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,...

Red Cross expanding to better serve Akumal & Tulum

Posted July 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Services

Tulum Red Cross soon to better serve Akumal

Yesterday marked the ceremonial opening of a new construction project that will undoubtly benefit Akumal and the greater Tulum Municipality. It is an expansion of the Red Cross building, located next to the police and fire stations on the Tulum beach access road (Coba road). A brand new, larger, air conditioned classroom will be built on the second floor of the existing building, and it will be used to train emergency personel, educate the general public, or it can be rented out to generate...

Local Talent Takes the Stage in Playa del Carmen

Posted June 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya events

Explayarte Music, Dance and Theatre in Playa del Carmen

Tomorrow see local musicians from Explayarte Playa del Carmen's School for music, dance and theatre take the stage at Wah Wah Beach Club on June 25 at 4 pm.  Wah Wah is located at Calle 2 and the beach. Explayarte Playa del Carmen, the first music school started in 2003 with a mission: to encourage and strengthen the use of art in any of its disciplines as a tool for personal and social development.  Since its inception, hundreds of children, youth and adults have developed as...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Kids LOVE turtle season

Posted April 9, 2014 by Kay Walten 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 Kay Walten 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 Kay Walten 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.

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