HOTEL REVIEWS

Witness the Bioluminescent Beaches of Mexico on the Beautiful Island of Holbox

Here at PlayaDelCarmen.com, our mission is to help you create magical moments that last a lifetime. Vacations aren’t just for lazing in the sun, eating great food, and making the most of the all-inclusive cocktail list (although desirable), they are about rekindling your spirit, reigniting your soul, and reconnecting with nature. By booking your flight […]

FOOD + DRINK

Your Guide to The Best Sushi Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

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 […]

HOTEL REVIEWS

The Top 5 Most Romantic Hotels For Couples in Playa del Carmen

Whether you’re on your honeymoon, looking for the perfect destination wedding, creating the perfect proposal, looking to rekindle the romance or to simply enjoy a couples vacation in Mexico, Playa del Carmen is one of the best places to do it. The stunning white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and glistening turquoise water make the […]

FOOD + DRINK

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

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 […]

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Your Guide to The Best Sushi Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

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activities

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 […]

The Most Beautiful Rooftop Pools in Playa del Carmen 

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Sometimes being covered in sand, fighting the rough waves, and dodging that pesky seaweed can just get too much for a person… you long for a nice, calm, clean space, where you can enjoy all the views of the beach, but without the fuss. Say hello to rooftop pools, they will be your new best […]

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 […]

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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 […]

The Most Beautiful Rooftop Pools in Playa del Carmen 

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Sometimes being covered in sand, fighting the rough waves, and dodging that pesky seaweed can just get too much for a person… you long for a nice, calm, clean space, where you can enjoy all the views of the beach, but without the fuss. Say hello to rooftop pools, they will be your new best […]

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 […]