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.
Most Recent Episode
094: Paddleboarder Tony Schaefer is a Stand Up Guy
7 days ago
When this week’s guest, Tony Schaefer, and his wife bought their home in Puerto Aventuras in the early 2000’s, he had never heard of paddleboarding. While sitting on the beach one day, Tony saw what appeared to be someone walking on the water. It was a paddleboarder. He says it was love at first sight. He has been passionate about the sport ever since. He ordered a couple of paddleboards and quickly found a friend who shared his enthusiasm for the serene, zen-like feeling that came from being on top of the ocean. When his paddle boarding companion, Tony Johnson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, Tony was devastated. In honor of his friend’s voracity to find a cure for his illness, Tony is creating a paddleboarding event to help raise $500,000 for cancer research for the Tony Johnson Memorial at University of Calgary. The event is gaining support from paddleboarders from Calgary, the U.S., and the local Riviera Maya paddleboarding community. If you are interested in coming to the area to participate in the event and want an authentic Mexican experience, Tony recommends visiting: Maison de Marqués in Valladolid Uxmal — A fascinating, less crowded alternative to Chichen Itza Agua Azul — Free-flowing cascades in Chiapas For authentic local foods that support the local economy, Tony recommends getting a taco from one of the many vendors that line the streets. Or, for a scrumptious meal with plenty of green chilies, visit
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic for people going to the Rivieria Maya
Kay does an excellent job finding people who either live in or have moved to the Riviera Maya. If you want to learn more about the area (especially if you are interested in cool new things to see/do while visiting there) this is a must listen. In fact, I think anyone who is travelling to the area should listen to this first.
Date published: 2016-05-30