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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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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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Coworking Playa del Carmen Guide

Selina Coworking Playa del Carmen

With its close proximity to the United States, beautiful beaches, and low cost of living, Playa del Carmen has become a popular destination for digital nomads in recent years. While living in Playa del Carmen and working remotely, I visited and worked at most of the coworking spaces in town. Here’s my Coworking [...]

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Playa del Carmen Shopping Guide

Shopping Playa del Carmen

A trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico can often be jam packed with beach time, tours, and adventure activities. But if you’re looking for a more leisurely activity, it’s also a great place to spend a day shopping on the vibrant 5th Avenue. Here’s my Playa del Carmen shopping guide, including everything you [...]

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The Best Bars in Playa del Carmen: A Local’s Guide

Best Bars in Playa del Carmen

As one of the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico, Playa del Carmen has a robust nightlife scene with hundreds of bars and restaurants all over town. While living in Playa del Carmen, I quickly learned to avoid the 2×1 drink specials offered at many of the bars and restaurants on the touristy Fifth [...]

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