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I am Not Passionate About Cooking – Confessions of a Traveling Mom

Posted September 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Services

Not Passionate Cooking on Vacation? Try Riviera Maya chef services

A mom was planning her family vacation last week and ended our conversation with this 'I am NOT passionate about cooking so I need to find solutions.' Admittedly I was a bit taken aback, and had to clarify what was just said. 'Sorry, did you say you were passionate about cooking, or not passionate about cooking? This mom admitted that she was not passionate about cooking. I love to cook but realized after talking to this mom that I am not passionate about cooking under the following...

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Underwater Summer Camp

Posted June 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services,Watersports

Underwater Summer Camp

This is how summer camp should be. Parents get a vacation and kids have an adventures. Well, this is the reality here in the Riviera Maya and Underwater Summer Camp can be done any day of the week! I remember my memorable days of summer camp. Crafts, canoeing, camping, camp fires, and just being a kid or a teenager. But not all of us can afford 4 weeks at camp, and most parents are still stuck working grind while they ship off their kids summer camp. That is not a break for...

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Rest Zone – Ideal Spas in the Riviera Maya

Posted May 9, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

Ideal Spas in the Riviera Maya

If you are not a resort person, but love to be pampered, where can you get a resort-like spa experience in the Riviera Maya? Well we know where you can have a great spa treatment in the Riviera Maya. We like to think it is our specialty. Who doesn't like being pampered? We love it and love the non-resort options available in the Riviera Maya. Xpa Maya - A Natural Spa in Puerto Aventuras, Xcaret and Xel Ha Just to the south of Playa del Carmen and to the north of Akumal and Tulum is a...

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Local Markets in the Riviera Maya

Posted May 6, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

Local Markets in the Riviera Maya - Coco Beach

There are a slew of local weekly markets in the Riviera Maya that offer not only great produce and homemade baked goods, but a unique look into the local culture. Markets are frequented by locals and visitors, making this an activity, not just a shopping experience. Local markets are a great way to meet others, check out local businesses, and dig into the unique products that entrepreneurs have created. Weekly Market Schedule in the Riviera Maya If you want to see new markets or be in the...

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Discover the Good Life When You Travel

Posted March 7, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Luxury Travel Riviera Maya

We love the off the beaten path travel experience. But off the beaten path does not mean roughing it! The good life - luxury, pampering, super cool experiences - can be part of your off the beaten path experience. In Mexico, specifically the Riviera Maya, local businesses have combined luxury and hidden treasures. Experience Hacienda lunches as you explore the region, Mayan inspired spa treatments with local plants in exquisite locations, private tours to local ruins and hidden...

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Hunt for the True Flavors of Mexico

Posted November 6, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services

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So you’re on the hunt for some authenticity, true flavors and local experiences. The Riviera Maya has great Mexican experiences at your finger tips, and are not far off the regular tourist track. Hotels and resorts will guide you to the 'regular' spots, the attractions created for visitors. But if you walk a block away from the main tourist’s destinations, you will find the authenticity, the local flavors that you are in search of. Our General Rule for Seeking Authentic Experiences Follow...

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Intimate portrait of the Good Life – Luxury Vacations in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 26, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

Luxury Vacations in the Riviera Maya

'You have to dream before your dreams can come true - A.P.J Abdul Kalam' We all dream and we all dream of things that eventually we can have. My dream was to move to the Riviera Maya, and eventually we did. Many of our LG friends dream of the ultimate luxury vacation that includes an amazing place to stay, but also includes all the bells and whistles that a luxury vacation should have, for them. The Riviera Maya is laid back, but there are some extremely luxurious vacation options...

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5 Ways to Use our Local Scoop Blog When Planning Your Riviera Maya Vacation

Posted September 2, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

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Did you know that our Local Scoop Blog at Loco Gringo has over 1500 articles and vacation tips for your next vacation? We write every week, three to five times a week, and gather local information about all Riviera Maya cities and attractions. Documenting our adventures, experiences and local information is so much fun for us that we forget sometimes how valuable this resource is. There are many ways to use the Local Scoop Blog but there are 5 great ways to use it when planning your Riviera...

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How to get from the Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Destinations

Posted July 31, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

How to get from the Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Destinations

Count the many ways you can get to your Riviera Maya vacation rental or hotel. Private transfer, Shuttle, taxi, and bus. The difference between these options are price and convenience. We have used all of these services and will let you decide what is best for your budget. Public Bus from Cancun Airport to the Riviera Maya The bus stop is located in each terminal. You can buy your ticket at the bus stop or you can buy your ticket just before you exit the terminal at the ADO booth. We...

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How to get to Cozumel from the Riviera Maya

Posted July 22, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Services

How to get to Cozumel from the Riviera Maya

Cozumel is sometimes a forgotten destination on your Riviera Maya holiday, but we will say, it is worth a day trip to this island off the mainland. Getting to Cozumel may seem like a chore, but it is far easier than you think. It is a quick ferry ride across the channel between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island. How to get to Cozumel from the Riviera Maya There are two ways to get to Cozumel Island; local ferries from Playa del Carmen and flights from the Playa del Carmen airport. (yes...

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