Living in Playa del Carmen

Mexico’s Independence Day, food, vendors and a little history

Mexico independence celebrations

If you’re here during mid-September it is hard to miss seeing the changeover of public city decorations and cart vendors. City workers begin preparing city hall or Palacio Municipal...

Playa del Carmen’s Battle with the Lionfish

Playa del Carmen’s Battle with the Lionfish

One of the most beautiful aspects of Playa del Carmen is the Caribbean Sea. Full of marine life and an extensive reef system, the warm sea waters have attracted...

Mexican Amber, World Renowned for Color and Durability

Mexican amber

In walking the streets of Playa del Carmen you’re bound to run into a jewelry store that sells amber. Mexican amber is some of the most sought after in...

Alebrijes, Mexican fantastical folk art

Alebrijes, Mexican fantastical folk art

You’ve likely seen them around Playa del Carmen when shopping. Brightly colored papier-mâché creatures on shelves and in store windows. These odd-looking fantastical creatures are an embedded part of...

Scarlet Macaw Slowly Making a Comeback to Mexico’s Wild

Scarlet Macaw Slowly Making a Comeback to Mexico's Wild

Along with beautiful beaches and crystal clear water are numerous other natural resources of the region. Local flora, fauna and animals add an extraordinary element to the Riviera Maya...

Rally Maya Classic Car Participants Finish in Playa del Carmen

classic car maya race 2016

After several days on the road and 1,200 kilometers added to the odometer, the 108 participants in this year’s Rally Maya landed in Playa del Carmen over the weekend....