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Life in Playa del Carmen just keeps getting better and better! When we moved here, almost five years ago, the options for foodies and oenophiles were very limited. Having sold fine wine in a previous life, the transition from my gourmet lifestyle took Read More...
I've been getting quite a few messages over the past few weeks, Life's a Beach readers wondering “What's up?”. As many of you also follow this blog on Facebook and Twitter, you have undoubtedly seen the cryptic messages….the Read More...
Our departure day was an uncharacteristically busy one for me. Laurie had arranged a fabulous breakfast at Changes in Latitude with 50% of the proceeds going to support Holy Cross School. The Direct Abundance girls were there too, on the way to the airport, Read More...
Blissfully hangover free, I met up with the Tacos , Cindy and other assorted bloggers for another hearty breakfast at Estel's. My brother in law, Dave, another early riser, joined our group as we soaked up some sun and made plans for the remainder Read More...
Not surprisingly, our first full day on the island was a lazy one. The kids were sent off on a fishing excursion and the grownups recovered from the night before. Breakfast and Bloody Mary's at Estel's , our favorite place in San Pedro, brought Read More...
For the past few months we have been hearing some good things about the new Sunday family BBQ at John Gray's place on the beach in Puerto Morelos. So, last Sunday we broke from our traditional Sunday Funday in Playacar Phase 1 and made the drive north Read More...
Saturday evening at The Luna Blue Hotel , nearly 100 Playa del Carmen locals and visitors braved the oppressive heat and turned out to support Coco's Cat Rescue with it's first official fundraiser. Coco's Cat Rescue's is a non profit initiative Read More...
As the sun set over the roof tops of the city, several dozen Playa del Carmen residents and visitors took in the magnificent ocean views, enjoyed the cool Caribbean breeze and were treated to an excellent series of wine and food pairings and commentary Read More...
As many "Life's a Beach" readers will remember, Rob and I brokered the sale of Casa Ixchel , a lovely boutique hotel on Isla Mujeres last year. Last Thursday, on special invitation from the new owners, we made the trip across to Isla to Read More...
Last evening marked the first of what we hope will be many fun filled nights with the Nasty B.astards Band at the Blue Parrot Beach Club . The band will be in residence at the famous beach club every Monday and Wednesday from 5pm until 9pm playing favorite Read More...
After a long time away, the Kinnon clan made a trip to Bad Boys Beach Bar for the regular Thursday evening showing of The Nasty B.astards Band. It was a big day on the beach and the bar was packed with lots of Playa regulars, locals and newbies. Playa.info Read More...
La Ranita Bar on Calle 10 was at maximum capacity Friday night as contestants, sponsors and curious onlookers for the 4th Annual Playa del Carmen Three Legged Bar Crawl geared up for an alcohol fueled scramble through the streets in an effort to raise Read More...
Once again, Tony and Cheri at the Luna Blue Hotel hosted the "it" party for St. Patrick's Day! Packed to the palapa with locals and tourists alike, the Tiki Bar was hopping as Chris Bolister cranked out traditional Irish tunes and a long Read More...
Saturday evening, friends and supporters of Ak Lu'um International School gathered at Ajua Maya Restaurant on Calle 4 for an intimate wine tasting presented by Ricardo Garcia, owner of one of Playa del Carmen's best wine purveyors, Off the Vine Read More...
So, Rob and I have been on this peculiar "taco kick" lately. Not just any tacos, mind you, but the kind that most self respecting gringos turn up their nose at. Over the past few months, our tastes have moved from the well known and always delicious Read More...