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In the spring of 2014, the Riviera Maya's premier music and performing arts school, Explayarte Escuela de Musica, will present Tim Rice and Elton John's AIDA. There will be three presentations in the Foro Abierto at Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, March 19, 20 and 23 and, or the first time, two additional shows have been added to the run to be performed at the Teatro de Cancun on April 4 & 5. Read More...
On Monday, after many weeks of protests and a walkout that shuttered schools all across the country, Mexico's public school teachers returned to work and children were welcomed back to their classrooms. Read More...
"Today is a good day for our boys and girls, our commitment is to continue providing quality education, but above all, we have to preserve the rights in our town for the benefit of the residents "said Municipal President of Solidaridad Mauricio Gongora Escalante, referring to the agreement between the teachers' union and the state government that resulted in a return to school without incident in all educational institutions of the municipality and the state. Read More...
On Saturday October 26, Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside hosted their first annual Charity Golf Tournament, the Seaside Rotary Golf Classic, at the Grand Coral Golf Course. Read More...
It's that time of year again! Halloween and Dia de los Muertos parties are starting to be announced! Just a few years ago, there was only one place to be on Halloween in Playa del Carmen and virtually no options for children hoping for a chance to dress up and "trick or treat"! Now there are all kinds of festivities and fun to be had for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. Read More...
On April 17, 18 and 21, Explayarte is proud to present Les Misérables in the Foro Abierto at Xcaret! This full scale musical production, directed by Shane Southcott, will feature a live orchestra and a cast of over 80 of Playa del Carmen's most talented performers. Read More...
Over 100,000 American teenagers and young adults travel to resort areas throughout Mexico for Spring Break each year. While most enjoy their vacation without incident, a small number are arrested, become victims of crime, or even die. Using common sense will help you avoid trouble. Read More...
For the past couple of weeks, KKiS (Keeping Kids in School) has fallen way short of the number of folks they need to help teach English to first, second and third graders at Pelopides School. Yesterday they had only eight people, roughly half of what's needed. Read More...
As tomorrow is the first "Kilo Verde" collection date for 2013, I thought this would be a good time to remind "Life's a Beach" readers about the opportunities for recycling in and around Playa del Carmen. Read More...
Loyal UNO to Go fans need not despair! In order to serve the needs of her regular UNO to Go friends and customers, Susan is still filling pre-orders from a limited menu. Appetizers, meals, snacks and deserts can still be ordered with 24 hour notice and will be available for pick-up from the store. Great news for the rest of us, also struggling to get through high season! Read More...
Do you have an aspiring young actor or actress at home? Does your son or daughter dream of a life on the the stage? Playa del Carmen's premier performance arts school is looking for performers for it's upcoming production. Following the success of Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, CATS, Seussical the Musical and most recently All Shook Up, Explayarte is pleased to announce its next production, the long running classic, Les Miserables. 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...
Mexico's famous department store Liverpool opened a shiny new location in Playa del Carmen and while I am not much of a shopper, I still had to check it out! We have been to Liverpool in Cancun many times to make some purchases of good quality housewares unavailable in Playa del Carmen. While the prices are unarguably very high, when you really need something it was nice to know you could most likely find it at Liverpool, even if it meant paying a premium to get it. Now that we have our own Liverpool, I fear my wallet is going to suffer. Read More...
RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico - The 10th annual Riviera Maya Jazz Music Festival will feature a one-of-a-kind lineup of some of today's greatest jazz performers. Nestled between the white sand beaches and verdant jungles along the Eastern Caribbean coast of Mexico's Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya will vibrate to the rhythm of Jazz for 3 days on November 22nd 2012 through November 24th. Read More...
Taste of Playa's Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that Diamonds International® has signed up as Taste of Playa's title sponsor for the second year in a row. Diamonds International® Taste of Playa will be held on November 18, 2012 in Parque Fundadores at downtown Playa del Carmen, on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Read More...
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