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For the past few years, a caring group of Playa del Carmen residents and frequent flyers banded together to help spread a bit of Christmas joy to the less fortunate children of our region. In December 2011 this program, now known as "Christmas Dreams Playa" was able to provide gifts for over 200 children who might otherwise receive no present at all for the holidays. Read More...
Coty Villareal has made a quite a splash in our culinary community since beginning her top notch cooking classes to Playa del Carmen. This week Coty invited her friends and supporters for an Open House to inaugurate the new "Breakfast and Deli" at Co.Cos Cocina Cosmopolita where she will be serving breakfast and lunch. Read More...
Do you love musical theatre? Do you love Elvis Presley? Then Explayarte invites YOU to enjoy their upcoming production, All Shook Up! Read More...
Whether you are here on the Riviera Maya for one month, one year or more, keeping your children active and engaged can be a challenge. Children are not always content to hang out on the beach everyday. When we moved here, the options for children's activities were extremely limited. As the city has grown, the demand for quality children's programs has increased and the options expanded to meet the growing need. Read More...
Today was the first day of summer for most children. Classes and moving up ceremonies were all completed last week and many Playa del Carmen summer camps began today. Cat and Cole finally dragged themselves out of bed and into their riding gear for their first day of riding camp. Read More...
By popular demand we have once again put together a listing of summers camps and programs for children on the Riviera Maya. I have not yet heard back from all of the organizations who I have reached out. Read More...
The students in the 1er year of Preperatoria at Bachillerato Naciones Unidas/El Papalote School are conducting a community project in their Ethics and Values ​​class. Read More...
For the 5th year in a row, Vatel Club de Mexico and Flora, Fauna y Cultura Mexico have joined together to present "Aprendiendo con el Chef", a wonderful culinary event for children ages 5 to 12. This is the second year that this event has been held at Parque la Ceiba in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Read More...
Just a very quick update from our friends at KKiS - Keep Kids in School. School supplies are needed for the young students assisted by KKiS. If you are coming to Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya and have a bit of extra room in a suitcase, please consider bringing some of these items down with you. Read More...
Semana Santa is now upon us and if you are anything like me, you have no idea what to do with your kids for two weeks out of school. Many of the schools will be offering activities during the regular school hours but if sending your child back to school for his or her vacation seems a bit unfair, consider these interesting options we have found for "Cursos de Primavera" for local kids! Read More...
On March 20th, 2012, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the finalists for their 2012 Awards of Excellence. Our own Catriona Brown, owner/proprietor of The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos, was notified Read More...
With less than one week remaining before the third annual BuyPlaya 5K Spring Race, organizers, parents and local business owners are kicking into high gear for this exciting fundraising event for Ak Lu'um International School. On March 25 at 7:45am, participants will run, walk or stroll the 5 kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making a loop through the picturesque Playacar resort community and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Read More...
In Playa del Carmen, a slightly smaller Vernal Equinox celebration takes place on the ruins on the shores of the Caribbean in Playacar, welcoming spring to the Riviera Maya. Each year the Ak Lu'um School community comes together to recognize and celebrate the rites of Spring and the significance of this seasonal transition in ourselves and our daily routines. Read More...
One of our favorite local not for profits, Hekab Be Library in Akumal, has published an updated Wish-list for Spring and we would like to help by sharing this with our "Life's a Beach" readers. Read More...
The second annual Puerto Aventuras Charitable Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The money raised will benefit the High School in the Poblado. This school building is about 90% complete, and is in its first year of operation with 40 children attending. The teachers expect next year’s enrollment to be about double. Last year’s golf tournament generated $8500 usd and allowed the addition of doors and windows to the building. This year, the money raised will again be dedicated to continued improvements in the facility. Read More...
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