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The Municipal President of Solidaridad, Mauricio Gongora Escalante, announced the official 2014 Carnaval celebrations 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...
Today's online edition of the Playa del Carmen newspaper La Respuesta featured an update about the fight to keep exotic animals from being exploited to the tourist trade in Playa del Carmen. Those of us who have been a part of the process, sending letters and petitions to PROFEPA and SEMERNAT will not be satisfied with the comments issued by Carlos Rafael Muñoz Terab, Secretary of Ecology and the Environment. 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...
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...
Mayakoba, together with officials of the PGA TOUR, announced today that Mexico's Only PGA TOUR Event will move to November as the event joins the new fall portion of the PGA TOUR FedExCup schedule. The next edition of the tournament is slated for the week of Nov. 11 - 17, 2013. Read More...
Taking the time to enjoy local cuisine on your vacation gives you a greater understanding and appreciation for the culture of the country you're visiting. Food is one of the ways that people interact across cultural divides. Read More...
January 31 to February 3, the 2013 "Copa Riviera Maya" Regatta will take place, hosted by the Sailing Club of Puerto Aventuras. Read More...
You read all the hype about the Mayan calendar, the end of days, the impending apocalypse... right? Well, so did we and watched with much amusement as everyone outside of the Mayan world made their preparations. Some prepared for the end, fearing the worst, stocking their war chests and food pantries. Others traveled to sacred spots to celebrate the end of an era, unsure about what might come. Down here in the heart of the Mundo Maya, those who weren't somehow profiting from this whole phenomenon passed the day quietly, business as usual. Read More...
For years, residents and visitors to the Riviera Maya have been enjoying the fabulous cuisine and hospitality of Chef John Gray. His restaurants have achieved local and international recognition and earned the prolific Chef numerous awards and accolades. Now, you can enjoy the same great food and service in the privacy of your own home or vacation rental! Read More...
Have you ever wondered what life is like in a Maya village today? What would it look like? How would the local people really dress, eat, work, pray and go about their daily lives? Are you interested in a cultural experience more meaningful than a quick stop for souvenirs orchestrated by a big bus tours on your way home from the ruins. I'm taking about a full day spent in a remote village talking with the local residents, meeting with village elders, learning about the proud history of the Maya in Quintana Roo. Personally, I am always on the look-out for these kinds of opportunities and this visit to the town of Señor arranged by Ojos Mayas and Xyaat Ecoturismo Comunitario Maya was just what I had been hoping for. Read More...
Every year, I go on and on about the amazing work of the creative team, organizers and staff at Xcaret and this year will be no exception! The children's pavilion was awash with colored lights streaming through clouds of copal. Read More...
This year, Xcaret is not the only option for fun family celebrations of Dia de los Muertos! This year Parque la Ceiba extends the festivities with a full weekend of events for families in Playa del Carmen! Read More...
It's that time of year again! Halloween and Dia Day los Muertos parties are starting to be announced! This will be a running list of the events that will be updated as they are posted. November 2 - Halloween Party, Costume Contest and LIVE Music at Read More...
Excitement, elegance and glamour come to the Mexican Caribbean as El Rey Polo Club hosts the Roger’s Cup International Polo Tournament in exotic Puerto Morelos on November 8 - 12, 2012. Read More...
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