Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

5th Avenue Playa del Carmen

Is it safe to travel to Mexico? This is typically one of the first questions I get asked once someone finds out that I live in Mexico. As [...]

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El Doctorcito Playa del Carmen

Ever since moving to Playa del Carmen, I’ve had so much fun exploring the local food scene and neighborhood hotspots. Believe it or not, Playa actually has an amazing [...]


One of the things I love about Playa del Carmen is that there are so many fun options for day trips. Located just 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen [...]

Parque Fundadores

Traveling to Playa del Carmen doesn’t have to be an expensive vacation. Below are what I consider to be the top 7 free things to do in Playa del [...]

Kaan Luum Lagoon

Laguna Kaan Luum (Kaan Luum Lagoon) is a secret swimming hole that can be found just south of Tulum. Meaning “Yellow Earth” in the Mayan language, Laguna Kaan Luum [...]

Fusion Beach Bar

Playa del Carmen definitely has its fair share of beachfront bars and restaurants. But finding one that’s not located at an exclusive resort or packed with tourists can be [...]

Getting Around Playa del Carmen

Living in Mexico without a car has been relatively easy thanks to the public transportation in Playa del Carmen. In this post, I’m sharing a complete guide to getting [...]