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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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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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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Apartment Renting in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen Rooftop Pool

Not long after landing in Playa del Carmen, I started the hunt for a long-term apartment. Lucky for me, I was able to stay with my friend while I searched for a place of my own. I knew I wanted to find an apartment downtown (Centro) that would be close enough to 5th [...]

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Where in the World is Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen

For those of you that might be unfamiliar with Playa del Carmen, here’s a quick orientation to where it’s located, as well as a map of the Riviera Maya region. With so many towns making up this part of the Caribbean coastline, it’s taken me many trips to Playa to finally get all of [...]

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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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