Riviera Maya Photo of the day

Posted December 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

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If you look at the temperature outside right now and its cold this quote is just for you!   We can help you get into a pair of flip flops this winter in the Riviera Maya. Call us at 1-800-478-0081 and we will have something to fit you perfectly. Or drop us an email [email protected]

Our best from our family to yours…

Posted November 26, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our amigos north of the border from everyone here at Loco Gringo.

Riviera Maya Photos of the Day

Posted October 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos

Lionfish hunting Akumal Riviera Maya Mexico

The invasive Lion-fish Lionfish in the Caribbean have no predators so scuba divers in the Caribbean have started hunting them.  These fish breed prolifically and basically eat anything they can fit into their mouths, which means they are eating the reef fish. Lionfish hunting is the only viable method for controlling lionfish populations in the small areas.  Native fish have rebounded in areas that are regularly maintained by hunters.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day

Posted October 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Photos

crococun quote of the day riviera maya

Crococun has been around for over 20 years.  This small attraction is a great way for kids to explore and discover some of the native animals and birds of the Yucatan. Learn more about Crococun and add it to your "things to do" list on your next Riviera Maya vacation.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day: Traveling the Maya Canals

Posted October 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos

Adventures in the Mayan Riviera

The Mayan canals near the Mayan ruins of Muyil While traveling by boat from Muyil to the Boca Paila bridge of Sian Kaan we navigated through this grassy savanna.   Learn more about the Muyil Ruins Stay in Tulum near Muyil and the Sian Kaan Biosphere.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Painted Mayan Ruins

Posted September 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Photos

Mayan ruins at Puerto Calica south of Xcaret

If you don't recognize this Mayan ruin in the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen, don't worry.  Many people won't. This building complex is closed to the public. It's called the Blue House and it's near the coast, located on the property of the port of Calica just south of Xcaret.

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.”  

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Crossing over to Cozumel

Posted September 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

looking back to the riviera maya on the way to cozumel

Its work a day trip to Cozumel from the Riviera Maya.  Ferries leave Playa del Carmen hourly so its easy to jump on aboard and make a day of it on the island. We have some great recommendations if you want to day trip over the Cozumel during your Riviera Maya vacation.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Touring the Mayan Canal in Sian Kaan

Posted September 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

mayan canal tour of Sian Kaan from Muyil

A great shot of our boat captain Jorge who negotiated our way through the Mayan canals from Muyil to the sea through the lagoons of Muyil, Chunyaxche and Campechen to the sea entrance at Boca Paila.   The tour is an good example sustainable tourism where  the local community participates in tourism to promote not only the culture, but the people and environment.

Ancient shipwreck booty found in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports


Forgotten shipwreck remnants in Akumal After 22 years of living in the Riviera Maya, Loco Gringo co-founder Gary Walten was surprised to discover forgotten shipwreck remnants in his own backyard. Gary recently found ship relics from an epic time in the history of the Caribbean, the 16-18th centuries. It just goes to show that the path less traveled still holds secrets for those who take it, no matter how much time has passed in the Mexican Caribbean. It just takes a pair of observant eyes to...

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