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At long last, our beloved Mayte Vargas has her very own place. Mayte and her friend Ale have opened "El Bar", a cheerful, open air, rooftop bar located across from the Hotel Kinbe on calle 10 in downtown Playa. From my perch on the swings, I Read More...
Finally, after three months of hard work and countless hours of planning and organizing, Taste of Playa went off to rave reviews. The event saw nearly three thousand Playa del Carmen residents and tourists come through the grounds. Some came just to look Read More...
This week, leading up to the First Annual Taste of Playa International Food Festival on September 5, 2009, an event that features some of the most talented chefs in the Riviera Maya, tickets went on sale at various locations in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Read More...
The Mojo Zone was THE place to be last Thursday evening as musicians and music lovers from all over the Riviera Maya packed into Bad Brad's place to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of this popular live music venue! It was standing room only, and just Read More...
During the last few days of the school year, when many of the foreign students have already returned to their home countries for the summer break, the remaining children are treated to all kinds of fun activities. One such extracurricular outing is a Read More...
I've been getting quite a few messages over the past few weeks, Life's a Beach readers wondering “What's up?”. As many of you also follow this blog on Facebook and Twitter, you have undoubtedly seen the cryptic messages….the Read More...
Saturday evening at The Luna Blue Hotel , nearly 100 Playa del Carmen locals and visitors braved the oppressive heat and turned out to support Coco's Cat Rescue with it's first official fundraiser. Coco's Cat Rescue's is a non profit initiative Read More...
I have had the pleasure of attending the Andale Bazar for four years running and I can say, without any hesitation, that this was the best year by far! I don't know if the slump in our local economy is driving local residents, craftsmen, artists and Read More...
This Thursday evening marked the inauguration of a new initiative to promote art and artists living in Playa del Carmen and all along the Riviera Maya. Caminarte , conceived and organized by the committee 5th Avenida Xaman Ha in cooperation with the local Read More...
As the sun set over the roof tops of the city, several dozen Playa del Carmen residents and visitors took in the magnificent ocean views, enjoyed the cool Caribbean breeze and were treated to an excellent series of wine and food pairings and commentary Read More...
La Ranita Bar on Calle 10 was at maximum capacity Friday night as contestants, sponsors and curious onlookers for the 4th Annual Playa del Carmen Three Legged Bar Crawl geared up for an alcohol fueled scramble through the streets in an effort to raise Read More...
Once again, Tony and Cheri at the Luna Blue Hotel hosted the "it" party for St. Patrick's Day! Packed to the palapa with locals and tourists alike, the Tiki Bar was hopping as Chris Bolister cranked out traditional Irish tunes and a long Read More...
Saturday evening, friends and supporters of Ak Lu'um International School gathered at Ajua Maya Restaurant on Calle 4 for an intimate wine tasting presented by Ricardo Garcia, owner of one of Playa del Carmen's best wine purveyors, Off the Vine Read More...
In a departure from our usual Friday date night in Playa, Rob and I brought Jilly with us to meet up with J.J. and Kim and a group of their visiting friends down in Puerto Aventuras for "all you can eat" Texas BBQ rib night at Gary's Cafe Read More...
After two failed attempts, Cole and I were finally rewarded for our efforts with a great view of the Carnaval 2009 parade! This year, the floats were staged along Constituyentes before progressing south on Avenida 20 to the Municipal Plaza. The streets Read More...