Loco Gringo Mexico
About This Show
LocoGringo Mexico gives you local insights, vacation tips and stories from people who live and work in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Our host Kay Walten, will introduce you to people in Mexico who tell of their journey to the Yucatan, their local scoop on the people, the Mexico and Mayan culture, places not to miss on your next vacation, food and more. LocoGringo gives you travel info that you won’t find in a travel guidebook. Discover Mexico for your next vacation on a more intimate level than a typical tourist. As an expat, Kay has been working in vacation and tourism in Mexico since 1992. She is also co-founder of the vacation rental site LocoGringo.com.
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034: Lia Evans — An Island Girl, Cavern Diver and Foodie, Who Is In Love with Tulum
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My guest on today’s podcast, Lia Evans, has a passport full of stamps, is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves her new home of Tulum. Lia and her husband managed a diving resort in Belize, shortly before arriving in the Riviera Maya in 2015. They found Belize to be expensive, so they decided to travel around a bit. Playa del Carmen wasn’t exactly what they were looking for, so they made their way to Tulum. Lia says, “It immediately felt like home.” So, they rented a cheap room in the center of town, and found a dive shop that needed an experienced diver. Lia’s big plan is to have her own company one day, but she realizes there is a lot of competition in the area. Many of her previous diving students are contacting her, now that she lives in the Riviera Maya -- or what she calls one of the most amazing places to cavern dive, in the world. The cenotes are so big, her clients don’t need to be certified cavern divers to enjoy them. During her free time, Lia takes long walks through the jungle and into the Sian Ka’an reserve. She enjoys watching monkeys in the trees, large bird migrations, and the colorful parrots. She and her husband make the most of the dining scene in Tulum, by finding restaurants that specialize in the foods they love to eat. Her husband believes that great service is just as important as great food, making all of the secret spots she shares, must-visits. Lia’s Secret Spots: ● Dos Ojos Lodge - For Amazing Cenote Diving ● La Eufemia Taqueria - For Really, Really Good Tacos ● La Siesta Tulum - Italian Food with Great Service and Delivery ● Azafran - For a Proper English Breakfast Use these Resources to Continue Your Journey: Loco Gringo Loco Gringo Podcasts