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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Cenote Azul: A Detailed Guide

Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul is a hidden freshwater swimming hole not far from downtown Playa del Carmen. I had been to Cenote Eden and Cenote Cristalino in the same area, so I was super excited to visit this one and complete the trifecta!

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Where to Find the Best Tacos in Playa del Carmen

best tacos in playa del carmen

Pretty much every Mexican restaurant in town serves tacos but in this post I’m sharing where to find the best tacos in Playa del Carmen.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Living in Mexico

Since moving to Mexico, I’ve definitely had to adjust to the differences of living in a foreign country. In this post, I’m sharing a few interesting tidbits I’ve learned since moving here.

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Beach Bag Essentials

Beach Bag Essentials

Living in Playa del Carmen, I have my beach bag packed and ready to go at all times. In this post, I’m sharing some of my favorite beach bag essentials that you can pack for the perfect day in the sun.

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How to Explore Cenote Cristalino

Cenote Cristalino

Playa del Carmen has many incredible freshwater cenotes that worth visiting and are located just a short drive away from downtown. These hidden swimming holes are a fun excursion and great way to really explore the natural beauty of the Yucatan.  I was bored one Sunday and decided to check out Cenote Cristalino.

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The Perfect 4 Day Itinerary for a Girls Getaway to Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen Girls Getaway Itinerary

I’m so excited I finally have my first visitors coming to stay with me in Playa! I want the weekend to be a total blast for me and my besties so I’ve put together the perfect 4 day weekend itinerary for a trip to Playa del Carmen. It’s full of restaurant recommendations, day trips, [...]

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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 [...]

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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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