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This year, one of the Christmas Dreams projects is to answer these "toy wish" letters which were written by school children from the impoverished village of Nuevo Noh-Bec, which is in a rural area outside of Playa del Carmen. This is the same village BuyPlaya is supporting with the "Kicks 4 Kids" Holiday Sneaker Drive. Read More...
On Friday December 14, 2012 BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors and FurnitureMEX will host a Holiday Zumbathon to support the efforts of Christmas Dreams Playa. This fun community event will take place in the sports facility located on Av. 20 and CTM, beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 9:00pm. Read More...
Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA) has had government authorization to run a program for protection, conservation, research and management of sea turtles on four local beaches since 1993. (SEMARNAT. S.G.P.A./ D.G.V.S. 02652 07). During turtle season, CEA staff and volunteers patrol the beaches nightly to identify and protect nesting females, nests, and hatchlings. Read More...
Many visitors to the Riviera Maya contact us to ask what they might bring down from the United States or Canada to help the efforts of local animal rescue groups. Tierra de Animales, an organization we featured in our 2011 12 Days/12 Ways campaign, has published a wishlist of needed items that can be purchased up north at a fraction of the cost charged in Mexico. 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...
One of our favorite local not for profits, Hekab Be Library in Akumal, has published their annual "Back to School" Wishlist and we would like to help by sharing this with our "Life's a Beach" readers. We so often receive inquiries from customers and friends traveling to the Riviera Maya wondering what they can bring for the local school children in the region and how it will reach the intended recipients. The staff and volunteers at Hekab Be Library have been working with local children in this area for over 12 years and we were pleased to include them as a featured charity in our "12 Days/12 Ways" series which debuted last year. 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...
"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...