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In celebration of Taste of Playa's 5th anniversary event, The Taste of Playa Executive Committee names the month of November ‘Taste of Playa Month.' 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...
About a week ago, a newcomer to the area inquired on the Ask BuyPlaya Facebook Page where one might try Zumba in Playa del Carmen. In my research, I found quite a few excellent options. Read More...
The BPM Festival will make its return to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for its seventh edition on January 3-12, 2014. With the dramatic increase in size and abundance of talent the festival has to offer, BPM has rapidly established itself as an essential music destination on the global festival circuit. Read More...
Rotary Club Playa del Carmen Seaside is planning to host their first annual Charity Golf Tournament and the event organizing committee is asking for your help! Read More...
There are lots of expats from the United States living and working in Playa del Carmen and all along the Riviera Maya, ourselves included. If you are one of them and you are anything like us, about this time you might start to feel a little homesick. With the 4th of July almost upon us, we can't help but remember the backyard BBQs, block parties and spectacular fireworks displays that we all enjoyed during our years NOB...north of the border...and start looking for a fun way to celebrate our own Independence Day with like-minded gringos. Read More...
Finally, Tropical storm Andrea has pushed north and given the Riviera Maya a chance to dry out. After being cooped up inside for a week, all the kids are anxious, knowing that exams are coming up and then the last days of school will be upon us. Many of you will spend the summer traveling, perhaps back to your home countries to visit with family and friends in more temperate climates. Read More...
Last week, Playa del Carmen's Music and Performing Arts School, Explayarte presented its full scale production of the award winning musical, Les Miserables. The show ran for three nights to packed and overwhelmingly enthusiastic audiences in Xcaret's Foro Abierto. This is the 5th Explayarte production that I have seen, my 4th as a corporate sponsor and the 3rd that Cat has participated in. 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...
On April 14, Rotary Playa del Carmen Seaside will be participating with other Quintana Roo Rotary Clubs in the Grand Rubber Ducky Regatta! First prize is a house in Cancun!!! Additional awesome prizes include a motorbike, home appliances, furniture packages, flatscreen TVs and much more! Read More...
The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside Chapter is holding a fabulous fundraising Wine and Food event on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:00pm at Casa del Agua Restaurant Roof Garden located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Calle 2. Read More...
Organizers of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival have released the concert dates for 2013. Read More...
The 2nd Annual KKiS Project Fundraiser will be held on February 28th at 11:00am at Wah Wah Beach Bar on 2nd and the beach. The event will be a luncheon and live auction with a wide array of amazing prizes donated by generous Playa locals and friends from abroad! The KKiS Project, headed up by Playa resident Gayle Collins, is an organization of American and Canadian ex-pats who provide support to under-privileged school children in the Playa del Carmen area. Their mission: to help keep kids enrolled in school by supplying uniforms, providing school supplies and backpacks, securing English language materials for the classroom and providing volunteers for the classrooms to help students learn English. Read More...
Greetings from sunny Playa del Carmen!! Once again, our little blog "Life's a Beach" was nominated for the About.com Readers Choice Award for Favorite Mexico Blog. I just found out that I am now a finalist. Huzzah!! But wait...it get's even better! "Life's a Beach" blog was not the only nod toward the Riviera Maya! Read More...
Just a quick reminder to everyone that this Saturday February 16 is the next Kilo Verde recycling opportunity. The kids and I went on our first Kilo Verde "adventure" last month to the installation in the La Guadalupana neighborhood in the north Read More...