Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Check the date!

Posted December 16, 2013 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

You need a passport to travel to the Riviera Maya

Every once in a while we like to remind international travelers to check the expiration date on their passport. If you do find it is expired, passport issuing offices offer rush services for a speedy renewal. Don't ruin your holiday trip to Mexico by getting left at the gate with an expired passport! There is still time to book a last minute tropical holiday vacation! Check out this amazing villa available for Christmas.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Check the weather

Posted December 13, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

weather map of Mexico

Travelers getting ready for their Mayan Riviera vacation often ask us, "What's the weather gonna be like while we are there?" We try to forecast as accurate as possible, but we would like to direct you to the professionals, www.windguru.com.  This is the site used by the local boat captains and dive shops in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Check out some awesome aerial views of the Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Packing for a Winter holiday

Posted December 11, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

Riviera Maya, Mexico packing tips

Getting ready for your Christmas and/or New Year holiday in the Riviera Maya? Even though it is warm and sunny year 'round here in the tropics, be sure to pack a sweater or light jacket and one pair of long pants for evening walks on the beach or dinners at beachfront restaurants. It can get a little windy and even a bit chilly at night. For windy days on the beach, ladies, you will want a cover up when you step put of the warm Caribbean Sea into the cool breeze. Also, bring two swim suites...

Akumal Holiday Vacation Tip – Christmas Pageant

Posted December 6, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya events,Vacation tips

Christmas pageant in Riviera Maya

The annual Akumal Christmas pageant will be held December 22 beginning at 5PM in the Plaza Ukana in the center of town. If you are visiting Akumal, Mexico during this time we would love for you to join us for carols, storytelling and of course Santa will make an appearance for all the kids (big and small) to tell him what they'd like for Christmas. Read about Mexico's most important holiday tradition.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Organic Market

Posted November 18, 2013 by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services,Vacation tips

DAC grocery in Riviera Maya

DAC market on 30th Avenue, between Constituyentes and Calle 20 in Playa del Carmen is a locals' favorite and has been selling fresh, organic, quality produce for many years. Not only do they sell gorgeous fruits and vegetables, but they have so much more like spices, nuts, flowers, Asian cuisine imports, almond milk and a small cafe. If you don't eat organic at home because it is so expensive, treat yourself while you are in Mexico where a healthy lifestyle is very affordable. Find other...

Yucatan Vacation Tip – NEW Workshop

Posted November 15, 2013 by LocoGringo in Vacation tips,Yucatan Activities


Have you ever thought about relocating to Mexico? The Merida English Library is now offering a home buying workshop and tour for visitors who have caught the "Mexico bug" and want to own a slice of colonial paradise in the Yucatan. Yes, it is possible, but there are a few things any new home buyer should know. Workshops include valuable insider information about buying in Mexico, a walking tour to examine architectural styles and other property considerations and a tour of 2 houses. Find...

Kayaking safety tips for your Riviera Maya vacation

Posted March 30, 2009 by LocoGringo in Vacation tips,Watersports

kayaking safety tips for the Riviera Maya

Kayaking on the bays of the Riviera Maya is a lot of fun, especially on calm days with little wind. Almost all the kayaks along the coast are the "sit on top" variety and therefore cannot flood and sink making kayaking safer, especially for the inexperienced kayaker. You can expect to have a fantastic time kayaking if you will just follow these simple guidelines. Always wear a personal floatation device, life jacket! Always stay inside the reef break, inside the bay! Be aware of weather...

Snorkeling Safety tips for your Riviera Maya vacation

Posted September 30, 2006 by LocoGringo in Vacation tips,Watersports

snorkeing safety tips for the Riviera Maya

Part of your Caribbean vacation will be hanging out in the Caribbean Sea off the shores of our beautiful beaches. The crystal clear water is begging that you put on your snorkel gear and see what lies under the sea. There are also a variety of lagoons and cenotes to test out your snorkel skills. Some hot spots to snorkel in the Riviera Maya In Akumal there is Yal-Ku lagoon, a brackish body of water fed by freshwater underground rivers. Yal ku also has an inlet from the Caribbean. As of this...

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