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Warren Allan

Warren Allan
Warren is the content curator and social media manager at PlayaDelCarmen.com. His travels have taken him through Europe, the U.S., South America and now Playa. A foodie at heart and belly to prove it, Warren enjoys sharing the local culture and hidden treasures with you. Have questions? He’s your man.

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

4th Annual Rally Maya Mexico to Finish in Playa del Carmen

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The Rally Maya Mexico, returns to the Yucatan Peninsula May 19th through the 28th of May with the participation of 110 competitors from Mexico and around the world. This traditional competition and exhibition, which brings together antique car lovers, will promote the natural, cultural, gastronomic, and historical wealth of the Yucatan Peninsula as well as […]

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 […]

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 […]