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The Best Rooftop Pools in Playa del Carmen

The Best Rooftop Pools in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has some pretty amazing beaches but sometimes a rooftop pool is a nice break from the beach and a little more practical.  At a pool you won't have to bother with sand, seaweed, saltwater, or obnoxious beach vendors.  Plus, you have all day access to comfortable lounge chairs, an umbrella for shade, [...]

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The Best Hotels in Playa del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort

Wondering where to stay in the Riviera Maya?  Before I moved to Playa del Carmen, I worked for a luxury hotel brand for six years so talking about hotels is something I definitely get excited about!  My friends sometimes tease me for being a hotel snob because I got used to some pretty high standards [...]

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The Best Swimsuits for Mexico
(or any beach vacation!)

The Best Swimsuits for Mexico

Are you headed to Mexico and looking for a cute new swimsuit for your trip? While I was living in Playa del Carmen, I practically lived in a bikini. Or least had one handy at all times for an impromptu beach trip. Here’s my roundup of the best swimsuits for Mexico, including bikinis, one-piece [...]

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The Perfect Playa del Carmen Itinerary for a Girls Getaway

Thompson Hotel Playa del Carmne

Fact: A girls trip is good for the soul. I mean what’s better than sipping margs and soaking up the sunshine on a beach in Mexico with your best friends?? Honestly some of my favorite Playa del Carmen memories have been when my girlfriends came to visit and I got to show off all the [...]

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Coworking Playa del Carmen Guide

Selina Coworking Playa del Carmen

With its close proximity to the United States, beautiful beaches, and low cost of living, Playa del Carmen has become a popular destination for digital nomads in recent years. While living in Playa del Carmen and working remotely, I visited and worked at most of the coworking spaces in town. Here’s my Coworking [...]

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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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The Best Beaches in Playa del Carmen

Best Beaches in Playa del Carmen

While living in Playa del Carmen, I made it my mission to scope out all the best beaches in Playa and the nearby Riviera Maya. If you’re planning a trip to Playa del Carmen and are looking for the most beautiful beaches to visit, I’ve done the all the hard work for you (tough [...]

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20 Beach Photos to Inspire your Post Quarantine Trip to Playa del Carmen

Tulum Beach

In an effort to turn quarantine blues into Caribbean blues, I give you a round up of my best Playa del Carmen beach photos for your armchair viewing pleasure.   I hope it inspires an epic beach vacay when all this over!

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Playa Xpu Ha: The Perfect Beach Escape from Playa del Carmen

Playa Xpu Ha

Playa Xpu Ha is hands down my favorite beach in Playa del Carmen, and I would consider it to be one of the best beaches in Riviera Maya. What makes Xpu Ha so great? Gorgeous white sand, stunningly calm turquoise water, and just the right amount of beach clubs and amenities.

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Playa Xcacel: A Secret Beach in Riviera Maya

Playa Xcacel

Located less than an hour south of Playa del Carmen, Playa Xcacel is a stunning natural sanctuary and one of the best beaches in Riviera Maya.  Its hidden location makes it less well known and much less crowded than most other beaches near Playa del Carmen and Tulum.  With minimal amenities, Xcacel is a secret [...]

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