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.

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

Cenotes are one of the most beautiful natural things in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Loco Gringo in Vacation News,Yucatan


Cenotes are gloriuos and we love them! It is the draw of the cenotes and caves in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan that had us packing our bags and moving south over 20 years ago. It was our passion for these natural wonders that insprired the development of Loco Gringo in 1996. How can you not share this incredible can you not jump to the rooftop and yell "hey look at this! Did you know that Mexico and the Riviera Maya has such beautiful things!" We did not jump on a rooftop, we took...

Aerial View of the Uxmal Ruins – Glorious and beautiful

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Yucatan


Not only are the Uxmal Ruins a favorite of ours, but this aerial photo of Uxmal is magical! You can see all of the main buildings of Uxmal and the jungle that surrounds the area. Nothing beats an actual trip but this is perfect for planning your excursion to Uxmal. The Pyramid of the Magician is as great as it looks in this photo. Love this and love the other Mayan ruin sites in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan. Living here has provided us with the luxury of seeing, first hand, many of the local...

Aerial View of the famous Whale Sharks! Incredible Photo

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Yucatan


Whale Sharks are truly one of our favorite, and biggest, fish in the world. We feel blessed and lucky to be living on the migration path of the Whale Shark. In the spring, Whale Sharks migrate from Honduras to the the Gulf of Mexico. Their path through the Caribbean Ocean takes a few months. Hundreds of Whale Sharks then hang out in the Gulf of Mexico just north of Cancun for the summer months. We were lucky enough to be flying over the Gulf of Mexico during Whale Shark season! Take a look at...

Aerial Tour and Aerial Map of Isla Holbox

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Yucatan


We just found this old photo of Isla Holbox. This is not on our aerial tour maps of the Riviera Maya so it is a special addition to our coastal aerial tours. Isla Holbox is an island in the Gulf of Mexico just north of Cancun. We love the area and love the different activities that can be done on the island. If you are looking for the Island lifestyle, this is where you go to chill, kick off your shoes and ride around in golf carts as there are not cars allowed! Our friends at Mawimbi Hotel...

Aerial Photo of Chichen Itza Ruins

Posted by Loco Gringo in Historical Photos,Yucatan

chichen-itza-aerial-photo in the Riviera Maya

  This aerial photo of Chichen Itza was taken one morning. It would have been great if we could step back to 1978 when we first saw Chichen Itza and take an aerial photo of this Mayan archaeological site. What we do have is an old photo of our tour in Chichen Itza back in the days when you could play, climb, and touch these ancient buildings! Check this super cool photo out! Chac Mool at its best! Now that is a photo!