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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...
Coco's Cat Rescue is holding a Silent Auction with lots of fabulous items at our Cocktail Party on Sunday, March 18th. They have decided to open up some of these items to the online community. Here's a great opportunity to get items such as Playa del Carmen restaurant tabs, hotel stays and more while helping a great cause! This auction begins on Monday, March 12th at 12pm and ends on Saturday, March 17th at 5pm. Read More...
Oh dear Lord, is it that time of year already? I'm guessing by now, most of you have recovered from last year's Three-legged Bar Crawl/Race so grab a partner, wring out your liver, get your drinking shoes on and get ready to do it again! This year, the event falls on St. Patrick's Day but you'll need more than the luck of the Irish to win this race! Read More...
Our friend Sherwood Freeman Anders (who some of you may know as Beachmutt) has extended a generous offer to animal lovers across the globe. Whoever is willing to come to Playa del Carmen and adopt Sarah may stay in her beautiful waterfront condo in Akumal for one week absolutely FREE! Read More...
I don't think there is a one of us, Playa resident and tourist alike, who has not noticed (or been approached by) the street vendors hocking photo opportunities with the animals, birds and reptiles native to the Riviera Maya. Recently, the offerings have expanded beyond parrots, iguanas and monkeys to include lion and tiger cubs, apparently sedated for the safety of the customers. While certain vendors have been detained for lack of credentials, still more come in their place with better and better documentation. 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...
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. In total over $86,000 mn worth of presents, school supplies and food essentials were distributed by "Christmas Dreams Playa" during the 2011 holiday season, an amazing accomplishment. Read More...
On March 8, 9 and 10 2012, a special 3-day International Women's Day Conference, We Move Forward, is taking place on Isla Mujeres. The conference is for women interested in life-long learning, personal and professional growth at all stages of life. It is a well blended event that combines daily inspirational speakers with practical interactive workshops, movement sessions (yoga, pilates, batuka), a connection/networking session, local entertainment and a history lesson from a Mayan elder. Read More...
Once again, Ak Lu'um International School, Mexico's first ecological school, is pleased to invite all Riviera Maya athletes and families to participate in the third annual ‘BuyPlaya 5K Run for Ak Lu'um', an exciting 5K race through the streets of Playa del Carmen. Sponsored by BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, the leading agency for Playa del Carmen real estate, the race will take place on March 25, 2012 at 7:45 am sharp. Read More...
Today is the day! After months of planning, construction and much anticipation Wah Wah Beach Bar in Playa del Carmen will welcome friends both near and far under its giant palapa on the beach, just south of calle 2 on the site of the old Cabanas Las Ruinas. Read More...
Last Friday, students, parents, teachers and friends of Ak Lu'um International School gathered at the school's jungle campus to inaugurate the newly finished Mariposas en la Panza - A Tropical Waldorf Gift Shop. Read More...
U.S. Consular Agent, Samantha Mason, will present another in her series of informational seminars in Puerto Aventuras on February 7, 2012. Held annually, these gatherings have become a valuable resource for foreigners who have relocated to the Riviera Maya, either full or part-time. Read More...
The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is proud to award two Excellence Awards in Mexico's Riviera Maya: Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office receives the IFWTWA Excellence Award in Destination Marketing, and Chef John Gray of the John Gray Group receives the IFWTWA Excellence Award in Culinary Arts. Read More...
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