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 [...]

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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 a female expat living on my own, safety and security is especially important to me and I wanted to address these concerns based on my [...]

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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 Spend a Day in Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel

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 by ferry, Cozumel is a small island known for its beautiful beaches and incredible reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving. I had been [...]

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The Top 7 Free Things to Do in 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 Carmen, Mexico. From sun-tanning to salsa dancing, there’s so many fun options for free and affordable entertainment.

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How to Visit Kaan Luum Lagoon

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

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The Best Beachfront Bar in Playa del Carmen

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 a little more challenging. Enter Fusion Beach Bar Cuisine.

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Getting Around Playa del Carmen

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 around Playa del Carmen including the most common Playa del Carmen transportation options.

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Eden Cenote

Eden Cenote

It had been two months since moving to Mexico and I was finally ready to ditch the flashy beach scene for a different kind of adventure. Exploring a cenote (pronounced SAY-KNOW-TAY) was at the top of my must-do list and I was so intrigued by discovering one of these hidden swimming holes, which were [...]

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What It’s Like to Swim With Whale Sharks

Whale Shark

After cruising through the most stunning turquoise water, we had finally arrived to the danger zone. Everywhere you looked you could see dorsal fins protruding out of the water. I’m talking 60-70 whale sharks in sight and that just in the area where our boat had stopped. On top of that, the tour [...]

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