Tulum Photo of the Day – Local grocery stores

Posted January 6, 2014 by LocoGringo 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...

Get Inspired to Travel to Mexico in 2014

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


 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...

Take Your Riviera Maya Vacation to the Extreme

Posted December 25, 2013 by LocoGringo in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports

adventure travel in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Can you believe 2014 is a week away? Where does the time go? Just goes to show life is way too short to keep putting off your "bucket list" or for doing the same ol' vacation year after year. Make 2014 the year you took your vacation to another level! Adventure travel in Mexico is so much more than just pushing yourself to physical limits, it includes nature encounters and cultural exchanges as well. The amazing biodiversity of the Mayan Riviera landscape along with the fascinating history...

The Meaning of Christmas on a Riviera Maya Holiday

Posted December 18, 2013 by LocoGringo in Community Organizations,Family vacations,Mindful Traveler,Sustainable Tourism

A Riviera Maya, Mexico Christmas

The personal benefits of a vacation are well-known. Vacations reduce stress, can rekindle relationships, and physically rejuvenate your mind and body...but what if your Riviera Maya vacation could make a difference to others as well? If you are visiting the Mexican Caribbean for the holidays, consider broadening your Christmas vacation into an opportunity to touch the life of a needy child. Sustainable tourism seeks to provide travellers with an exciting holiday that is both educational and...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Noche Buena

Posted December 2, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Photos

Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Did you know that poinsettias are native to Mexico? The plant is known in Mexico as "Noche Buena", meaning Christmas Eve. Get our holiday recipe for Mexican sangria.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Akumal Toy Drive

Posted by LocoGringo in Community Announcements,Family vacations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Toy Drive in the Riviera Maya

Three Kings Day on January 6th is the most special day of the year for children throughout Mexico. It is the day they wake up to find toys and gifts left by the three kings, or wise men,  who historically brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Every year since 2006, the residents of Akumal head up a toy drive to make sure the children living in the rural Mayan villages of the surrounding areas are not forgotten. The Akumal Toy Drive is a project dear to the hearts of Akumal's regular visitors...

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – NEW Cultural Tour

Posted November 29, 2013 by LocoGringo in Loco Adventures,Mayan Ruins,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

Tours in Riviera Maya mexico

Learn about the Maya culture with Corazon y Vida Tours. Tour archeological sites, see dance and music ceremonies, learn about medicinal plants in the Yucatan jungle, witness the ancient Mayan arts of beekeeping and textile making, and taste regional food created from ancient recipes.  Immerse yourself in a fascinating culture on your next Mexico vacation. Discover the diverse Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Buy Local Art!

Posted by LocoGringo in Mexican Art,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Art in Akumal Riviera Maya

Can you spot the differences? Each one of these "Mona Lisas" and "Giant Hibiscus" paintings are unique, no two are alike, but they are all original, local art. Discover Akumal, an artsy fartsy Riviera Maya seaside village.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Artist and apprentice

Posted November 22, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexican Art,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

Artists in Riviera Maya

We LOVE this photo of a local Mayan artist in Akumal and her little apprentice. Buying local art is sustainable tourism that supports local families.  Not only will you take home an original souvenir, but you just may encourage a bright, artistic future! Learn more about sustainable travel.

The Yucatan’s Restored Historic Homes – Something Old Into Something NEW

Posted November 13, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Yucatan Activities

Merida Centro in Yucatan

Colonial cities in the Yucatan are undergoing a renaissance of sorts.  Historic homes are being bought and restored to their former, or new,  glory by foreigners making a fresh start in Mexico.  These historic buildings have "good bones" like thick, rock walls which have kept them through the many decades, and classic architectural features such as 20 foot-high beamed ceilings, hand-painted pasta tiled floors, fountains, bright, Talavera tiled kitchens and interior courtyards. Buyers are...

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