20 Incredible Things to Do in Riviera Maya

Best Riviera Maya Excursions

One of the most amazing things about living in Playa del Carmen is that I get to be a tourist on the weekends. Playa del Carmen is located right in the middle of the Riviera Maya, making it the perfect hub to experience all the amazing tours and activities in the region. Here's [...]

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Playa del Carmen Seaweed Survival Guide

Playa del Carmen Seaweed

It’s no secret that in recent years, large amounts of seaweed have arrived on the once pristine beaches of the Riviera Maya. While living in Playa del Carmen, I witnessed firsthand some of the worst seaweed ever experienced in the region. In this post, I’m going to be as real and honest as I can [...]

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The Ultimate Playa del Carmen Street Food Guide

Playa del Carmen Street Food

Even though Playa del Carmen is primarily a tourist destination, you can still find a variety of traditional Mexican street foods, as well as regional specialities. While living in Playa del Carmen, I had so much fun trying out all the most common street foods and really getting to experience the Playa del Carmen food [...]

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The Best Places to Stay in Tulum

Located just an hour south of Playa del Carmen, Tulum is a trendy Caribbean hotspot with a beachy bohemian vibe. Its beaches are some of the most beautiful and widespread you will find on Mexico's Caribbean coast, making it the perfect place for a tropical beach getaway. While living in Playa del Carmen, [...]

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How to Visit the Tulum Ruins

Tulum Ruins

Set atop the Caribbean Sea, the Tulum Ruins were originally built as an oceanside fortress and are one of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico. Although the Tulum Ruins are not as grand as those found in Chichen Itza or Coba, I think they are definitely still worth a visit if not for the [...]

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Playa del Carmen Paddle Boarding Guide

Playa del Carmen Paddle Boarding

Have you ever done standup paddleboarding?  My first time on a paddle board was in Hawaii, but I didn't really fall in love with it until I moved to Playa del Carmen and started doing it on the regular.  It's such a fun experience and a great workout too!  Read on for my Playa del [...]

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Playa del Carmen to Holbox Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen to Holbox

Located on the northern tip of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, Holbox is a stunning tropical island and one of Mexico's most underrated beach destinations.  Isla Holbox delivers unbelievable beaches and tranquil turquoise waters for a completely carefree Caribbean escape. Visiting Holbox had been at the top of my Mexico bucket list and I finally made it [...]

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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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Swimming With Whale Sharks Playa del Carmen Guide

Whale Sharks Playa del Carmen

Not long after moving to Playa del Carmen, I got to experience the whale shark tour and it was such an amazing experience being just within reach of these giant creatures. I mean how many people can say that they have swam with sharks? Check! Read on for my swimming with whale sharks Playa [...]

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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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