3 Ways to Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen

When I first visited Mexico last year, my Spanish skills were close to zero. My vocabulary was limited to the bare basics; 'Si' (yes) and 'gracias' (thank you), which I knew weren't going to get

Enjoying the off-season in Playa del Carmen

I arrived in Playa del Carmen in February, catching the tail end of Playa's busy holiday season. There was an energetic vibe in the air as tourists and visitors from all over the globe converged

Some Things Never Change in Playa del Carmen

When I returned to Playa del Carmen earlier this year, a place I fell in love with during my last visit, I noticed some things were a little different. Walking along the beachfront early one

Horse Riding on the Beach: A New Experience

Traveling is all about having new experiences, so when my sister-in-law visited us in Playa del Carmen, we had a slew of new things for her to try, such as swimming in cenotes, skydiving and

Sunday Bliss at El Taj and Indigo

We awoke to a blazing blue sky on Sunday morning at El Taj Oceanfront and immediately knew it was going to be a great day. Though every day in Playa del Carmen seems like a

Skydiving in Playa del Carmen: The Ultimate Rush

It was something I was terrified of: falling from a perfectly good airplane at 10,000 ft, and yet, something told me I had to do it. I guess that's the beauty of adventure, it's scary,

Top 10 Things To Do on the Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen is located on a pristine stretch of coastline on the eastern Yucatan peninsular, known as the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya offers world class accommodation, unique natural wonders, beautiful beaches and historic treasures

Getting Back to Nature at Xcacel Beach

The thing I love about Playa del Carmen is its magnificent location on the Caribbean sea. Playa is a lively town filled with all the modern conveniences of stores, restaurants, cinemas, and fantastic accommodation options. There are

Mexico Espectacular at Xcaret

Xcaret is an ecological theme park, located just six kilometers south of Playa del Carmen. It offers a wide range of natural and cultural activities such as swimming with dolphins, admiring unique animal life and

Mexican Breakfast in Playa del Carmen… Would You Join Me?

Audrey is my sister’s best friend. They met years ago at a summer camp in L.A. She has never been in Mexico before she arrived last week to Playa del Carmen for her vacation. She