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Sarah Barlow

Sarah Barlow
Sarah is a travel enthusiast from England, who swapped the rainy clouds of Manchester for beachside bliss in Playa Del Carmen. If she’s not salsa dancing by the shore, you’ll find her soaking up the sun in one of her favorite rooftop party pools. Sarah is the content and social media manager here at PlayaDelCarmen.com

10 Fun Things to do in Playa Del Carmen When it Rains

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It’s mainly all sunshine and blue skies here in Playa Del Carmen. But when it rains, it pours. That said, even during the rainy season, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful, paradise beaches, outdoor activities, site seeing, and much more. However, if you are planning to vacation here between the months of June-October be […]

My Honest Review of ‘The Royal’ Hotel in Downtown Playa Del Carmen

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Living like a King intuitively means spending like one, right? Wrong.  In these hard economic times, even flamboyance is seeking some economy. There are places on this earth where a $100,00 pay cheque is as good as nothing but in other places (like Mexico) as little as $1,500 per person means you can live in […]

10 Awesome Hotels for Families of 5+ in Playa del Carmen – Mexico

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Finding hotels that cater to families of 5 can be a pain in the butt, we hear you! We’re not afraid to admit that the travel industry is failing large families. We agree that the vast majority of accommodations around the world are geared towards families made up of mom, dad, and two children. Here […]

Witness the Fall Equinox Awaken the 10-Story Serpent That Slithers down Chichen Itza

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One of the most monumental moments of the year is almost upon us, the fall equinox. What Is an Equinox and Why Is It so Special? An equinox is a fleeting moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun’s disk. This spectacular phenomenon only happens twice a year, once in the Spring, and once in Autumn. During […]

The Ultimate Single Guys Guide To Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen is the perfect destination for single guys. Why? Because it’s filled with chic Europeans, cool Mexicans, and hot Russian models. That’s why. All you have to do is stroll down the pedestrian only-treasure known as 5th Avenue to witness just how internationalized this place really is. Add the easy going ‘Playa’ lifestyle into […]

Fat Cat Catamaran Review: Here’s What to Expect!

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Are YOU thinking about booking a Catamaran Tour in Playa del Carmen? With catamaran tours surging in popularity in the Riviera Maya, we realize it may be a little difficult deciding which one to pick. I mean,  there’s so much choice! That’s where we come in… Luckily, we have tried and tested all of the tours in the area, and it’s […]

15 Awe-Inspiring Vacation Snaps That Will Make You Want To Get Creative With Your Own Photos

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Here at PlayaDelCarmen.com, our mission is to help you create wonderful memories that last a lifetime.  A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away forever, so, what better way to look back on your trip than with some awesome photos! In this article, cast your eye over 15 incredible examples of people getting creative with […]

Discover the ‘Real Mexico’ on Our ‘Jungle Buggy Adventure’ Tour!

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Prepare to see the stunning Riviera Maya in a new light on our Jungle Buggy Adventure tour! When thinking about visiting Mexico it is easy to become mesmerized by the glistening sands and turquoise colors of the sea, as you flick through your travel brochure. However,  there is another lush side of paradise that often goes […]

How to Survive in Playa Del Carmen Without Speaking Spanish

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‘I Don’t Speak Spanish’ When I decided to uproot my life from England to Playa del Carmen, I didn’t speak one word of Spanish. Some call me crazy, I prefer the word spontaneous. I’ll admit, traveling somewhere you don’t know the language can be a little daunting. However, if you don’t speak Spanish, let me […]

THIS Is What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Pack for Your Playa Del Carmen Vacation

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Not sure what to pack for your Playa del Carmen vacation? We know the feeling! Whether it’s your first time traveling overseas or you’re a seasoned globetrotter, it’s always useful to have inside knowledge from someone who lives here to ensure you get the best out of your trip. So, if you’ve packed and unpacked 4 […]