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One of the many fun, and often confusing aspects of life in Playa del Carmen is the preponderance of small parades that just pop up at seemingly random times. I can't tell you how many times I have been in town, running errands or picking up dinner, Read More...
Mexico is a proud country. Even here in Playa del Carmen, a diverse, young city with a melange of residents, from all walks of life and from all over Mexico, on this day they are all one. At 11:00 pm a cacophony of sound and noise is magically orchestrated Read More...
Attending Polo matches has always been a favorite family activity of ours, one that we enjoyed every summer back in Saratoga Springs. Now, thanks to my pal Catriona Brown up in Puerto Morelos, I am kept up to date on the Polo schedule at El Rey Polo Club. Read More...
Recently, Captain Dave invested in a new sound system, some top of the line equipment to support Playa's favorite house band, The Nasty B.astards. We have been a little tied up lately, getting the kids settled back into school, working with clients Read More...
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...
Greetings "Life's a Beach" readers. This is an article written for the August newsletter for the regional interest website, SacBe . If you haven't yet signed up for an email subscription to receive this informative publication, you can Read More...
Yesterday, Taste of Playa Executive committee members Monica Hartlief and Nicola Inwood met with local goverment officials at the Municipal Jail to make a gift of much needed medicines and much appreciated sporting equipment for the inmates of the prison. Read More...
The upstairs terrace dining room at La Route des Vins was packed to the rafters with the organizors, volunteers and sponsors of Equine Therapy of Playa del Carmen. Nearly 100 local residents filled the tables and then some in this popular upscale eatery 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...
Coco's Cat Rescue in cooperation with Jen Smith with S.P.A.Y . in Akumal, Dra.Sandra Valdez from the perrera and the municipality will be holding a free sterilization clinic today, tomorrow and Sunday in the Centro Comunitario in Colonia Ejido, Playa 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...