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On Friday evening, Chef John Gray invited friends, foodies and members of the "Uncorked Club" to enjoy a special tasting of three wines from Mexico's prestigious Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards . This beautiful estate was established by Tru and 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...
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...
Life in Playa del Carmen just keeps getting better and better! When we moved here, almost five years ago, the options for foodies and oenophiles were very limited. Having sold fine wine in a previous life, the transition from my gourmet lifestyle took 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...
Last evening marked the first of what we hope will be many fun filled nights with the Nasty B.astards Band at the Blue Parrot Beach Club . The band will be in residence at the famous beach club every Monday and Wednesday from 5pm until 9pm playing favorite Read More...
After a long time away, the Kinnon clan made a trip to Bad Boys Beach Bar for the regular Thursday evening showing of The Nasty B.astards Band. It was a big day on the beach and the bar was packed with lots of Playa regulars, locals and newbies. Playa.info 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...