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Weddings in Mexico: What to Expect and Where to Get Married

So you’re thinking of having a Destination Wedding in Mexico? Congratulations! Deciding to have a Destination Wedding can at first be a little overwhelming. Most couples have lots of questions about what it will be like, where to get married and how it works. Luckily for you, I’m going to help you out with the […]

FOOD + DRINK

Amorino Mexico Brings Authentic Gelato to Playa del Carmen

Finding the right place to open the first Amorino Mexico store in this country wasn’t easy. Mexico is a large and vibrant country divided into 32 different states. Moreover, there are many large, cosmopolitan cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey or even Tijuana that would likely be a good fit for a company looking […]

ARTS + CULTURE

Glenn-Briggs Salon Combines Hospitality & Hair Styling in Unique Artistic Space

“A friend once told me that if you don’t like something, change it,” explains Thomas LeVasseur, director of the newly inaugurated Glenn-Briggs Salon in Playa del Carmen. So one day in December, Thomas decided to leave the cold behind him for a new life somewhere else. He first came to our fair city at the […]

FOOD + DRINK

The Grill at 1 26: Amazing Surf & Turf with a View of the Caribbean Sea

The other day I had the opportunity to visit The Grill 1 26 at the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort for dinner. I’m glad I did, not only because of the great food but because it also helped me overcome a personal shortcoming. See, when I think about where to eat in Playa del […]

Weddings in Mexico: What to Expect and Where to Get Married

Amorino Mexico Brings Authentic Gelato to Playa del Carmen

Glenn-Briggs Salon Combines Hospitality & Hair Styling ...

The Grill at 1 26: Amazing Surf & Turf with a View of t ...

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Ek Balam Review: My Favorite Mayan Ruins in Yucatan

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I’ve wanted to do an Ek Balam review for a while. Of all the Mayan ruins that I have visited, which are few in comparison to the hundreds of sites spread throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, Ek Balam is one of my favorites. In fact, it’s also one of my favorite Playa del Carmen tours. The […]

4 Best Snorkel Sites in and Around Playa del Carmen

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Whether you’re looking for vibrant coral reefs, extreme cave exploring, cool freshwater pools, gigantic sea turtles or sweet little schools of tropical fish, Playa del Carmen has you covered. Behind Playa’s picturesque white sand beaches and glistening turquoise waters, there’s a magical and colorful underwater world just waiting for you to strap on a snorkel and […]

5 All-Inclusive Tips for the Best Playa del Carmen Wedding

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Having your Wedding in an All-Inclusive Hotel is the perfect way to celebrate your special day. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony with just a few friends and family, or going for a full on extravagant event with hundreds of guests, choosing an all-inclusive will most certainly take the stress out of the planning and give […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit The Coba Ruins

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The Coba ruins are one of my favorite Mayan archaeological sites to visit. Set in the jungle and boasting the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, which you can also still climb, a visit to Coba makes for a great Playa del Carmen day trip. These expansive ruins, once the home to over 50,000 people, […]

5 Sensational Playa del Carmen Fishing Tours & Boat Excursions

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Are you one of those people who like to have some adventure at sea? Nothing Moby Dick or Jaws-like mind you, just a fun morning or afternoon sailing, swimming, snorkeling or fishing. Being able to head out to sea is one of my favorite things about living in Playa del Carmen. Some of the best […]

Xoximilco Review: A Floating Fiesta with Tequila & Mariachis

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The Playa del Carmen travel guru crew recently celebrated an early, tequila-filled Christmas on a floating dinner cruise down jungle-lined channels.The result is this Xoximilco review. Warning: Some names have been changed to protect the innocent 😉 The cool December rain had been falling hard off and on throughout the day. Bouts of tropical rain […]

FOOD + DRINK

Amorino Mexico Brings Authentic Gelato to Playa del Carmen

Warren Allan 0
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Finding the right place to open the first Amorino Mexico store in this country wasn’t easy. Mexico is a large and vibrant country divided into 32 different states. Moreover, there are many large, cosmopolitan cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey or even Tijuana that would likely be a good fit for a company looking […]

The Grill at 1 26: Amazing Surf & Turf with a View of the Caribbean Sea

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The other day I had the opportunity to visit The Grill 1 26 at the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort for dinner. I’m glad I did, not only because of the great food but because it also helped me overcome a personal shortcoming. See, when I think about where to eat in Playa del […]

6 Places to Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner in Playa del Carmen

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There are twelve months of the year, but only one has the highest honor of being known as the month for romance. Yes, February’s back and with her that ever special date for lovers. Come February 14th, the language of love will fill social media and the greeting cards of florists the world over. And, […]

