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Tepoznieves: The Sweet Taste of Mexico

Just around the corner from the properties of Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen, is a little ice creamery with a lot of character. Tepoznieves is not your normal ice creamery, however. It is a very special place where you can discover the unique flavors of Mexico, and where one scoop of the delicious refreshing treat is never enough. Tepoznieves is situated on the corner of

A Day on Cozumel Island

Situated just off the coast of Playa del Carmen is Mexico's third largest Island, Cozumel. We decided to experience Island life for a day and headed over on one of the fast ferries which depart regularly from the port at the southern end of town. Tickets are around $12 per person, one way, and can be purchased at the ticket counter at the port. Ferries

Capturing the Color of Playa del Carmen

What is it about Playa del Carmen that makes it so special? Is it the turquoise Caribbean Sea? World-class restaurants? Night-life? Cosmopolitan atmosphere? I've been pondering this question lately, wondering what it is exactly that has me head-over-heels in love with this sea-side town. And I think I found the answer. It's the color! Everywhere you look in Playa del Carmen, from the sparkling blue

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

One of the biggest draw cards of the Riviera Maya is the opportunity to snorkel with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea from June to September. The waters off the coast off Cancun, less than an hour's drive from Playa del Carmen, offer one of the best sites in the world for whale shark spotting. Condo Hotels can arrange a professional tour, including all equipment,

Living the High Life at Porto Playa

I recently had the pleasure of staying in one of the two bedroom penthouses at Porto Playa condos, and experienced what living the high life was all about! My sister was visiting Playa del Carmen from the states and I wanted her to experience the best of this town I have come to love so much. Upon entering the glass doors of the apartment, we

Renting a Car in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a great city for walking, with many options for transport and sight-seeing. It is also the perfect base for a variety of day trips to cenotes, ruins and deserted beaches, so renting a car in Playa del Carmen is a great way to explore the surrounding Riviera Maya. Chichen Itza There are a multitude of car rental companies around

A Little Book With A Big Mission

We are very pleased to announce we have a published author in the Condo Hotels community! Bonnie Ballantyne, author of the illustrated book, 'Crocodile Goes Out', is a condo owner at Porto Playa, and her book is set to create positive change throughout Playa del Carmen and beyond. I first met Bonnie at a writer's circle in Playa del Carmen, and was immediately drawn to

Confessions of a Reformed Gym-a-phobe

Can I let you in on a little secret? I've never been much of a gym person. My boyfriend has tried to drag me along to various gyms over the years, and in that time I have come to the conclusion that gyms are not my favorite places to hang out. I'm more of a yoga, dance-class or swim-in-the-sea sort of person when it comes

Discovering the Yal-Ku Lagoon

Visiting Akumal has always been my favorite day-trip from Playa del Carmen. Whenever I meet a new visitor to Playa it is THE place I recommend they visit. The beach is pristine and the crystal clear water is filled with sea turtles who feed in the bay. I don't think I've met anyone who hasn't enjoyed snorkeling with those majestic creatures. Just last week I

Finding Paradise in Tulum

Playa del Carmen is located in the middle of the Riviera Maya, a stretch of pristine Caribbean coastline stretching from Cancun in the north to Tulum in the south. Most of the places I love to visit from Playa are located to the south of town, such as Akumal, Xcacel and Cenote Azul, but I recently discovered another piece of paradise in the form of