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Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 7 November 2013 0

MEXICO’S FIRST SMOKE-FREE BEACH: COZUMEL!

Mexico's Caribbean coast is making health a priority, even on the beach! San Martin Beach, located on the pristine island of Cozumel, is the first beach in Mexico to be declared "tobacco-free". The World Health Organization (WHO) was in charge of writing up the declaration making San Martin Beach …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 1 November 2013 0

XCARET KICKS OFF THE FESTIVAL OF LIFE AND DEATH 2013

Xcaret is well known for its beautiful celebration of Mexican culture and traditions, they have gone so far as to create a new tradition in the Rivirea Maya: to celebrate one of Mexico's most colorful traditions, the Day of the Dead, with the Festival de Tradiciones de Vida y Muerte. Xcaret brings a…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 28 October 2013 0

PAPEL PICADO: HOW PLAYA DEL CARMEN CHANGES COLORS

Mexico is overflowing with traditions, most of them with vibrant color, color and more color. From the bright red costumes worn by the Papantla Flyers and the colorful flowers embroidered on Mayan huipil dresses to the enormous hats worn by the famous Catrinas, Mexico's cultural icons always offer a…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 14 October 2013 0

STOP TALKING. START PLANTING! - PLANT FOR THE PLANET IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

In 2007 a vision was made a reality by then, 9 year old Felix Finkbeiner in Germany after studying the effects of global warming on the planet at his school. Felix immediately was interested in the subject and brainstormed with his friends on how they could help and make a difference. Inspired by Wa…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 10 October 2013 0

THE 4 KINDS OF CENOTES YOU’LL WANT TO EXPLORE

Any seasoned Riviera Maya traveler has been to a cenote or two (or 30). From the quiet beauty of Jardin del Eden to the zip line at Verde Lucero, these natural Yucatan Peninsula phenomenons are the lush, tropical Mexican version of the classic swimming hole. Formed by the peninsula's miles upon mile…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 14 September 2013 0

TOP 7 BEACH CLUBS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Looking to find a spot with cozy loungers, refreshing tropical cocktails, swaying palm trees, ocean views and a flavorful ceviche all in one place? The calm, teal-toned waters of Playa del Carmen's beach clubs set the stage for an incredible vacation getaway or a memorable weekend. All along the cit…
Lisa Love lisa-love 30 August 2013 0

TOP FIVE PLACES TO CAMP IN THE RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

The breathtaking beaches of the Riviera Maya, Mexico call out to the camper in many of us! Even if you hated family camping trips as a kid, you might very well fall in love with beach camping here in the Mexican Caribbean. Spend a perfect day on the beach framed by the sun rising and setting! Enjoy …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 28 August 2013 0

EXPLORING THE HISTORY BEHIND COBÁ

Deep in the jungles of the state of Quintana Roo lies a lesser-known Mayan city: Cobá. While this archaeological site doesn't have the renown of Chichen Itzá or Tulum, it's one of the largest ancient Mayan cities yet discovered and has the tallest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. Cobá is l…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 23 August 2013 0

10 MUST-TRY PLAYA DEL CARMEN RESTAURANTS

In the past few years, Playa del Carmen has transformed into a foodie paradise! Whether you're living in Playa del Carmen or just passing through, a visit to at least one of these local favorites is essential to experiencing this beach city's eclectic vibe. Almirante Pech The new kid on 5t…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 16 August 2013 0

YOGA BY THE SEA: YOGA WITH A VIEW IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Start your day off on the right bare-foot at Yoga By The Sea! Nothing is more refreshing than gazing softly over the majestic Caribbean Sea while aligning spirit, mind, and body with an invigorating Yoga session. Or end the day on a balancing and relaxing note while enjoying the incredible show o…
Lisa Love lisa-love 12 August 2013 0

EZ SNORKEL- MAKING THE RIVIERA MAYA REEF AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE

The Riviera Maya is world renowned for beautiful beaches, incredible SCUBA diving, water sports galore and of course snorkeling! What it is not know for is being easily accessible for those who have limited mobility- UNTIL NOW! Recently, the public access beach in Playa del Carmen built special inst…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 9 August 2013 0

7 WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT DURING A PLAYA DEL CARMEN SUMMER

Thanks to temperatures well into the 90s, it's easy to see that summer has arrived down here in paradise. You'd be surprised how quickly you get used to the tropical heat when moving to Playa del Carmen, but every once in a while there's a day when you could fry a huevo on the sidewalk. Here are som…
Lisa Love lisa-love 26 July 2013 0

THE TURTLE WHISPERER OF XPU HA

FAST WALKING along the powder-soft white sands, in the dead of night, at a speed nearly impossible to keep up with, we meet, Guillermo the turtle Whisperer of Xpu-Ha. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo spent most of his life in the United States in California and Texas. Thankfully for th…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 21 July 2013 0

EXPLORE BENEATH THE RIVIERA MAYA AT RIO SECRETO

Just five minutes south of Playa del Carmen lies one of the most incredible cave systems that you'll ever see. Rio Secreto (meaning "Secret River") forms part of the Yucatan Peninsula's famous underground river system, covering thousands of miles under the jungle in a maze of caves, tunnels and ceno…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 17 July 2013 0

8 BEACHES TO VISIT WHEN YOU MOVE TO THE RIVIERA MAYA

It's no secret that every single resort in the Riviera Maya has a beautiful beach. White sand beaches next to crystal clear Caribbean waters make for the picture perfect vacation destination down here in paradise. But until you make your life a permanent vacation by moving to the Riviera Maya, you m…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 17 July 2013 0

SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE: XPLOR FUEGO

The nights have never been hotter in the Riviera Maya jungle! One of the coolest attractions in the Riviera Maya invites you to spend the night! Xplor heats it up by opening up the park for nighttime fun! This new adventure is for a limited time only- Monday to Saturday from 5:30 to 11:30PM throu…
Lisa Love lisa-love 10 July 2013 0

TOP FIVE PLAYA DEL CARMEN CHEESY SOUVENIERS

Whether you come to Playa del Carmen on vacation or live here and go to the US for your vacations, at some point in time you are going to find yourself in need of some cheesy souvenirs. The need of the tacky, cheesy, cheap or gawdy is what keeps many souvenir manufactures in business and more than o…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 10 July 2013 0

CASONA: CULTURE, ART, FURNITURE AND FOOD IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Playa del Carmen is filled with culture and art, if you know where to look! Casona Furniture and Art Gallery is located on 25th Avenue between 26th and 28th streets. Casona has incredible interior design concepts and gorgeous furniture options... and recently they added an Art Gallery. Ever…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 1 July 2013 0

FLYBOARD IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Flyboarding is here in Playa del Carmen! Not just another pretty face among water sports, Flyboarding is a new-to-the-area water-sport where you can learn to walk on water, fly, do tricks and even dive like a dolphin! I almost could not believe my eyes, when I first saw this sight! I thought I was …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 1 July 2013 0

THE NEWEST COOLEST TOUR IN THE RIVIERA MAYA- XENOTES OASIS MAYA

The Xcaret group does it again!! If you have been to Xcaret park, you know just what a fantabulous job they do maintaining a beautiful natural jungle setting while showcasing the various cultures of Mexico. Their night show is enough to bring tears of joy and national pride to your eyes and make t…