Posted December 9, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Vacation tips
Akumal has its own ambulance 24/7! As a result of local efforts in conjunction with the Red Cross in Tulum, a new ambulance will be established in Akumal to serve the Akumal and surrounding areas. The emergency number to call for the Red Cross ambulance is 984 802 5521. This is a Mexican cell phone number. Big congratulations to everyone who worked to make this happen!
Posted December 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips
Allow Us to Introduce You To Dr. Bernardo Diaz of Playa del Carmen! When we need a doctor, Dr. Bernardo is the guy we call. Why? One he speaks English, two, he makes house calls! Something unheard of in the modern age. Not only does he make house calls, if he needs blood drawn the phlebotomist (the guy who draws blood) can come too. No need to go to the office. But Dr. B has an office near the Royal Resort in Playa del Carmen. Bedside manners: he's funny as hell, yet still...
Posted December 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips
Recently we needed to rent a car. Many of our forum users have recommended EasyWay over the years and so we thought we'd give them a spin. We booked our car online. EasyWay was very efficient meeting us at the airport at our terminal with a sign, and knowledgeable about which airlines arrive at what terminals, which is important if you have people coming in from several different cities. We were then taken to their office which is a few minutes from the airport. The office was not...
Posted November 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Vacation tips
Our amigos at the Wah Wah Beachbar welcomes you to participate in their Annual ThanksGiving Dinner Buffet. The Buffet will be served at 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, November 27th. Last year Wah Wah started a strong alliance with the YOLIGUANI SHELTER SANCTUARY FOR PREGNANT GIRLS . They were able to collect many useful items for the shelter and this year they want to do the same, and they invite you to help! Join them for their Thanksgiving Feast, and please bring one of the following items...
Posted November 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips
Escape the winter cold and let us help you defrost and warm up! Buffalo NY (my hometown) 3 feet of snow overnight. St. Louis, MO 13 degrees! Toronto, expected high today 27 Milwaukee 12 degrees Cleveland's high is 21. Chicago may see 23 degrees as the high! Minneapolis is waking up to 9 degrees. We still have great deals for getaways yet in 2014! And if you are looking for a winter vacation after the holidays call us 1-800-478-0081 while we still have availability. With...
Posted November 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips
We get asked all the time: Q: Do I really need to get the insurance on my car rental? A: YES. This is why we recommend it based on our personal experience. You want the insurance because if there is a dent or something that happens in a parking lot, and it is not an "accident" you did not see anyone do it, etc. you may be charged for the damage, and the car rental company will just charge you "$XXX.XX" amount. Anxiety will be high because you are trying to catch your flight...
Posted November 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips
Lets talk turkey in the Riviera Maya! Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal is the first to give us their holiday menu. Check back as we up date all the info as we get it on other area restaurants. Download their Thanksgiving 2014 We invite any area restaurants to drop us a note if they would like their holiday specials posted!
Posted November 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips
Top Picks for Tulum Tulum is always a happening place. Not only is it one of the most popular ruins sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is becoming the hot spot of the Riviera Maya. We want to let you in on what's been going on! Have your own vacation concierge! Heather Froeming in Tulum would like to be your personal guide for private snorkel tours, cenote adventures and scuba diving. Heather offers paddle board rentals and lessons as well, if you have never tried it. She has been in...
Posted October 27, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips
1. Leave on a Tuesday. Basically Tuesdays are the cheapest days to fly. 2. Come home on a Thursday…. ok so you may not want to spend just two nights in Cancun or the Riviera Maya for your vacation, instead make your stay 9 days! 3. Book your airfare 21 days in advance. After that, airfares jump up on price. If you love last minute trips, great, but don't be surprised when you are paying the big bucks for not planning sooner. Tip: For winter and spring break...
Posted October 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports
Fun day-trips that don't break the budget Vacations are meant to be fun but that does not mean you have to max out your credit cards to have a good time. We have three places you may not be aware of where kids and those who are young at heart can have a playful day in the sunshine of the Riviera Maya. 1. Cenote Eden: The freshwater pools known as "cenotes" are a unique feature to the environment of the Riviera Maya. A great low-impact adventure which you and your family can have a...
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--Bryan in IN,
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--K & DB, Outer Banks, NC,
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Once we book through LG we never have to worry about any of it again. We are always amazed at how smooth and trouble free our bookings through LG have been."
