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Perfect Day On Isla Holbox

Posted April 14, 2017 by Kay Walten in Ecotourism,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Travel Tips

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Oh Isla, how I love thee. Isla Holbox is a favorite day trip destination of ours from the Riviera Maya. It can turn into a long day if you take everything in, but well worth it. Located right where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico, how could you not think this place is magical. If a long day is not what you were hoping for, we suggest a trip up for lunch, take in the beach and return pronto. For those who want to do more, read more and plan your perfect day on Isla Holbox. Finding...

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Puuc Route – Mayan Ruins and So Much More

Posted February 13, 2017 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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We have traveled the Ruta de Puuc (Puuc Route) many times and find more interesting things to see along what others call, the Mayan Highway. It is known for its Mayan Ruins, but there is so much more to see than this! You can easily make this Yucatan tour a week long vacation, staying in little hotels in small pueblos as you meander through the area. Many love to do this tour as a day trip out of Meida, and take in the Mayan archaeological sites only. Before you start planning your best...

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Not a Snorkeler or Diver? Checkout the New Playa del Carmen Aquarium

Posted January 31, 2017 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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  Tucked away on a small side street in Playa del Carmen is a new attraction that takes marine education and accessibility seriously. Species from the second largest barrier reef in the world have been taken offshore to inspire people to try snorkeling or diving. For divers and snorkelers who have ventured to the Mesoamerican reef off the shores of the Riviera Maya, this aquarium added species that are not found on the reef. baby clown fish, guitarfish, tiger sharks and more can be...

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Packing Essentials for Your Fun In The Riviera Maya Sun!

Posted January 20, 2017 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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  Flip Flops and bathing suit! List done! Well not quite, but you get the point. You will need little for your beach vacation, thank goodness, and I really doubt you need to be told what to bring. But there are a few essentials that you might have overlooked. These are the items we want to remind you about. Keeping Your Beach Vacation Cleaner and Cheaper Here are a list of beach essentials that have you protecting the environment and saving some extra cash: • Biodegradable...

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Your ‘How To’ Guide For The Perfect Day in the Riviera Maya

Posted January 18, 2017 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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  We can share all of our Perfect Days in various Riviera Maya cities, but our perfect day may not be your Perfect Day. But these 'Perfect Day' articles or our Loco Gringo adventures are a great starting point for inspiring your perfect day. They make your research for the Perfect Day in the Riviera Maya a lot easier! Use our blog and search for ideal activities, places to eat, or beaches to visit. Or take a look at our perfect days and mix and match. Bottom line is you will find...

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Beyond the Beach in the Riviera Maya – So Many Things to Do

Posted January 13, 2017 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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We love the beach, really love the beach, but there is so much more to the Riviera Maya than the beach. This area was developed in the 70's because the beaches and the Caribbean Sea are beautiful. Pristine white beaches and turquoise blue sea. How could it get any better than that! Well, in the 20+ years we have been living here, we can say there is so much more to the Riviera Maya than the beaches. Cultural activities and environmental diversity compliment the beautiful beaches, they do not...

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Top 5 Loco Gringo Podcasts of 2016!

Posted December 28, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips


Wow, what a spectacular year. We launched our Podcasts in April 2016 and have completed 39 interviews with Riviera Maya locals who have shared over 300+ local recommendations! Now that rocks! Thank you to all of our friends who have joined us on this magical journey to bring more local insights, more local recommendations and more local places to go in this beautiful area. I even discovered some new places to go while I was interviewing everyone! Top 5 Loco Gringo Podcasts of 2016 So we...

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The Day AFTER Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Christmas Day is a ton of fun in the Riviera Maya but we have to admit, we love the day AFTER Christmas the best. With so many friends to visit over the holidays, and a large Christmas dinner to tend to, the day After Christmas is our day of outdoor fun, rest and relaxation! For our fellow Canadians, this is Boxing Day. If you are visiting the Riviera Maya for your Christmas holiday you will not find those famous Canadian Christmas sales on the 26th. Everyone goes to the beach, or a cenote,...

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Vacation Rentals for 25 People! Muy Wow!

Posted December 21, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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25 people in the same vacation rental? Really? You would be surprised how many requests we have for large vacation rentals. Here is how it happens. Destination wedding, family reunions, friends getaway, 50th Birthday vacation and celebration, 65th Birthday, Vow renewals, Class reunions, Girls Getaway, Babymoons, and in most cases just a damn big family! The first thought is to rent a whole bunch of rooms at a resort. Easy no? Intimate? NOT! YOur celebration ends up being the entertainment...

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Review of Cirque de Soleil in the Riviera Maya – La Joya

Posted December 5, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Over a year ago Cirque de Soleil established their first permanent show in Latin America, La Joya. We are thrilled that its permanent home is in the Rivera Maya. We say 'woop woop' as we are great fans of Cirque. Now that said, this Cirque performance is a bit different from their previous 37 shows. In a coordinated effort between Grupo Vidanta and the Cirque Directors, this production has combined the performance with a culinary experience making this unforgettable. Gary and I decided to take...

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