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Tulum Photo of the Day – Local grocery stores

Posted January 6, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism

local grocery in tulum, mexico

Tulum has several open air mercados along the main highway that runs through the pueblo. Fruit, vegetables, canned goods, dry goods, household products are all available in these small, family owned and operated grocery stores. Not too long ago, before modern super stores like WalMart came to the Riviera Maya, little places like this is where everyone did their grocery shopping. Help keep places like this, that make Tulum so unique, alive. Shopping here supports a local business owner and is...

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Get Inspired to Travel to Mexico in 2014

Posted January 1, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

snorkeling-with-the-turtles-be-inspired

 January 2014 is all about being crazy for travel, and Loco Gringo wants to spark a desire in travelers to experience the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Yucatan!  What does it mean to be crazy for travel? To us, it means having an unquenchable thirst to discover new places and even explore deeper the places we have been before. It means wanting to experience the best of what a destination has to offer, and we think the Mexican Caribbean is one of the most exciting travel destinations on...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Check the weather

Posted December 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

weather map of Mexico

Travelers getting ready for their Mayan Riviera vacation often ask us, "What's the weather gonna be like while we are there?" We try to forecast as accurate as possible, but we would like to direct you to the professionals, www.windguru.com.  This is the site used by the local boat captains and dive shops in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Check out some awesome aerial views of the Riviera Maya

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – NEW Crossfit Locations

Posted November 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Crossfit Playa del Carmen

Crossfit is the NEW way to stay in shape and the Riviera Maya has several Playa del Carmen locations where you can give it a try, or if you are already in the know, keep up your work out routine while on vacation. Day, week and monthly passes are available. Crossfit Impetus in Playa del Carmen on Highway 307 between Av. Colosio (72 N)  and Av. CTM (46 N) Xfitraw in Plaza Centro Maya Evolve Fitness Gym on Calle 24 Norte and the corner of 5th Ave. The Gym on 1st Ave Norte, enter...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – NEW! Playa Mobility

Posted November 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Playa Mobility in Riviera Maya

Playa Mobility is now making Riviera Maya vacations easier for travelers with special mobility needs. Playa Mobility is the first mobility scooters and wheelchair rental based in Playa del Carmen, providing delivery to every resort of the Mayan Riviera from Cancun to Tulum and Cozumel. Check out one of our handicap accessible villas.

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Living and Vacationing Healthy in Playa del Carmen

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services

Healthy lifestyles in Riviera Maya

Today, more and more people are opting for healthier options at home AND on vacation. If you are looking for the vacation destination that will allow you to stay healthy while relaxing and having a fun, or if you are wanting a fitness retreat that will begin you on the path to good health, consider Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Exercise and Fitness Playa del Carmen offers lots of ways to challenge your body! Just by its urban design, Playa (as the locals call it) encourages visitors and...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – NEW Coco Beach Market

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Coco Beach Organic Market in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Another new organic grocery store has opened up in the Riviera Maya. Coco Beach Organic Market located inside the Les Aziles Condominium Complex is a wonderfully healthy option for the many residents of and visitors to Playa del Carmen. They have organic coffee, produce, herbs, baked goods, agua frescas and so much more! Check out more healthy options in Playa del Carmen. Photo by Michele Kinnon

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Organic Market

Posted November 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

DAC grocery in Riviera Maya

DAC market on 30th Avenue, between Constituyentes and Calle 20 in Playa del Carmen is a locals' favorite and has been selling fresh, organic, quality produce for many years. Not only do they sell gorgeous fruits and vegetables, but they have so much more like spices, nuts, flowers, Asian cuisine imports, almond milk and a small cafe. If you don't eat organic at home because it is so expensive, treat yourself while you are in Mexico where a healthy lifestyle is very affordable. Find other...

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Try Something NEW in Riviera Maya and Yucatan

Posted November 6, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism,Yucatan Activities

Try something new in the Riviera Maya

New Tours and Attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula Discover the Maya world with Corazon y Vida Tours in Quintana Roo. This new tour company introduces visitors to the Mayan culture with nature tour, gastronomic tours, adventure tours and wellness tours. Corazon y Vida Maya is a group of community cooperatives that promote, preserve and revitalize the Maya culture. The tours are given by local people therefore generating economic growth for local communities and an authentic experience...

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Akumal Photo of the Day – Caribbean Culture – Beach bar fun!

Posted October 17, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services

la-buena-vida-restaurant in Akumal Riviera maya

When you are in the Caribbean you want to spend your days, and your nights, on the fabulous beaches...and that is just what the locals do. One of our most beloved hang outs is La Buena Vida Bar & Restaurant in Akumal, Riviera Maya. With a killer location on picturesque Half Moon Bay, palapas, rope swings at the bar and a quirky Day of the Dead theme, this is where the beach party is at! Don't miss this year's Halloween party on Saturday, November 2... these parties are legendary! Read...

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