10 Best Playa del Carmen Lunch Restaurants: A Foodies Guide to Playa

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Playa del Carmen is a great destination for many reasons. The great number of wonderful Playa del Carmen restaurants among them. It’s true. The beaches and nightlife are among our town’s most common attractions. But the food here is incredible, too. I’ve written about awesome breakfast restaurants as well as where to eat in Playa […]

Learn to Cook Mexican Food at the El Pueblito Cooking School Mayakoba

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“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez Fewer things in life are more sacred to me than a good meal. The colors, aromas, preparation, presentation, and then that first bite… I recently […]

La Cueva del Chango Review – Superb Mexican Food in Playa del Carmen

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Last week was good to me. Anytime I get to try a new place for the first time I feel a sort of inner bliss. In reality, it’s probably just the overweight glutton in me getting excited about all the awesome food in Playa del Carmen. Or maybe it’s the excitement of the unknown culinary […]

features

Weddings in Mexico: What to Expect and Where to Get Married

Heather Salvai 0
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So you’re thinking of having a Destination Wedding in Mexico? Congratulations! Deciding to have a Destination Wedding can at first be a little overwhelming. Most couples have lots of questions about what it will be like, where to get married and how it works. Luckily for you, I’m going to help you out with the […]

Keeping Kids in School (K.K.I.S.) in Playa del Carmen

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela Six years ago, Janet Lowe and a few acquaintances got together to discuss a problem. As residents of Playa del Carmen, they had noticed something that concerned them. “A group of us expatriates got together,” explains Janet, now […]

5 All-Inclusive Tips for the Best Playa del Carmen Wedding

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Having your Wedding in an All-Inclusive Hotel is the perfect way to celebrate your special day. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony with just a few friends and family, or going for a full on extravagant event with hundreds of guests, choosing an all-inclusive will most certainly take the stress out of the planning and give […]

nightlife

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 […]

5 Things You Need to Know About the Coco Bongo Show

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Coco Bongo tickets are a hot item in Playa del Carmen. It easily one of our town’s more popular Playa del Carmen attractions. While it’s not for everyone, those looking for Las Vegas-style entertainment in a Mexican fiesta ambiance will have a ball here. And why it may seem cut and dry, in reality, we […]

Xoximilco Review: A Floating Fiesta with Tequila & Mariachis

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The Playa del Carmen travel guru crew recently celebrated an early, tequila-filled Christmas on a floating dinner cruise down jungle-lined channels.The result is this Xoximilco review. Warning: Some names have been changed to protect the innocent 😉 The cool December rain had been falling hard off and on throughout the day. Bouts of tropical rain […]

arts-culture

Glenn-Briggs Salon Combines Hospitality & Hair Styling in Unique Artistic Space

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“A friend once told me that if you don’t like something, change it,” explains Thomas LeVasseur, director of the newly inaugurated Glenn-Briggs Salon in Playa del Carmen. So one day in December, Thomas decided to leave the cold behind him for a new life somewhere else. He first came to our fair city at the […]

BPM Festival 2017 Line-Up, Tickets, Where to Stay & More!

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The day has finally arrived, BPMers! Yes, the initial BPM Festival line-up is out and tickets sales have been announced for October 20th!!! 10 days of electrifying madness from January 6 – January 15! We’ve prepared a sort of mini-guide to help you better plan your trip. We’ll keep this quick and easy. Just click […]

A Fascinating Photo-Reportage of Cirque Du Soleil Riviera Maya

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Living and working in Playa del Carmen has its perks. The 300 days of sunshine, the stunning beach, the culture, the people, the lifestyle… Or being invited to see the Joya show at Cirque Du Soleil first and only Latin American theater. This November, Cirque Du Soleil Riviera Maya celebrates two years of operations in […]

5 Awesome Playa del Carmen Cultural Tours

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Playa del Carmen isn’t only a place to have fun at the beach. Believe me, I love going to the beach as much as anybody, but I also am a lover of the arts. In fact, there are many great Playa del Carmen cultural tours that many people don’t even know about. And while visiting […]

Gaston Charo Art Gallery

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Did you know that there is an international art gallery located in a hidden garden right off Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue? Wouldn’t you like to combine a visit to the Playa del Carmen beaches with an encounter with some world-class artworks by over 30 different artists? We thought so. An Art Oasis Hidden in […]

Playa del Carmen Nightlife: Top Evening Attractions

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Playa del Carmen nightlife is as stunning as its sunsets and beaches. Here’s a short list of some of the top Playa del Carmen nightclubs and attractions.  Do you enjoy heading for a night out on town whenever you go on vacation? It’s always fun to explore a city’s nightlife, especially when that’s part of […]