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In the spring of 2014, the Riviera Maya's premier music and performing arts school, Explayarte Escuela de Musica, will present Tim Rice and Elton John's AIDA. There will be three presentations in the Foro Abierto at Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, March 19, 20 and 23 and, or the first time, two additional shows have been added to the run to be performed at the Teatro de Cancun on April 4 & 5. Read More...
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Without the regular pick-up service that many of us were accustomed to in the US and Canada, many people living in Playa del Carmen are unaware or confused about their options for recycling. Read More...
"Life's a Beach" readers already know that Christmas Dream Playa has done a wonderful job over the past few years raising awareness about disabled and disadvantaged children in this region with their annual toy drives and "Letters to Santa" campaigns. Read More...
Continue your studies with accreditation in Playa del Carmen! All Distance Education, Independent Study, Online Learning Programs, and Home School Programs are welcomed. Read More...
On Monday, after many weeks of protests and a walkout that shuttered schools all across the country, Mexico's public school teachers returned to work and children were welcomed back to their classrooms. Read More...
"Today is a good day for our boys and girls, our commitment is to continue providing quality education, but above all, we have to preserve the rights in our town for the benefit of the residents "said Municipal President of Solidaridad Mauricio Gongora Escalante, referring to the agreement between the teachers' union and the state government that resulted in a return to school without incident in all educational institutions of the municipality and the state. Read More...
Today, I had the pleasure of visiting the new organic/farmers' market organized in Coco Beach inside the Les Alizes Condominium complex. Located just of of CTM, the mercado is a lovely option for the many residents and visitors to Playa's ever-growing north end. Read More...
In celebration of Taste of Playa's 5th anniversary event, The Taste of Playa Executive Committee names the month of November ‘Taste of Playa Month.' Read More...
This week, KKiS - Keeping Kids in School started up their regular in class English reading and mentoring program at the Pelopidas School in Guadalupana. This year volunteers will be in the 4th and 5th grade classrooms every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Read More...
On Saturday October 26, Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside hosted their first annual Charity Golf Tournament, the Seaside Rotary Golf Classic, at the Grand Coral Golf Course. Read More...
It's that time of year again! Halloween and Dia de los Muertos parties are starting to be announced! Just a few years ago, there was only one place to be on Halloween in Playa del Carmen and virtually no options for children hoping for a chance to dress up and "trick or treat"! Now there are all kinds of festivities and fun to be had for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. Read More...
Part 3 - You have chosen a school and your children are enrolled. Now what? How you best support their efforts? If your children are very young and you plan on living in Mexico for a few years or longer, they will have no trouble at all picking up Spanish and making friends. While you are struggling to conjugate verbs and roll your ‘r's, your children will be speaking fluently in no time. Your role in this process is to make the transition as smooth as possible for your children. Read More...
How do you choose the right school for your family? Once you have taken into consideration the length of your stay and the specific needs of your children how do you find the best school to best fit your family? Read More...
School is out for the summer holidays but this is the time we seem to receive the most emails from families planning to move to the Riviera Maya with their school aged children. This is an article in three parts which will help you through the process and hopefully help you to select the best school for your children and your family. Read More...
Known not only for its amazing beaches and exciting 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen also boasts an immense art community that can be seen throughout its streets, shops, bars and events. The Mexican Caribbean city's local population includes a wide variety of artists, representing all kinds of mediums and performing arts from all over the world who have come to the Riviera Maya to be inspired, to create and to share their passion with like-minded adventurers. Read More...
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