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Today, The MEXICO Report, an internationally recognized blog showcasing positive news about Mexico Read More...
The Municipal President of Solidaridad, Mauricio Gongora Escalante, announced the official 2014 Carnaval celebrations Read More...
For the third year in a row, The KKiS Project is holding a fundraising auction to raise money to buy school supplies that will be distributed to low income families and children in the Riviera Maya. The live auction will be held at 11 a.m. on February 20, 2014 at Wah Wah Beach Bar located at Calle 2 and the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Read More...
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...
After five fantastic and delicious events, the Executive Committee has decided that the 5th Anniversary year of Taste of Playa will be its last. Executive Chairperson, Monica Hartlief confirmed this decision to me last night by phone before making the public announcement this morning. Read More...
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Without the regular pick-up service that many of us were accustomed to in the US and Canada, many people living in Playa del Carmen are unaware or confused about their options for recycling. Read More...
"Life's a Beach" readers already know that Christmas Dream Playa has done a wonderful job over the past few years raising awareness about disabled and disadvantaged children in this region with their annual toy drives and "Letters to Santa" campaigns. Read More...
I don't care who you are or where you are in your life...when New Years rolls around, we ALL entertain the idea of New Year's resolutions. Should we make them? Should we keep them a secret or announce them to the world? Read More...
Have you promised yourself to learn a new skill in 2014? Maybe you want to rekindle your creative passion? Are you new in town and looking for a fun group of new friends? If you answered YES to any of these questions, Pop Choir Playa del Carmen may be for you!! Read More...
Every year, Riviera Maya music lovers are blessed with an extended visit from one North America's leading blues musicians, Brent Parkin. Brent is an industry veteran with 40 years on the Canadian blues scene and has shared the stage with such greats as B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Bo Diddley and John Prine. Read More...
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...
The language barrier faced by the English-speaking residents of Playa del Carmen tends to create a gap in local political activism and understanding. It can be a struggle to integrate into the cultural and political ambiance without a strong grasp of the political and legal terminology in any given language. In this series of interviews with some of our newly elected local government officials, we attempt to bridge that gap by detailing the positions they hold within the municipal infrastructure of Solidaridad and by putting a face on these public servants. Read More...
On Wednesday evening, Taste of Playa celebrated its 5th anniversary with a spectacular wine and food pairing event hosted by La Casa del Agua. Read More...
It's hard to believe until you see it for yourself but if you drive a few kilometers in any direction from the center of Playa del Carmen you will find tiny pueblos tucked away in the jungle with families eking out a meager existence and living without even the most basic services. Nuevo Noh Bec is one of these remote communities. Read More...
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. This is the time, every year that we reflect on everything that we have that is good and the people we love and express a special appreciation for the joy in each of our lives. It is also the time when we start to look ahead to the Holiday gift-giving season and perhaps take pause to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. Read More...
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