Posted April 10, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism
Love this photo and love the flamingos in Rio Lagartos. You don't need to be a bird watcher to enjoy this super photo of the day. Nor do you have to be a bird watcher to venture out to see hundreds of flamingos in the Yucatan. Rio Lagartos is a true working fishing village in the Gulf Of Mexico just 3 hours from the coast of the Riviera Maya. As a one day adventure, by rental car or by a tour, seeing the flamingos in their natural habitat is worth this day trip! Local tour guides are more...
Posted April 9, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Photos
Make your kids feel special on vacation! Explore the beaches and streets in the Rivera Maya Mexico as a mermaid, a princess, an explorer or kid adventurer! If you are traveling without kids or the extended family, be your own mermaid, princess or explorer. What we love about vacations is that you can have dreams come true, whether it be a quiet dinner, a bucket list adventure or pretending you are a mermaid for a day or a week! The Riviera Maya makes it easy to play out fun dreams and...
Posted April 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos
Scott Brown, photographer extraordinaire and LG staff member shot this photo at last years Akumal Comedy Festival. Love the photo and love that the Akumal Comedy Festival is returning April 10, 2013. If you are in town, it is worth a trip to Akumal, and if you are staying in Akumal you have not excuses! Scott will be taking photos again so we look forward to more great shots of this community festival supported by Akumal businesses. The Riviera Maya will always put you in a good mood, add a...
Posted April 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos
The Yucatan is the food hub of the area with local farmers and ranchers working hard to produce fresh fruits and vegetables for the Penisula. Valladolid has a daily market that makes a great road trip for the family and only requires a half day trip, not a full day adventure. If you have kids, this is a great way to open them up to a unique cultural experience while getting your chores done. Unique foods indigenous to the area can be found, Local produce is fresh, fresh, fresh....The market...
Posted April 3, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos
My 5 year old nephew saw this bird on an adventure walk in the Riviera Maya. Of course I had no idea what type of bird it was or what family of birds it came from. My instinct was the Mayan turkey, referred to as the Ocelated Turkey. Without the blue head and fancy plumes of an adult Ocelated turkey I could not say for sure, for sure that this was the actual Mayan turkey. After doing some late night research, I recovered myself as the smartest aunt in the world and was able to verify that this...
Posted April 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos
Keep it simple! Your Riviera Maya vacation is better when you keep it simple! Kids need a vacation as much as anyone else. The beach, one toy, some quiet time or exploring time is enough to keep any kid happy while on vacation. As a parent, it can be better to let your kids explore new territory for a few hours and let them understand their new surroundings. We all love to help our kids but a little bit of parent free time (watching from afar) can be a blessing for both of you. Looking for...
Posted April 1, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos
Believe it or not this is typical family vacation in the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is an easy place to host a family vacation. The beach as your playground and the ocean as your source of daily excitement makes the Riviera Maya an easy family vacation location. Flights are easy, accommodations varied, and the people you will meet, extraordinary. Spanish is not required. But you can try your basic spanish and it will go far! Your kids will enjoy the exotic feel but feel at home. You can...
Posted March 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos
Tulum has always had a special place in our heart. Famous for its beaches, there is a real community and creative feel to Tulum that continues to be enhanced throughout the years. Tulum is attracting local and international artists to the town and this photo highlights some of the unexpected art you may find. This door is at the beachfront hotel Hemingway's. It is a nice surprise when using the public bathrooms to see the bathrooms stalls painted with vibrant colors and a Mexican man and woman....
Posted March 14, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos
This image speaks for Akumal in the Riviera Maya. Hammock, coconut trees, sunrise and coffee. This is the way to wake up during your vacation or in our case, every day. It is bliss, and the sunrise costs, nothing! This is why we settled in the Riviera Maya and decided to share our experiences with others. If you have had the pleasure of a Riviera Maya sunrise, or an Akumal sunrise, a Playa del Carmen sunrise or a Tulum sunrise, share your experience and share your photo. Check our some...
Posted March 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism
There are days when you see interesting things in the Riviera Maya and the piñata man is no exception. After a double take and little smile, our comment was, that man is efficient and resourceful. After 20 years of living in the Riviera Maya, there are some days where we still do a double take when we see something out of the ordinary. Funny enough we are noticing that we get a double take when others witness the Locogringos doing something out of the ordinary. The exception is the norm...
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"She & her new Husband had a fantastic hassle free trip. This was their very first time to Mexico and her comment upon return was " Dad, 7 days is NOT enough time ! " Super job, LG."
--Bernie in Denver,
"We have been Booking our Riviera Maya vacations from Loco Gringo since 2005. Always Great communication, helpful tips and quick responses to our questions. They were especially helpful when Hurricane Wilma hit and put a stop to our Vacation plans. They made sure we knew about the weather situation and did all the work with re-booking our vacation in Paradise!"
"A company made up mostly of American Expats living in the Riviera Maya with a booking list of many hundreds of properties. Big enough to know each property intimately and small enough to know each customer personally. A level of service simply impossible for the giant companies to provide.
--Jim T., Colorado
"It's a great comfort to visit the Riviera Maya and know that Loco Gringo is there to help, if needed. "
--Bryan in IN,
"I had contacted you before I left for my first trip to Mexico and all of your recommendations were spot on. I started in Playa Del Carmen and worked my way to Tulum. I had only expected to stay 2 nights there and instead wound up staying for a week-and that still was not nearly enough time. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks! I will be checking in with you guys as I am tring to plan a trip to Holbox next. That place looks amazing!"
