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The Ultimate Guide to the Xcaret Parks

Xel Ha Adventure Park

Are you interested in visiting the Xcaret parks in Riviera Maya Mexico? You’ve come to the right place! As a Playa del Carmen local, I’ve had the chance to experience many of the Xcaret adventure parks firsthand. If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed by all the Xcaret park names and tours, I’ve broken [...]

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The Best Playa del Carmen Cenotes

Best Playa del Carmen Cenotes

While living in Playa del Carmen, I loved getting out and exploring new cenotes in the area. It’s such a unique activity and you really get to experience the natural beauty of the region. In this post, I’m sharing my guide to the best Playa del Carmen cenotes, as well as some even more [...]

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El Cielo Tour in Cozumel: A Complete Guide

El Cielo Cozumel

Only accessible by boat, El Cielo is a beach on the island of Cozumel where you can see a surplus of starfish and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters.

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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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Playa del Carmen Shopping Guide

Shopping Playa del Carmen

A trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico can often be jam packed with beach time, tours, and adventure activities. But if you’re looking for a more leisurely activity, it’s also a great place to spend a day shopping on the vibrant 5th Avenue. Here’s my Playa del Carmen shopping guide, including everything you [...]

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How to Take A Day Trip from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel

Playa Palancar Cozumel

One of the things I love about Playa del Carmen is that there are so many fun options for day trips. Whenever I have friends or family visiting, I almost always recommend a day trip from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. It’s such an easy excursion and offers some pretty spectacular beaches and [...]

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How to Visit Rio Lagartos Yucatan

Rio Lagartos Yucatan

Located on the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula, Rio Lagartos is a nature reserve that is famous for its variety of birds, flamingos, crocodiles, and other wildlife too. During my recent stay in El Cuyo, I explored Rio Lagartos on a boat tour – one of the best things to do in the Yucatan [...]

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How to Visit Las Coloradas Yucatan

Las Coloradas Yucatan

On the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula lay several natural attractions, but none as attention-catching as Las Coloradas. Mexico’s pink lakes are massive pools of color, and fun fact: they weren’t meant to be tourist attractions at all. During my stay in El Cuyo, I drove up to the Las Coloradas pink lakes to [...]

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Playa del Carmen Zipline Guide

Cenote Zapote Zipline

Aside from the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen, the vast majority of the Riviera Maya region is buried within the Mayan jungle. Little did I know (until my first adventure park visit), there’s an adrenaline-raising way to see it all: ziplining in Playa del Carmen. Who wouldn’t want to soar through tropical jungle landscapes? [...]

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Akumal Snorkeling Tour Guide: How to Swim with Sea Turtles in Akumal

Akumal Snorkeling Tour

Do you want to swim with sea turtles in Mexico? Located just 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, Akumal is a Mexican beach town known for its abundance of sea turtles. Akumal is a truly special place where you can snorkel with wild sea turtles right off the beach. Read on for my complete [...]

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