See the jungle? Thats where Las Casitas in Akumal stands today

Posted by Loco Gringo in Akumal,Historical Photos

Akumal Bay 1970's

Back in the "old days" sailing into Akumal was common.  A dear of friend and her daughter are standing on a rock in Akumal Bay.  The jungle behind them is where Las Casitas stands today.  Thanks to the owner of Casa Alux for sharing her family photo! For reference in the photo below the rock with the buoy on it, is the rock they were standing on.  Today Akumal is one of the cherished of family vacation spots in the Riviera Maya.  Check out our great vacation rentals in the Akumal...

Little known Mayan ruins sites of the Yucatan

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Chetumal,Vacation News

Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula

Everyone has heard about the ruins of Tulum, Chichen Itza and even Ek Balam.  But if you venture off the beaten path the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula has ruins hidden in the jungle that any Indiana Jones wanna-be will definitely love plundering around in the rainforest. Just West of Chetumal highway 186  is the main highway that cuts across the Southern part of the Yucatan.  The ruins of Kohunlich and Dzbanche are in reach for day trippers coming from the Costa Maya,  Laguna...

End of the road… Chetumal

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Chetumal,Vacation News

Chetumal Quintana Roo

At the south end of Highway 307 is the Costa Maya and Chetumal.   On the shore of the Bay of Chetumal, the city is the last stop in Quintana Roo before crossing the Rio Hondo into Corozal, Belize Central America.  Chetumal is the capital of the state.  This small city has a few museums you can visit while you are in the area such as Museum of the Mayan Culture (Museo de la Cultura Maya) and Cultural Center of the Fine Arts (Centro Cultural de las Bellas Artes). The Mayan  ruins...

Day-tripping adventures in Yucatan

Posted by Loco Gringo in Yucatan

Ek Balam Maya Ruins in Yucatan

Our first trip to the ruins of Ek Balam was in 2001.   Not far from Valladolid, Ek Balam is great day trip from the Riviera Maya.  At the time some of the frescos and buildings were being restored.  Ek Balam today is an interesting ruins site to visit and not as crowded as Chichen Itza can be. Learn more about the Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan