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The second annual Feria del Carmen Sport Fishing Tournament in Playa del Carmen will take place this Saturday at 8:00 am sharp leaving from the beach in front of Playa del Carmen's historic Parque Fundadores. First place in this exciting contest is a cash prize of 25 thousand pesos! Read More...
Learn how to mix Mojitos, Margaritas and other popular cocktails the way expert bartenders do by immersing yourself in the art of mixology with a unique hands-on program introduced at the Viceroy Riviera Maya. Read More...
"Accomplished: A room full of people who are passionate about tourism and social media." So tweeted Arianna Bañuelos from her @AryCancun twitter account at the close of the first ever Social Media Boot Camp for Riviera Maya Tourism. Looking around the room, I see people putting the finishing touches on their notes, asking questions, exchanging email address and twitter handles. Each one of them looks tired but happy. I have come away with a notebook full of information, cemented some friendships and made new relationships with smart motivated people working in this region. We all represent different industries and interests but each of shares the desire to promote Riviera Maya as a destination and increase commerce within the region. We also seem to share a passion for learning and a willingness to share our collective knowledge and experiences. Read More...
Playa del Carmen's first ever Beach Bocce Ball Event is coming to Canibal Royal! Hosted by Canibal Royal, Latido de Mexico, and Playa Maya News, this one-of-kind event is one not to be missed! The tournament will be held on May 29th 2011 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Read More...
May Day is celebrated in countries all over the world in festivals that draw their origins in the ancient pre-Christian fertility rites practiced by the Romans honoring the Spring Goddess, Flora. The elements of the modern May Day festival take their root in Medieval times and include music, games, parades, dancing and of course, the ubiquitous maypole. Traditionally festooned with bright Spring flowers and strung with colorful ribbons, participants each take a ribbon and in a choreographed pattern weave them around and down as they dance or skip around the pole. Read More...
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in grand fashion at Ajua Maya Restaurant in Playa del Carmen! Enjoy the exquisite culinary creations of Chef Gabriel Sanchez Gomez, a Master Chef of Traditional Mexican cuisine and help support Angel Notion. Read More...
On the morning of March 20, Riviera Maya athletes and families gathered in Playa del Carmen’s Parque Leona Vicario to take their marks for the “Run for Ak Lu’um”, a 5K race sponsored annually by BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors , Read More...
Playa del Carmen’s third annual Taste of Playa has been announced for November 20, 2011. Taste of Playa, the Riviera Maya’s premier culinary festival, will once again be held in Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. This day-long event will offer residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisines created by many of the region’s local chefs. Distinctive restaurants from all along the Riviera Maya will gather to showcase new menu items and highlight old favorites. Read More...
With just a few days remaining before the BuyPlaya 5K Spring Race, organizers, parents and local business owners are kicking into high gear for this exciting annual fundraising event. On March 20 at 7:45am, participants will run, walk or stroll the 5 kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making a loop through the hotel zone in Playacar and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Caribbean. Read More...
My friend Susie Albin-Najera recently wrote a very nice article for her website The Mexico Report that got me thinking. In her piece, "What You Should Really Worry About When Visiting Mexico", Susie recounts a few of the "hidden dangers" that one might encounter while visiting Mexico. As an expat living and working in Playa del Carmen, I too have my own concerns which I feel compelled to share with "Life's a Beach" readers. These are the Top 10 Things I Worry About in Playa del Carmen. Read More...
Headed to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico? Then Puerto Morelos, midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, is worth a stop. One of this region’s best kept secrets with its world class snorkeling and a LIVE music nightlife to envy, has a new claim Read More...
Today we got up bright and early, enjoyed the fabulous breakfast buffet at the hotel and caught a cab for Tlaquepaque. Everyone, and I mean everyone, told us that we absolutely must see this charming town. Everyone was right! It was quaint and picturesque and a shopper's heaven! Although the village has been absorbed geographically by the city of Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque has managed to maintain its own character amidst the urban sprawl. The delightful zocalo and cobblestone streets attract millions of visitors a year who come to shop and Guadalajara locals who come to stroll, relax and dine with their families. Read More...
Today was the first day of the big furniture show at the Guadalajara Expo, a twice annual event bringing furniture manufacturers and distributors from all over Mexico and the world. This is an enormous and very well organized show that apparently draws Read More...