ARTS + CULTURE

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

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 […]

HOTEL REVIEWS

Secrets Aura Cozumel Review: Beach, Bliss & Balance on Cozumel Island

So this is my first official hotel review. Over the last few years, I’ve written hundreds of articles about places to see and things to do from Cancun to Tulum. Never have I ventured into the realm of qualifying a hotel in terms of whether or not I would recommend it, and what I liked […]

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10 “Normal” Things to do in Playa del Carmen at Night

Playa del Carmen is known for its crazy clubs, party lifestyle, and electric nightlife activities, but not everyone wants to party every night. Even the seasoned pros need a night off every now and again. But don’t worry, avoiding the party doesn’t mean spending a boring night at home… there are plenty of fun and […]

NEWS

A Gift from Mexico to the World: Tiziana Roma on Cancun’s 47th Anniversary

Yesterday I had the privilege of being in Cancun on the 47th anniversary of the city’s birthday. A tropical storm greeted the special occasion, keeping the city under a constant deluge of water for most of the day. It was as if Chaac, the great Mayan deity of rain, had decided to remind us all […]

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How to Stay in Shape in Playa del Carmen || Sports in Playa del Carmen

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Vacation time and vice are generally two things that don’t bode well for your fine-tuned exercise regime. It’s easy to see all those days watching what you eat and going to the gym start to fade away with all the different Playa del Carmen restaurants and the town’s lively and alcohol-induced nightlife. Of course, it […]

Top 6 Gorgeous Beaches to See in Playa del Carmen

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Hands up if you came to Playa del Carmen because of the amazing museum culture… no one? Ok, hands up if you came to Playa del Carmen on a very important business trip… still no one? Yeah, we know why you’re all here. The beautiful, turquoise water, palm tree lined, white sand beaches! In Playa […]

SUP, Moms! Stand-Up Paddle Boarding in Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen is renowned for its limitless choices of outdoor activities. How about skydiving, scuba diving, cave diving or even snorkeling, horseback riding or even kitesurfing … Every single day of the year you can find great Playa del Carmen activities, which is why this town is obviously such a popular destination for young, […]

The Most Beautiful Cenotes in Playa del Carmen: The Ultimate Guide

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Playa del Carmen is very fortunate to be slap bang in the middle of an area in Mexico that is filled with natural wonders not found anywhere else in the world. One of the most impressive of these phenomenons are cenotes! The Yucatan Peninsula is the only place you can find these mesmerizing wonders, and […]

10 Things Not to Do in Playa del Carmen

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Ever wonder what not to do in Playa del Carmen? Everybody tells you what to do in Playa del Carmen. “Go to the beach,” they say. “Visit the Tulum ruins,” suggest others. “Invest in timeshare,” pleads no one. That’s all nice and good, but enough is enough. Today, we’re going to tell you what not […]

The Hidden Beach of Puerto Aventuras

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Puerto Aventuras is one of the prettiest residential towns in the whole of the Riviera Maya. With its impressive marina, stunning residential areas, friendly locals and laid back island vibes, this is one hell of a place to visit while staying in Playa del Carmen. However, it does have one tiny little drawback… Although it […]

FOOD + DRINK

5 Fabulous Playa del Carmen Bakeries

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Who doesn’t love bread and pastries? Such an essential part of our diet, and yet sometimes it’s hard to find some good, quality baked goods. Not in Playa del Carmen. Famous for our dazzling white sand beaches, mesmerizing blue hues of the Caribbean Sea, and dance-till-you-drop nightlife scene, Playa del Carmen also boasts some incredible […]

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 […]

Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe in Playa del Carmen & Cancun

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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe is a chain of quality coffee and chocolate shops located in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The store’s products are similar to those found in most any other coffee shop around the world with two big exceptions: As its name suggests, Ah Cacao has numerous premium chocolate products which range in […]

Inti Beach Club – Where Ohmmm & Yummm Meet the Caribbean Sea

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There are more than a dozen beach clubs to choose from in Playa del Carmen. However, the majority of them have one thing in common: loud music and partying. Enter Inti Beach Club. Once strictly a holistic center on the beach, the chic and comfortable space now fusions the ohm of yoga and wellness with […]

Mayakoba Beer & Street Food Fest Returns To Playa del Carmen

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It’s a good thing they didn’t make us wait another year. After its successful first edition in October of last year, the Mayakoba Beer & Street Food Fest returns to El Pueblito Mayakoba on March 11th with another round of craft brew and gourmet street food. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. This is great […]

Frida Kahlo Restaurant Review: Creative Cuisine with a Touch of Frida

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Frida Kahlo Restaurant in Playa del Carmen is a 5th Avenue eatery that combines the arts of one of Mexico’s great painters with the art of Mexican cuisine. In addition to the great atmosphere and wonderful food, the Frida Kahlo Restaurant also offers a dining table mapping experience in tribute to Mexico’s favorite daughter. We […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 things to do in Playa del Carmen. 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, […]

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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 […]

1st Caribbean Dance Encounter

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Starting next week, Playa del Carmen will play host to a spectacular program dedicated to the beautiful art of dance. Called the 1st Caribbean Dance Encounter, or Primer Encuentro de Danza del Caribe, the event will take place from April 23rd through the 29th at a variety of venues and dance academies throughout the city. […]

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 […]

Casa de los Venados: Mexico’s Largest Private Collection of Folk Art in Valladolid

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Casa de los Venados (House of the Deer) in Valladolid is a private museum in Valladolid, Yucatan, which houses over 3,000 pieces of Mexican folk art. It’s the largest of its kind in all of Mexico, and it’s open to the public for a small donation of just 80 pesos. Here’s what you need to […]

5 Awesome Museums In and Around Playa del Carmen

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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say the words Riviera Maya? No need to answer. I have the same white sand beach and blue hues in my head. But what else do you think about when you think of destinations like Cancun or Playa del Carmen? I’ll bet this much, […]