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Day Trips in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Xcaret

You can’t visit Mexico’s Riviera Maya without hearing about Xcaret is, frankly, enormous. There’s a huge variety of things to do and see, so it’s best to plan your route through the park so you’ll have time to see everything. Maps are available at the entrance, so start by picking the things you don’t want …

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Playa del Carmen Cooking Class – CO.COs

CoCos Playa del Carmen Cooking Class turned out to be one of the best things to do in Playa del Carmen, particularly for foodies traveling to Mexico’s Riviera Maya! 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 …

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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. After getting the best recommendation ever from someone standing behind us in line at an …

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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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Playa Del Carmen Side Trips – Yes You Should!

When we arrived in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, we found plenty of things that we expected, and even more that we didn’t — in the best possible way. What we expected:  White sandy beach, check. Warm blue water, it’s here. Also, cheap tacos, lots of people watching, and a huge array of shops and restaurants …

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