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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 ...
Finally, Tropical storm Andrea has pushed north and given the Riviera Maya a chance to dry out. After being cooped up inside for a week, all the kids are anxious, knowing that exams are coming up and then the last days
of school will be upon us. Many of you will spend the summer
traveling, perhaps back to your home countries to visit with ...
Last week, Playa del Carmen's Music and Performing Arts School, Explayarte presented its full scale production of the award winning musical, Les Miserables. The show ran for three nights to packed and overwhelmingly enthusiastic audiences in Xcaret's Foro Abierto. This is the 5th Explayarte production that I have seen, my 4th as a ...
You're invited to celebrate your faith and fellowship with others at Lighthouse Church!
Lighthouse Church has a Non-Denominational Christian worship service in Tulum on Sundays at 10:00am and will be gathering for service in Playa del Carmen at 6:30pm starting April 21st. Lighthouse offers ministries for women, men, and children, as ...
Just a quick reminder to everyone that this Saturday February 16 is the next Kilo Verde recycling opportunity. The kids and I went on our first Kilo Verde "adventure" last month to the installation in the La Guadalupana neighborhood in the north end of Playa. I say adventure as there are no signs on the highway for the turn-off to the ...
Last week, I was invited to tag along with a group from Explayarte to check out the new Teatro de la Ciudad (the theatre of the city) being built in the Ejido, next to the big Walmart on the Arco Vial. This one of several ambitious municipal projects being completed by the Municipal Government of Solidaridad. The invite came to us as a part of a ...
Every week, I answer dozens of emails from
people interested in moving
to Playa del Carmen. While I am always happy to give my point of view....my perspective on life here as a foreigner.....I thought it might be fun
and informative for "Life's a Beach" readers to get to know some more
of the folks who have made the big leap ...
It is inarguable that Playa del Carmen is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Thousands of people move here every year from other parts of Mexico, from the United Sates, Canada and countries across the globe. Their reasons for moving to the Riviera Maya are as varied and unique as the people themselves. Some are relocated here by their ...
For the past couple of
weeks, KKiS (Keeping Kids in School) has fallen way short of the number of folks they need to help teach
English to first, second and third graders at Pelopides School. Yesterday
they had only eight people, roughly half of what's needed.
Would you please consider
volunteering to help them out? It's only an ...
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! - We hear the mantra everyday. We see the ubiquitous symbol for the 3 "R"s everywhere. Our children attend classes and workshops teaching them the importance of recycling and how it benefits our lives and our environment.
In an encouraging development, the current municipal administration has implemented a ...