tequila Barrel, at the Grand Coral Golf Club. Beginning at 8:00am on November 1.  This is  the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen  second annual charity golf tournament.  T tournament will be a non-handicap scramble with a luncheon and Gala Prize ceremony following. Proceeds from the event will benefit Seaside Rotary’s ongoing programs and initiatives in the Playa del Carmen community. Since receiving its charter in September 2012, Seaside Rotary...

Pros wake-boarding event in Cancun

Posted September 30, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

WWA Cancun Pro Wakeboarding

The worlds top wake boarders descend on Cancun this Fall for the WWA Cancun Pro competition.  This event celebrates the 25th year of the World Wakeboard Association. The Cancun event will be October 3-5 at Puerto Cancun.  For more information please visit the World Wakeboard Associations website.  

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2014 the all-star line up

Posted September 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

hiram gomez of Cancun plays at the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2014

Music on the beach in Playa del Carmen The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival has an incredible musical program for this November.  Among the line up Hiram Gomez from Cancun.   Hiram and his band are not new to the Riviera Maya Jazz Fest and the local favorite. Hiram originally from Mexico City  started his music career at the age of 7 playing bass for “Los Hermanos Blazquez” and continued playing with them until the age of 13. Mexico City kid hits the big time At 18, Hiram became a studio...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Howler Monkey at Punta Laguna

Posted September 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

howler monkey at punta laguna near coba yucatan

Howler monkeys at Punta Laguna. Just before dusk is a good time to see the howlers and hear their evening roar that echos through the jungle. Punta Laguna Reserve near the Coba ruins is a community run monkey reserve. The the official name  Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh, Maya for “the home of the spider monkey and the puma.”  

Akumal & Laguna Bacalar Yoga Retreat

Posted September 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

Take a yoga class in Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Iyengar Yoga & Tantric Hatha Retreat For those of us at Loco Gringo who practice yoga, we are happy to announce a retreat at our home yoga studio in Akumal. In November Yoga en Akumal is presenting an international retreat with Russian Iyengar Yoga Teacher Vitaly Litvinov partnering with Michael Stewart for 12 days of intensive yoga in Akumal and Bacalar. The retreat is open to all levels. It will be focused and intense with 2 long practices each day, morning and late afternoon. Vitaly...

A Friendly Reminder: It’s Still Turtle Season in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism,Vacation tips

Vacation Tips about watching the Sea Turtles nest in the Riviera Maya

Baby Turtles and Late Nesters on the beaches of the Mayan Riviera Late in the summer is when the baby sea turtle hatchlings begin to make their way to sea.  Yes they are cute, but please don't interfere with Mother Nature and let the babies head out to sea without picking them up!  It is our understanding that baby turtles hatch as the moon becomes full, following the moonlight as they make their way to the sea, so  keep your lights off, or dimmed in your villa or condo in the evenings, as...

Akumal Motorcycle Club Helps Kids Go Back to School

Posted July 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Community Organizations

Motorcycle Club akumal Mexico

Riviera Maya kids:  summer ends, school begins In the Riviera Maya, towns like Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and Akumal have motorcycle clubs.  These riders not only love the sense of adventure on the open road but they have an open heart as well.  The local motorcycle club of Akumal put their passion to work and has been working to raise funds for school supplies for the local kids in Akumal as they prepare to go back to the classroom. If you would like to donate school supplies,...

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