Welcome to the most lively season in Playa del Carmen, where the streets and beaches are alive with festivals, music, art and culture. Visitors from all over the globe, particularly those fleeing the biting-cold winters of the Northern hemisphere, converge on Playa's shores to soak up the Caribbean lifestyle and unique cultural offerings. There is so much to discover and experience this time of year
The Gym in Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to begin the new year with health and happiness. Whether you are looking to get fit, tone up or simply learn something new, there is truly something for everyone in our excellent range of classes and activities. Whatever your resolution for 2014, you can make it come true at The Gym. The Gym has become
If you are joining us at one of our five Condo Hotel properties this new year's eve, rest assured that we are bringing the party of the year to you! Every year, Indigo Beach Club hosts a fabulous event, and this year's party shaping up to be their best yet. What better way to say "adios" to 2013 and "hola" to 2014 than a fiesta on
The countdown to Christmas is on and Playa del Carmen has recently come alive in a show of light, color and Christmas cheer. A huge tree has been erected in front of the Sanborns department store in the center of town, decorated beautifully in red and gold. It seems the residents of Playa del Carmen take Christmas cheer very seriously - hotels, stores and local homes
Since 2004, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival has become somewhat of an institution for jazz and live music lovers. Set on the shores of Playa del Carmen at Mamitas Beach, this festival provides a unique evening of world-class international musical acts under the stars. Now in it's ninth year, the festival attracted a stellar line up this year, and took place over three days. Some
You guys, we have some international superstars in our midst! These Playa del Carmen locals are more famous than One Direction, more photographed than Miley Cyrus, and have less personal privacy than all the Kardashian sisters combined. They are - drumroll please - the world-renowned frogs of Señor Frogs! These guys might look innocuous enough, but they are fast becoming the most famous residents of Playa
Every year in Playa del Carmen, the parque fundadores at the southern end of Fifth Avenue becomes a stage for showcasing fine international cuisine at the Taste of Playa food festival. Crowds of locals, expatriates and visitors converge in the square next to the iconic white church and striking 'Portal Maya' sculpture to sample local and international flavors from all across the globe for just
The new Sanborns department store has recently opened in Playa del Carmen, and we are very excited to introduce this Mexican retail icon to our Condo Hotels guests. The newly built store on Fifth Avenue, just around the corner from Porto Playa, Villas Sacbe, El Taj and Maya Villa, is open for business and ready to welcome shoppers and browsers through it's shiny new doors.
Isla Mujeres, meaning 'Island of Women,' is the site of an ancient Mayan temple dedicated to Ixchel, the Goddess of fertility, medicine, and the moon. It was given its current name by the Spanish, who found many female shaped idols of the Goddess when they colonized the island, so it seemed fitting that my first visit to Isla Mujeres would be on a girls' trip.
The Day of the Dead is a fascinating cultural celebration dating back to ancient times. It is a time of honoring and remembering those who have passed, through color, food, drink and music. On November 2, families all across Mexico gather in local cemeteries, singing, laughing, eating and drinking, believing that the spirits of their departed loved ones return to visit them that day. During