Jennifer MarcottiUnited Kingdom
Thank you Diego! You not only were very knowledgable about the Mayan sites and Mayan culture but you were entertaining and passionate throughout the tour. We not only learned about the Mayan past, but also how it intersects with Mayan culture today and present day Mexico. You have a real love of the Yucatan and helped us appreciate its treasures, from off the beaten path Cenotes to restaurants patronized by locals. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and the tips/advice you offered beyond the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great words Jennifer, I hope you have had a wonderful time in Mexico!
Monique MaxwellUnited States
Diego did an amazing job. From beginning to end, we had an amazing time. Diego was very accommodating to our needs and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. The tour was very insightful and he was so knowledgeable. We enjoyed the private tour with him. That's the way to go. It's personalized to what you want to see and we will definitely be booking him again next year when we come back! Diego is a must when planning a trip to Mexico
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Monique, thank you!, I am very happy to know that you had a good time with me, it would be great to see you next year! :) take care, greetings from Playa del Carmen.
Jennifer LightnerUnited States
Diego was absolutely absolutely absolutely INCREDIBLE we had the best time!!! He's just wonderful!!! Thank you, Jennifer
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, thank you so much, I am happy to know that you had a great time :D hope to see you again.
Edgar ChabollaUnited States
We had so much fun and flexibility in our tour with Diego! We loved the ruins the most. Learning about the history and archaeology of the place was amazing. We went with our four year old and he made sure our son would be comfortable in all the tours so we could all have a great experience. Our son had so much fun! We enjoyed the flexibility of the tour and it felt like we were touring Tulum with a friend. Tours by locals is such a great platform for providing such a personalized experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Edgar!, thank you very much, I am happy to know that you enjoyed the history of the mayan culture and that your son was comfortable and had a good time at the tour :) , hope to see you next time, saludos desde Playa.
Andrew SolingerUnited States
Diego was the best guide we have ever had on Tours by Locals. He was incredibly knowledgeable, helped us avoid the crowds at Chichen Itza, and took us to a hidden cenote that we otherwise would have easily passed up. We had an amazing day with him and would recommend him to anyone and everyone who visits Riviera Maya (Cancun, playa del Carmen, tulum). I can see why his tours are in such high demand. Diego is fantastic!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, thank you so much!, I am very happy to read this, you are very kind. I am glad that you enjoyed Chichén Itzá, the cenote, and had a great time in general, hope to see you next time.
Lisa AdamsNew Zealand
Diego was an awesome friendly guide for our family of 5 adults from New Zealand.He is so knowledgeable about the Mayan community. We told him what we would like to see and he worked out the itinery.We even got a private swim in a cenote.It was an absolutely perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great to know that you had a good time! :) , hope you enjoyed your trip in México and at the wedding. Best wishes, Diego.
Robin NormanUnited States
My friends/family and I had the most amazing experience with Diego. I private tour with transportation afforded us the opportunity to avoid a lot of the crowds and move at our own pace. The best part was when Diego arranged for us to visit a local Mayan community. We had an authentic experience which included swimming in a private Cenote, fresh prepare Mayan lunch, shaman ceremony, and tour of an animal reserve. I can't recommend this tour enough. You won't regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Robin, I am very glad that your family and you enjoyed the tour and all the activities :) take care!. Diego.
Denise BeaudoinUnited States
We were so happy that we chose Diego for our tour! He knew EVERYTHING about Chichen Itza. He was passionate about the mayan culture and made all of the history fun to hear about. The lunch in Valladolid was perfect and he didn't even wince when he had to drive back because I forgot my cell phone! The cenote we had planned to go to closed for weather reasons but Diego was quick to find a different one. He saved the day! I am looking forward to our next trip to Mexico and more days touring with Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Denise! I,looking forward to see you next time too :D Take care and have an awesome week Saludos from Playa, Diego.
Laurie YoungUnited States
Diego is a 5 star choice for a tour guide. He worked with us via email and phone before we arrived. He was happy to accommodate our personalized tour. We visited Chichen Itza and a family owned cenote. Only Diego could have found us this cenote with no tour buses clogging up the place! Diego educated us on the conditions of the indigenous people as we traveled the area. He knows about the flora and fauna, too. We arrived safely back to Cancun refreshed, wiser and happy that we chose Diego as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laurie, thank you very much for choosing me!, I am very happy to hear that you had a good time and that you enjoyed the cenote and the mayan culture as much as I do, hope to see you again and greetings for you and your husband.
Alex KaufmanUnited States
Diego's tour proved to be the highlight of week in the Tulum area during our week-long stay. His knowledge of his country's vast history, great conversation, friendliness, and professionalism combined for a phenomenal day of exploration. Not to mention (as previous reviews reveal), he actually gave a two-day tour to Rick Steves a couple of months ago - yes, that Rick Steves. If you are looking for an authentic, personal experience in the area, just book Diego and you will not regret it. Thank you, Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alex thank you very much for your good comments, I really enjoy the day with you and Sally, I hope your holidays have been incredible, wish you the best and luck in California!
Richard AltmanLos Angeles, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your for the good rate Richard I'm glad that you have a great time!
Rick StevesUnited States
I'm glad we booked two days with Diego. On our first day we did the obvious sightseeing very smoothly and with no stress. Our second day was more for connecting with the local culture. The Yucatan is so fascinating in so many ways and with an insider's guidance I know my family I I got the most out of our time. Diego was thoughtful, shaped his guiding to our interests, and was also simply a joy to be with. Thanks a lot!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rick, it has been a great experience to meet you and your family, it was two extraordinary days and it fills me with great joy to know that such an important person in the tour industry has enjoyed my tours, you have a new friend in mexico and hope to see you soon! :D
Rick StevesUnited States
Diego was both a friend and a teacher. With a quality local guide my family and I were able to avoid crowds, use our time wisely and understand what we were seeing. Touring with Diego was both time and money well spent. Thanks Diego!