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Mexico Living & Lifestyle News | Topic | activities | Page 4

17 November, 2018

Best Things to Do on a Honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Spanning more than 80 miles south of Cancun along the Mexican Caribbean Coast, the Riviera Maya is a top tourist destination and one of the most romantic places in the world! In fact, this part of Mexico seems like it was specially made just for newlyweds looking for somewhere beautiful, safe, exotic and exciting to enjoy their first days as a married couple, and Vacation.com recently named the Riviera Maya one of the world’s top six honeymoon destinations! 

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13 November, 2018

4 of the Best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

There is no doubt that downtown Playa del Carmen is a foodie’s delight. Many locals even joke that there are so many restaurants, you could dine at a different one twice a day for 18 months and never eat in the same place twice! Playa (as we locals call it) is home to restaurants of all tastes and influences. Along our world-famous Fifth Avenue, there are many great places to eat, but real gems that offer some unique dining choices are a bit removed from the main tourism zone.

Here are four of my favorite places to eat in Playa del Carmen – if you happen to visit any of these fabulous Riviera Maya restaurants, I hope you enjoy, or as we say here, Buen provecho! 

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10 November, 2018

5 Reasons to Host a Bachelorette Party in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

If you or someone you know is getting married, don’t let the conversation about where to hold the bachelorette party (and bachelor party, for that matter!) pass by without taking a serious look at Mexico’s Riviera Maya. In Playa del Carmen everyone can enjoy a perfect trip with friends, eating fabulous food, partying until the sun comes up and exploring some of the world’s most incredible wonders – all in the span of just a few days!

Read on to see five reasons downtown Playa del Carmen is one of the world’s best places to host a bachelorette party and forget about the usual suspects of Miami and Las Vegas! 

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23 October, 2018

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival in Playa del Carmen Nov. 30-Dec 2

Downtown Playa del Carmen will host the 2018 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival from Friday, November 30th thru Sunday, December 2nd at Mamitas Beach Club. Now entering its 16th year, the annual festival brings some of today’s most important groups and soloists in jazz music worldwide to the heart of the Mexican Caribbean for three days of amazing tunes in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. This year, the event will feature five solo singers and five musical groups, including some of the jazz genre’s most important artists.

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20 October, 2018

2018 has brought more visitors than ever to Mexico’s Riviera Maya in a quest to experience the Caribbean dream, Tulum style. Home to the best beaches in the world (I mean, the Corona commercials are filmed here!!!), stunning ancient Mayan ruins and a world-class culinary scene, there’s nothing anywhere else in the world that even comes close to the now-legendary Tulum lifestyle!

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16 June, 2018

New Farm-To-Table Dining Experience in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Farmers in Mexico’s Riviera Maya are often quick to discuss their challenges with the soil, which is not as rich in nutrients as other areas… A situation that’s in large part due to the Yucatan Peninsula’s limestone bedrock. As tourism in the Riviera Maya region continues to grow, the lack of nutrients in the soil contributes to a growing food-supply challenge for the area’s many hotels, resorts and restaurants.

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12 June, 2018

Inflatable Water Parks Coming to Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico

Local government officials announced recently that new inflatable Wibit water parks have been approved to open in Cancun and several other locations in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. According to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the project will be operated by Float Fun Entertainment and the Wibit water parks will encompass approximately 3,000 square meters of ocean in select locations in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. 

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24 April, 2018

4 Best Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

Situated on the pristine white-sand shores of the Mexican Caribbean Sea, downtown Playa del Carmen offers an impressive array of exciting activities and luxury amenities that are sure to please even the most seasoned travelers. So, the next time you visit this part of Mexico, make sure you don’t miss any of the items on this list of our top four things to do in Playa del Carmen!

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27 March, 2018

Why People Fall in Love with Purobeach in Downtown Playa del Carmen

A different kind of place…

Among the small and colorful facades, palm trees and little shops of a typical "small beach town," The Fives Downtown Hotel and Residences rises as a “watchtower” dominating the streets of downtown Playa del Carmen. It’s the only hotel managed by the Curio Collection, by Hilton to be found anywhere in Cancun and the Riviera Maya region, and The Fives Downtown complements and blends perfectly with the tropical-city environment of the area in its elegant Contemporary Mexican Architecture style.

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30 January, 2018

8 Best Live Music Venues in Downtown Playa del Carmen

Downtown Playa del Carmen has always been renowned for its fun and varied nightlife. For those of you who love live concerts and performances, you are spoilt for choice with some great live music venues in Playa, with very talented local musicians and a fun party atmosphere. Here are just a few places you should definitely check out! Swing by and ask them for their weekly lineup, as this can vary from rock, to salsa, to reggae or laid-back acoustic sets, so you can work out which one you would like best. 

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14 December, 2017

Top 4 Sports Bars in Downtown Playa del Carmen

If you’re a sports junkie like me, even a trip to paradise can bring a bit of fear and trepidation about keeping track of your favourite NFL, NBA, NHL or Major league baseball team while you are away. Mexican TV shows a lot of soccer and some NFL games, but if you want to sit down and watch your favourite team play, you need to look for the best sports bars in downtown Playa del Carmen. Here’s our list of the top four: 

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