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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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Is Playa del Carmen Safe? Top Playa del Carmen Safety Tips

Playa del Carmen Safety Tips

Is Playa del Carmen safe? Probably one of the most common questions I’ve been asked about living in Mexico. As a female expat who lived solo in Playa del Carmen for almost two years, safety and security was super important for me. In this post, I’m sharing my personal safety experience living in [...]

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The Best Swimsuits for Mexico
(or any beach vacation!)

The Best Swimsuits for Mexico

Are you headed to Mexico and looking for a cute new swimsuit for your trip? While I was living in Playa del Carmen, I practically lived in a bikini. Or least had one handy at all times for an impromptu beach trip. Here’s my roundup of the best swimsuits for Mexico, including bikinis, one-piece [...]

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Where to Find the Best Pizza in Playa del Carmen

La Famiglia Playa del Carmen

I know what you're thinking. Why would I travel all the way to Mexico and eat pizza instead of tacos? Well, dare I say after living in Playa del Carmen for almost two years, I actually got a little sick of Mexican food. In all honesty I probably ate more pizza in [...]

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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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