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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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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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The Best Coffee Shops in Playa del Carmen for Digital Nomads

The Best Coffee in Playa del Carmen

I’ve tried quite a few cafes in Playa del Carmen and these coffee shops are the best I’ve found and all of them are digital nomad approved with reliable wifi, available electrical outlets, and a tasty menu. In this post, I’m detailing all the best coffee shops in Playa del Carmen that are perfect [...]

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20 Beach Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip to Playa del Carmen

Tulum Beach

In an effort to turn quarantine blues into Caribbean blues, I give you a round up of my best Playa del Carmen beach photos for your armchair viewing pleasure.   I hope it inspires an epic beach vacay when all this over!

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How to Visit Playa Xcacel

Playa Xcacel

Located less than an hour south of Playa del Carmen, Playa Xcacel is a stunning natural sanctuary and one of the best beaches in Riviera Maya.  Its hidden location makes it less well known and much less crowded than most other beaches near Playa del Carmen and Tulum.  With minimal amenities, Xcacel is a secret [...]

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Sian Ka’an Tour from Playa del Carmen

Sian Ka'an Tour from Playa del Carmen

I recently got to experience the Sian Ka’an tour from Playa del Carmen with Kay Tours Mexico. Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a place I had seen on the map many times but one that I knew very little about. The Sian Kaan tour is a full day wildlife expedition and I had so much [...]

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How to Be Healthy in Playa del Carmen

Healthy Playa del Carmen

Staying healthy in a vacation destination like Playa del Carmen can definitely have its challenges. Let’s face it, the taco joints and 2x1 drinks specials on every corner can make it pretty hard to stay in shape. In this post, I’m detailing all my favorite healthy restaurants, gyms, and health food stores in Playa [...]

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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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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Living in Playa del Carmen

Living in Playa del Carmen

Since moving to Playa del Carmen as an American expat, I’ve definitely had to adjust to the differences of life in a foreign country. With its picturesque beaches, Playa del Carmen may seem like paradise to most but I can assure you it still has its fair share of challenges. In this post [...]

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The Top 7 Free Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

Parque Fundadores

Traveling to Playa del Carmen doesn’t have to be an expensive vacation. Below are what I consider to be the top 7 free things to do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. From sun-tanning to salsa dancing, there’s so many fun options for free and affordable entertainment.

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