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Mexico's famous department store Liverpool opened a shiny new location in Playa del Carmen and while I am not much of a shopper, I still had to check it out! We have been to Liverpool in Cancun many times to make some purchases of good quality housewares unavailable in Playa del Carmen. While the prices are unarguably very high, when you really need something it was nice to know you could most likely find it at Liverpool, even if it meant paying a premium to get it. Now that we have our own Liverpool, I fear my wallet is going to suffer. Read More...
Going to the grocery store can be an entertaining adventure in Mexico! We enjoy exploring the culture through their food - and visiting a grocery store is an excellent start on that journey. Read More...
The second annual Feria del Carmen Sport Fishing Tournament in Playa del Carmen will take place this Saturday at 8:00 am sharp leaving from the beach in front of Playa del Carmen's historic Parque Fundadores. First place in this exciting contest is a cash prize of 25 thousand pesos! Read More...
May Day is celebrated in countries all over the world in festivals that draw their origins in the ancient pre-Christian fertility rites practiced by the Romans honoring the Spring Goddess, Flora. The elements of the modern May Day festival take their root in Medieval times and include music, games, parades, dancing and of course, the ubiquitous maypole. Traditionally festooned with bright Spring flowers and strung with colorful ribbons, participants each take a ribbon and in a choreographed pattern weave them around and down as they dance or skip around the pole. Read More...
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in grand fashion at Ajua Maya Restaurant in Playa del Carmen! Enjoy the exquisite culinary creations of Chef Gabriel Sanchez Gomez, a Master Chef of Traditional Mexican cuisine and help support Angel Notion. Read More...
On the morning of March 20, Riviera Maya athletes and families gathered in Playa del Carmen’s Parque Leona Vicario to take their marks for the “Run for Ak Lu’um”, a 5K race sponsored annually by BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors , Read More...
Playa del Carmen’s third annual Taste of Playa has been announced for November 20, 2011. Taste of Playa, the Riviera Maya’s premier culinary festival, will once again be held in Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. This day-long event will offer residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisines created by many of the region’s local chefs. Distinctive restaurants from all along the Riviera Maya will gather to showcase new menu items and highlight old favorites. Read More...
With just a few days remaining before the BuyPlaya 5K Spring Race, organizers, parents and local business owners are kicking into high gear for this exciting annual fundraising event. On March 20 at 7:45am, participants will run, walk or stroll the 5 kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making a loop through the hotel zone in Playacar and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Caribbean. Read More...
My friend Susie Albin-Najera recently wrote a very nice article for her website The Mexico Report that got me thinking. In her piece, "What You Should Really Worry About When Visiting Mexico", Susie recounts a few of the "hidden dangers" that one might encounter while visiting Mexico. As an expat living and working in Playa del Carmen, I too have my own concerns which I feel compelled to share with "Life's a Beach" readers. These are the Top 10 Things I Worry About in Playa del Carmen. Read More...