Riviera Maya vacation tips – spit is the best mask eco-defogger

Posted January 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment

Riviera Maya diving tips from Locogringo

I watched a few divers putting defogger in their masks and then rinsing it off in the ocean. I then proceeded to see some snorkelers use baby shampoo, yes baby shampoo to defog their masks and then put that in the ocean. For all the divers, snorkelers and swimmers out there, we have a cheap and eco friendly mask tip today. Your spit is the best de-fogger for your mask that any money can buy! The most exciting part  is you will not harm the ocean or the loads of fish and coral that live in the...

Get SUN-inspired in the Riviera Maya!

Posted January 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Destinations

sun-spiration in the Riviera Maya Locogringo

This month at Locogringo is inspiration month! With December 21 over and the world still around, a New Year just behind us and some exciting things happening in the Riviera Maya, we have found January 2013 to be our month of inspiration! Our inspiration comes from visitors to the area who get off the plane, head to their hotel or villa and run to the beach, only to be swept away by the blue of the Caribbean ocean. We love this reaction, the chats over beers where people continue to be in awe...

Riviera Maya vacation tip – biodegradable suncreen

Posted January 15, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips

find a biodegradable sunscreen for your Riviera maya vacation - locogringos vacation tip

Who doesn't remember the Coppertone kid and the marketing that got us all thinking about and using sunscreen. Back then it was for a better tan, now sunscreen is for protection. The beach disguises the strength of the Caribbean sun that we all love so much, mix that in with some water sports, snorkeling or sand castle building and you need some great protection! What many vacationers forget about is the need to protect the ocean, 73% of our planet from the oils used in may off the shelf...

A Must-Have Family Guide to Exploring Nature in the Mexican Caribbean

Posted August 15, 2012 by Kay Walten in Enviroment

what did i see?

Arguably, the biggest draw to Mexico's Caribbean Coast is its natural beauty. The Yucatan's jungle and sea are home to a multitude of flora and fauna, much of which can easily be seen by the casual explorer. For travelers looking for authentic experiences on their Riviera Maya vacation, taking a closer look at the area's wildlife is a must. With "What Did I See? Natural Treasures of the Mexican Caribbean", an easy-to-read, bilingual guide to the wildlife of the Mexican Caribbean, visitors to...

7th Annual CEA Festival Celebrates Waves of Change

Posted February 13, 2012 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities


Come enjoy a full week of music, art, lectures, sports, games, performances and much more all benefiting Akumal's local wildlife and ecology! Festivities will kick off  with a silent auction Wednesday, February 22, at the CEA Center.  Bidding begins at 10AM and will close at 6:30PM.  The auction will be followed by live music and cocktails from 5PM-7PM.  Auction winners will be announced at 7PM.  This one-day event will be the only time to participate in the silent auction, so get there...

Are You on an Illegal Tour?

Posted June 7, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

Akumal Bay Turtles, Akumal Mexico - Loco Gringo

One of the biggest threats to the preservation and protection of Akumal Bay and its precious inhabitants is illegal touring.  Tour guides not authorized to operate in the bay routinely bring large groups to Akumal from other cities such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen.  The unethical and illegal practices of these guides endanger not only the sea life but their clients as well. Illegal tour guides do not educate themselves or their groups about the delicate habitat they are entering when...

Organicamente Celebrates You in June! – Great prices for spa treatments

Posted June 1, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

Organicamente Spa in Puerto Aventuras -Loco Gringo

Our amigos at Organicamente Spa in Puerto Aventuras is dedicated to providing natural and organic products for individuals who truly care about their health and the environment, and for entire month of June, they want to celebrate their clients with a 25% discount off all products and services! Just a great deal so we thought we would pass it along if you want to pamper yourself. Check out these great discounted prices! * Deep Cleansing Facial (with foot and hand massage) US$49.00 *...

Eco Adventure with a Conscience

Posted May 27, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities

Eco Colors Tours

EcoColors is an environmentally aware tour operator stationed in Cancun, México.  They offer ecotours to the amazing Maya world in the Yucatan Peninsula and beyond. The tours include a variety of adventures such as hiking, kayaking, bird watching, diving with bull sharks, snorkeling with whale sharks, ruin tours, wetland tours that include crocodile encounters, swimming with sailfish and much more. What makes EcoColors different from other tour companies is that they are a real ecotour...

Learn how to scuba dive

Posted May 11, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Watersports

learn to scuba dive PADI

I took some close friends for their first dive last week. It's eye opening to introduce someone you have known for over twenty years to experience something for the first time that you do every day. One of my friends said that their first dive felt like being in the womb and flying over alien cities all at once. I guess that is one of the better descriptions I have heard. After several years of teaching people to dive here in Akumal, I have generally given up trying to describe diving. Instead...

10 tips for green travel on the Riviera Maya

Posted April 25, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations


In 2010, best estimates from the Mexico Tourism Board tell us that over 10 million people passed through the Cancun International Airport. This number considersforeign and domestic passengers including tourists, business travelers and general transit to Quintana Roo. A great many of these visitors are drawn to this area and the Riviera Maya in particular for the astounding array of flora and fauna that can be found in this relatively small geographic region. Let’s all do our part to protect...

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