Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Puerto Aventuras Marina

Posted March 21, 2014 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

riviera maya, mexico marina

Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya is an upscale beach front, golf community with lots of luxury amenities like this beautiful boat marina. Find a villa in Puerto Aventuras. Photo by Scott Brown

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Artificial wetlands

Posted March 20, 2014 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

using constructed wetlands for waste water in riviera maya, mexico

Artificial wetlands, or aquatic gardens, treat waste water before it makes its way into the ocean. Waste water flows into the artificial wetland which is constructed of gravel and plants. The dirty water that moves into the wetland is treated aerobically by plants as it flows through the root systems, turning it into practically clean water that can be used to irrigate the garden. The artificial wetlands in Riviera Maya serve as a model of sustainable living because they show it is...

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Mayan altars

Posted March 19, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Yucatan Activities

Mayan alter in Riviera Maya Mexico

Many of the Yucatan Peninsula's modern Maya still practice the religion of their ancestors, building altars to present their gods with gifts and offerings. This photo was taken in Punta Laguna where visitors can witness and even participate in a Mayan cleansing ceremony. Discover the natural beauty of the Punta Laguna Reserve.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan ruins of Muyil

Posted March 18, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Muyi ruins near Tulum , Mexico

Ruin trekking is a mindful traveler activity.  These gorgeous ruins are rarely visited and located right here in the Riviera Maya. The Mayan archeological site of Muyil is located just South of Tulum and is full of surprises! Check out other Costa Maya and Riviera Maya Ruins. Photo by Scott Brown

Yucatan Photo of the Day – The Zocalo

Posted March 14, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

colonial cities in Yucatan

No matter which colonial Mexico town you are in, there is a zocalo. The zocalo is the town's center, usually a park, where the locals gather usually at mid-day and evenings. This is where town events usually occur and where street vendors sell their goods. The zocalo is the heart of any town in the Yucatan. Find out in which Yucatan city this zocalo is located.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Eat local!

Posted March 13, 2014 by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Sustainable Tourism

eating local is sustainable travel

We LOVE the local food. Taco and torta stands, coco frios, menu del dia...it's all good! Forgo the international chains and have an authentic foodie experience on your Mexico vacation. read about some of our Riviera Maya foodie addictions!

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.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Casa Magna in Akumal

Posted March 10, 2014 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Casa Magna, Riviera Maya

Check out this incredible Akumal villa that has just become available for Easter week. It's not too late to take your family out of the Winter cold and into Spring! Step inside this spacious oceanfront vacation home.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Deserted beaches

Posted March 7, 2014 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Photos

Mexican Caribbean beaches

The Riviera Maya and Costa Maya are filled with miles and miles of deserted beaches. Find your beautiful Mexican Caribbean beach.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Boats in the bay

Posted March 5, 2014 by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

Akumal, Mexico

Akumal, Mexico is an ecologically minded fishing village with a focus on protecting its bays and reefs. Discover Akumal

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