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Laura Winfree laurawinfree 30 October 2012 0

LA RUTA DE LOS CENOTES

Explore a Mexico attraction away from the beaches, hotels and tourists of the Riviera Maya's coast. Adventurous locals know all about La Ruta de los Cenotes (The Cenotes Route), an idyllic place to spend an unforgettable weekend surrounded by nature. This extensive road begins just off the main h…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 25 October 2012 0

CHIC PARADISE AT MAMITA'S BEACH CLUB

Picture yourself sprawled out in the shade of an umbrella or on a colorful sarong spread out over the sand, earphones playing your favorite songs while you look out over bright turquoise green waters. The cool Caribbean waters call out to you with the sound of soft waves, the perfect way to cool off…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 24 October 2012 0

VIBRANT DAY OF THE DEAD TRADITIONS AT XCARET

Known for its lush jungle setting, endless cultural activities, Yucatan wildlife and breathtaking Caribbean backdrop, Xcaret is a theme park unlike any other. Every fall, Xcaret celebrates Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday with the Festival of Life and Death. This four-night event features visually s…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 23 October 2012 0

KICKING BACK IN PUERTO MORELOS

Locals residing throughout Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya always find themselves itching to explore everything the area has to offer. With so many amazing beaches and charming towns to discover, it's no wonder the region has become a favorite for expats in search of excitement, relaxation or …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 18 October 2012 0

LA CUEVA DEL CHANGO: A PLAYA FAVORITE

With so many restaurants to choose from in Playa del Carmen, it's hard to stand out from the crowd. La Cueva del Chango, however, had popped up in several conversations and I had to try it out! We met up with some friends at this eccentric restaurant for a relaxing dinner and were instantly greeted …
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 31 August 2012 0

EL JAGUAR DORADO ART & TEXTILE CRAFT STUDIO AND GIFT SHOP

Playa del Carmen, with it's trendy Fifth Avenue jam packed with galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants, curiosity shops, bars and cafes, has more than enough shopping to please even the most discerning shopaholic; but nothing quite compares to the distinctively unique hand made, up-cycled, re-purp…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 26 August 2012 0

ARE THERE GROCERY STORES IN AKUMAL?

Food is the basic need of our life. It is said that, “You can’t buy happiness hence you buy an ice-cream.” It is not humanely possible to go without food for long and if you are holidaying than the thought of it only is nightmarish. The gastronomical treasure of the Mexico Caribbean is divin…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 9 August 2012 0

VIDAS CLINIC BREAKING RECORDS FOR HELPING ANIMALS

Animal rescue and education for the general public about the importance of sterilization and proper care of animals is critical in a town like Playa del Carmen that has such a large number of homeless animals living in the streets and jungle areas. VIDAS is one of the many organizat…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 3 August 2012 0

CAPITAN DAN'S BAR ON THE FERRY LANDING TO COZUMEL

There is a NEW addition to the Ferry landing in Playa del Carmen with service to the beautiful Caribbean island of Cozumel! Captain Dan's bar! Hours of operation will be from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm. Serving quick coffee and breakfast items in the morning and drinks all day long! Meet Capta…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 10 July 2012 0

SLOW FOOD ON ISLA MUJERES

Isla Mujeres is an island oasis for golf carts and boats with incredible views, plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to choose from. An easy day trip from Cancun or Playa del Carmen, this tiny island is big with tourists and expats for its incredible variety of activities and laid back island attit…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 6 July 2012 0

EL TRUINFO- EVERYTHING AND THE KITCHEN SINK

If you are looking for one-of-a-kind home furnishings or have a hard-to-buy-for person on your gift list then Galerias El Triunfo is the place for you! They have everything you can imagine and MANY things you can't! Guaranteed to be slightly overwhelming and certainly a good air-conditioned time, El…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 2 July 2012 0

LOCAL RIVIERA MAYA ECO-PARK OFFERS NEW ACTIVITY

Xel-Ha, a world class eco-park located in the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen has a new eco-activity for water loving visitors from all over the world. Now visitors can interact with live stingrays. The stingrays live in the eco-park's tranquil crystalline waters in a naturally protected inlet wh…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 29 June 2012 0

A TRIP TO THE FISH MARKET

One of the best things about living in a beach community is FRESH SEAFOOD! There are are many wonderful restaurants that serve seafood prepared in almost any style imaginable in Playa del Carmen, but if you want the fresh catch of the day to cook at home a great place to check out is El Pirata. …
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 28 June 2012 0

TOP 5 TIPS FOR STRESS FREE TRAVEL

Most of the time travel is easy, but every now and then travel troubles present themselves. No matter how many times you travel the same route to visit family or to winter in Playa del Carmen, there is always a chance that problems will arise. Careful travel planning can go a long way to help avoid …
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 13 June 2012 0

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The quality of life that we experience living in Mexico makes up for any culture shock we may occasionally experience. The home and personal services available in Mexico are very affordable and go a long way to helping us adapt a carefree beach living attitude! Coming from a do-it-yourself culture,…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 11 June 2012 0

WAY OFF THE USUAL BEATEN PATH IN PUERTO MORELOS

Puerto Morelos is a small, sleepy, seaside town between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. This adorable beach town has some wonderful restaurants, many shops with Mexican Handcrafts, an incredibly wide, white sand beach with warm shallow water that is very safe for children or non-swimmers and a fabulous…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 6 June 2012 0

HAVE A COOL SUMMER BREAK IN ‘HOT’ MEXICO

It is said that with every end there is a new beginning and this seems to hold true for the tourism industry in Mexico. 2012 marks the end of Mayan calendar and a reason for many to visit the ancient Mayan state. With the emergence of many upcoming markets giving a rise to disposable income, a dream…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 4 June 2012 0

VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT SEA TURTLES NEAR PLAYA DEL CARMEN

One way to help protect the local environment, give back to the community and protect the flora and fauna of the Riviera Maya is to volunteer. Join the CEA to mark and protect sea turtle nests, to help collect and document important information about sea turtles and learn about the turtles that p…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 1 June 2012 0

THE LIONFISH - DAZZLING AND DANGEROUS

The beautiful Lionfish is a danger to the fragile ecosystem of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Lionfish are indigenous to the tropical Pacific and Indian Ocean, but are invading the reef system here in the Caribbean ocean. Before January of 2009 the Lionfish had not been seen in the Riviera May…