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20 Incredible Things to Do in Riviera Maya

Best Riviera Maya Excursions

One of the most amazing things about living in Playa del Carmen is that I get to be a tourist on the weekends. Playa del Carmen is located right in the middle of the Riviera Maya, making it the perfect hub to experience all the amazing tours and activities in the region. Here's [...]

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How to Visit the Tulum Ruins

Tulum Ruins

Set atop the Caribbean Sea, the Tulum Ruins were originally built as an oceanside fortress and are one of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico. Although the Tulum Ruins are not as grand as those found in Chichen Itza or Coba, I think they are definitely still worth a visit if not for the [...]

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Playa del Carmen Paddle Boarding Guide

Playa del Carmen Paddle Boarding

Have you ever done standup paddleboarding?  My first time on a paddle board was in Hawaii, but I didn't really fall in love with it until I moved to Playa del Carmen and started doing it on the regular.  It's such a fun experience and a great workout too!  Read on for my Playa del [...]

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Playa del Carmen to Holbox Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen to Holbox

Located on the northern tip of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, Holbox is a stunning tropical island and one of Mexico's most underrated beach destinations.  Isla Holbox delivers unbelievable beaches and tranquil turquoise waters for a completely carefree Caribbean escape. Visiting Holbox had been at the top of my Mexico bucket list and I finally made it [...]

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Swimming With Whale Sharks Playa del Carmen Guide

Whale Sharks Playa del Carmen

Not long after moving to Playa del Carmen, I got to experience the whale shark tour and it was such an amazing experience being just within reach of these giant creatures. I mean how many people can say that they have swam with sharks? Check! Read on for my swimming with whale sharks Playa [...]

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How to Visit Eden Cenote

Eden Cenote

It had been two months since moving to Mexico and I was finally ready to ditch the flashy beach scene for a different kind of adventure. Exploring a cenote (pronounced SAY-KNOW-TAY) was at the top of my must-do list and I was so intrigued by discovering one of these hidden swimming holes, which were [...]

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How to Explore Cenote Cristalino

Cenote Cristalino

Playa del Carmen has many incredible freshwater cenotes that worth visiting and are located just a short drive away from downtown. These hidden swimming holes are a fun excursion and great way to really explore the natural beauty of the Yucatan.  I was bored one Sunday and decided to check out Cenote Cristalino.

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Cenote Azul Playa del Carmen: A Detailed Guide

Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul is a hidden freshwater swimming hole not far from downtown Playa del Carmen. I had been to Cenote Eden and Cenote Cristalino in the same area, so I was super excited to visit this one and complete the trifecta!

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Bacalar Lagoon Mexico: A Weekend Guide

Los Aluxes Bacalar

Laguna Bacalar is a simply stunning lake located about 3 hours south of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. It’s a truly magical place where you can relax on wooden docks, hammocks, and swings that project out over the water. Bacalar is often compared to the Maldives with its overwater structures and striking blue [...]

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Day Trip to Isla Mujeres from Playa del Carmen

Isla Mujeres

Just 15 minutes off the coast of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a tiny island known for its picturesque beaches. It’s one of my favorite places for a quick beach escape from Playa del Carmen and makes for an incredible day trip. In this post I’m detailing everything you need to know to take [...]

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