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Four Places in the Riviera Maya You Won’t Find on Google Maps

Posted January 25, 2016 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Destinations

Places in the Riviera Maya You Won't Find on Google Maps

Google maps has been slow in updating Riviera Maya places on their maps app. We found some pretty cool places you will not find on Google maps. If you love adventure, off the beaten track day trips and historical sites, put down your phone and start trekking. One of our finds is a foodie find so keep reading! Ake Ruins in the Yucatan This is a full day trip but worth the drive. Ake Ruins is one of the oldest ruins in the area. It was occupied in 300 BC and finally abandoned in 1300s. The...

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For Curious Travelers Only – Experience the Mayan Way of Life

Posted January 13, 2016 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Sustainable Tourism

Ojos Maya Tour - Riviera Maya Mexico

For many years we peered down jungle paths, saw tortilla making at a distance, smelled the kitchen fire of local houses, and struggled through learning which plants helped our insect bites, bad stomach, or headaches when pharmacies were few and far between. We read a lot about the local Mayan culture but did not see nor could see the culture first hand. In 2011 two guys, who volunteered in local Mayan villages, saw an opportunity to involve both local Mayan families and visitors in an...

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Sometimes the Road Less Traveled Isn’t a Road

Posted December 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures

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We have followed the ancient footsteps of the Maya up pyramids, into cenotes and through the jungle. These experiences and adventures are what drew us to the Riviera Maya, and still intrigue us. But the Maya were not just land dwellers. With their communities located along the Caribbean Sea, water was as much a part of their life and lifestyle as the jungle. After following their footsteps on land we started hopping into boats to follow the history of the Maya on the water. Chunyaxche Mayan...

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Let’s all go to Valladolid

Posted November 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Yucatan Activities

Valladolid Yucatan Mexico

If it's on LocoGringo we have been there! Valladolid in Yucatan is an easy day trip, and yeah all of our staff has been there before, heck Jose is from there... but we wanted to see Valladolid through your eyes, the eyes of a visitor. So recently we jumped into a van for the day and headed to Valladolid to basically have FUN! Complete with stops at the convenience store for munchies, we left the Riviera Maya at 8:30 for a full day of checking out the second oldest colonial city in Yucatan....

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Be a Culture Pilgrim in the Yucatan Peninsula

Posted November 20, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins

Culture Pilgrim in the Yucatan Peninsula

Pilgrims, the travelers of the world, be it for religious or new cultural experiences. Pilgrim is the name given to the early settlers in Canada and the US from Europe, and pilgrim is the term used for any travelers who decide to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain. In the Yucatan Peninsula, there are many cultural travels that visitors and locals can experience. If you are looking for some great trips to enhance and expand your understanding of the Maya, the Caste War, the Spanish...

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World Kindness Day – Be Kind to our Water Sources

Posted November 13, 2015 by Kay Walten in Enviroment

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It is World Kindness Day and this year we had a thought. Being kind to people, pets and places is a normal mantra, but there is a critical piece of our being that sometimes goes unnoticed. Water. As strange as it sounds, as weird as it is, we are hoping this World Kindness Day will put water at the forefront. Water is the root of existence. Without it we could not exist, without clean water we have more issues than if we were not kind to each other. The Riviera Maya is blessed to have the...

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An Afternoon Adventure in the Riviera Maya

Posted November 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures

An Afternoon Adventure in the Riviera Maya

Sometimes it is nice to have a slow morning. Coffee on the terrace, breakfast at a beachfront restaurant, and then a few hours just staring at the turquoise blue ocean. This sounds like paradise, and it is paradise. You can have this routine every single day of your vacation if you like. The struggle some days is this. It is nice to get out and about for a few hours, have an adventure and then sink back into your beachside hammock in the late afternoon. But where? What are some great...

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Sites that Rock – Not to be missed Cenotes

Posted October 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Destinations

Cenotes of the Riviera Maya

Okay, okay; okay, we all know how much we love the cenotes. We also know that cenotes are a unique feature in the Mexican Caribbean jungles that are a main attraction in the area. But we want to highlight some less traveled, off the beaten path cenotes that you can visit while you are touring some popular cultural sites. Not only do the cenote sites rock, but the combination we are proposing seriously rocks! Not To Be Missed Cenotes in the Riviera Maya So you have been to Dos Ojos, Gran...

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72 hours in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 22, 2015 by Kay Walten in Loco Adventures,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Oh 72 glorious hours in the Mexican Caribbean. Sun, beaches, outdoor dining, Mayan culture and more history than you could ever imagine. Deciding what to do and how to do it is a challenge when you don't know your way around. But with the help of a local (pointing to self) 72 hours in the Riviera Maya is full of fun and adventure! First 24 hours in the Riviera Maya Once you have checked out the beach near your vacation rental, hop in a rental car and head to Coba, one of the best Maya...

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Local Community Tour Companies

Posted September 4, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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We are big fans of community tour companies no matter where we travel in the world. Supporting local communities while learning about local traditions, culture and history is how we have been traveling forevah! This passion does not change when we tour around the Riviera Maya. We love to hop in the car and just go, I think you can gather that from our articles and itineraries, but we also know that we can learn more about the area through community tours. There are hundreds of people who have...

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