Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Infographic

Posted May 29, 2015 by Steve Moen in Watersports

Riviera Maya Vacation guide to Scuba Diving, cenote diving and Ocean Diving

Have you always wondered what differentiates snorkeling from diving. Have you dreamed of switching your snorkeling for your open water certification. Have you wondered what it would be like to try scuba diving when in the Riviera Maya. Well, this infographic designed by Jennifer Forbes is a great way to figure out which Caribbean water activity is best for you! Snorkeling vs Diving in the Riviera Maya Big shout out to by Jennifer Forbes for creating this amazing infographic Check...

Off the Beaten Track Cenotes in the Riviera Maya

Posted January 30, 2015 by Gary Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports

Xcacel Cenote

The Yucatan Peninsula is filled with fresh water sinkholes, called cenotes, that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Cenotes are a wonderful alternative to the sea, are wonderful adventures, and are a great place to cool off on a hot day. Popular cenotes are Dos Ojos, Cenote Manatee, and Gran Cenote. If you are seeking more private place for your midday swim, we have a list of off the beaten path cenotes. Four Off the Beaten Path Cenotes in the Rivera Maya We have highlighted this list...

3 Cheap Day Trips in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports

Paamul Beach, near Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya Mexico

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...

Ancient shipwreck booty found in the Riviera Maya

Posted September 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports


Forgotten shipwreck remnants in Akumal After 22 years of living in the Riviera Maya, Loco Gringo co-founder Gary Walten was surprised to discover forgotten shipwreck remnants in his own backyard. Gary recently found ship relics from an epic time in the history of the Caribbean, the 16-18th centuries. It just goes to show that the path less traveled still holds secrets for those who take it, no matter how much time has passed in the Mexican Caribbean. It just takes a pair of observant eyes to...

Scuba Diving in the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Cozumel

Posted August 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips,Watersports

Scuba diving in the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Akumal

Scuba diving is not just for the vacations in the Riviera Maya or Cozumel. It's an easy activity where you learn some basic underwater skills so you can fulfill your Jacques Cousteau fantasies.   Many of your local YMCA's and area dive shops will be offering Open Water Certification programs. The minimum age to begin is 10 years of age for The Junior scuba class, so you and your kids can learn together. Jump in no matter where you are! The wonderful thing about learning to scuba dive near...

Tulum Photo of the Day – New Easter activity SUP!

Posted April 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism,Watersports


So we have decided to start a new Good Friday and Easter Weekend tradition. We are keeping our Easter routine of Margaritas on the beach, a down time and beach time, but are adding SUP to the Easter weekend menu. The weather forcast of this weekend is looking good; clear skies, flat seas and the sun a shinin'. We have been Stand Up Paddle Baording for a couple of weeks now and find it to be an easy, fun activity that can be done up and down the coast and in the larger cenotes. Life jackets are...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Diving in Cozumel

Posted March 31, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

scuba diving in the riviera maya

Diving in Cozumel, Mexico is world class! AND the Riviera Maya turtle season is just around the corner. Check out his very special Cozumel dive surprise.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day- Catamaran cruisin’

Posted March 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

catamaran sailing in the Mexican Caribbean

Sailing the Caribbean on a catamaran is a must when visiting the Riviera Maya. For a full-on tour that includes adventure on land and sea, contact Captain Quickie. For an easy 2 or 3 hour boat ride contact The Akumal Dive Shop. Discover other ways to play in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Kayaking Soliman

Posted February 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism,Watersports

Kayaking in the Riviera Maya

Soliman Bay is ideal for kayaking and snorkeling. This calm, shallow bay is a great place for first timers to get the hang of water sports. Kayaking is a fun, sustainable sport that will put your couple skills to the test. Check out our cozy Soliman Bay bungalows.

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Great grouper!

Posted February 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

Scuba diving in Akumal Mexico

Akumal's dive pros Natalie and Ivan nabbed this great shot of a grouper. If you enjoy scuba diving and/or underwater photography, the Riviera Maya has so much to offer! Get the scoop on diving in the Mayan Riviera.

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