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Laura Winfree laurawinfree 25 February 2014 0

GREAT NEWS FOR RETIREES: MEXICO’S HEALTH CARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD

With so many changes going on in the United States, a spotlight has now been set on health care systems across the globe as a comparison... and Mexico has been noticed as one of the best. The 2014 edition of International Living's Global Retirement Index sets Mexico among the top 5 countries for …
Lisa Love lisa-love 23 January 2014 0

MAYAN TEMAZCAL CEREMONY AT TAO COMMUNITY

The Temazcal is an ancient Mayan ceremony similar to the sweat lodge ceremonies of the many Native American tribes of the United States. The Mayans used the Temazcal to treat illness, to aide in childbirth and as a means of purification for various religious ceremonies. The Mayan Temazcal is an i…
Lisa Love lisa-love 12 December 2013 0

THERE IS NO SEASON FOR GIVING

Around the holidays many of us, filled with the holiday spirit, are inspired to give. We give presents to friends and family, bake for loved ones and neighbors, and even pass out trinkets to our office and classmates. Some of us feel the holiday glow to the point of giving gifts to the mailman and g…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 7 December 2013 0

THE RED CROSS: SERVING PLAYA FROM TWO NEW LOCATIONS

Cruz Roja ~ The Red Cross located on Avenida Juarez and Avenida 25 has moved. Since the 1st of November, the well known, non-profit medical organization has been operating from their new temporary location in the Villas del Sol neighborhood while their new building is under construction. Thi…
Lisa Love lisa-love 20 November 2013 0

5 REASONS TO EAT HEALTHY IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Is there anything better than feeling great and eating healthy in Playa del Carmen, the land of eternal summer!? We think not! Here are our top 5 reasons to eat healthy in Playa! #1- Bio-Natural has a brand new restaurant location on Calle 26 between 5 and 10. The new restaurant is located …
Lisa Love lisa-love 15 November 2013 0

SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS AT YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME?

Thanksgiving is almost here and suddenly you are frantically organizing your holiday to-do list! Whether you're living in Playa del Carmen during the holiday season or vacationing, there are many different ways to celebrate at your home away from home! For some of you, it may be the first year yo…
Lisa Love lisa-love 11 November 2013 0

TOP 5 WAYS TO SPEND DÍA DEL PLAYENSE

As you playenses, (residents of Playa del Carmen) must know, this 14th of November is Playense day! Celebrate your PLAYAENSEness!! Wondering what to do in our special day,? Try one of these five options!, Warning- these options are for REAL Playenses!! Here are the top 5 ways to celebrate the …
Lisa Love lisa-love 8 November 2013 0

IS MEXICO SAFE!!???

Image credit to http://howsafeismexico.com/compare_mexico_us_cities.html "Is Mexico safe?" is a question I am surprised to still be asked here and there. It is a question that I feel qualified to address, having spent 9+ years living, traveling and working in Mexico. However, before responding…
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…