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Day Trips in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Xcaret

You can’t visit Mexico’s Riviera Maya without hearing about Xcaret. You’ll see the eco-archaeological park advertised in flyers, on billboards, and particularly, on the whimsical and colorful park transport buses. Advertisements told tales of underground rivers, a Vegas-style cultural show, relaxing beaches, water sports and animal exhibits – all in one huge tropical jungle environment. […]
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Don Chendo Playa del Carmen

Best Pizza in Playa del Carmen – Don Chendo

When planning a trip to the beach community of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, finding the best pizza probably isn’t on the top of your priority list. But maybe it should be. There are plenty of places to find great tacos, seafood, and margaritas (I’ve included a few of my favorites at the end of the post). […]
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on December 11, 2016
Co.Co's Culinary School Playa

Playa Del Carmen Cooking School

We love to take cooking classes whenever we travel to a new place. It’s a great way to get to know a destination as food, history and culture are all tightly bound together. Plus, cooking the food after the class brings back wonderful memories of the places that we’ve been. So when we decided to Playa del Carmen, […]
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on November 18, 2016
Puerto Morales

Authentic Riviera Maya – Part III – The Underground River

There are many experiences on the Mexican Mayan Riviera that you can miss while sitting in the all-inclusive resort and not taking the opportunity to really explore the area. Our private tour exposed us to many experiences that showed us more of the culture and left us with a deep respect for the place. After seeing the […]
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Trici Taxi

Authentic Riviera Maya – Part II – Pueblo and Orphanage Visit

After spending the morning exploring the Jungle Camp in Part I of our tour, we set off to visit a small Mexican town (Pueblo). Our guide became knowledgeable about the area by logging a lot of time in the village and getting to know the people who live there. This allowed us to experience the day to day lives of […]
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cazuela de camerones

Playa Del Carmen Seafood – La Bamba Jarocha

We walked by La Bamba Jarocha several times. It’s that restaurant in Playa Del Carmen, always packed, with the 70’s bamboo curtains surrounding the exterior. It’s one of those places that we promised ourselves that we’d try at some point. But after getting the best recommendation ever (from someone standing behind us in line at […]
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Volker's Mexico Lindo Tour

Authentic Riviera Maya – Part I – Jungle Camp

The Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is best known for its beach resorts. Most notably Cancun. But there is so much more to this area than just the white sandy beaches, numerous bars, and crystal blue waters. Enough to bring us back over and over again. But leave the tourist road and you will […]
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El Fagon Al Pastor Taco

The Best Al Pastor Tacos in Playa Del Carmen – El Fogón

El Fogón is one of those restaurants that looks pretty unassuming. It has simple tables, an open grill area and it advertises itself as a taqueria (taco shop). And to add to the things that could keep you from steering in – this open grill restaurant is located in hot sunny Playa Del Carmen Mexico. […]
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quiet morning street in Playa

A Different View of Playa’s Fifth Ave

Anyone who’s familiar with Playa Del Carmen, Mexico knows about Fifth Ave (or Avenida Quinta). A couple of blocks off the beach, the long pedestrian street is crammed with restaurants, bars, shops selling cheap tourist trinkets, and tour operators trying to get the attention of the throngs of tipsy and sunburned out-of-towners. It’s a fun, […]
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Amate Mexican Folk Art

Mexican Amate Bark Paper Art – A Debate

Amate Bark Paper Art is an ancient form of folk art in Mexico with a rich past and an unclear future. We discovered these fascinating pieces when wandering down 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen. As with so many shops along this touristic street the owner enthusiastically asked us to come on in and take a […]
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