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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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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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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

Mexico Backpacks

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 Bars in Playa del Carmen: A Local’s Guide

Best Bars in Playa del Carmen

As one of the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico, Playa del Carmen has a robust nightlife scene with hundreds of bars and restaurants all over town. While living in Playa del Carmen, I quickly learned to avoid the 2×1 drink specials offered at many of the bars and restaurants on the touristy Fifth [...]

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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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The Best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

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 mix of both Mexican and international cuisine.

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How to Find a Playa del Carmen Long Term Rental

Playa del Carmen Long Term Rental

Are you moving to Playa del Carmen and looking for a long term apartment rental? Whether you’re a digital nomad looking for an apartment for a few months or an expat looking for a longer term rental, I’ve detailed everything you need to know about the Playa del Carmen apartment rental process.

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How to Visit Kaan Luum Lagoon

Laguna Kaan Luum

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 is a less well known attraction and definitely a hidden gem in the Riviera Maya.

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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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