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6 Little-Known Secrets About Chichén Itzá

Sarah Barlow
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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

Illustrations of Charles Hart-Benton Inaugurate Andaz Salon

Lisa Wright
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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 […]

A Fascinating Photo-Reportage of Cirque Du Soleil Riviera Maya

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

Lisa Wright
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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 […]

Riviera Maya Film Festival to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

Sharing Humanity Through Stories: DEmergencia Theater Group Playa del Carmen

Lisa Wright
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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 […]

5 Awesome Playa del Carmen Cultural Tours

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

Lisa Wright
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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 […]

Illustrations of Charles Hart-Benton Inaugurate Andaz Salon