ACTIVITIES

My Honest Review of the ‘Tulum, Cenotes, & Turtle Explorer Tour’

NOT doing the Tulum, Cenotes, & Turtle Explorer Tour at 15% off would simply be a tragedy. I say this with all my heart. If you have a desire for adventure and to experience what life has to offer, you NEED to do this tour. It’s an unforgettable experience. I consider myself pretty internet savvy. Like you, […]

HOTEL REVIEWS

Discover the 5 Hottest Hotels for Singles in Playa del Carmen

Sometimes, you look at pictures of Playa del Carmen and all you see are loved up couples snuggling in romantic beach hotels or families happily playing in the hotel pool. On the other hand, Playa del Carmen has one hell of a kick ass nightlife and more things to do than you could ever hope to […]

HOTEL REVIEWS

The Top 5 Hotels With the Best Beaches in Playa del Carmen

If you’re planning a trip Playa del Carmen, I can make a pretty good guess that it’s because of the beaches. In all the travel brochures you see perfectly tanned couples and families lazing around on pristine white beaches, or splashing around in crystal clear turquoise water. Well… You know how some of the beaches […]

WEDDINGS

14 STUNNING Wedding Dresses for the Perfect Destination Wedding

Did you know that 26% of all weddings in 2016 were destination weddings?  You’re not alone wanting to get married somewhere that inspires you. 😉 And All your research is making this fairytale scenario become reality. The average cost of a wedding in the U.S is around $27,000 and only $5000-$7000 in Mexico.  You can […]

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Discover the 5 Hottest Hotels for Singles in Playa del Carme ...

The Top 5 Hotels With the Best Beaches in Playa del Carmen

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activities

My Honest Review of the ‘Tulum, Cenotes, & Turtle Explorer Tour’

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NOT doing the Tulum, Cenotes, & Turtle Explorer Tour at 15% off would simply be a tragedy. I say this with all my heart. If you have a desire for adventure and to experience what life has to offer, you NEED to do this tour. It’s an unforgettable experience. I consider myself pretty internet savvy. Like you, […]

6 Hotels With Waterslides In Playa Del Carmen That Your Kids Will LOVE!

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Make a splash in Playa del Carmen and stay at a hotel that boasts impressive waterslides for kids. Waterslides are the holy grail when it comes to keeping your kids occupied, and out of tantrum mode. To make your life easier we’ve listed the top 6 family-friendly resorts in Playa del Carmen that offer plenty […]

7 Incredible Masseuses in Playa Del Carmen That Will Make You Feel like a Pampered Goddess.

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What could scream “relaxing vacation in paradise” more than a massage? Letting the world melt into an abyss of essential oils and masterful hands is anyone’s idea of relaxation. However, sometimes having a massage isn’t just a want, it’s a need. Too much partying last night? Back not feeling so great after sleeping in a […]

Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Cancun – Things to See and Do Along The Way

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Cancun is the cosmopolitan hub of the Riviera Maya. With its breathtakingly beautiful beaches, world-famous nightlife and amazing shopping opportunities, it’s no wonder people are choosing Cancun as their day trip of choice. However, one thing many people overlook when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Cancun is all the amazing places along the way. Horseback […]

6 Awesome Spots to Find Good, Single Men in Playa del Carmen

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If I had a dollar for every time I heard a girl say; “Oh, where are all the good, single men in Playa”, I’d have…. Well, a lot of dollars! With the perpetual cycle of two-week tourists, party seekers and crazy teens, it’s hard for us ladies to find a stable, ambitious and all round […]

Traveling From Playa del Carmen to Tulum – Things to See and Do Along The Way

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Although there are many amazing things to occupy your time in Playa del Carmen, sometimes it’s nice to spread your wings a little, and explore more of what the beautiful Riviera Maya has to offer. With its stunning beaches, boho chic town and friendly locals, Tulum is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist […]

FOOD + DRINK

The 9 Best Juice Bars in Playa del Carmen

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Summer is here! The temperature is climbing up to an almost unbearable level and all we want to do is cool down, right? One of the absolute best, healthiest ways to do that is with an ice-cold juice. Imagine sitting in the shade, sipping from a giant glass filled with fresh, tropical flavors… nothing could […]

Your Guide to The Best Sushi Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

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Hands up, who wants sushi?! I don´t know about you, but I am total sushi addict. I hastily hunt down sushi restaurants wherever I travel to in the world. Unfortunately, they don’t always measure up to the amazing selection you can find in the USA or Europe. Which brings me to Mexico… the land of […]

5 Of The Best Remedies To Cool Your Tongue After Eating Spicy Food

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Feeling like you just ate the sun is no easy feat. Have you ever delved straight into a seemingly innocent taco, only to quickly realize all was not as it seemed? We all know the feeling! The flames begin flickering behind your eyes, steam spouts from your ears, and alarm bells start to ring. “It’s […]

The Most Delicious Steak in Playa del Carmen

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One thing Mexico isn’t known for is their quality of meat. When people think of a good, juicy steak, their mind tends to wander to the rustic steakhouses of America or the local eateries of Argentina. Well, be prepared for a surprise… With the ever-growing mix of cultures in Playa del Carmen, you can now […]

