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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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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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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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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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How to Visit 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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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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Cenote Azul Playa del Carmen: 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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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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