They say that every day in Playa del Carmen is like Sunday.

The rhythm is slow, the beaches are enchanting, the beer is cold. What a change from the craziness and rush of my hometown of New York City.

By now Playa is my second home, as I come here all the time for work (I know, I know, I am lucky), but today is Sunday and we will spend it the way real playenses (the locals, as they are called) do – a walk on the 5th Avenue, delicious breakfast and a full day at a Beach Club… all done in a relaxed and cool way.

It’s morning, so we head to my favorite best-kept breakfast secret, hidden in a lovely jungle garden. La Cueva del Chango is located on 38th street off 5th Avenue, and it serves natural and traditional Mexican food. We start with fresh juices, and a good morning deserves real Mexican huevos motuleños, served on tostadas with black beans.

La Cueva also attracts many locals for breakfast because it’s located away from the main traffic of 5th Avenue and serves fresh Mexican food all day long – so be sure to stop by during your next stay at our Playa del Carmen condos.

Mmmmm, and now it’s time for the beach! We head to Indigo Beach Club at El Taj Oceanfront hotel, which never fails to stun me with its amazing Balinese architecture and beachfront duel-level pool.

I lie down on my comfortable Bali beach bed and order a cold michelada beer, served in a glass with ice, salt and spices.

The DJ is spinning cool lounge music, the rhythm waves of the turquoise Caribbean Sea is in front of me, and a few little boats in the distance are going up and down on the water. Such a pleasant day. With these thoughts I become completely relaxed, and doze off in a sleep…

Not sure how much time goes by, but a pleasant sound of live music wakes me up. The tables on the beach are full of people – some well dressed, some still in their beach clothes. I notice glasses of champagne, cold white wine and full plates of food.

Ah, the Sunday night party has started!

Every Sunday, Indigo has a live band and serves a delicious buffet of food created by Paolo, our authentic Italian chef.

The sun starts going down, and the sky paints itself in dramatic purple colors. The sea is calm, and the breeze is pleasant.

The live music at Indigo is gently filling the air with soft sounds. More people start coming, and the atmosphere becomes more energetic and lively. 

After enjoying a plate full of delicious food, we are ready to head home to sleep, completely relaxed and happy. What a beautiful Playa Sunday it was.

By Raminta