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In a rather surprising and spirited match up, the hodge-podge group of youngsters that makes up the Interplaya community youth team outscored the team from Colegio Tepeyac 5 -1. With just a few weeks of practice under their belts, this group, comprised Read More...
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...
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...
This year, our dear friend Kim, decided she wanted to do something "different" to celebrate her birthday. Great! we thought anticipating some fabulous dinner in a restaurant that is not one of our regular haunts. Perhaps an elegant evening at Read More...
Just Imagine Vacations, Inc., of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Hotel Akumal Caribe, of Akumal, Mexico, are hosting a “Women in Wellness Retreat”, a whole mind and body fitness trip in Akumal, Mexico on October 24 – November 4, 2009. The purpose 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...