--K.B., Fort Worth, TX
"quick and informative replies from Bart ( thanks Bart) , easy booking procedure plus online management of your booking . I am highly impressed."
--Theressa - Middlesex U.K.,
"You always recommend amazing accommodations and we are always comfortable and feel safe. Your staff does a fantastic job at making our vacation each year a ” hassle free ” experience ! All we have to do is ” show up ” and the rest is already taken care of. We will continue in future to use LocoGringo and also continue as we have done already, to highly recommend your company to anyone we know that is planning a vacation."
--Nancy & Bill, Toronto, Canada
"All our Riviera Maya trips have been booked using LocoGringo. We love their service."
"We spent a lot of our time sitting on the second floor porch with our feet propped on the railing just staring at the water. Coming home was hard this year..Staying for two weeks still wasn't long enough."
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"What an amazing company Locogringo is. Every silly question I have.... they answer , If something comes up like a travel day change, adding more people, or whatever it might be... you get a response from a real person ... who seems to love what they do . That is hard to find these days and I really appreciate that."
"I had contacted you before I left for my first trip to Mexico and all of your recommendations were spot on. I started in Playa Del Carmen and worked my way to Tulum. I had only expected to stay 2 nights there and instead wound up staying for a week-and that still was not nearly enough time. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks! I will be checking in with you guys as I am tring to plan a trip to Holbox next. That place looks amazing!"
--Louis Skip Gonzalez, Unidos Magazine
"Not sure if we will be returning next summer, but will definitely let you know if we are, as Loco Gringo is the ONLY way to go for us!"
--Lesley P., Texas
"And their amazing website is one of the main reasons we started going regularly to the Riviera Maya and especially Akumal. No other place around the Caribbean has nearly as good a web presence as LG has given this area."
--Dan, St. Louis MO,
"I would recommend Locogringo to everyone I know. It is such a great service that they provide from researching and booking the perfect place to stay to finding all the needs you could possibly want during your stay. Thanks Locogringo."
"It is like having a friend make your reservations for you .... we always feel comfortable knowing LG will be in charge of our arrangements because they know the area first hand, they live there ..... you ask a question and they answer it with good humor and great knowledge of what they speak. I will always recommend Loco Gringo in a heart beat!"
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"Now is a great time to tell you how wonderful you and your staff are at making it so easy to find and book the best vacations, THANK YOU !"
--Joyce & Hugh,
"She & her new Husband had a fantastic hassle free trip. This was their very first time to Mexico and her comment upon return was " Dad, 7 days is NOT enough time ! " Super job, LG."
--Bernie in Denver,
"I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU! The trip we booked through Loco Gringo was perfect! The price was exceptionally good and the service was second to none! If you’ve never booked with Loco Gringo before, we *highly* recommend them!"
"...for your patience with me and making this process go soooo much smoother! I truly appreciate you and the staff at LocoGringo. Thanks again! I can't wait to be sitting on the beach!
Maggie in Colorado"
"A company made up mostly of American Expats living in the Riviera Maya with a booking list of many hundreds of properties. Big enough to know each property intimately and small enough to know each customer personally. A level of service simply impossible for the giant companies to provide.
--Jim T., Colorado
"We usually need reservations for 2 to 4 people but for 2 years we needed reservations for 7 to 9 people, adults and kids and they have always done a flawless job in getting the resort we wanted and at the best price too!!"
"Loco Gringo has an AWESOME website with great info, it is lots of fun to visit, be sure to join their forums. The forums hold more information and trip reports than you can 'shake a stick at'!"
"So here is a GREAT BIG TEXAS THANK YOU TO LOCO GRINGO for all the awesome, fantastic vacations in Paradise."
"Loco Gringos is the VERY BEST booking site I have ever worked with. They respond to emails promptly, work hard to honor special requests, answer questions etc. They ALWAYS take great care of their customers and are conscientious and professional at all times. We have booked 8 trips with this company and NEVER hesitate to use them or recommend them when traveling to the Riviera Maya."
"Both in 2011 and this year we have booked our room through Locogringo.com. We searched and found a great rate at the resort we wanted, and then Locogringo met that price, and with their booking came their amazing customer service and the peace of mind that if we need anything while we are there we simply need to call. I always get a fast turnaround on any email I send them, and they work so hard to find us the best rates and the rooms we want. We hope to have a long relationship with them, and recommend their site to everyone we know."
--Tim A and Teri A, Salem, UT
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