Playa Xpu Ha: The Perfect Beach Escape from Playa del Carmen

Playa Xpu Ha

Playa Xpu Ha is hands down my favorite beach in Playa del Carmen, and I would consider it to be one of the best beaches in Riviera Maya. What makes Xpu Ha so great? Gorgeous white sand, stunningly calm turquoise water, and just the right amount of beach clubs and amenities.

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Playa Xcacel: A Secret Beach in Riviera Maya

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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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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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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