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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

Moving to Playa del Carmen – The Ultimate Guide (for Expats) 2019

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Do you feel at home when visiting Playa del Carmen? I knew it! You’ve fallen in love with this slice of paradise! (who can blame you) Our team here at PlayaDelCarmen.Com is made up of a mix of American / Canadian / and English expats (not forgetting our amazing Mexican locals)! When it comes to talking […]

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 […]

10 Fun, FREE, & Unusual Things to Do in Akumal: Local Insider Suggestions (2018)

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Planning things to do in Akumal? Well, aren’t you the lucky one! My guess is that you’re bubbling over with excitement for your upcoming trip. You know why… Because pure paradise awaits! Akumal is the shimmering glimmering picture-perfect destination of the Riviera Maya. Celebrated for its unrivaled beaches, vibrant marine life, and GREAT location, you’ve […]

Puerto Morelos: Cancun’s Little-Known Neighbour. Discover this ALMOST-Forgotten Gem!

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Puerto Morelos is the little-known Caribbean gem every savvy traveler wants to know more about. This almost-forgotten town offers a serene and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of neighboring mega-resort areas such as Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It’s true tropical bliss. No doubt, you love your creature comforts, but I sense you’re […]

AKUMAL 2018 | 10 Things to Know When Planning Your Trip

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So, you want to visit Akumal… Who can blame you? I mean, have you SEEN the pictures? It’s paradise epitomized. Akumal (or Place of the Turtles as it’s locally known) is one of the Yucatan’s oldest coastal resort areas. Characterized by sublime beaches, stunning accommodations, and an array of natural wonders, it’s the perfect place to visit […]

Xel-Ha VS Xcaret: What’s the Difference? Our Honest Review (2018)

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What’s the difference between Xel-Ha or Xcaret I hear you ask? It’s a question we get a lot here at PlayaDelCarmen.Com.  If you’ve been debating which tourist attraction is best for you or your group during your next trip to Mexico, fear not, we’re here to help! Safe to say both attractions have earned rave reviews over […]

Do THIS Tour & Discover Something SHOCKING! Guaranteed to Leave A Handprint on Your Heart Forever.

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Prepare to see the stunning Riviera Maya in a new light on our Jungle Buggy Adventure tour! You can expect the unexpected. We love Playa del Carmen! Why? Because unlike its sister destination of Cancun it has maintained it’s Mexican authenticity even during the rise of tourism. It will forever possess an unshakable Caribbean charm! When […]

Playa del Carmen Vs Cabo San Lucas | Your Complete Guide to Choosing

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Your next vacation…Playa del Carmen or Cabo San Lucas?  Decisions, DECISIONS! It seems to me that you’ve found yourself in somewhat of a predicament. You’re having to make the choice between two of Mexico’s most celebrated gems.  Hard life! 😉 While either choice guarantees you an incredible trip, there’s no doubt that both destinations possess different […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Cancun with Kids || Family Fun for Everyone 2018

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Looking for the best things to do in Cancun with kids? You’re in luck! I’m here to give you the inside scoop. 🙂 Not only will I point you in the right direction of the top attractions, I’ll show you how to save money, and provide you with useful tips you should know before you […]

How to Handle a Seaweed Invasion in Playa del Carmen: Activities & Ideas (2018)

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When our beautiful shorelines are suffering the stink, fear not, there are plenty of activities to do when there is seaweed on the beach in Playa del Carmen.  Just when we all hoped the sargassum invasion had come to an end, many of us woke up to this… If you have just booked your vacation or […]