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Laura Winfree laurawinfree 21 June 2013 0

10 MUST-HAVE WARDROBE ITEMS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO

When moving to Playa del Carmen, your lifestyle will see a lot of changes! Your weekdays will have a relaxed vibe, your weekends will offer endless beach adventures, you can work on a killer tan, and the people here love to go out every night of the week. But my favorite part? Probably the wardrobe.…
Lisa Love lisa-love 7 June 2013 0

PLAYA DEL CARMEN FISHING TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS!

This weekend, May 31st and June 1st, the 35th Annual Playa del Carmen International Fishing Tournament took place in the Caribbean, with meeting points at Parque Fundadores in Downtown Playa. Captains and fishermen came from as far as New Zealand to join in the excitement and try their luck at winni…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 4 June 2013 0

XCARET AND XEL-HA RECREATE THE SACRED MAYAN JOURNEY

After seven years, the Travesía Sagrada Maya (Sacred Mayan Journey) has become an icon among Riviera Maya events. The journey recreates a local Mayan tradition where rowers take small canoes out into the Caribbean Sea, where they'll land at Cozumel island to worship the goddess Ixchel. The next day…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 28 May 2013 0

TRAVESIA SAGRADA MAYA 2013

The Travesia Sagrada otherwise known as the Sacred Mayan Journey, is a modern reenactment of an ancient quest by canoe to the tropical island of Cozumel to receive the oracle of the Mayan goddess Ixchel. This perilous journey begins under a full moon upon the shores of XelHa Park in the heart of …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 27 May 2013 0

AND XCARET DOES IT AGAIN!

The immense nature park in the Riviera Maya is famous not only for its endless activities and gorgeous atmosphere, but also for its one-of-a-kind cultural events that highlight Mexico's colorful traditions. This week was the Travesía Sagrada Maya ("Sacred Mayan Journey"), where over 30 canoes rowed…
Lisa Love lisa-love 20 May 2013 0

FIX SUMMERTIME STINKY DOGS AT HAPPY PETS!

Summer is coming so bring on the heat... and the not-so-pleasant pet smells! Treat your dog to a spa day at Happy Pets and give your furry friend (and your house) a rejuvenation! My little buddy, Benji, had his first visit to Happy Pets this weekend and here's what he had to say about it: "Erin …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 17 May 2013 0

BUYPLAYA AKUMAL SPONSORS LOCAL AKUMAL SOCCER TEAM

On Thursday, May 16, 2013 Akumal's local soccer team, Atletico Akumal Futbol Club, kicked off the 2013 tournament season with the ceremonial presentation of uniforms and a kick off party at La Cueva del Pescador restaurant in Akumal. The Akumal Futbol Club was founded in 2009 by the team's owner/ma…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 16 May 2013 0

ESCUELA DIGNA: PROMOTING LITERACY AND EDUCATION IN PROPER SCHOOL FACILITIES

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, Rotary Club members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advanc…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 16 May 2013 0

PLAYA DEL CARMEN: MEXICO'S FIRST PUBLIC BEACH FOR DISABLED

Welcome to the most innovative beach in Mexico! Playa del Carmen is proud to host the very FIRST beach designed for the physically disabled in all of Mexico. This public beach, funded by the local government of Playa del Carmen together with other government social service agencies of Mexico, is loc…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 8 May 2013 0

SUN, SAND AND BEERS AT WORLDWIDE BEACH SOCCER CUP IN PLAYA

Playa del Carmen had a huge beach weekend as thousands of spectators hit the stands for the Beach Soccer Worldwide Riviera Maya Cup 2013. The stadium was set up right by the ocean at Mamitas Beach Club, with sponsors like Sandos Resorts, the Riviera Maya, Corona, Gillette and Powerade. Qualifying…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 8 May 2013 0

VOLUNTEER TO HELP SEA TURTLES IN THE RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Flora, Fauna y Cultura de Mexico Experiencias Xcaret are looking for volunteers to help in their sea turtle conservation project. The time in now to help this endangered species! Join this volunteer program and participate in the effort to preserve these ancient beings. When? The nesting season o…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 2 May 2013 0

THE REAL STORY BEHIND CINCO DE MAYO

Back in the United States, we pride ourselves on celebrating Cinco de Mayo with such passion and enthusiasm that even the Mexicans themselves are unable to keep pace! Tequila shots, sombreros and a fake mustache or two are bound to make an appearance during the country-wide Cinco de Mayo fiestas in …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 30 April 2013 0

THE MICHELADA: MEXICO'S FAVORITE DRINK

When it comes to flavor, Mexico has a "go big or go home" philosophy. American food seems bland by comparison as Mexicans drown their cuisine in chiles and salsas. But here south of the border, it's not just the food that's packed with a punch: the beer will also have your taste buds tingling. Here,…
Lisa Love lisa-love 30 April 2013 0

BUILDING SANDCASTLES IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

What could be more fun than playing in the glistening white sand of the Riviera Maya building sandcastles all day long while enjoying the ocean breeze!? According to Jose Gonzalez, the answer is creating sand art SCULPTURES in Playa del Carmen. This incredible artist, originally from Argentina, has …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 18 April 2013 0

WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T BUY WHEN MOVING TO THE RIVIERA MAYA

When I moved down to Mexico's Caribbean coast back in 2005, I felt like I was in a different world every time I stepped into the grocery store or the mall. The store names meant nothing to me, the clothes weren't the style I would find back in the States, and the products lining the shelves weren…
Lisa Love lisa-love 17 April 2013 0

MEXICO: THE UP AND COMING MOST POPULAR RETIREMENT DETINATION IN THE WORLD

As an Expat myself, there was no shock in the discovery that nearly 30% of Expats living in Mexico are here for retirement. Other reasons included cost of living, way of life, and climate. But with economic crisis encompassing every area of the world today, it's no surprise that Europeans and Americ…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 14 April 2013 0

PITCH IN PLAYA- MEET THE PLAYERS

Pitch In Playa del Carmen is a non-profit organization started by local Ex-Pats and Playenses to help the baseball team Los Delfines make a dream come true. This team is made up of kids of ages 14 - 16 who all dream of playing pro one day. The team has few resources to help with transportation an…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 10 April 2013 0

SHOULD RIVIERA MAYA EXPATS SPEAK SPANISH OR ENGLISH?

Anyone moving to Mexico worries about dealing with the local culture and most of all the language. Even if you’ve taken Spanish courses, the idea of speaking with locals can be intimidating, to say the least. With all its slang terms, Mexican Spanish is a far cry from the formal “Hola. ¿Cómo e…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 20 March 2013 0

BUYPLAYA BAGS THE BEST MEXICO REAL ESTATE BROKER AWARD

BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, established in 2007, is a family owned and operated Riviera Maya real estate agency, located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Providing comprehensive Brokerage Services for vacation homebuyers and investors from the United States, Canada and across the globe, they have bee…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 11 March 2013 0

SNORKELING WITH COZUMEL'S STARFISH

After nearly eight years living in the area, I've been snorkeling many times throughout the Mexican Caribbean. I've had the chance to swim with stingrays at Cozumel, barracudas at Xel-Ha, sea turtles in Akumal, whale sharks at Holbox and tropical fish all over. It wasn't until this year, however, th…