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The 4th of July almost upon us and if you are anything like me, about this time you might start to feel a little homesick. 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...
One of our favorite charitable organizations, The KKiS Project (Keeping Kids in School) has one major fund raising event each year, an exciting live auction which his held in February. The money raised at this fun event pays for all the curriculum used in the classrooms throughout the school year as well as the backpacks and supplies that are distributed to needy students in Solidaridad. 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...
Barbara Anderson, finance columnist for the publication Milenio, speaks in her column "Nada personal solo negocios" ("Nothing Personal, Just Business") about the show center for the famous Cirque du Soleil that will be built in the Riviera Maya. 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...
On Sunday November 24th, Taste of Playa was held once again in the beautiful Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Now in its 5th year, Taste of Playa has grown to be one of the most anticipated events of the year, drawing visitors to the city of Playa del Carmen to sample the cuisine of 40 or more international chefs who have come to the Riviera Maya from all across the globe. 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...
Arielle Newman, the owner of Yoga by the Sea is teaming up with best selling wellness author Sedena Cappannelli for a week-long yoga-wellness retreat. 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...
Today, I had the pleasure of visiting the new organic/farmers' market organized in Coco Beach inside the Les Alizes Condominium complex. Located just of of CTM, the mercado is a lovely option for the many residents and visitors to Playa's ever-growing north end. Read More...
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