--Louis Skip Gonzalez, Unidos Magazine
"We spent a lot of our time sitting on the second floor porch with our feet propped on the railing just staring at the water. Coming home was hard this year..Staying for two weeks still wasn't long enough."
"I will be bragging about your site to any and all who will listen. Our experience was phenomenal!!!"
"Loco Gringos is the VERY BEST booking site I have ever worked with. They respond to emails promptly, work hard to honor special requests, answer questions etc. They ALWAYS take great care of their customers and are conscientious and professional at all times. We have booked 8 trips with this company and NEVER hesitate to use them or recommend them when traveling to the Riviera Maya."
"I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU! The trip we booked through Loco Gringo was perfect! The price was exceptionally good and the service was second to none! If you’ve never booked with Loco Gringo before, we *highly* recommend them!"
"So here is a GREAT BIG TEXAS THANK YOU TO LOCO GRINGO for all the awesome, fantastic vacations in Paradise."
"...for your patience with me and making this process go soooo much smoother! I truly appreciate you and the staff at LocoGringo. Thanks again! I can't wait to be sitting on the beach!
Maggie in Colorado"
""I was soooo delighted with the Loco Gringo services. Everything was trouble free and all my questions were always answered promptly. Thanks for a GREAT trouble free vacation!""
"It is like having a friend make your reservations for you .... we always feel comfortable knowing LG will be in charge of our arrangements because they know the area first hand, they live there ..... you ask a question and they answer it with good humor and great knowledge of what they speak. I will always recommend Loco Gringo in a heart beat!"
"We usually need reservations for 2 to 4 people but for 2 years we needed reservations for 7 to 9 people, adults and kids and they have always done a flawless job in getting the resort we wanted and at the best price too!!"
"When we use LG to book a trip we get immediate help with all of our questions in a very timely way by people who know what they are talking about and are extremely helpful, patient, knowledgeable, and congenial. They really get how to do customer service.
Once we book through LG we never have to worry about any of it again. We are always amazed at how smooth and trouble free our bookings through LG have been."
--K.B., Fort Worth, TX
"quick and informative replies from Bart ( thanks Bart) , easy booking procedure plus online management of your booking . I am highly impressed."
--Theressa - Middlesex U.K.,
"And their amazing website is one of the main reasons we started going regularly to the Riviera Maya and especially Akumal. No other place around the Caribbean has nearly as good a web presence as LG has given this area."
--Dan, St. Louis MO,
"Not sure if we will be returning next summer, but will definitely let you know if we are, as Loco Gringo is the ONLY way to go for us!"
--Lesley P., Texas
"Go to the home page or check the forum."
"Both in 2011 and this year we have booked our room through Locogringo.com. We searched and found a great rate at the resort we wanted, and then Locogringo met that price, and with their booking came their amazing customer service and the peace of mind that if we need anything while we are there we simply need to call. I always get a fast turnaround on any email I send them, and they work so hard to find us the best rates and the rooms we want. We hope to have a long relationship with them, and recommend their site to everyone we know."
--Tim A and Teri A, Salem, UT
"and for the past five years we have used Loco Gringo for every reservation, I'm sorry that we did not find them sooner.
I have been searching Loco Gringo for all these years and one thing I have not yet found ........... someone who is not fabulous to work with. Great people, great owners and a great way to run a business."
--K & DB, Outer Banks, NC,
"You always recommend amazing accommodations and we are always comfortable and feel safe. Your staff does a fantastic job at making our vacation each year a ” hassle free ” experience ! All we have to do is ” show up ” and the rest is already taken care of. We will continue in future to use LocoGringo and also continue as we have done already, to highly recommend your company to anyone we know that is planning a vacation."
--Nancy & Bill, Toronto, Canada
"Now is a great time to tell you how wonderful you and your staff are at making it so easy to find and book the best vacations, THANK YOU !"
--Joyce & Hugh,
"I have booked most of my Mayan Riviera trips through Loco Gringo and can only say I wouldn't even consider using anyone else to handle my bookings for stays in that area.
Their booking process is simple, fast and friendly, and they will answer your questions and queries until you are completely satisfied that every single detail has been taken care of.
Who else would know the area better than folks who live and work right there? Try to get that level of expertise and knowledge with a booking agent who lives and works several hundred, or even thousands of miles away.
Not only that, but they are genuinely nice people as well, who really care for their customers and the community and area that they call home
Keep up the great work Loco Gringo!!"
"What an amazing company Locogringo is. Every silly question I have.... they answer , If something comes up like a travel day change, adding more people, or whatever it might be... you get a response from a real person ... who seems to love what they do . That is hard to find these days and I really appreciate that."
"People who “live the area” will want to make sure you enjoy your vacation and come back again!"
"I would recommend Locogringo to everyone I know. It is such a great service that they provide from researching and booking the perfect place to stay to finding all the needs you could possibly want during your stay. Thanks Locogringo."
"LocoGringo.com books total trip packages and I recommend LG to all my friends and even to strangers I hear talking about going to Mexico!!"
"All our Riviera Maya trips have been booked using LocoGringo. We love their service."
"Loco Gringo has an AWESOME website with great info, it is lots of fun to visit, be sure to join their forums. The forums hold more information and trip reports than you can 'shake a stick at'!"
"Thanks for everything you have done with Locogringo… the site is great and your staff has been nothing short of incredible when it comes to helping us plan our trips. Maybe we’ll run into you on one of your walks some day."
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