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

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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

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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...

Loco Gringo’s Favorite Eco Friendly Tours

Posted April 22, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

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What better way to celebrate the natural beauty and wonder of the Yucatan than booking an ecotour during your visit to the area?  True ecotours generate income for local communities and implement practices so their tours have a low impact on the environment.  The main purpose of these tours is to educate travelers and instill in them a greater appreciation of natural habitats. Here are some of the best tours given by local, eco-minded companies that you can feel good about...

Whale sharks are under study, protection

Posted April 18, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment

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BY SUSAN COCKING [email protected] ISLA HOLBOX, Mexico -- The thing approaching me off Isla Mujeres in Mexico's Caribbean looked just like a front-end loader except that it was alive. Probably four feet wide, the cavernous mouth was wide open and near enough that I could see the small fish cleaning its gums. The creature's body was as thick around as a giant Sequoia, brown and dotted with white circles -- and easily 20 feet long. Instead of being afraid, I giggled happily into...

Disconnect to Reconnect | Why Tulum is Our Ideal Family Vacation

Posted April 17, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

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While flipping through an April 2010 Conde Nast Traveler magazine (yes, I still read printed materials!), the Room with A View article peeked my interest. It looked like the perfect spot for warmth after a long, snowy Vermont Winter. The spot was Tulum, Mexico—just about a two-hour drive south of Cancun. On a whim, we booked our first trip to the area called Tulum Beach and even chose the same hotel from the article—Playa Mambo. This “whatever/whenever” girl has traveled extensively...

EcoColors Tours – Eco Adventure with a Conscience

Posted March 11, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Watersports

Cenote Snorkeling

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...

Romantic Things To Do in the Riviera Maya

Posted February 9, 2011 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities

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Dinner at Hechizo in Tulum Fall under the enchanting spell of Hechizo, Tulum's finest dining establishment.  The custom service includes Chef Stefan welcoming you and personally presenting the evening's menu, and a staff super attentive to every detail.  Hechizo has been favorably reviewed in Food & Wine Magazine because of such mouthwatering fare as goat cheese on watermelon with a honey balsamic reduction dressing, fillet mignon with goose liver and truffle sauce, and decadent...

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