Ladies Night: Drink For FREE Every Night in Playa del Carmen

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With all its amazing bars, clubs and restaurants, Playa del Carmen is becoming somewhat of a party destination. But after buying your plane tickets, paying for your hotel and daily expenses, who’s got dollar left for drinking? Well, if you’re lucky enough to be of the female persuasion, then you can leave your purse behind […]

6 Awesome Spots to Find Good, Single Men in Playa del Carmen

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If I had a dollar for every time I heard a girl say; “Oh, where are all the good, single men in Playa”, I’d have…. Well, a lot of dollars! With the perpetual cycle of two-week tourists, party seekers and crazy teens, it’s hard for us ladies to find a stable, ambitious and all round […]

features

10 Best Travel Apps for a 2017 Playa del Carmen Vacation

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Technology sucks us in and absorbs our attention. It can seriously limit our ability to be aware and present in the moment. It’s something you can see frequently in Playa del Carmen. Rather than taking in their surroundings and enjoying the special moment of being on a Playa del Carmen beach, it’s easy to find […]

Great Mayan Aquifer Project Discovers Ice Age Remains Near Tulum

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Over the last six months, an expert team of archeologists, biologists, underwater photographers, and specialized cave divers have joined together for an ambitious project known as the Great Mayan Aquifer. It’s mission: to explore the extensive network of underground rivers and caves that permeate the subsoil beneath the Riviera Maya and document not only the […]

10 Awesome Playa del Carmen Souvenirs & Gift Ideas

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You know you have to at some point. Shopping. Gifts. Souvenirs. Memorabilia. Call it what you want, it’s a fact of life — and of any and all vacations. And anyone who has ever been to Playa del Carmen knows that 5th Avenue shopping is an adventure. Most stores offer up the same over-priced, imported […]

nightlife

Ladies Night: Drink For FREE Every Night in Playa del Carmen

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With all its amazing bars, clubs and restaurants, Playa del Carmen is becoming somewhat of a party destination. But after buying your plane tickets, paying for your hotel and daily expenses, who’s got dollar left for drinking? Well, if you’re lucky enough to be of the female persuasion, then you can leave your purse behind […]

The 5 Best Places to Hear Live DJs in Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen isn’t just known for its beautiful white sand beaches, it’s also famous for its amazing nightlife. As the town has grown, the nightclub scene has worked its way off the infamous 12 street, and has now spread all across Playa. You can find countless clubs, bars and restaurants here, but with the recent […]

Spectacular Mexico at Xcaret: This is How Mexico Feels

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Like a longing stare made in Sonora Dressed with the sea of Cozumel With the color of the sun throughout the whole body This is how you carry Mexico in your skin (José Manuel Fernández Espinosa) This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Spectacular Mexico at Xcaret. I actually went to see Xcaret Park‘s […]

arts-culture

6 Little-Known Secrets About Chichén Itzá

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Playa Del Carmen enjoys a privileged position among the Caribbean coastline. If you want to experience the charm of a tropical city by the shore, whilst simultaneously exploring the Mayan wonders hidden within Mexico’s jungles, then look no further! Amongst all of the archeological treasures here, Chichén Itzá is easily the most famous and well-preserved […]

Calles Corazon Project Seeks to Transform Playa del Carmen Through Art

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Calles Corazon, Streets of Heart, is a new project that looks to transform Playa del Carmen’s urban landscape through street art. From June 1st through June 10th, this ambitious and colorful project will set their brushes to painting and sprucing up the area of 4th Street Bis between 25th and 30th Avenues through wall murals. […]

Illustrations of Charles Hart-Benton Inaugurate Andaz Salon

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Last Saturday saw the opening of yet another new cultural space in Playa del Carmen: Andaz Salon. Andaz Salon is a unique concept designed to facilitate the encounter and interaction between tourists and locals with painters, musicians, film directors, photographers, and more. You know, the creative types. I had the great fortune of attending the […]

El Jardin de Todas Community Center: Everyone’s Garden in Playa del Carmen

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When writing about all there is to see and do in Playa del Carmen, I always try to make sure to include people and places that are either off-the-beaten-path or not necessarily on people’s radar. On the one hand, these are all things that I myself enjoy. Discovering unique experiences and alternative venues is part […]

Sharing Humanity Through Stories: DEmergencia Theater Group Playa del Carmen

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The talented troupe of international actors and actresses of the DEmergencia Theater Group don’t need a stage to share their talent. “We can even perform in a living room,” explains Giselle Audirec, founding director of this Playa del Carmen-based ensemble. Rather than memorizing a script and following the dictates of a director’s vision, DEmergencia puts […]

Le Lotus Rouge: An Art Oasis in Playa del Carmen

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“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.” — Akira Kurosawa — I’ve written about this place enough over the past few months, but I’ve never actually dedicated an article to the fantastical place that is Le Lotus Rouge. It’s my favorite place in Playa to go for a drink, and there’s no space […]