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Angel Notion would like to give you the opportunity to WIN a 2011 NEW FORD Eco sport . Raffle STARTING TONIGHT on 5th Avenue and 14th Street. 500 pesos or 50 bucks and ONLY 1500 tickets to be sold. You can buy the tickets starting this evening or go to Read More...
Malix Pek Playa del Carmen Malix Pek A.C., started in 2008, is a registered non-profit (Asociación Civil) comprised of a group of Volunteers dedicated to the rescue and adoption of abandoned and mistreated dogs. Malix is Maya for dog of no origin or colloquially, "street dog", and describes the dogs that this organization was formed to assist. Malix Pek was started by a group of local people who loves dogs and all animals. Their goal is to decrease the number of street dogs here in Playa del Carmen. Read More...
Coco's Cat Rescue provides free or low cost spay/neuter surgeries and basic pet care to those on a low income. While the primary focus is cats, Coco's clinic also provides spay/neuter services for dogs through grants from Sociedad Protección Animales de Peninsula (SPAP) and Veterinarios Internacionales Dedicados a Animales Sanos (VIDAS). CCR is also committed to education which encourages responsible pet ownership and challenges negative associations with feral cats and consequent cruelty. Their long term mission is to greatly increase the number of animals that they are able to assist and expand their model to embrace other local areas in need of services. Read More...
"On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...." This beloved traditional holiday song is the inspiration for a seasonal blog series, "12 Days/12 Ways", an effort to draw attention to 12 worthy not for profit groups in Playa Read More...
This is a beautiful, fully furnished 2-story Mexican Colonial villa located in the exclusive golf course community of Playacar and inside a secondary gated neighborhood called Club Real. The ensuite upstairs master bedroom with balcony and dressing area stretches the entire width of the house and provides a wide overview of the back yard. Read More...
On Sunday, December 5, parents and children from all across the Riviera Maya and as far away as Mexico City gathered together at Ak Lu’um International School in Playa del Carmen , to participate in the 1st annual Family Eco-Challenge , a contest Read More...
Every once in a while, when I am really starting to be concerned that I am raising my children in a party town, a den of iniquity completely lacking in any cultural integrity, an opportunity like this pops up. A few weeks back, just before Taste of Playa, we were invited to attend a special event at Xcaret, a wine tasting evening organized to kick off the 1st annual Festival of Mexican Wines scheduled for March 9-12 2011. Some of Mexico's finest wine producers, Santo Thomas, Monte Xanic, Casa Domecq and Casa Madero, offered tastes of more than 20 of their best wines to a crowd of over 1000. Read More...
I'm hoping this is a good thing as several people have approached me in the grocery store (people I do not know) and said "Taste of Playa, si?" gesturing toward my ever present TOP baseball cap. "Bueno, bonito, barato!" they exclaim enthusiastically! I smile in return and nod my head. "Si, si. Gracias por venir." I reply in my very best, most polite Spanish. Read More...
Located in the quiet suburban neighborhood known as the Campestre, just across the highway from Playacar Phase 2, this newly constructed ultra modern home awaits. The home is nearly completed with only finish work left to be done. The Campestre is an exclusive residential neighborhood only 3 minutes from the Central Maya shopping mall and 10 minutes from central Playa del Carmen. The neighborhood surrounds a quiet central park with a church and ball courts. This is an ideal location for a family with children. This unique home has a private pool and beautiful jungle views from the rooftop terrace. Read More...
The Riviera Maya is abuzz with activity and excitement this week as Cancun welcomes the delegates of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. As the host country, Mexico is conduction an inclusive conference with the aim of building understanding among the Parties to ensure that COP16/CMP6 deliver concrete and effective results to tackle the global challenge of climate change. Mexico has encouraged broad participation in the conference as well as extensive dialogue in the collective search for common solutions. Read More...
Continuing Angel Notion's mission for this Christmas in Playa del Carmen and the surrounding areas, everyone at the Angel Notion Clinic is busy preparing to make this holiday season a happy one for the less fortunate residents of the Riviera Maya. There is much work to do, and many toys and much food to be amassed. We look to you, once again to help fulfill the dreams of as many local children and families as possible. Read More...
Are you in Playa del Carmen for Thanksgiving this year? How about spending your day on the beach instead of in the kitchen. Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club has a fabulous menu planned for the day that is hard to pass up. Read More...
This past Monday, Chef John Gray opened his kitchen at the crack of dawn and started his team prepping for the inauguration of his new breakfast menu! John Gray's Downtown in Cancun has been open for breakfast for a few months now and attracting quite a following among the stylish professionals in this crazy coastal resort city. Finally, with high season closing in quickly, it was time to bring Chef Gray's signature breakfast creations to his Playa del Carmen venue, John Gray's Place in Calle Corozon. Read More...
Ak Lu'um International School , the first ecological school in Mexico invites you to take part in the 1st Annual Eco-Challenge on Sunday December 5th 2010! The Contest: As a family, design and build a unique toy or game that does not harm the environment Read More...
On Monday, I was invited to attend a conference with local environmental groups presenting their various projects to the local media and representatives from the Office of Environmental Affairs for the Municipal Government of Solidaridad. Held in the grand auditorium of the Municipal Plaza, six eco initiatives were presented for the consideration of the assembly including Ak Lu'um International School and their 1st annual "Eco-Reto", a challenge for local families to design and build the best eco-friendly toy. Read More...
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