Gonzalo Guerrero is part of Akumal’s history

Posted by Loco Gringo in Akumal,Historical Photos

Gonzalo Guerrero part of Akumal

Gonzalo Guerrero was a sailor from Palos, in Spain who shipwrecked in 1511 along the Yucatan Peninsula and was taken as a slave by the local Maya. Earning his freedom, Guerrero became a respected warrior under a Maya Lord and raised three of the first mestizo children in Mexico and presumably the first mixed children of the New World. In Akumal Gonzalo Guerrero was commemorated by a statue by by Raúl Ayala Arellano.  Back in the 1970's the Guerrero statue stood in front of the archway of...

Stone Groove

Posted by Loco Gringo in Historical Photos,Yucatan

Historical photo of the Mayan Ruin Chichen Izta, Yucatan

Chichen Itza has come a long way baby. This Akumal local wasn't hanging out at discos… she was chillin' at the ruins.  Here's a photo from 1978 which when you could climb all over the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Yucatan. This is a good friend of ours who owns Casa Alux in Akumal. Her house still has some of the old school Caribbean charm and one hell of a view of the sea.  Check out her house and other great vacation rentals for Akumal and the Riviera Maya.

Zamas Tulum then and now

Posted by Loco Gringo in Historical Photos,Tulum

The view from Zamas

Zamas on the beach in Tulum has been around almost for ever.    Dan and Susan still own it.  Before the glamor of the fashion world discovered Zamas it was a funky little spot to sip a cold beer.   Tostadas Susanna is what we ordered every time no lie.  If its still on the menu, I would order it today.  Zama's has great beach bungalows you can rent and enjoy relaxing vacation by the...