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Chichen Itza Tour from Playa del Carmen

Chichen Itza Pyramid

Visiting Chichen Itza had been at the top of my Mexico must-do list and I finally got to experience the Chichen Itza tour from Playa del Carmen. Chichen Itza is one of the largest Mayan ruins and considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World. On the Chichen Itza tour, you’ll get to [...]

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25 Gift Ideas for the Girl on the Go

Sian Ka'an beach

Although it doesn’t feel like it in Mexico, the holidays are just around the corner! In preparation, I’ve put together a detailed list of 25 gift ideas for “the girl on the go”. These are great gift ideas for the frequent traveler in your life or to add to your own holiday wish [...]

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Laguna Bacalar 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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Moving to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen Beach

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

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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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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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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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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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