NEW Loco Adventures – Paddleboarding in a Cenote

Posted November 27, 2013 by LocoGringo in Guest Bloggers,Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports

Paddleboarding in the Riviera Maya

In the spirit of trying something that I have never done before, I decided on an activity that has intrigued me for months…Stand Up Paddleboarding.  After all, I like to consider myself somewhat adventurous but am not very athletic, thus some of the newer sports and trends are just not for me.  So when our friends at Extreme Control told me about their new Paddleboarding Tours, I jumped at the chance to experience this new sport for myself. On Sunday we gathered at Casa Cenote to begin...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – NEW! Xplor at Night

Posted November 13, 2013 by LocoGringo in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

Xplor theme park in Playa del Carmen

Xplor adventure theme park in Playa del Carmen has a new twist to their excitement. A swim in the underground river - at night. Lit with red lights, the waterway has the appearance of a river of volcanic lava while the entire cave, with it's dramatically lit rock formations, looks like a scene out of Dante's Inferno! The water is even bubbling as if it were boiling hot. Of course, anyone who has taken a dip in these waters knows it is always cool and refreshing. Buy ticket for Xplor.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – SNUBA in Morelos

Posted November 8, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Watersports

SNUBA in the Riviera Maya

NEW in Puerto Morelos is the exciting adventure of SNUBA. If you are not ready for SCUBA diving, but want to delve deeper than snorkeling, this may the adventure for you. SNUBA is fun, easy, and does not require any certifications. Experience the underwater beauty of the Puerto Morelos Marine Park. Check out other ways to play in the ocean.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip of the Day – It’s Football Season – Cheer Here!

Posted September 30, 2013 by LocoGringo in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Watersports

Where to watch american football in the Riviera Maya

It's football season and we know guys (and lots of gals too) hate to miss cheering on their favorite team while on vacation. Here is a list of great sports bars in Cancun and  Riviera Maya. Cancun - La Taberna, 2 locations, Yaxchilan and Avenida del Sol in Centro Playa del Carmen - End Zone on 5th Avenue across from Calle Corazón Tequila Barrel - on 5th Avenue Puerto Aventuras - Latitude 20 Hippos located on the marina Akumal - Lol Ha Tulum - Mateo's on the beach...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Fly fishing – A true passion.

Posted August 13, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports


Tom Brokow once said, "If fishing is religion, then fly fishing is high church." If you know a fly fisherman or you are a fly fisherman you know these guys (and some gals) are crazy passionate about their anglin'.  Especially those who venture deep into the freshwater and brackish estuaries of the Sian Kaan Bioreserve where therein lies the coveted "Grand Slam" (bonefish, tarpon and permit caught the same day) and "Super Slam" (bonefish, tarpon, permit and snook caught the same day). Book...

Cancun Photo of the Day – Baseball in Cancun – Go Tigres!

Posted July 29, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

Baseball in Cancun Mexico

The championship winning team, the Quintana Roo Tigers, have made baseball popular in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Playoff games start in August and these boys of Summer are sure to be a staring team! Games at the Beto Avilar Stadium in Cancun are fun and affordable. Read more about the Tigers.

Riviera Maya vacation tip – finding the best snorkeling spots

Posted June 10, 2013 by LocoGringo in Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism,Watersports

how to find great snorkeling in the Riviera maya

So how do you find good snorkeling spots from the shore of the beaches of the Riviera Maya? Look for darker areas in the sea. The darker patches in the water show where there are clusters or group of coral. Coral is where the fish and animals love to hang out. Coral clusters are like a playground and food court for the fish and animals that live in the sea. If you are located on a patch of beach that is just crystal clear water, white sand and no coral patches, no fear, the Mesoamerican reef...

Riviera Maya travel Tips – Ways to play in the ocean

Posted March 8, 2013 by LocoGringo in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism,Watersports

ways to play in the Riviera maya ocean activities

The ocean is the focus in the Riviera Maya but if you do not live by water, it can seem like a big playing field without directions. The ocean is a playground and there lots of things to do and experience in beautiful blue pool! 1. Jump waves - the nice thing about the waves in the Riviera Maya is that they are not big so anyone can jump waves, body surf or play in the Caribbean. You can spend hours on a windy day playing in the waves making this a great workout. 2. Snorkel. Guided tours...

Riviera Maya Mindful Traveler – The ocean, cenotes & lagoons

Posted March 6, 2013 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism,Watersports

ariel photo of the riviera maya locogringo

  Mindful travelers and Mindful vacationers can recycle, reduce and reuse on land, but what about the ocean, the cenotes, the lagoons of the Riviera Maya? With over 73% of the planet housing bodies of water, having some back pocket ideas on how to treat the oceans mindfully is a great way to travel lightly while on vacation in the Riviera Maya. We think of the Caribbean as our backyard, the place where we play, dine, hang out with friends and build many of our memories. Our impact...

Friday Night Date with the Quintana Roo Tigers

Posted July 20, 2011 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports

QRoo Tigers logo

It had been years since I last attended a live baseball game.  As a kid, the great American past time was a family ritual.  We headed to the ballpark, piled into the bleachers with our roasted peanuts and cotton candy, and sang along to "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"... last Friday night, the lyrics were sung in Spanish. The Tigers are Quintana Roo's baseball team and they have made Cancun their home.  The Tigers are also a winning team.  Last Friday, they...

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