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Mayan Riviera

By Bob Hyde

Here’s the story of what it took to establish an English-speaking Rotary Club in Playa del Carmen. As you’ll read, the effort it took is easily being overshadowed by the rewards for the members and for the city…


By Byron and Rebecca Augustin

At what is arguably the most perfect time of year in this part of the world, Isla Mujeres spends over a week honoring the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, culminating on December 8. Learn the story behind this colorful celebration…

By Working Gringos

In nine years as residents of Yucatan, we had never stayed in a bonafide all-inclusive on the Riviera Maya. We had a chance to do that recently, and we went for it…

By Heather Rath

If sleeping with a legend is something you’ve always wanted to do then Genesis Retreat, an eco-oasis near the Mayan archaeological zone of Ek Balam, just may be your cup of herbal tea…


By Working Gringos

You never know what you might find around the next bend. On the way from Valladolid to Tulum, it was La Casa de Las Mariposas that caught our eye…

By Working Gringos

One of the biggest ecological preserves on the peninsula was the site recently of a unique survey designed to map and understand the flow of fresh water underground. Scott Wallace reports from Laguna Bacalar…

By Michele Kinnon

A friend and fellow writer from Playa del Carmen recently visited the Jungle Place, a place where fellow extranjeros provide shelter and a new home for abused and neglected spider monkeys…


By Working Gringos

Deep in the Yucatan jungle but close to the Mayan Riviera lies a magical place, the Mayan ruins of Coba. Coba may not be one of the New Wonders of the World, but you can still climb the pyramid there…

By Working Gringos

A modern Mexican beach princess, with a cell phone in one hand, a shopping bag in the other and soft white Caribbean sand between her painted toes…

By Working Gringos

What can we say about Cancun that hasn’t been said a brazillion times already? Plenty…


By Working Gringos

The Working Gringos were working in Cozumel today. Yes, we really were. This week, we are researching Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum to update a travel guide for this area…

By Working Gringos

If you’re leaving from Valladolid and heading for the coast, or looking for the fastest way to Tulum from Merida, this is your route…

By Working Gringos

During our recent working tour of the Mayan Riveria, we were lucky enough to “discover” Hemingways…